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May 7, 2022- Our review article is published on Cells, reporting the engineering of iPSCs for cancer immunotherapy. Congratulations to all the authors, in particular to the co-first authors Yang (Alice) Zhou, Miao (Eric) Li, and Kuangyi (Coin) Zhou! [Cancers  PDF]

March 21, 2022- Our research article is published on Stem Cell Research & Therapy, reporting the development of off-the-shelf hematopoietic stem cell-engineered invariant natural killer T cells for COVID-19 therapeutic intervention. Congratulations to all the authors, in particular to the first-author Yan-Ruide (Charlie) Li! [Stem Cell Research & Therapy  PDF] [UCLA Blog  PDF]

November 16, 2021- Our research article is published on Cell Reports Medicine, reporting a step closer to making “off-the-shelf” immune cell therapy for cancer. Congratulations to all the authors, in particular to the co-first authors Yanruide (Charlie) Li & Zhou (Alice) Yang! [Cell Reports Medicine  PDF][UCLA News  PDF][BSCRC News  PDF][JCCC News  PDF][CIRM Blog  PDF]

June 10, 2021- Our two research articles are published on Science Immunology and Nature Communications, reporting the identification of monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) as an immune checkpoint restraining T cell antitumor immunity and modulating tumor-associated macrophage polarization, as well as the potential of repurposing MAO inhibitor (MAOI) antidepressants for cancer immunotherapy.  Congratulations to all the authors, in particular to the first-authors Shirley Xi Wang and Ryan Yu-Chen Wang! [Science Immunology  PDF][Nature Communications  PDF][Science Magazine News  PDF][UCLA News  PDF][CBS News  PDF][NBC News  PDF][Fierce Biotech News  PDF][Drug Target Review News  PDF]

October 18, 2019- Our research article is published on the Journal of Experimental Medicine, reporting creatine uptake regulation of CD8 T cell immunity. Congratulations to all the authors, in particular to the first-author Stefano Di Biase! [JEM PDF][UCLA News][UC News][MedicalXpress][ScienceDaily][The Medical News][Technology Networks]

September 5, 2019- Our research article is published on Cell Stem Cell, reporting the development of an HSC-engineered iNKT cell therapy for cancer. Congratulations to all the authors, in particular to the co-first authors Yanni Zhu and Drake Smith! [Cell Stem Cell PDF][CSC Highlight][UCLA News][Medical News Today][The Stem Cell Podcast]