NIH Distinguished Investgator
National Cancer Institute
Dr. Schiller received his bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1975, and his Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Microbiology from the University of Washington, Seattle, in 1978, and 1982, respectively. He is currently a NIH Distinguished Investigator and Section Chief in the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD.
In his 30 years at the NCI, Dr. Schiller 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 manufactures in developing countries and provided leadership in promoting global public health issues related to the implementation of HPV vaccination. They have received numerous awards for this work including the 2007 Sabin Gold Medal Award, the 2014 National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama, and the 2017 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award. Dr. Schiller’s current interests include basic studies of papillomavirus virion assembly and infection and the development of 2nd generation HPV vaccines, and vaccines and therapies for other infectious diseases and cancers.
Disclosure: GlaxoSmithKline: Inventor on U.S. government-owned patent licensed to company
Merck: Inventor on U.S. government-owned patent licensed to company
Saturday, October 5
4:05 PM – 4:30 PM