Dr. Emad Alnemri Named National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Emad S. Alnemri, PhD, Thomas Eakins Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Jefferson Health (SKCC), has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). The NAI Fellows Program was established in 2012 to highlight academic inventors and innovators. Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional …


Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Researchers Receive $1.3 Million from Falk Trust

How can doctors use immunotherapy to develop more effective and durable anticancer therapies? Is it possible to return aggressive cancer cells to a dormant form once they have spread? Those are two questions SKCC researchers Andrew Aplin, PhD, and Emad Alnemri, PhD, will explore with $1.3 million in grants from the Dr. Ralph and Marian …


Jefferson Scientists Discover a Key Protein Regulator of Inflammation and Cell Death

Reporting in the journal Nature, researchers led by Emad Alnemri, Ph.D., professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, discovered a key protein component involved in inflammation. The protein, AIM2 (absent in melanoma 2), is involved in the detection and reaction to dangerous cytoplasmic DNA that is produced by infection …