Phone: 1-800-226-2379

Our Researchers

Interim Director

Dr. Helen Heslop is a physician-scientist engaged in translational research focusing on adoptive immunotherapy with gene-modified effector cells, to improve hemopoietic stem cell transplantation and cancer therapy. A key step in this strategy has been the translation of laboratory findings to... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1640.06 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-4662

Researchers

Dr. Nabil Ahmed is a physician scientist engaged in translational research focusing on adoptive immunotherapy with gene-modified effector cells, to improve therapy for brain tumors. Dr Ahmed's initial studies demonstrated that antigen-specific cytotoxic T cells could eradicate established brain... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave. Suite 1770 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-4611

Dr. Malcolm Brenner's primary research interest is the use of gene transfer to augment the immune response to human tumors, using vaccines and adoptive transfer of genetically modified T cells. In neuroblastoma, Dr. Brenner and co-investigators have shown that T cells expressing a chimeric antigen... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave. Suite 1640.02 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: (832) 824-4671

Dr. Alan Davis’ research interest is in identifying signals that govern recruitment and engraftment of stem cells into bone. Dr. Davis recently demonstrated that an early adult stem cell for the hematopoietic system also efficiently replenishes osteoblast pools in bone. The lab has also developed... Read more

Dr. Adrian Gee is director of the Clinical Applications Laboratory and the Cell Processing and Vector Production Core Laboratory at the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine. His research interests include cellular therapy, stem cell transplantation, and regulatory issues... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Street, Suite 1630.08 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-4214

Murine and human hematopoietic stem cells; genetic and epigenetic regulation and development. We are interested in the basic biology of hematopoietic stem cells. It has been known for decades that hematopoietic stem cells reside in the bone marrow in a quiescent state and replenish the supply of... Read more

Phone: 713-798-1265

Mrs. Bambi Grilley has worked in the area of Clinical Research for over 25 years. She has experience as an Investigational Drug Pharmacist, IRB administrator, IRB member, Regulatory Affairs professional, and in the conduct of clinical trials. She has always worked in the area of oncology and, in... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1540.14 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-3893

Solid tumors enable immune evasion by expressing high-levels of immune-inhibitory ligands that attenuate anti-tumor responses by inducing functional exhaustion and apoptotic death of the activated tumor-antigen specific T cells. Programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1; B7-H1)/ programmed death protein-1... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Street Suite 1570 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-822-4840

Dr. Ann Leen’s research interests involve using cytotoxic T cells (CTL) for the prophylaxis and treatment of virus-associated malignancies. She is a member of the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy (CAGT). In previous clinical trials Dr. Leen and Dr. Bollard have demonstrated that ex vivo-expanded,... Read more

Phone: 832-824-4690

Clinical Research Survival and Immunoreconstitution after Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant Her clinical research interests focus on developing strategies to improve overall survival and immunoreconstitution after an umbilical cord blood transplant in pediatric patients with malignant or non-... Read more

Address: 670 Fannin St., Ste 1400 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-4692

Dr. Leonid Metelitsa’s research focuses on understanding the role of Vα24-invariant natural killer T (NKT) cells in tumor immunity and translating this knowledge into NKT cell-based cancer immunotherapies. His group was the first to demonstrate that NKT cells localize to primary tumors in human... Read more

Dr. Olmsted-Davis’s research program encompasses the development of a safe efficacious system for the production of bone. This gene therapy system utilizes a novel adenovirus vector to induce spine fusion and repair of fractures. The second area of interest is in the identification of stem cells... Read more

Phone: 713-798-1253

Address: 1102 Bates Ave. Suite 1770.01F Houston, 77030 United States See map: Google Maps

Phone: Clinic: 832-822-4242

Dr. Cliona Rooney’s research interests are immunotherapies for virus and non-virus-associated malignancies and diseases. In protocols developed with Dr. Helen Heslop, Dr. Malcolm Brenner, Dr. Stephen Gottschalk and Dr. Catherine Bollard, about 150 patients have received EBV or antigen-specific... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Street, Suite 1570 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-4693

Our Researchers

Interim Director

Dr. Helen Heslop is a physician-scientist engaged in translational research focusing on adoptive immunotherapy with gene-modified effector cells, to improve hemopoietic stem cell transplantation and cancer therapy. A key step in this strategy has been the translation of laboratory findings to... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1640.06 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-4662

Researchers

Dr. Nabil Ahmed is a physician scientist engaged in translational research focusing on adoptive immunotherapy with gene-modified effector cells, to improve therapy for brain tumors. Dr Ahmed's initial studies demonstrated that antigen-specific cytotoxic T cells could eradicate established brain... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave. Suite 1770 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-4611

Dr. Malcolm Brenner's primary research interest is the use of gene transfer to augment the immune response to human tumors, using vaccines and adoptive transfer of genetically modified T cells. In neuroblastoma, Dr. Brenner and co-investigators have shown that T cells expressing a chimeric antigen... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave. Suite 1640.02 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: (832) 824-4671

Dr. Alan Davis’ research interest is in identifying signals that govern recruitment and engraftment of stem cells into bone. Dr. Davis recently demonstrated that an early adult stem cell for the hematopoietic system also efficiently replenishes osteoblast pools in bone. The lab has also developed... Read more

Dr. Adrian Gee is director of the Clinical Applications Laboratory and the Cell Processing and Vector Production Core Laboratory at the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine. His research interests include cellular therapy, stem cell transplantation, and regulatory issues... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Street, Suite 1630.08 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-4214

Murine and human hematopoietic stem cells; genetic and epigenetic regulation and development. We are interested in the basic biology of hematopoietic stem cells. It has been known for decades that hematopoietic stem cells reside in the bone marrow in a quiescent state and replenish the supply of... Read more

Phone: 713-798-1265

Mrs. Bambi Grilley has worked in the area of Clinical Research for over 25 years. She has experience as an Investigational Drug Pharmacist, IRB administrator, IRB member, Regulatory Affairs professional, and in the conduct of clinical trials. She has always worked in the area of oncology and, in... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1540.14 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-3893

Solid tumors enable immune evasion by expressing high-levels of immune-inhibitory ligands that attenuate anti-tumor responses by inducing functional exhaustion and apoptotic death of the activated tumor-antigen specific T cells. Programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1; B7-H1)/ programmed death protein-1... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Street Suite 1570 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-822-4840

Dr. Ann Leen’s research interests involve using cytotoxic T cells (CTL) for the prophylaxis and treatment of virus-associated malignancies. She is a member of the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy (CAGT). In previous clinical trials Dr. Leen and Dr. Bollard have demonstrated that ex vivo-expanded,... Read more

Phone: 832-824-4690

Clinical Research Survival and Immunoreconstitution after Umbilical Cord Blood Transplant Her clinical research interests focus on developing strategies to improve overall survival and immunoreconstitution after an umbilical cord blood transplant in pediatric patients with malignant or non-... Read more

Address: 670 Fannin St., Ste 1400 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-4692

Dr. Leonid Metelitsa’s research focuses on understanding the role of Vα24-invariant natural killer T (NKT) cells in tumor immunity and translating this knowledge into NKT cell-based cancer immunotherapies. His group was the first to demonstrate that NKT cells localize to primary tumors in human... Read more

Dr. Olmsted-Davis’s research program encompasses the development of a safe efficacious system for the production of bone. This gene therapy system utilizes a novel adenovirus vector to induce spine fusion and repair of fractures. The second area of interest is in the identification of stem cells... Read more

Phone: 713-798-1253

Address: 1102 Bates Ave. Suite 1770.01F Houston, 77030 United States See map: Google Maps

Phone: Clinic: 832-822-4242

Dr. Cliona Rooney’s research interests are immunotherapies for virus and non-virus-associated malignancies and diseases. In protocols developed with Dr. Helen Heslop, Dr. Malcolm Brenner, Dr. Stephen Gottschalk and Dr. Catherine Bollard, about 150 patients have received EBV or antigen-specific... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Street, Suite 1570 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-4693