Dr. Roberts is the Curators’ Professor of Animal Science and Biochemistry at the University of Missouri and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. He received his B.A. in botany and his Ph.D. in plant physiology and biochemistry at Oxford University.
Dr. Roberts laboratory is interested in the transcriptional control of expression of interferon-tau genes (IFNT). With Angel a Walker, a postdoctoral fellow, Dr.Roberts is looking into evolution of the IFNT and the entire type 1 interferon locus in ruminant species and discovered an entirely new sub-family of interferon genes.
Dr. Krown is a medical oncologist specializing in the treatment of malignant melanoma and the malignancies associated with AIDS and HIV infection. Her major clinical interests are in developing better therapies for both melanoma and Kaposi’s sarcoma, with a particular research interest in translating laboratory research that investigates the causes of Kaposi’s sarcoma, the most common AIDS-associated cancer, into new approaches to treatment. Dr. Krown was very active in the leadership of the AIDS Malignancy Consortium, a National Cancer Institute research consortium, and served as the head of its Human Papilloma Virus Working Group. Dr. Krown is an emeritus staff member of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
Young Investigators to Watch for 2018
Here are some of the emerging scientists in the field of interferon and cytokine research:
Dr. Rajsbaum performed his PhD in the laboratory of Anne O’Garra at the MRC-NIMR, London in 2009, and completed his postdoctoral training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, with Dr Adolfo Garcia-Sastre.