Company: Moffitt Cancer Center
Job title: Assistant Member Faculty
Dr. Abate-Daga completed his undergraduate studies at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina), and his PhD in Health and Life Sciences at the Pompeu Fabra University and Centre for Genomic Regulation (Barcelona, Spain). He then completed his postdoctoral training under the mentorship of Drs. Rick Morgan and Steve Rosenberg, at the Surgery Branch of the National Institutes of Health. In 2015 Dr. Abate-Daga joined Moffitt Cancer Center, as an Assistant Member of the Department of Immunology.
The Abate-Daga lab combines technologies from systems and synthetic biology, and basic immunology, to study the molecular events that govern the function of genetically-modified T cells. His group is interested in understanding how a new generation of immune receptors can be designed to outperform the current products. Dr. Abate-Daga’s team is also interested in identifying novel targets, and in taking advantage of the unique biological properties of gamma/delta T cells for cancer therapy.