Curtis, Ben

Research Staff
Research Scientist

Benjamin Curtis received his MS degree in Anatomy and Neurobiology from Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine in 2010.  His thesis research was performed under the mentorship of Dr. Joyce Lloyd and Dr. Jack Haar, focusing on the overlapping regulatory roles of Kruppel-like Factor genes in early development.  His current research interests include examining genetic adjuvant systems to boost cancer vaccine efficacy, and pinpointing the mechanism of vaccine failure in murine models.  Currently he is putting his efforts in the CVI towards developing a multi-antigen, polyepitope preventative breast cancer vaccine, working under the direction of senior scientist, Dr. Denise Cecil