|Grant ID: R1120|
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
July 27, 2011
Immune therapy should be a more targeted and efficacious way of treating cancer than chemotherapy, but not all patients respond as well as doctors expect. Researchers don’t really know why immunotherapy is successful in some patients and not in others, or which other type of treatment might be better for some people.
Now a biomedical engineer at the University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering hopes to profile the human immune system, in order to find better ways of helping the immune system beat cancer. Ning (Jenny) Jiang was recruited in 2012 to the department of biomedical engineering from Stanford University with the help of a First-Time Tenure-Track Award from CPRIT.