John T.Schiller

John T. Schiller PhD, is an NIH Distinguished Investigator and Section Chief in the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, and has studied various aspects of papillomavirus molecular biology, immunology and epidemiology.

The laboratory headed by Dr Schiller and Dr Lowy led in the discovery, characterization, and clinical testing of virus-like particle (VLP) vaccines to prevent the HPV infections that cause cervical and other cancers.  They have facilitated technology transfer to potential HPV vaccine manufacturers in developing countries and provided leadership in promoting global public health issues related to the implementation of HPV vaccination.

With such exceptional work, they have received numerous awards, including the 2014 National Medal of Technology and Innovation and the 2017 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award.



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