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Derfogail Delcassian, MS, PhD

School of Engineering>Biological Engineering | Biological Engineering, Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology
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Speaking (Panel), Mentoring, Speaking (Presentation), Press Commentary, Co-founding Ventures, Board Seat/Advising, Startup Team Engagement, Academic Collaborations

About Derfogail

Dr. Derfogail Delcassian is a Marie Curie Fellow based at the University of Nottingham, Harvard Medical School and MIT. Her research designs biomaterials that control the immune system (immunoengineering). Dr. Delcassian uses 3D printed lymph nodes to understand immune cell behavior in cancer. She is also developing genetic vaccines to prevent rejection after organ transplantation.Alongside her research, Dr. Delcassian is passionate about helping new therapies reach patients. She founded an organization to accelerate the safe translation of research from the bench to patients, working with entrepreneurs, government officials and researchers. In her spare time, she is usually found adventuring outdoors on expeditions around the world.

STEM Keywords

3d printing, bioengineering, biology and space, biomaterials, cancer, cell therapy, gene and drug delivery, immunoengineering

Venture Keywords

biohacking, biohacking community and education, citizen science, Entrepreneurship, science policy, Translational Research

Country of Origin

United Kingdom

Derfogail's Innovation Activities

Recent Venture Activity

Co-founder of ATREUM

Other Innovation Activity

Science in Parliament

Derfogail In the News

Dr. Delcassian wins IUPAC Younger Chemist Award

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Dr. Delcassian joins UKRMP

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Dr. Delcassian chairs ATREUM conference

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