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1Name:  Dr. Carl June
 Institution:  University of Pennsylvania
 Year Elected:  2020
 Class:  2. Biological Sciences
 Subdivision:  209. Neurobiology
 Residency:  resident
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1953
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 graduated from the US Naval Academy and earned his medical degree in from the Baylor College of Medicine. He spent his fourth year of medical school at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, studying immunology and malaria. June conducted postdoctoral research in transplantation biology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle from 1983 to 1986. June has published more than 500 manuscripts and is the recipient of numerous prizes and honors, including election to the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences, and has been named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. 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. Carl June was elected a member of the American Philosophical Society in 2020.
2Name:  Sir John Skehel
 Institution:  The Francis Crick Institute; Royal Society; National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR)
 Year Elected:  2020
 Class:  2. Biological Sciences
 Subdivision:  209. Neurobiology
 Residency:  International
 Living? :   Living
 Birth Date:  1941
John Skehel I graduated BSc at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1962, and PhD in biochemistry at Manchester University in 1966. I began research on viruses in Aberdeen University, and at Duke University, North Carolina, and in 1969 I returned to the National Institute for Medical Research in Mill Hill, London where I have spent all my research career. I work mainly on influenza viruses, how they infect cells, how they frequently change, and how we protect ourselves against them. Between 1975 and 1994 I was Director of the WHO International Centre for reference and research on influenza viruses at Mill Hill. From 1987 until 2006, I was Director of the Institute and Head of Infections and Immunity, positions that allowed me to enjoy and support the Institute’s unique research environment. This was a great privilege and I was fortunate to be able to continue my research in the Division of Virology. Currently I am in the same laboratory at the newly formed Francis Crick Institute. I am a Fellow of the University of Wales, of the Royal Society and of the Academy of Medical Sciences, a Member of the Academia Europaea, and an International Member of the American Philosophical Society and National Academy of Sciences of the USA. I was knighted in 1996.
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