ANNUAL HENRY KUNKEL SOCIETY MEETING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH 
JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE

 

Virtual Meeting Dates: Thursday March 18th through Saturday March 20th, 2021

Meeting Chairs: Michel C. Nussenzweig, M.D., Ph.D. and Jeffrey V. Ravetch, M.D., Ph.D, Rockefeller University 

Theme: New Dimensions of Therapeutic Antibodies

Annual Kunkel Memorial Lecturer: Tadatsugu Taniguchi, PhD, University of Tokyo 
Dr. Taniguchi will be speaking about advances in the treatment of inflammatory diseases and cancer. He has worked as a member of The Cancer Institute (Tokyo), Professor of the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Osaka University, and then Professor and Chair of the Department of Immunology at the University of Tokyo Medical School. His work principally concerns the mechanisms of signal transduction and gene expression that underlie immunity and oncogenesis. Many of his research projects have stemmed from his original discovery of two cytokine genes, interferon-beta and interleukin-2. These discoveries have laid the groundwork for the molecular characterization of the various systems of cytokines as well as therapeutic advances achieved by the administration of cytokines. He has received numerous awards, including the Hammer Prize, Behring-Kitasato Prize, Keio Medical Science Prize, Robert Koch Prize, Pezcoller-AACR International Award for Cancer Research, and was bestowed the Person of Cultural Merit Award from the Government of Japan. He was also elected Foreign Associate Member of the National Academy of Sciences in 2003, International Member of the National Academy of Medicine in 2016 and Associate Member of EMBO in 2018.


The full program will be available soon. Our exceptional list of speakers can be viewed here.