Dr. Dan R. Littman, Founder of Orca Pharmaceuticals, Honored with Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science

Dr. Littman received the 2016 Vilcek Prize for his extraordinary achievements in immunology research, specifically, his contributions to insights on HIV pathogenesis, the specificity of the human immune response, and the interplay of the immune system with the human microbiome. The Vilcek Foundation works to raise awareness of immigrant contributions to American society through biomedical research. Dr. Littman serves as a Professor of Pathology and Microbiology at the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine of New York University School of Medicine.  Orca Pharmaceuticals (www.orcapharmaceuticals.com) is based on his discoveries.

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