The A. James Clark School of Engineering
Jewell Research Lab Support

The goal of the Jewell lab is to combine bioengineering, nanotechnology, and immunology to develop more effective and less toxic therapies for cancer and autoimmunity. Some of the diseases we are focused on include multiple sclerosis, skin cancer, and neuroblastoma – a devastating pediatric cancer. To support these goals, our research is carried out in three areas: 1) understanding the interactions between synthetic materials and immune tissues, 2) designing new materials that help generate immune responses with specific characteristics, and 3) translating our advances to therapeutic vaccines for cancer and autoimmune diseases. We have a motivated and talented team of postdoctoral scientists, graduate students, and undergraduate researchers with backgrounds in bioengineering, immunology, chemical engineering, and molecular biology. Along with our research efforts, we are committed to research education, science awareness, and mentoring. The inter-disciplinary nature of the biomaterials and immune research we conduct creates opportunities to engage students and community members. Building on this idea, our lab leads a variety of outreach activities and partnerships. We have worked with more than 350 high school students, held service events in the community to support and build awareness for pediatric cancer research, and provided training  in scientific leadership and mentoring to more than 70 undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral scientists. We're lucky to be in a fantastic and supportive setting and look forward to continuing our work. If you’d like to support us please considering donating, or contact us with questions or to visit the lab and learn about our efforts first hand

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