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Top 12 Pioneer Awards for seminal work in gene and cell therapy selected by blue ribbon panel
Date:11/25/2013

Grez, PhD, Georg-Speyer-Haus, Molecular Virology Lab; Philippe Moullier, MD, PhD, Institut de Recherche Thrapeutique, Universit de Nantes; Paul D. Robbins, PhD, The Scripps Research Institute; Robert M. Kotin, PhD, National Heart, Lung, & Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health; Luk H. Vandenberghe, PhD, Harvard Medical School, Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; and Xiao Xiao, PhD, School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The Winners of the 12 Pioneer Series Awards are:

  • Robin R. Ali, PhD, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology;
    Jean Bennett, MD, PhD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; and
    William W. Hauswirth, PhD, University of Florida College of Medicine
    Nominated for: Gene therapy for eye disorders

  • Malcolm K. Brenner, MD, PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
    Nominated for: Cancer gene therapy using gene modified T cells

  • Frederic D. Bushman, PhD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; and
    Christof von Kalle, MD, PhD, National Center for Tumor Diseases, Heidelberg
    Nominated for: Vector integration and tumorigenesis

  • Marina Cavazzana, MD, PhD, Paris Descartes University; and
    Adrian J. Thrasher, MD, PhD, UCL Institute of Child Health
    Nominated for: Basic and clinical gene therapy for immunodeficiency disorders

  • Ronald G. Crystal, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
    Nominated for: Adenoviral vectors/role in translation of gene therapy to clinic

  • Zelig Eshhar, PhD, Department of Immunology, The Weizmann Institute of Science; and
    Carl H. June, MD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
    Nominated for: CARs for cancer gene therapy/lentiviral gene therapy clinical trials

    Joseph C. Glorioso III, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
    Nominated for: Development of HSV as a vector f
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