Lucas Ferrari de Andrade recently showed how MICA antibodies block proteolytic shedding and enable activation of NK cells through the NKG2D and CD16 receptors. This results in potent NK cell-mediated tumor immunity. Read all about it here.
Kai, along with UCSF immunoloist Lewis Lanier, recently discussed the difficulty, direction, and hope of immunotherapy on a recent episode of Science Friday. You can listen here.
Recently released by Nature, this video is a great illustration of how the immune system and cancer interact.
We had a full house as Kai presented on the "Mechanisms of resistance to cancer immunotherapy."
@ CIV Department Seminar Series
Congrats to Kai for riding 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge with Team Velominati!! Together with other PMC riders, they have raised over $40 million for Dana-Farber research.