Dr. Giedre Krenciute received her PhD at Baylor College of Medicine where she also completed her postdoc training under the mentorship of Dr. Stephen Gottschalk. After two years as an instructor at St. Jude, Dr. Krenciute was promoted to faculty in 2019. She developed and characterized chimeric antigen receptors specific to brain tumors and has made several key contributions to improve our understanding of CAR T cell function. In 2021, Dr. Krenciute was awarded the Emerging Scientist Award from the Children’s Cancer Research Fund. She also demonstrates remarkable commitment to mentoring, developing the potential of her trainees and junior scientists.