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Elias Sayour, MD, PhD

Co-Principal Investigator, Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics

Elias Sayour, MD, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics and Principal Investigator of the RNA-Engineering Lab at the University of Florida. He functions as the newly appointed Director of the Pediatric Cancer Immunotherapy Initiative (PCI2) of the UF Health Cancer Center and Vice Chair of the UFHCC Scientific Review Monitoring Committee. As a board-certified pediatrician and oncologist, Dr. Sayour has extensive translational experience as PI/Co-I on several human trials. His translational efforts are also focused on new pipeline technologies including a novel lipid-nanoparticle (NP) formulation that he pioneered for the immunologic treatment of cancer currently being tested in canine (pet dog) patients with terminal brain cancer before translation into dedicated human studies.

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