Please join us Monday, April 3, 2017, at 7:00PM for our next Cafe Sci presentation. Dr. Cory Brooks, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, will be discussing advances in the field of antibodies as disease therapy. This was the talk Dr. Brooks intended to give in February.
At the end of the 19th century German physician Paul Ehrlich dreamed of a “magic bullet” that would specifically destroy disease without harming the body. More recently, scientists have harnessed the incredible ability of the immune system to destroy disease, using monoclonal antibodies, proteins that bind and destroy disease. In 1986, the first monoclonal antibody was approved for human treatment, making Dr. Ehrlich’s dream a reality. With over 70 billion dollars in annual sales, 62 monoclonal antibodies on the market, and many hundreds in clinical trials for the treatment of everything from arthritis to cancer, we are on the cusp of a new era of antibody-based immunotherapy. This talk will explore what basic research can tell us about the promise and flaws of antibody therapy.
Who: Dr. Cory Brooks
When: April 3, 2017 at 7:00PM
Where: Santa Fe Basque, 3110 N. Maroa Ave., Fresno, CA