The lab was awarded a 2016 Research Fellow Award from the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Funds from this 1-year $75k grant will go towards preclinical and clinical work on systems biology in multiple myeloma immunotherapy. Thanks to MMRF for supporting our science!
Dr. Szeto had the pleasure and honor of both co-chairing the Gordon Research Seminar in Immunochemistry & Immunobiology. He also had an invited short-talk and a generous travel award to give a short talk on some of the lab’s on-going efforts in making predictive models for tumor immunotherapy during the main Gordon Research Conference (Immunity in Homeostasis, Disease and Therapy). Many thanks to the organizers and conferees for an excellent week of immunology in beautiful Italy with great colleagues and new/old friends.
Dr. Szeto’s first-authored work on engineering B cell-based vaccines was just published in Scientific Reports. Authors also included 6 Szeto-trained MIT UROPs! Read it here. Our work was also highlighted by MIT News and on MIT’s home page!!
After a long, exhaustive search, Dr. Szeto accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position at UMBC in the Dept. of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering! The lab will open doors on Jan 1, 2016; stay tuned here for more info!
Dr. Szeto will be giving even more seminars throughout the month, come say hello: Tulane University hosted jointly by the Dept of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering on Thurs Feb 5 and Dept of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology on Fri Feb 6, UMBC hosted by the Dept of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering on Mon Feb 16, and Northwestern University hosted by theDept of Biomedical Engineering on Fri Feb 27.
An image from our work has been selected as 1 of 10 winners for the 2015 Koch Institute Image Awards! The large image will hang in the Koch Institute galleries at MIT for 1 year. If you are in the Boston area, join us to see the unveiling, celebrate, and hear lightning talks about all the winners on March 10, 2015.