May General Meeting (Virtual)

May 19, 2021
11:00 AM PDT - 12:00 PM PDT
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Emilie Seydoux
Fred Hutch, Staff Scientist

Trained in immunology, Emilie received her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Bern (Switzerland) in 2014. Following a postdoctoral training at the infectious disease research institute (Seattle), Emilie was involved in the preclinical development of vaccine adjuvant programs and the understanding of their mechanisms of action. Emilie joined Polyneuron Pharmaceuticals, a start-up in Basel (Switzerland), where she was responsible for the non-clinical characterization of new therapeutics against rare autoimmune diseases. Currently, Emilie is a staff scientist in the group of Andy McGuire at the vaccine and infectious disease department at Fred Hutch, where her research focuses on the understanding of immune responses associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination, as well as the development of novel vaccine candidates against HIV.


Amitabha “Guppy” Gupta
Fred Hutch, Scientific Content Strategist

Guppy received his Ph.D. in Cellular, Molecular, and Biophysical Sciences from Columbia University before moving to the Hutch to do his post-doctoral research. While he was doing his American Cancer Society-funded research and applying to be a teacher at a small liberal arts school, the Hutch convinced him to stay and talk about their research. He currently serves as the Scientific Content Strategist for the Philanthropy department, where he keeps his finger on the pulse of the research going on at the Hutch and helps translate it to the public.



Fred Hutch has been defined by the Fearless Science they have done since their founding 46 years ago, from pioneering cancer treatments to leading a global vaccination effort against HIV. Emilie Seydoux, Staff Scientist in Dr. Andy McGuire’s lab, and Dr. Amitabha “Guppy” Gupta, Scientific Content Strategist for the Philanthropy department, will be joining us to provide an update on some of the most cutting-edge research conducted at the Fred Hutch. They will present some of the work being done at Fred Hutch around COVID-19 (including tracking and treating the virus and developing vaccines), as well as some new discoveries on the importance of the microbiome (the community of bacteria and viruses that live in us) and its impact on our health, including our susceptibility to cancer.


Join us for a Virtual Gathering to learn more. 

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