Upcoming Seminar: Dr. Jessica Stark
Jessica Stark, PhD
American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow
Stanford University and Sarafan ChEM-H
Jessica received her Ph.D. in Chemical & Biological Engineering from Northwestern University, and she is currently an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Carolyn Bertozzi at Stanford University. Jessica’s postdoctoral work has been focused on understanding and engineering glycoimmunology–the roles of sugars, or glycans, in the immune system. Her research has focused on identifying and targeting glycans that act as immune checkpoints for next-generation cancer immunotherapy. She has designed antibody-lectin (AbLec)chimeras to target glycans that act as immune checkpoints in cancer. AbLecs represent a new modality of cancer immunotherapy with the potential to increase the fraction of patients who benefit from treatment. In her independent laboratory, Jessica will create biological technologies to realize the full potential of glycoimmunology for fundamental discovery and clinical translation. With an initial focus on cancer, her laboratory will develop sequencing-based platforms for systems-level studies of glycoimmunology to inform design of new bispecific and chimeric antibody immunotherapies.
Tuesday January 17, 2022
11:00am – 12:00pm
"Targeting sugars for immunotherapy in cancer and beyond"