James L. Gulley

National Institutes of Health, USA

James L. Gulley graduated from Loma Linda University in California with a Ph.D. in microbiology in 1994 and an M.D. degree in 1995. As part of this eight-year M.D./Ph.D. Medical Scientist Training Program, designed and funded by the NIH to produce translational researchers, he completed a dissertation on tumor immunology. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Emory University in 1998, followed by a medical oncology fellowship at the NCI. Since 1999, he has authored and run a variety of clinical trials at the NCI, serving as Principal Investigator or an Associate Investigator on approximately 40 trials. Dr. Gulley is especially interested in immunotherapy for prostate cancer. As a Director of the Clinical Trials Group of the Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology, he takes promising laboratory findings and uses them to design and conduct clinical trials. These studies involve the use of cancer vaccines and other immunostimulatory molecules to modulate the immune response in cancer patients, and the addition of other strategies to enhance vaccine-mediated killing. He is also a senior staff clinician within the Medical Oncology Branch at the National Cancer Institute. He serves on many boards and committees including the NCI Prostate Cancer Task Force. He has authored over 130 scientific papers and book chapters, edited 3 books, and has made numerous presentations at national and international meetings.

Biography Updated on 5 December 2010

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