Speaker's BiographyCarl June
Director, Translational Research, Abramson Cancer Center; Richard W. Vague Professor of Immunotherapy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Carl June is the Richard W. Vague professor of immunotherapy in the Perelman School of Medicine and director of translational research at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He also works at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute. Board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, June maintains a research laboratory that studies various mechanisms of lymphocyte activation that relate to immune tolerance, cancer gene therapy and adoptive immunotherapy. He is a graduate of the Naval Academy in Annapolis and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston (1979). June's graduate training was in immunology and malaria with Paul-Henri Lambert at the World Health Organization in Geneva from 1978 to 1979, and his post-doctoral training was in transplantation biology with E. Donnell Thomas and John Hansen at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle from 1983 to 1986.