The Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine was established in conjunction with the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Molecular Medicine. The Ross Prize recognizes biomedical scientists whose discoveries have changed the way medicine is practiced. The prize is awarded to midcareer scientists who have made a significant impact in the understanding of human disease pathogenesis and/or treatment and who hold significant promise for making even greater contributions to the general field of molecular medicine.
The 2014 Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine will be awarded to Dr. John J. O'Shea for his discoveries in immunology and cytokine biology.
During this symposium, Dr. O'Shea will accept the Ross Prize and reflect upon his early research and ongoing efforts to better understand the role of T cells in host defense and the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. Following the award presentation, other leading immunologists will present new research regarding the mechanisms of immune system function and signaling which may improve the treatment for cancer and various autoimmune diseases.
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