Medical School
New York University , Medicine
Graduate School
New York Medical College (1966)
Graduate School
New York Medical College (1968)

Research Interest

  • Antibody-based therapies
  • Cancer Dormancy
  • Nanotechnology
  • Vaccines


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

RiVax, a recombinant ricin subunit vaccine, protects mice against ricin delivered by gavage or aerosol
Smallshaw, J.E., Richardson, J.A., and Vitetta, E.S Vaccine 2007 25 7459=7469
A pilot clinical trial of a recombinant ricin vaccine in normal humans
Vitetta, E.S., Smallshaw, J.E., Coleman, E., Jafri, H., Foster, C., Munford, R., and Schindler, J PNAS Spring 2006 103:7 2268-2273
Generation and characterization of a novel tetravalent anti-CD22 antibody with improved antitumor activity and pharmacokinetics
Liu, X., Pop, L., Smallshaw, J.E., Ghetie, V., Vitetta, E.S Int Immunopharma 2006 6:5 791-799
Preclinical toxicity and efficacy testing of RiVax, a recombinant protein vaccine against ricin
Smallshaw, J., Richardson, J.A., Pincus, S., Schindler, J., and Vitetta, E.S. Vaccine 2005 23:39 4775-4784
An anti-CD19 antibody inhibits the interaction between P-gp and CD19, causes P-gp to translocate out of lipid rafts and chemosensitizes a multi-drug resistant lymphoma cell line
Ghetie, M-A., Marches, R., Kufert, S., Vitetta, E.S. Blood 2004 104:1 178-183

Honors & Awards

  • American Association of Immunologists
    Lifetime Achievement Award (2007)
  • Texas Women’s Hall of Fame
    Award (2007)
  • Institute of Medicine
    Member (2006)
  • American Association of Cancer Research
    Rosenthal Award (1995)
  • National Academy of Sciences
    Member (1994)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Academy of Cancer Immunology
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • American Assocation of Immunologists
  • American Association of Cancer Research
  • American Women in Science