October 23, 2013
The next CDT Seminar will be held Wednesday, October 23rd, at 10:00am in the Petit Science Center, room PSC 223. Please join us to hear CDT 2CI candidate, Dr. Roland Herzog, a tenured Professor of Pediatrics, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. His talk is entitled “Gene Therapy and Immune Tolerance for Hemophilia – Can We Hit Two Birds With One Stone?”. He is a member of the Division of Molecular and Cellular Therapy, the UF Genetics Institute and Powell Gene Therapy Center. After completing a PhD in Microbiology (Auburn University, 1992-1996) and postdoctoral training (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 1996-2000), Dr. Herzog became faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (Philadelphia, PA), before joining UF in 2005. He received, among other recognitions, a Career Development Award from the National Hemophilia Foundation, an Outstanding New Investigator Award and an Outstanding Service Award from the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT), a Bayer Hemophilia Award, and the UF College of Medicine’s prestigious Faculty Research Award. Dr. Herzog serves a Deputy Editor of the journal Molecular Therapy, the official journal of ASGCT. He also serves as Executive Editor of the Journal of Genetic Syndromes and Gene Therapy and is member of the editorial boards of Current Gene Therapy and Human Gene Therapy. Dr. Herzog is member of the National Institutes of Health’s study section on Hemostasis and Thrombosis. Dr. Herzog has published two books and more than 100 articles. His research on gene therapy for hemophilia and immune tolerance induction to coagulation factors is supported by multiple federal and foundations grants. Dr. Herzog currently serves as Principal Investigator on 5 NIH grants. He has given >50 invited talks and lectures at national and international venues. Several of his former trainees have been appointed onto faculty positions. In 2013, Dr. Herzog was named a Children’s Miracle Network Scholar.
There will be a meet and greet with coffee and cookies from 9:45am – 10:00am
I look forward to seeing you there.
Jenny J. Yang, Ph.D.
Center for Diagnostics and Therapeutics