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Tim C. Luetkens, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Microbiology and Immunology

Additional Title:

Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology and Microbiology Director R&D, Fannie Angelos Cellular Therapeutics GMP Laboratory

Education and Training

2012-2013 University of Cambridge/UK, Postdoc
2008-2012 University of Hamburg, Germany, Postdoc
2009-2011 Centre for Molecular Neurobiology Hamburg, Graduate Program Molecular Biology
2002-2008 University of Hamburg, Germany, M.D.

Highlighted Publications

  1. Successful transfer of anti-SARS-CoV-2 immunity using convalescent plasma in an MM patient with hypogammaglobulinemia and COVID-19. Luetkens T, Metcalf R, Planelles V, Zheng Y, Larragoite ET, Spivak ES, Spivak AM, Steinbach M, Blaylock RC, Avila SV, Hankey KG, Martins TB, Slev PR, Mannuel HD, Sajadi M, Rapoport AP, Atanackovic D. Blood Adv. 2020 Oct 13;4(19):4864-4868.
  2. Atanackovic D, Yousef S, Shorter C, Tantravahi SK, Steinbach M, Iglesias F, Sborov D, Radhakrishnan SV, Chiron M, Miles R, Salama M, Kröger N, Luetkens T. In Vivo Vaccination Effect in Multiple Myeloma Patients Treated with the Monoclonal Antibody Isatuximab. Leukemia. 2020 Jan;34(1):317-321.
  3. Radhakrishnan SV*, Luetkens T* (corresp. author), Scherer SD, Davis P, Vander Mause ER, Olson M, Yousef S, Panse J, Abdiche Y, David Li K, Miles RR, Matsui W, Welm AL, Atanackovic D. CD229 CAR T cells eliminate multiple myeloma and tumor propagating cells without fratricide. Nat Commun. 2020 Feb 7;11(1):798. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-14619-z.

Research Interests

Protein engineering

Cellular immunotherapy