Dr. Christine Brown is a faculty member in the Departments of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation and Immuno-Oncology.
As Associate Director of the T Cell Therapeutics Research Laboratory (TCTRL), Dr. Brown provides scientific oversight for the pre-clinical research program, as well as the ongoing clinical trial program focused on the development of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-engineered T cells for the treatment of hematological malignancies and solid tumors. Dr. Brown’s personal research efforts are focused on developing and refining re-directed CAR T cells for the treatment of malignant brain tumors.
Dr. Brown received her doctoral degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and was a Leukemia & Lymphoma Scholar during her post-doctoral fellowship at Pennsylvania State University. Her scientific contributions to the development and optimization of tumor-specific CAR T cells for the treatment of glioblastoma are supported by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and are the basis of an on-going phase I clinical trial which is supported by Gateway for Cancer Research and R01 FD005129.
My research is focused on the development of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy for the treatment of cancer. I conceptualize, perform and oversee studies to evaluate CAR design, T cell manufacturing, cell-based immunological assays and in vivo animal models. My primary independent research efforts are focused on the development of CAR T cell therapy for the treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors.
As Associate Director of the T cell Therapeutics Research Laboratory (TCTRL), I also lead multi-functional teams to translate these therapies to the clinical, participating in all stages of the regulatory process.
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