Dr. Samelson-Jones is a pediatric hematologist dedicated to improving the lives of children with bleeding and clotting disorders. His research focuses on gene therapy for hemophilia, the biochemical basis of coagulation, and the immune responses to hemophilia therapies.
Dr. George's basic and clinical research interests are in the development of novel therapeutics for hemophilia. Her basic science laboratory studies the molecular basis of coagulation, and she is the principal investigator of ongoing hemophilia A and B gene therapy trials.
Dr. Kadauke is the assistant director of the Cell and Gene Therapy Laboratory at CHOP, where he splits his time between developing GMP cell therapies and clinical data science. His research focuses on mitigation of adverse effects after CAR-T therapy and after blood and marrow transplantation.
The research in the Sabatino Laboratory is focused on hemophilia, an inherited bleeding disorder. The interests of the laboratory include the study of variants of coagulation factor VIII to understand the biochemical properties of these proteins and to identify novel variants with enhanced function, and the development of gene-based therapeutic approaches for treating hemophilia.
Dr. Weitzman's research program aims to understand host responses to virus infection, and the cellular environment encountered and manipulated by viruses. He studies multiple viruses in an integrated experimental approach that combines biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics, and cell biology.
Dr. Margaritis uses biochemical, molecular, and complex in vivo methodology within the field of coagulation to advance the understanding of molecular mechanisms involved in pro- and anti-coagulant reactions, and translate research for the treatment of coagulation defects.
Dr. Flake is a general pediatric surgeon with a clinical and research focus on prenatal treatment ranging from the fetal surgical repair of anatomic anomalies to prenatal stem cell and gene therapy. He has extensive experience in developing rodent, canine, and sheep models for in utero transplantation and for investigating fetal surgery for anatomic malformations.
Dr. van der Loo is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the Clinical Vector Core at CHOP, focusing on manufacturing of GMP and GMP process-comparable AAV and Lentiviral vectors for preclinical and gene therapy early phase clinical studies.
Dr. Weber is developing approaches to enhance CAR-T cell therapies for pediatric cancer by reprogramming T cells with improved durability and exhaustion resistance. His work will uncover molecular mechanisms that promote CAR-T cell exhaustion and identify new targets for therapeutic intervention.
Dr. Rivella is an expert in the pathophysiology of erythroid and iron disorders and in the generation of lentiviral vectors for the cure of hemoglobinopathies. He also investigates additional disorders such as anemia of inflammation and hemochromatosis.