Aleksandar Obradovic Wins 2023 Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology
Former CCTI undergraduate and doctoral researcher, Dr. Aleksandar Obradovic is the grand prize winner of the 2023 Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology for his work developing an individually tailored, cell-specific approach to treating cancer by combining drug treatments with immune-response therapeutics. In response the the award, Dr. Obradovic said, "This prize is a great honor and recognition of the work we have been doing in precision immunotherapy. Developing a more mechanistic approach to immunotherapy drug combinations is an exciting way forward and this award supports and encourages me that we are on the right track!"
The Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology focuses on transformative research in human immunology, with trans-disease applications to accelerate vaccine and immunotherapeutic discovery. This international prize is intended to encourage and support young investigators from a wide range of disciplines, including computer science, artificial intelligence/machine learning, protein engineering, nanotechnology, genomics, parasitology and tropical medicine, neurodegenerative diseases, and gene editing, who apply their expertise to perform research that has a lasting impact on vaccine and immunotherapy.
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