How do cancer cells escape our immune defense and survive? How can we stimulate the inherent ability of our immune cells to attack cancer cells? This talk will explore the contribution of cancer immunotherapy towards developing new cancer therapies and the science behind the Nobel Prize in Medicine, 2018.
Science Saturdays is a series of lectures and demonstrations that are held on the first Saturday of each month in the SECU Daily Planet Theater at 2:30pm. The presentations are meant to demonstrate the vast variety of careers in scientific fields from astronomy to zoology and are most appropriate for ages 8 and older. Meet a scientist, learn about current research and ask your questions!
Manisit Das is a Graduate Research Assistant in the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. His research involves developing gene therapies against cancers of the pancreas. He is the co-founder of OncoBites, a science communication blog aimed at communicating the latest in cancer research to a broad audience.
Science Saturdays are held in partnership with the NC State Biomedical Engineering Department and are funded through NC Space Grant.