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Challice L. Bonifant, MD, PhD

Dr. Bonifant is studying how best to direct the immune system to combat acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a blood cancer of both children and adults. By specifically directing T immune cells to AML, she hopes to make therapy stronger and more effective, while also reducing toxicity. She is exploring the activity of T cells targeting multiple AML-specific antigens that do not affect normal cells. The ultimate goal of the work is to develop new strategies to treat AML.

Project title: "Dual-antigen targeting by ENG-T cells as improved anti-AML therapy"
Institution: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Award Program: Sohn Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Pavan Reddy, MD
Cancer Type: Blood, Pediatric, All Cancers
Research Area: Immunotherapy