Sean Rinella

Position title: Current TL1 Trainee

Rinella is pursuing a PhD in Clinical Investigation, mentored by Assistant Professors Mario Otto, MD, PhD, and Christian Capitini, MD, in the Department of Pediatrics. He is using a highly selective graft engineering process to deplete specific cells from a mobilized donor leukapheresis product to avert graft-versus-host disease. The process is theorized to facilitate immune recovery for pediatric cancer patients.