Experts say CAMI may help alter medicine forever

April 22, 2024

A TEDx interview offered a glimpse into the role the Center for Advanced Molecular and Immunological Therapies will play in directing the future of health care.

Michael D. Dake, MD, senior vice president for the University of Arizona Health Sciences, and Deepta Bhattacharya, PhD, professor of immunobiology at the UArizona College of Medicine – Tucson, engaged in a captivating TEDx interview about how the body’s immune system could be harnessed as the ultimate defense against a wide range of diseases, including cancer and diabetes.

During the discussion, Bhattacharya and Dake answered questions about the Center for Advanced Molecular and Immunological Therapies and how it could enhance patient care, boost Arizona’s economy and redefine medical research.

Rachel Reinhardt, associate vice president for communications at UArizona Health Sciences, moderated the interview that was presented live at the University of Arizona as part of a series of TEDx Talks.


Michael D. Dake, MD
Senior Vice President, University of Arizona Health Sciences

Deepta Bhattacharya, PhD
Professor, Department of Immunobiology, College of Medicine – Tucson
Professor, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine – Tucson
Member, BIO5 Institute
Member, UArizona Cancer Center


Phil Villarreal
UArizona Health Sciences Office of Communications