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GEN News Highlights : Nov 25, 2013
Cell and Gene Therapy Pioneers Lauded
Human Gene Therapy, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., reports that it will feature a series of “Perspectives” by top pioneers in cell and gene therapy in the 2014 issues of the journal. The series will celebrate Human Gene Therapy’s 25th anniversary next year.
According to Mary Collins, Ph.D., chair of the award selection committee, a blue-ribbon scientific panel was commissioned to identify the pioneers. “Identifying the pioneers who have made current successes in gene therapy possible was a really interesting process. The committee agreed that a mixture of virologists, technologists, and clinicians had made essential contributions,” says Dr. Collins.
The Winners of the 12 Pioneer Series Awards are:
• Robin R. Ali, Ph.D., UCL Institute of Ophthalmology;
• Malcolm K. Brenner, M.D., Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine
• Frederic D. Bushman, Ph.D., Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; and
• Marina Cavazzana, M.D., Ph.D., Paris Descartes University; and
• Ronald G. Crystal, M.D., Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
• Zelig Eshhar, Ph.D., Department of Immunology, The Weizmann Institute of Science; and
• Joseph C. Glorioso III, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine
• Katherine A. High, M.D., Children's Hospital of Philadelphia;
• A. Dusty Miller, Ph.D., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington; and
• Luigi M. Naldini, M.D., Ph.D., San Raffaele Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy
• R. Jude Samulski, Ph.D., Gene Therapy Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
• James M. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D., Gene Therapy Program, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
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