National Cancer Institute's Chief of Metabolism to Deliver Gladstone Distinguished Lecture

By UCSF Today | May 16, 2007

Thomas A. Waldmann, MD, head of the Cytokine Immunology and Immunotherapy Section and Chief of the Metabolism Branch at the National Cancer Institute, will deliver the Gladstone Institutes 2007 Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, May 22.

The lecture titled, "The Biology of IL-2 and IL-15: Implications for Cancer Therapy and Vaccine Design," will be delivered from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Robert Mahley Auditorium, 1650 Owens Street at UCSF Mission Bay.

"To me, Tom represents the quintessential translational physician-scientist," said Warner Greene, MD, PhD, director of the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology. "His studies have not only pioneered new basic insights into cytokine biology, but also have directly impacted the care and treatment of patients with immunodeficiency, autoimmune disease, and cancer."

Greene, a professor of medicine, microbiology and immunology at UCSF, trained in the laboratory of Waldmann in the early 1980s.

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