University of Pennsylvania
Carl June is a physician scientist and the Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in the Departments of Medicine and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He is the director of the Center for Cellular Immunotherapies at the Perelman School of Medicine, and the Director of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at the University of Pennsylvania. June has published more than 500 manuscripts and is the recipient of numerous prizes and honors, including election to the Institute of Medicine in 2012 and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2014, the Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstaedter Prize (shared w J. Allison), the Novartis Prize in Immunology (shared w Z. Eshhar and S. Rosenberg), the Karl Landsteiner Memorial award, the Karnofsky Prize from the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine, the Albany Medical Prize (shared w J. Allison and S. Rosenberg) and a lifetime achievement award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He has an h-index of 141 and there are more than 72,000 citations to his publications. He is the scientific founder of Xcyte Therapies Inc. and Tmunity Therapeutics. CTL019, the CAR T cell developed in the June laboratory was the first gene therapy to be approved by the US FDA in August 2017. The therapy developed by Dr. June’s team is now approved and marketed by Novartis in the US, Europe and Japan.