Scientists

With a focus on team science, the principal investigators work independently and in collaboration with their colleagues, at Wistar and beyond. Wistar investigators strive to unlock knowledge about the mechanisms underlying diseases, with the ultimate goal of finding new ways to diagnose and treat illness.
  • Mohamed Abdel-Mohsen, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center
  • 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, Immunology, Microenvironment and Metastasis Program
    Member, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center
    Scientific Director, Animal Facility
  • Qing Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Immunology, Microenvironment and Metastasis Program
    Scientific Director, Imaging Facility
  • Chi Van Dang, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor
    Strategic Adviser to the President
  • Farokh Dotiwala, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center
  • Jan Erikson, Ph.D.
    Professor, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center
    Member, Immunology, Microenvironment and Metastasis Program
  • Hildegund C.J. Ertl, M.D.
    Caspar Wistar Professor in Vaccine Research
    Professor, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center
  • Dmitry I. Gabrilovich, M.D., Ph.D.
    Christopher M. Davis Professor
    Professor and Program Leader, Immunology, Microenvironment and Metastasis Program
  • Alessandro Gardini, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Gene Expression and Regulation 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
  • Chih-Chi Andrew Hu, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Immunology, Microenvironment and Metastasis Program
  • Qihong Huang, M.D., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Immunology, Microenvironment and Metastasis Program
  • Daniel Kulp, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center
    Associate Professor, Immunology, Microenvironment and Metastasis Program
  • 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

  • Qin Liu, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor, Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program
  • Luis J. Montaner, D.V.M., D.Phil.
    Vice President, Scientific Operations
    Herbert Kean, M.D., Family Endowed Chair Professor
    Director, HIV-1 Immunopathogenesis Laboratory
    Professor, Immunology, Microenvironment and Metastasis Program
    Associate Director for Shared Facilities, Wistar Cancer Center
  • Maureen E. 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
  • Kar Muthumani, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Immunology, Microenvironment and Metastasis Program
    Assistant Professor, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center
  • Yulia Nefedova, M.D., Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Immunology, Microenvironment and Metastasis Program
  • Kazuko Nishikura, Ph.D.
    Professor, Gene Expression and Regulation Program
  • Ken-ichi Noma, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Gene Expression and Regulation Program

  • Frank J. Rauscher, III, Ph.D.
    Professor, Gene Expression and Regulation Program
    Caspar Wistar Professor
  • Joseph Salvino, Ph.D.
    Professor, Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program
    Scientific Director, Molecular Screening and Protein Expression Facility
  • Kavitha Sarma, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Gene Expression and Regulation Program
  • Zachary Schug, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis
  • 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
  • Emmanuel Skordalakes, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Gene Expression and Regulation Program
  • David W. Speicher, Ph.D.
    Caspar Wistar Professor in Computational and Systems Biology
    Director, Center for Systems and Computational Biology

    Co-Program Leader, Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program

    Scientific Director, Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility
  • Erica Stone, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Immunology, Microenvironment and Metastasis Program
  • Jessie Villanueva, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program
    Member, The Wistar Institute Melanoma Research Center
  • Ashani Weeraratna, Ph.D.
    Ira Brind Associate Professor
    Associate Professor and Co-Program Leader, Immunology, Microenvironment and Metastasis Program
    Member, The Wistar Institute Melanoma Research Center
  • David B. Weiner, Ph.D.
    Executive Vice President
    Director, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center
    W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Professor in Cancer Research
  • Rugang Zhang, Ph.D.
    Deputy Director, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center
    Professor and Co-Program Leader, Gene Expression and Regulation Program