Lucas Ferrari De Andrade, PhD
New York, NY
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Hello, I am Lucas Ferrari de Andrade and the principal investigator. I am from Brazil and with my wife we immigrated to the United States in 2014. We now have our two-year old son, born here in New York City. I worked for five years as postdoc at Harvard Medical School, where I developed a molecule that elicits potent anti-tumor immunity. Two years ago I started my own laboratory, to apply this molecule to acute myeloid leukemia (AML). My lab is very productive, in record timing we published our first research article. Our work is supporting a clinical trial by a pharmaceutical company, which does not financially support our lab and that will conduct the trial against solid tumors. Our research will show that AML can also be targeted. However, our research is having huge financial cost and we urgently need new awards to continue developing this potential treatment for AML. My scientific career has focused on the development of new molecules that can be used by doctors to treat cancer.