Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies investigators David Rawlings, MD, and Andrew Scharenberg, MD, are spearheading innovative new gene and cell therapies.
Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies investigators work on research programs supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) designed to develop clinical gene therapy protocols for
We launched the
Program in Gene and Cell Therapy
in 2014 as the first step in bringing molecular therapies to patients. This builds on our experience as the coordinating center for the
Northwest Genome Engineering Consortium (NGEC), which brings together researchers at Seattle Children's Research Institute, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington to develop new methods for gene repair.
Led by Drs. Andy Scharenberg and
David Rawlings, the NGEC was initiated by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Roadmap for Medical Research, a new type of NIH grant program designed to address especially complex problems in research that require expertise across multiple scientific disciplines.
Read about the other innovative programs our center provides, including cellular therapeutics and
The research of
Carol Miao, PhD, is focused on developing gene therapy strategies to treat genetic diseases and immunomodulation protocols to overcome immune responses following gene or protein replacement therapy.