Carl H. June
The Power List 2020 – Advanced Medicine
Richard W. Vague Professor in Immunotherapy at the University of Pennsylvania
Carl June’s research was pivotal to the development of CAR T cell therapy. In 2018, he was named as one of Time Magazine's most influential people. His entry was written by Emily Whitehead, aged 12, who was the first patient to receive CAR T cell therapy six years earlier. “Dr. June is my hero! He saved my family.” Recently, June and his team at UPenn showed that CRISPR-edited immune cells can survive after being infused into cancer patients.