Carl-Wilhelm Vogel received his M.D. degree and Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from the University of
Hamburg in Germany. For three-and-a-half years, he was a postdoctoral research fellow in molecular
immunology at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation in La Jolla, California. He completed a medical
internship in Germany and four years of residency training in clinical pathology at Georgetown University
in Washington, D.C. and at Indiana University/Purdue University in Indianapolis. He is a licensed
physician and a board-certified clinical pathologist both in the USA and Germany.
He was on the faculty of Georgetown University School of Medicine for approximately nine years in the
Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Internal Medicine, and a member of the
Lombardi Cancer Center, before assuming the chairmanship of the Department of Biochemistry and
Molecular Biology at the University of Hamburg in 1990. In 1999 he became the Director of the
Cancer Research Center of Hawaii at the University of Hawaii, a position he held for about a decade.
He currently is a full professor at the same institution.
His research interests have been in the area of basic biomedical research with particular emphasis on
the immunological aspects of cancer as well as the development of novel therapeutic concepts for
diseases with complement pathogenesis, based on the complement-depleting activity of cobra venom factor.
His research has been supported continuously by peer-reviewed grants since 1983, mainly from the National
Institutes of Health. He is the author of well over 100 publications and patents.
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