Commander of an Immune Flotilla


April 7, 2014

An article in The Scientist profiles Carl June, MD , a professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and director of Translational Research in the Abramson Cancer Center. The article traces his career from his years as a Naval physician-scientist specializing in HIV to his recent success leading the Penn research team that has demonstrated success using engineered versions of patients' own immune cells to combat their blood cancers. The article also notes his longtime collaborations with Bruce Levine, PhD , an associate professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and director of the Cell and Vaccine Production Facility, and David Porter, MD , a professor of Medicine and director of Blood and Marrow Transplantation in the Abramson Cancer Center.