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LSI part of multi-institute effort to develop new treatments for influenza infection

The Laboratory for Synthetic Immunity is part of a $21.9 million award from DARPA to develop gene therapies to enable protection against a wide rangeRead more »

Anna Romanov named Astronaut Scholar

Congratulations to Anna for winning an Astronaut Scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF). In 2019, ASF awarded 52 scholarships to students from 38 differentRead more »

Lee-Kai Sun wins Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Congratulations to Lee-Kai Sun for receiving a 2019 Barry Goldwater Scholarship! The Goldwater Scholarship is the preeminent undergraduate award for outstanding students pursuing careers inRead more »

LSI awarded R01 to develop activity sensors to monitor immunotherapy efficacy

LSI has received a $1.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health to develop activity sensors to monitor responsesRead more »

About the Lab

indoors pic2The Laboratory for Synthetic Immunity integrates Engineering, Immunology and Medicine to advance human health. We are located in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering of Georgia Tech and Emory School of Medicine.

— Gabe Kwong, PhD, Principal Investigator

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Join the Team


We are actively seeking postdoctoral candidates passionate about conducting research at the intersection of engineering and immunology to join our team. Learn more here!

Research Focus

Dr. Kwong shares work on noninvasive detection of early-stage cancer from urine

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Recent Publications

ACS, millerDNA-barcoded pMHC tetramers for detection of single antigen-specific T cells by digital PCR, Anal. Chem.

ACS, millerRemote control of mammalian cells with heat-triggered gene switches and photothermal pulse trains, ACS Synth. Biol.

PNAS, dahotreIndividually addressable and dynamic DNA gates for multiplexed cell sorting, PNAS

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