Andy Wilber, PhD

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Junior Investigator

What is your current professional status?

Assistant Professor

What is your work setting?

Academic Institution

What is your scientific area of research?

Hematopoietic Stem Cell Gene Transfer for Severe Hemoglobin Disorders and Anti-tumor Immunity

Why do you want to be a mentor?

Having recently transitioned from a post-doctoral fellow to Assistant Professor, I hope to use my experience to help associate members of the society do the same. I hope to assist in the development of a CV, biosketch, and research plan toward this goal.

As a mentor, what are you hoping to gain from this experience?

It would be gratifying to assist at least one associate member of the society in achieving a position in academic research.

How important are the following in the selection of a mentee: (1 – 5 scale, 1 = most important, 5 = least important)

            a. Compatibility of Scientific Specialties - 1
            b. Geographic Location - 5
            c. Professional Status / Success - 5
            d. Compatibility of Career Path - 1

Provide a biography that describes who you are and what you do in the field of gene and/or cell therapy.

Dr. Wilber is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Cell Biology and Director of the Public Health Laboratory Sciences graduate program at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He is a member of American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy and the American Society for Hematology and serves as an academic editor for PLoS On be and a reviewer for Blood, BMC Biology, Stem Cells and PLoS journals. His research efforts are focused on achieving therapeutic levels of the anti-sickling globin in erythroid cells for the treatment sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia and identifying the role of soble tumor-derived factors on trans-differentiation of natural killer cells.

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