Scientific Founders

Scientific Founders2020-10-28T04:00:06+00:00

Christine Brown, Ph.D.

The Heritage Provider Network Professor in Immunotherapy, City of Hope

Professor Christine Brown is a faculty member in the Departments of Hematology and Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation and Immuno-Oncology.  She is one of the leading CAR T scientists in the US today.

As deputy director of the T Cell Therapeutics Research Laboratory and Heritage Provider Network Professor in Immunotherapy, Professor Brown provides scientific oversight for the preclinical research program, as well as the ongoing clinical trial program focused on the development of CAR engineered T cells for the treatment of hematological malignancies and solid tumors.  Her personal research efforts are focused on developing and refining redirected CAR T cells for the treatment of malignant brain tumors.

Professor Brown received her doctoral degree from the University of California Berkeley and was a Leukemia & Lymphoma Scholar during her postdoctoral fellowship at Pennsylvania State University.

Michael Barish, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor, Department of Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, City of Hope

Professor Mike Barish is an accomplished cellular neurobiologist who has studied brain development for over thirty years and has published extensively in this area.  Recently he has focused on applying the approaches and tools of developmental neurobiology to the study of brain tumors.  Professor Barish is a graduate of MIT, received his doctoral degree from Stanford and postdoctoral training at UCLA.