Unlike a traditional scientific advisory board, Immugen's advisers have taken an active role in the promotion of the research agenda.
Thomas Hope, PhD
Dr. Hope holds a dual appointment as a Professor in the Feinberg School of Medicine in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University in Chicago. He also holds an appointment as a Professor in Biomedical Engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He is internationally known for his work to define the mechanisms of HIV transmission. In fact, he recently collaborated with Preston Marx on research pertaining to SIV transmission. In 2004, Dr. Hope was selected as an Elizabeth Glaser Scientist. Dr. Hope is the Editor-in-Chief of AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses and Section Editor of PLoS Pathogens. He was a co-organizer of several large international HIV conferences including Cold Spring Harbor “Retroviruses” (2007) and Keystone “HIV Pathogenesis” (2010, Sante Fe, NM). Immugen is very fortunate to have his expertise and guidance in moving forward with the research program.
Patricia B. Hoyer, PhD, is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physiology at The University of Arizona. Her research has specialized in the effects of environmental chemicals on ovarian function. Her professional activities have included membership in a number of scientific societies. She has also served as a panel member as well as chair for NIH and American Cancer Study Sections. She has served on the editorial boards of Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, Biology of Reproduction, and Experimental Biology and Medicine. In 2010 she organized the XVII International Ovarian Workshop. Dr. Hoyer has trained numerous students and postdoctoral fellows. These efforts have earned her the Trainee Mentoring Award for the Society for Study of Reproduction, and the Mentoring Award for Women in Toxicology. In 2013 she was given the Lifetime Scientific Achievement Award at the Annual Society of Toxicology meeting.