Special Seminar

Vaccine Approaches To Control Cytomegalovirus Infection in Transplant Recipients and To Prevent In Utero Congenital Infection



Date
November 2, 2015
Time
12:00 PM
Speaker(s)
Don J. Diamond, PhD
Professor and Chair Department of Experimental Therapeutics City of Hope
Location
Lecture Room 5, Scaife Hall
Description
Donald J. Diamond, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Experimental Therapeutics, City of Hope, will deliver a special seminar, “Vaccine Approaches To Control Cytomegalovirus Infection in Transplant Recipients and To Prevent In Utero Congenital Infection,” at noon on Monday, November 2, in Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 5. The seminar will be cohosted by Thomas Smithgall, PhD, William S. McEllroy Professor of Biochemistry and Chair of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics; and Patrick Moore, MD, MPH, Pittsburgh Foundation Professor of Innovative Cancer Research and Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics.

Dr. Diamond has a wealth of experience in conducting translational, basic, and clinical research around the common theme of vaccine development and therapeutic approaches to combat cytomegalovirus infections, hematologic malignancies, and solid tumors. Dr. Diamond received his AB in biology and his PhD in biological chemistry from Harvard University. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed a subsequent fellowship in immunobiology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and a research fellowship in pathology at Harvard Medical School. He has been at City of Hope, which is designated by the National Cancer Institute as a comprehensive cancer center, since 1989. In 2000, he founded City of Hope’s Laboratory of Vaccine Research, which became the Division of Translational Vaccine Research in 2008. In 2013, he was named chair of the Department of Experimental Therapeutics.