Vaccine against Papillomaviruses

Shin-je Ghim and Albert Ben Jenson, Vaccinology Laboratory, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville
When Nov 20, 2015
from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Where Ernst Hall, Room 310
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Abstract

Drs. Ghim and Jenson have been working on papilloma viruses for decades and they are the two important scientists that co-invented the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil. They are also working on developing vaccines against other diseases caused by papilloma viruses, e.g. various cancer
types in human and mammals (manatees and other mammals).

In this seminar, Drs. Ghim and Jenson will review various aspects of papilloma viruses and the process of developing vaccines against the diseases caused by these viruses. Their efforts are also extended to produce vaccines using tobacco plants.

Speakers' Biography

Drs. Ghim and Jenson have been working at the Brown Cancer Center at the UofL, since 2002.

For their contributions to the science and medicine, these two have received multiple major awards. Some exemplary honors/awards out of many are: Distinguished Service Award for Invention of Cervical Cancer Vaccine, City Council of Louisville; Louisville Metro Council Certificate of Distinguished Service; Kentucky Colonel Award (by Governors Ernie Fletcher and David Beshear); Unbridled Spirit Award of Commonwealth Of Kentucky; First Mary Breckenridge Pioneer in Health Award; Tower Award for Outstanding Women Leaders; Manatee Conservation Award, U.S Department of Interior; Manatee Conservation Award, on PV in aquatic mammals (including manatees and dolphins).