Oak Ridge National Laboratory


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Media Contact: Fred Strohl (strohlhf@ornl.gov)
Communications and External Relations


Kennel named AAAS fellow

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., March 20, 2001 — Stephen J. Kennel of the Life Sciences Division of the Department of Energy's (DOE) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Kennel was honored for his important and sustained research in immunochemistry - particularly for fundamental advances in the understanding of monoclonal antibodies and their use for radioimmunotherapy.

This work uses antibody molecules and their engineered derivatives to deliver radioactive isotopes to tumors for therapy. New approaches, which attack tumor blood vessels, are being tested in mice.

Kennel is senior staff scientist and group leader in the Life Sciences Division's Molecular Immunology Group. He earned a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Illinois and a master's and doctorate in biology from the University of California at San Diego. He was also a postdoctoral fellow and staff member at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation of LaJolla, Calif.

He and his wife, Ellen, live in Oak Ridge and have three adult children.

ORNL is a DOE multiprogram facility operated by UT-Battelle.