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Inside Innovation: Alessandra Franco

Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 5:00 PM


Inside Innovation featuring Farinaz Koushanfar Roth Auditorium and Terrace, Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, Tuesdays from 5pm to 7pm. 5:00 pm - Registration
 5:15 pm - Welcome
 5:20 pm - Presentation
 5:40 pm - Q&A
 6:00 pm - Refreshments/ Networking 7:00 pm - End Dr. Alessandra Franco joined the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology at UC San Diego as an Assistant Professor on May 2005. Dr. Franco previously worked at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology and at the Scripps Research Institute. She earned her MD in 1981 from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, followed by a PhD in Immunology and specialization in Internal Medicine in 1987.  Dr. Franco was on the faculty at the University of Rome when she was invited to work in the US as a visiting scientist in 1991. Her research focus has been human T cell recognition, particularly the development of immunotherapy based on antigen-specific T cell expansion in viral diseases (major contributor of the hepatitis B vaccine), cancer (carbohydrate T cell recognition), Kawasaki disease (function of intravenous immunoglobulins), and autoimmunity. Inside Innovation is a presentation series featuring the latest innovative technologies developed by UC San Diego researchers. Get an inside look at what is happening in the labs, explore commercialization opportunities and inquire about licensing. UC San Diego Office of Innovation and Commercialization - providing campus-wide innovation and entrepreneurism support, building a dynamic entrepreneurial community and promoting a vibrant regional ecosystem. There is ample parking adjacent to the auditorium building, once you head upstairs from the parking lot, go walk past the Bella Vista Caffe to the left.Directions to the Roth Auditorium (with Google maps link): http://www.sanfordconsortium.com/directions

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