Roberto Calcedo, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

What is your current professional status?

Senior Director, Immunology Core at Gene Therapy Program

What is your work setting (i.e. academic institution, government organization, bio-industry/pharmaceutical company, etc.)?

Academic Institution

What is your scientific area of research?

Immunology to Gene Therapy

Why do you want to be a mentor?

I have 18 years of experience in gene therapy and I would like to be able to pass on what I learn during those years to others.

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

Provide good advice to junior scientist to advance in their careers.

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

  • Compatibility of Scientific Specialties: 2
  • Geographic Location: 3
  • Professional Status / Success: 4
  • Compatibility of Career Path: 4
  • Communication Style: 2

Please provide a biography that describes who you are and what you do in the field of gene and/or cell therapy:

Following gaining his BSc and PhD from the University of the Basque Country in Spain, Roberto joined the laboratory of Dr. James M. Wilson as a scientist where he was instrumental in the discovery of new AAV vectors including AAV8, AAV9. As a Director of the Immunology Core at the Gene Therapy Program, Roberto's current focus is the analysis of the immune response to viral vectors and transgene products and the discovery of immunosuppression treatments to overcome them.


23rd Annual Meeting

May 12-15 | Boston