Session Chair Profile
M.D., Member – Vaccine & Infectious Disease Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
An internationally renowned expert in virology, immunology and vaccine development, Dr. Corey’s research focuses on herpes viruses and HIV. Current studies include mucosal immunity of viral infections, spatial and functional characterization of tissue resident immune responses at the site of herpesvirus or HIV infection, and spatial dynamics and function of adoptively transferred or vaccine induced T cells. He is the principal investigator of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network, the international collaboration of scientists devoted to developing a globally effective HIV vaccine. Dr. Corey is also past president and director of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and a member of the National Academy of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Corey received his medical degree from the University of Michigan and his infectious diseases training at the University of Washington.
Immunotherapy, though very promising, faces many challenges. Challenges are both of technical and scientific nature and include sensitivity, specificity, efficacy, and cost. Other issues include overcoming production issues and high development and therapeutics cost.