Dr. Yuzhang Li joins CBE

We are excited to announce the recruitment of Dr. Yuzhang Li to UCLA! Dr. Li joined our Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering on July 1st, 2020. Dr. Li brings to our department his...
Dr.  Irene A. Chen joins CBE

Dr. Irene A. Chen joins CBE

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Irene A. Chen has joined the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UCLA! Irene Chen’s laboratory researches biomolecular design and evolution in nanoscale systems. Her group studies life-like biochemical systems...

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Carissa Eisler joins UCLA CBE

Carissa Eisler joins UCLA CBE

We are excited to announce the recruitment of Dr. Carissa Eisler to UCLA! Dr. Eisler joined our Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering on July 1st, 2019. Dr. Eisler brings to our department her unique expertise in photonic design and semiconductor...

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UCLA researchers show a cancer defense mechanism could be turned back to attack tumors

UCLA researchers show a cancer defense mechanism could be turned back to attack tumors

UCLA engineers and scientists have engineered a type of synthetic protein — a chimeric antigen receptor, or CAR, that responds to soluble protein targets. The advance shows great promise for helping the body’s immune system seek out and destroy cancer because it could boost the effectiveness of immunotherapies against solid tumors that are otherwise highly resistant to the body’s immune response.

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