Cures Start Here. At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutchs pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer. An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nations first cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Womens Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network. Careers Start Here.
The Stamatatos lab, within the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, works towards the development of a safe and effective vaccine against HIV-1. Our major emphasis is the design of protein immunogens that would guide B cell maturation along specific evolutionary pathways to induce the production of neutralizing antibodies against diverse HIV-1 strains. The laboratory utilizes a wide range of in vitro and in vivo systems and cutting-edge technologies and techniques. Experimental approaches include specialized immunological methodologies and assays, molecular and cellular biology techniques, bioinformatics, and computational approaches.
Our lab is recruiting a research technician to assist with a project involving the characterization of anti-HIV B cell immune responses elicited by vaccination . To this end, we test our immunogens in different in vitro and in vivo systems, including murine models that have been engineered to express human B cell receptors.
At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.