Date Completed: 2/6/08
Faculty Name: Lawrence Lamb, Jr., Ph.D.
UAB Department: Medicine
UAB School: Medicine
Campus Address: THT 541
Campus Zip: 0006
Email Address: email@example.com
Research Program Area: Neuro-Oncology
Other faculty, staff, or graduate students who may help supervise intern: G. Yancey Gillespie, Ph.D.; James M Markert, M.D.
Project Title: Innate Cellular Immunotherapy for Glioblastoma Multiforme
Project Status: Already up-and-running
Proposed Start Date: April 14
Proposed End Date: August 29
Number of Weeks of Internship: 16
Number of Interns: 1
Expected Number of Work Hours Per Week: Negotiable
Expected Work Schedule for Intern: NOT very flexible, intern MUST be at work on certain days and times Category of Research: Preclinical Laboratory Research with Patient Contact
Cancer Research: Brain
Project Description: The goal of this project is the development of effective strategies for immunotherapy of brain tumors using selected components of the patients' own immune cells or immune cells obtained from a close relative.
Intern's Anticipated Duties:
Duty 1: Separation and culture of donor-derived innate lymphocytes and evaluation of their anti-tumor effectiveness in patient-derived glioblastoma both in culture and in animals
Duty 2: Continuous evaluation of the patients' immune function during therapy for their brain tumor
Duty 3: Data analysis using standard statistical programs
Preceptor will provide intern with access to the following: office or desk space; computer and printer; laboratory work bench space; equipment needed to complete project; supplies needed to complete project
Likelihood of authoring publications: Very Likely
Background, education, experience, or expertise preferred: Cell Biology; Basic Knowledge of Lab Skills; Immunology; Basic Knowledge of Statistics and Data Management
This faculty member will be a CaRES Preceptor for the first time.
Intern 1: Ian Backstrom