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Scientific Faculty

Professors

Dario C. Altieri, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Director, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center
Professor, Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program
Robert and Penny Fox Distinguished Professor

Hildegund C.J. Ertl, M.D.
Professor, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center

Meenhard Herlyn, D.V.M., D.Sc.
Professor, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center
Director, The Wistar Institute Melanoma Research Center

Chengyu Liang, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

Paul M. Lieberman, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Leader, Gene Expression & Regulation Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center
Director, Center for Chemical Biology & Translational Medicine
Hilary Koprowski, M.D., Endowed Professor

Qin Liu, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

Luis J. Montaner, D.V.M., D.Phil.
Vice President, Scientific Operations
Director, HIV-1 Immunopathogenesis Laboratory, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center
Professor, Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program
Associate Director for Shared Resources, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center
Herbert Kean, M.D., Family Professor

Maureen E. Murphy, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Leader, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center
Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs
Ira Brind Professor

Kazuko Nishikura, Ph.D.
Professor, Gene Expression & Regulation Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

Joseph Salvino, Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

Louise C. Showe, Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center
Associate Director, Center for Systems and Computational Biology

David W. Speicher, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Co-Leader, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center
Director, Center for Systems & Computational Biology

Bin Tian, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Co-Leader, Gene Expression & Regulation Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center
Co-director, Center for Systems & Computational Biology

David B. Weiner, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President
Director, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center
Professor, Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center
W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Professor in Cancer Research
Professor Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Rugang Zhang, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center
Professor & Program Leader, Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center
Christopher M. Davis Endowed Professor


Associate Professors

Mohamed Abdel-Mohsen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center; Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

Alessandro Gardini, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Gene Expression & Regulation Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

Daniel Kulp, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center

Kristy Shuda McGuire, Ph.D.
Dean, Biomedical Studies
Associate Professor, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

Yulia Nefedova, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

Emmanuel Skordalakes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Gene Expression & Regulation Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

Italo Tempera, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Gene Expression & Regulation Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center
Associate Director for Cancer Research Career Enhancement, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

Jessie Villanueva, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center
Associate Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center
Member, The Wistar Institute Melanoma Research Center

David Zuzga, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Biomedical Studies
Associate Professor, Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center


Assistant Professors

Noam Auslander, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

Qing Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

Amelia Escolano, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center

Aaron R. Goldman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center 
Associate Managing Director, Proteomics & Metabolomics Facility

Andrew Kossenkov, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Gene Expression & Regulation Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center; Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center

Kavitha Sarma, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Gene Expression & Regulation Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

Zachary Schug, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

Rahul S. Shinde, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

Hsin-Yao Tang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

Nan Zhang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center


Caspar Wistar Fellows

Daniel Claiborne, Ph.D.
Caspar Wistar Fellow, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center
Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program, Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center

Ami Patel, Ph.D.
Caspar Wistar Fellow, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center


Professors Emeriti

Clayton Buck, Ph.D.

Roger M. Burnett, Ph.D.

Walter Gerhard, M.D.

Jan Erikson, Ph.D.

Dorothee Herlyn, D.V.M., D.Sc.

Russel E. Kaufman, M.D.
President Emeritus

Elliot Levine, Ph.D.

Stanley Plotkin, M.D.

Zofia Wroblewska, M.D.

William H. Wunner, Ph.D.


Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct Professors

Steven M. Albelda, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Richard K. Assoian, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Shelley L. Berger, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Timothy M. Block, Ph.D.
Drexel University

Gerd A. Bloebel, M.D., Ph.D.
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Anthony J. Capobianco, Ph.D.
University of Miami

José R. Conejo-Garcia, M.D., Ph.D.
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Dennis E. Discher, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Cesare Furlanello, Ph.D.
Centre for Scientific and Technological Research, Trento, Italy

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
Spark Therapeutics

Jay R. Kostman, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania/Philadelphia FIGHT

Ronen Mamorstein, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Steven B. McMahon, Ph.D.
Thomas Jefferson University

Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr., M.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Nicholas J. Petrelli, M.D.
Associate Director for Translational Research, The Wistar Institute 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., Ph.D.
Thomas Jefferson University

Alexander Roesch, M.D.
The Saarland University Hospital, Hamburg, Germany

Anil K. Rustgi, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Thomas D. Stamato, Ph.D.
Lankenau Institute for Medical Research

Pablo Tebas, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Xiaowei Xu, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania


Adjunct Associate Professors

Ravi K. Amaravadi, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Michael R. Betts, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Horace M. Delisser, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Ronny Drapkin, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

K. Ann Jeglum, V.M.D.
Veterinary Oncology Services and Research Center

F. Bradley Johnson, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Karam C. Mounzer, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania/Philadelphia FIGHT

Donald M. O’Rourke, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Julia C. Tchou, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Zhi Wei, Ph.D.
New Jersey Institute of Technology


Adjunct Assistant Professors

Devraj Basu, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

Rumela Chakrabarti, Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania

David S. Garlick, D.V.M.
Histo-Scientific Research Laboratories

Fiona Simpkins, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania


Adjunct/Affiliate Appointments

Joseph J. Bennett, M.D.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

Mark E. Borowsky, M.D.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

Mark G. Cadungog, M.D.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

Michael J. Guarino, M.D.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

Neil G. Hockstein, M.D.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

Stephanie Jean, M.D.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

Jamil Khatri, M.D.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

Eric B. Kmiec, Ph.D.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

Christopher Koprowski, M.D.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

Gregory A. Masters, M.D.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

Christopher R. Mitchell, M.D.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

Eric Montgomery, M.D.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

Charles R. Mulligan, M.D.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

Brian T. Nam, M.D.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

Gary B. Witkin, M.D.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

Robert L. Witt, M.D.
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute