Scientific Faculty

Below are the scientists who lead the research progress at The Wistar Institute, including in-house investigators, emeritus, and adjunct faculty.

Professors

  • Dario C. Altieri, M.D.
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Director, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center
    Robert and Penny Fox Distinguished Professor
  • Andrew J. Caton, Ph.D.
    Professor, Translational Tumor Immunology
    Member, Vaccine Center
    Scientific Director, Animal Facility
  • José R. Conejo-Garcia, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor and Program Leader, Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program
    Director of Graduate Studies
  • Jan Erikson, Ph.D.
    Professor, Vaccine Center
    Member,Translational Tumor Immunology
  • Hildegund C.J. Ertl, M.D.
    Caspar Wistar Professor in Vaccine Research
    Professor and 
Director, The Wistar Institute Vaccine Center

  • Dmitry I. Gabrilovich, M.D., Ph.D.
    Christopher M. Davis Professor
    Professor and Program Leader, Translational Tumor Immunology Program
  • Meenhard Herlyn, D.V.M., D.Sc.
    Caspar Wistar Professor in Melanoma Research
    Director, The Wistar Institute Melanoma Research Center
    Professor, Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program
  • Russel E. Kaufman, M.D.
    President Emeritus
  • Paul M. Lieberman, Ph.D.
    Hilary Koprowski, M.D., Endowed Professor
    Professor and Program Leader, Gene Expression and Regulation Program

    Director, Center for Chemical Biology and Translational Medicine

    Scientific Director, Molecular Screening & Protein Expression Facilities
  • Luis J. Montaner, D.V.M., D.Phil.
    Herbert Kean, M.D., Family Professor
    Director, HIV-1 Immunopathogenesis Laboratory
    Professor, Translational Tumor Immunology Program
    Associate Director for Shared Facilities, Wistar Cancer Center
    Scientific Director, Flow Cytometry Facility, BSL3 Laboratory, Translational Research Management Facility
  • Maureen Murphy, Ph.D.
    Professor and Program Leader, Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program
    Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs
    Associate Director for Education and Career Development, Wistar Cancer Center
  • Kazuko Nishikura, Ph.D.
    Professor, Gene Expression and Regulation Program
  • Frank J. Rauscher, III, Ph.D.
    Caspar Wistar Professor
    Professor, Gene Expression and Regulation Program
    Deputy Director, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center
  • Louise C. Showe, Ph.D.
    Professor, Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program
    Associate Director, Center for Systems and Computational Biology
    Scientific Director, Genomics Facility
    Scientific Director, Bioinformatics Facility
  • David W. Speicher, Ph.D.
    Caspar Wistar Professor in Computational and Systems Biology
    Director, Center for Systems and Computational Biology

    Program Co-leader, Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program

    Scientific Director, Proteomics Facility

Associate Professors

Assistant Professors

Professors Emeritus

  • Clayton Buck, Ph.D.
  • Roger M. Burnett, Ph.D.
  • Walter Gerhard, M.D.
  • Dorothee Herlyn, D.V.M., D.Sc.
  • Elliot Levine, Ph.D.
  • Stanley Plotkin, M.D.
  • Leonard Warren, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Zofia Wroblewska, M.D.

Adjunct Professors

  • Steven M. Albelda, M.D.
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Richard Assoian, Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Shelley Berger, Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Timothy M. Block, Ph.D.
    Drexel University
  • Anthony Capobianco, Ph.D.
    University of Miami
  • Dennis E. Discher, Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Chaitanya R. Divgi, M.D.
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Wafik S. El-Deiry, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania
  • David E. Elder, M.B., Ch. B., F.R.C.P.A.
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Nigel W. Fraser, Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Phyllis A. Gimotty, Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Mark I. Greene, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Thanos D. Halazonetis, D.D.S., Ph.D.
    University of Geneva
  • Katherine A. High, M.D.
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Steven B. McMahon, Ph.D.
    Thomas Jefferson University
  • Paul A. Offit, M.D.
    Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr., M.D.
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Nicholas J. Petrelli, M.D.
    Associate Director for Translational Research, Wistar Cancer Center
    Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Christiana Care Health System
  • George C. Prendergast, Ph.D.
    Lankenau Institute of Medical Research
  • Ulrich Rodeck, M.D.
    Thomas Jefferson University
  • Thomas D. Stamato, Ph.D.
    Lankenau Institute of Medical Research
  • Wolfgang Weninger, M.D.
    University of Sydney
  • John H. Wolfe, V.M.D., Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania

Adjunct Associate Professors

  • Frederic G. Barr, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Horace M. DeLisser, M.D.
    University of Pennsylvania
  • K. Ann Jeglum, V.M.D.
    Veterinary Oncology Services and Research Center
  • Laszlo Otvos, Ph.D., D.Sc., C.B.A.
    Temple University

Adjunct Assistant Professors

  • Peter D. Adams, Ph.D.
    Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Devraj Basu, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Michael R. Betts, Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania
  • F. Bradley Johnson, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Eric Meggers, Ph.D.
    Philipps-University of Marburg
  • Alexander Roesch, M.D.
    The Saarland University Hospital, Homburg, Germany
  • Julia C. Tchou, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania