Established in 2014, this distinguished award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the University’s excellence and prestige. Professor Pittet’s remarkable achievements in the field of immunotherapy have earned him this accolade. His groundbreaking research is dedicated to unraveling the intricate mechanisms through which the immune system regulates cancer and other diseases, and how this knowledge can be harnessed for therapeutic purposes. Notably, his work has shed light on the crucial roles played by various immune cells, such as cytotoxic T cells, regulatory T cells, macrophages, monocytes, neutrophils, and dendritic cells, in controlling certain cancers—making them potential targets in cancer immunotherapy.
Professor Pittet’s contributions extend beyond the laboratory, offering innovative approaches to cancer treatment that benefit both patients and the scientific community. This recognition with the Academic Radiance Award underscores the invaluable impact of his research.
We congratulate Professor Pittet on this well-deserved achievement!