U of T Engineering research paves way for an off-the-shelf supply of cells for immunotherapy

Shreya Shukla (third from right) meets stem cell pioneer James Till (second from right), as he tours the laboratory of Peter Zandstra (right) in July 2015. Also pictured are graduate students Jennifer Ma (front) and Nimalan Thavandiran (left). (Photo: James Poremba)

Nafees Rahman and Shreya Shukla‘s research in cell engineering could lead to a readily available supply of cells to boost patients’ immune systems against disease and to fight cancer.

The two PhD students, who worked in the laboratory of Medicine by Design‘s Professor Peter Zandstra, had their research detailed recently in two papers published in Nature Communications and Nature Methods

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