Christian Capitini and team awarded UW Research Forward grant

Christian Capitini, MD

Congratulations to Principal Investigator Christian Capitini, MD, associate professor, Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplant, along with co-PIs Paul Sondel, MD, PhD, professor, Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplant, and Reinier Hernandez, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Medical Physics, whose project, “Integration of a novel solid tumor immunotherapy platform: CAR T cells, targeted radiotherapy and cytokine therapy,” was selected for Research Forward’s inaugural round of funding. The Research Forward initiative is hosted by UW–Madison’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education and is supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. 

Capitini’s project is one of 11 chosen for funding out of 89 submitted from across campus. The two-year, $500,000 award brings together experts in chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells, targeted radiation therapy, and in situ vaccination to develop a novel platform to generate curative CAR T responses against a pediatric solid tumor. Read more about this project.