Dr. Douglas R. LOWY (2004, 2006)
Dr. Douglas R. Lowy is the Chief of the Laboratory
of Cellular Oncology in the Center for Cancer Research
(CCR) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National
Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland. Dr.
Lowy is also a Deputy Director of the CCR. He received
his M.D. from New York University School of Medicine
in 1968, and trained in internal medicine at Stanford
University and dermatology at Yale University. Between
1970 and 1973, he was a research associate in the Laboratory
of Viral Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases, NIH. He returned to NIH in 1975,
to start his laboratory at NCI.
Dr. Lowyfs fields of research include papillomaviruses
and the regulation of normal and neoplastic growth.
In the 1980s, he studied the genetic organization of
papillomaviruses and identified the three viral oncogenes
of papillomaviruses, E5, E6, and E7. More recently,
he has worked on papillomavirus vaccines and the papillomavirus
life cycle. His laboratory has been involved in the
initial development, characterization, and clinical
testing of virus-like particle based vaccines. He is
listed by the Institute for Scientific Information as
one of the most highly cited authors in microbiology.