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Alex Rubinsteyn, PhD

Assistant Professor, Computational Medicine and Genetics

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I got my PhD in Computer Science from NYU, where I worked on speeding up machine learning algorithms by compiling them to run on graphics cards. After grad school I switched over to computational cancer immunotherapy research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. After spending a few years getting up to speed on immunology and oncology, I helped start and run three personalized cancer vaccine trials at Mount Sinai before coming to UNC last month. For the past month I have been applying the rapid design principles of personalized cancer vaccines to make a peptide vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. I’m collaborating with my former co-workers at Mount Sinai to open a trial there in the next few months. I’m also collaborating heavily with Ben Vincent’s lab at UNC, which is also working on vaccine antigen selection for SARS-CoV-2 and will be doing some preclinical experiments to help validate vaccine candidates.

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Alex Rubinsteyn, PhD
  • Genetics