Graduate Student in Otto Laboratory Awarded ICTR TL1 Grant

Sean Rinella
Sean Rinella, MPH

Sean Rinella, MPH, Research Assistant in Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant and the Otto Laboratory, was recently awarded a 2-year grant as part of the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) Predoctoral TL1 Program. This award provides an annual stipend, tuition, insurance, fees, and a travel allowance in support of his project, “Development of pre-clinical models and clinical applications for T cell receptor alpha beta depleted haploidentical stem cell transplant.” Mentors for the project are Mario Otto, MD, PhD, and Christian Capitini, MD. This project will utilize a highly selective graft engineering process to examine the role of alpha beta T cell depletion in pediatric malignant and non-malignant diseases including engraftment, immune reconstitution and function. Congratulations, Sean!