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Americas Rising Star Lecture

Shawn Demehri

Title: Immunity to Commensal Virome Regulating the Homeostasis of Aging Skin

Date: 10 May 2023

Time: 15.40-16.40 JPN – Rising Star Lectures

Shawn Demehri, M.D., Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Center for Cancer Immunology and Cutaneous Biology Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He is the director of High Risk Skin Cancer Clinics, Center for Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Skin and Program for Cancer Prevention in the Department of Dermatology and Cancer Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Demehri completed M.D., Ph.D., and Dermatology residency training at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Demehri is a physician-scientist performing basic science and translational research in the field of cancer immunoprevention related to skin, breast, and other epithelial organs. His research is focused on determining the role of the immune system in maintaining normal tissue homeostasis and preventing the early stages of cancer development. Dr. Demehri is a recipient of several awards, including the American Academy of Dermatology Young Investigator Award, American Society for Clinical Investigation Young Physician-Scientist Award, NIH Director’s Early Independence Award, Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Medical Scientists, Breast Cancer Alliance Young Investigator Award, and Kimmel Scholar Award.