For two decades, Wistar’s Biomedical Technician Training (BTT) pre-apprenticeship program has injected biomedical talent into the region’s life sciences workforce by ushering class after class of promising Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) students to attain the skills and experience required to become part of a growing biomedical science workforce.
Wistar scientists created synthetic DNA-encoded Antibodies (DMAbs) against the Zika virus, shed light on how myeloid-derived suppressor cells are crucial for the regulation of immune responses to cancer and developed a new DNA-based immunotherapeutic technology that was effective in preclinical models of cancer.
The Wistar Institute and the Philadelphia Zoo employ different preventative approaches to improve the health of humans and animals around the world. The Zoo uses conservation and education while Wistar uses biomedical research in vaccines and infectious disease to achieve the One Health goal set by the Center for Disease Control.
Wistar’s Women & Science program hosted a discussion on the effects nutrition can have on gene regulation, with guest speaker Kathryn Wellen, Ph.D., from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.