The Evolution and Recent Progress in the Field of Synthetic Immunology


  • Amaan Rather Caesar Rodney High School
  • Pavithran Ravindran Mentor, University of Pennsylvania MSTP Student



Synthetic Biology, CAR, T-Cell


Synthetic immunology is a field in which researchers design constructs that will help immune cells battle pathogens, most commonly cancer cells. This is particularly crucial for human health due to the considerable number of ways that invaders (to the body) possess to minimize the effectiveness of the immune system. Frequently, these changes take place in the form of developing more advanced synthetic receptors for better recognition of pathogens so that T-cells can execute more precise functions in the body. Other changes are also made to give researchers more control over the advancements that have been inserted into the body, heightening the level of safety for the patients who receive them. Considering the newfound research that has been conducted, this paper focuses on the significance of upgrading various parts of the immune system in terms of the way that they can help protect the body. It also highlights the extensive potential this field has in the future considering the adaptability and functionality of the current, newly-designed systems in place.


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How to Cite

Rather, A., & Ravindran, P. (2021). The Evolution and Recent Progress in the Field of Synthetic Immunology . Journal of Student Research, 10(3).



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