Company: University of Central Florida
Job title: Research Assistant Professor
Dr. Alicja Copik is a biochemist specializing in innate immunity with emphasis on NK cell biology in the context of immunotherapy for treatment of cancer. Her laboratory has developed a method for NK cell expansion that is simple, safe, economical and effective, which can be applied in vitro or in vivo. This novel method is based on the use of PM21-particles derived from plasma membranes of cells engineered to stimulate NK cell expansion. This technology is clinically relevant and is now being translated for clinical studies for treatment of leukemia and other malignancies. Dr. Copik has diverse expertise from chemical engineering, medicinal organic chemistry, enzymology, biomolecular interactions, molecular and cell biology and she worked in academia, hospital and industrial settings.