The inaugural Salisbury Award for Entrepreneurial Translational Research was given to Eduardo Laborda, PhD, associate director of immuno-oncology at Calibr, while Luke Lairson, PhD, (shown right) assistant professor of chemistry at Scripps Research, was recognized as runner-up. Laborda won for his work on a switchable next-generation CAR-T cell therapy and Lairson was honored for his unique chemical genetics-based approach for the identification of new cancer-relevant mechanisms and lead candidates for drug development programs. 

Luke Lairson, PhD