Moffitt scientist of the year: Dr. Dmitry Gabrilovich

June 19, 2006

TAMPA, Fla. – Dmitry Gabrilovich, M.D., Ph.D. has been elected by his peers on the Scientific Advisory Council as H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute’s 2006 Scientist of the Year. Gabrilovich is a professor in the Immunology Program.

Gabrilovich will present a talk “Tumor-Associated Immune Suppression and Immunotherapy: Paradigms Revisited?” June 28 from 4:30 5:30 p.m. in the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, conference room 2. This is free and open to the public.

Gabrilovich received his medical degree from Kabardino-Balkarian State University, Medical School and his doctorate from Central Institute for Epidemiology, both in Russia. Prior to joining Moffitt, Gabrilovich was assistant professor of pathology at Loyola University School of Medicine in Chicago. He has published more than 90 papers in scientific journals and currently is the associate editor of the Journal of Immunology.

Much of Gabrilovich’s work has been dedicated to developing a research program focused on understanding cellular and molecular mechanisms of immune defects in cancer and the development of new effective cancer vaccines.

In 2001, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute earned NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center status in recognition of its excellence in research and contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Additionally, Moffitt is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, a prestigious alliance of the country’s leading cancer centers, and is listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals for cancer. Moffitt’s sole mission is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.