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Gates Summer Internship Program Marks 10 Years of Mentorships and Discovery

When the Gates Summer Internship Program (GSIP) launched in 2015, the field of regenerative medicine was at a pivotal moment, with recent developments in cell and gene therapy being heralded by the scientific community.

Author Carie Behounek | Publish Date June 04, 2024
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GSIP: Summer of 2023 Reflections

We hope our students’ individual notes and the photos within this booklet demonstrate the variety of experiences working in Gates Institute
members’ labs. Over 11 weeks, these talented students developed their projects and participated in an array of seminars and events designed to expose them to high-impact opportunities and career paths. They excelled in their laboratory placements and developed friendships and connections with their mentors, fellow lab and Gates Institute staff and our speakers. Ultimately, their contributions advanced medical research on the Anschutz Medical Campus – a fertile environment we hope they will return to for additional study or employment.

Author Jill Cowperthwaite | Publish Date September 01, 2023
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Gates Summer Internship Program Celebrates the Class of 2023

This summer marked the ninth year of the Gates Summer Internship Program (GSIP), which has become a hallmark of Gates Institute’s collective efforts to inspire outstanding college undergraduates to pursue careers in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. GSIP combines lab work, seminars focused on science and medicine, workshops on ethics and professional development, as well as outside activities that allow the interns to experience Colorado beyond the  University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Author Jill Cowperthwaite | Publish Date August 16, 2023
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Research    rare disease    Regenerative Medicine    Cell and Gene Therapy    Gates Summer Internship Program

Student With Rare Genetic Condition Searches for a Cure at Gates Institute

Few college seniors can say they are working in a world-renowned lab to develop therapies for a genetic disorder that plagues 1 in 5,000 people worldwide.

Author Carie Behounek | Publish Date July 28, 2023
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The Stepping Stones of Scientific Communication

Communication is the foundation of scientific progress. The greatest advancements made in scientific endeavors occur when scientists are consistently and accurately communicating research findings across multiple levels of complexity.

Author Madison Rogers | Publish Date January 01, 2022
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Gates Institute In the News

The Denver Post

CU studying use of patients’ own reprogrammed cells to attack cancer as alternative to more chemo

news outletThe Denver Post
Publish DateMarch 14, 2024

A study at University of Colorado’s Gates Institute on the Anschutz Medical Campus is looking at CAR-T in adult patients with acute lymphocytic leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow, whose first round of chemotherapy either failed or gave a disappointing response that suggests it won’t work for long, executive director Dr. Terry Fry said. (The institute is named for rubber manufacturer Charles C. Gates.)

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UC Davis News

UC Davis Graduating Student Poised to Help Those With Rare Condition

news outletUC Davis News
Publish DateDecember 12, 2023

Encouraged by his care team at the Colorado hospital to apply for an internship at the Gates Institute research lab, Mann spent this summer surrounded by researchers helping develop novel therapeutics for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). He worked on an experiment that used cells from EDS patients to grow skin samples for study. The lab is investigating the use of exosomes — secreted by most cells and present in tissues and body fluids — as a vehicle for therapeutic intervention.

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Colorado Bioscience Association

Building a Life Sciences Pipeline: Cell and Gene Therapy Momentum

news outletColorado Bioscience Association
Publish DateMarch 06, 2023

When you talk to Terry Fry, M.D., about why the Gates Institute is one of the best locations in the country to work in cellular and gene therapy, he has a lot of insight. As the executive director of the Gates Institute, a pediatric oncologist, and a pioneer in the development of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cell therapies, Dr. Fry has an intimate understanding of what it takes to get a drug from initial research phases to commercial manufacturing.

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Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

University Creates Innovative Model for Running a GMP Manufacturing Facility

news outletGenetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Publish DateFebruary 08, 2023

The University of Colorado has adopted an innovative model for running an academic GMP manufacturing facility without extensive endowment funding. The Charles Gates Biomanufacturing Facility is one of only a few GMP facilities able to manufacture cell- and protein-based therapies for both academic researchers and industry.

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