JDRF Northern California Center of Excellence

Stanford and UCSF

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Our Mission

Center of Excellence: A center of excellence (COE) brings together people from different disciplines and provides shared facilities/resources

JDRF Centers of Excellence are intended to support Universities and/or Research Institutes that have a track record of excellence in T1D research to develop and pursue collaborative research programs that drive towards translational outcomes and clinical impact and are aligned with JDRF Research goals.

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JDRF CoE Annual Scientific Meeting

Virtual Meeting The JDRF Northern California Center of Excellence annual meeting brought all the scientific teams from UCSF and Stanford together for a half-day of presentations and data sharing from ongoing projects.

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Dr. Everett Meyer

Faculty Profile: Everett Meyer, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine - Med/Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Stanford University

Dr. Meyer has a focus on the study of human immune tolerance in the hematopoietic stem cell setting and islet cell transplantation. He studies murine pre-clinical models with a focus on T cell immunotherapy, T regulatory cell and invariant NKT cell biology and non-myeloblative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for tolerance induction. In established collaborations with Dr. Seung Kim, Dr. Meyer has developed genetic engineering to reprogram Tregulatory cells to target them to mouse islet allografts and human islet xenografts. This approach has resulted in some startling discoveries: (1) genetically engineered Tregulatory cells producing Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) are much better at preventing islet graft rejection than normal Tregulatory cells and (2) genetically engineered Tregulatory cells can alter the immune system to create new immune memory and tolerance.

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