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Our Scientists

With a focus on team science, Wistar’s principal investigators work both independently and in collaboration with their colleagues at Wistar and beyond. Our scientists strive to gain critical knowledge about disease mechanisms, with the goal of finding new ways to diagnose and treat illness.
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Mohamed Abdel-Mohsen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center

Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Dario C. Altieri, M.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Director, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Robert and Penny Fox Distinguished Professor, Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program

Qing Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Scientific Director, Imaging Facility

Chi Van Dang, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Strategic Advisor to the President

Farokh Dotiwala, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center

Hildegund C.J. Ertl, M.D.

Professor, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center

Alessandro Gardini, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Gene Expression & Regulation Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Meenhard Herlyn, D.V.M., D.Sc.

Professor, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Director, The Wistar Institute Melanoma Research Center

Chih-Chi Andrew Hu, Ph.D.

Professor, Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Andrew Kossenkov, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center

Gene Expression & Regulation Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Scientific Director, Bioinformatics Facility 

 

Daniel Kulp, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center

Chengyu Liang, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Paul M. Lieberman, Ph.D.

Hilary Koprowski, M.D., Endowed Professor and Program Leader, Gene Expression & Regulation Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Director, Center for Chemical Biology & Translational Medicine

 

Qin Liu, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Luis J. Montaner, D.V.M., D.Phil.

Vice President, Scientific Operations

Associate Director for Shared Resources, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Herbert Kean, M.D., Family Endowed Chair Professor; Director, HIV-1 Immunopathogenesis Laboratory and Leader, HIV Research Program, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center;

Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Maureen E. Murphy, Ph.D.

Ira Brind Professor and Program Leader, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs

Scientific Director, Histotechnology Facility

Kar Muthumani, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director, Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Disease, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center

Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Yulia Nefedova, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Kazuko Nishikura, Ph.D.

Professor, Gene Expression & Regulation Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Joseph Salvino, Ph.D.

Professor, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Scientific Director, Molecular Screening & Protein Expression Facility

Kavitha Sarma, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Gene Expression & Regulation Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Zachary Schug, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Rahul S. Shinde, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Caspar Wistar Fellow, Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Louise C. Showe, Ph.D.

Professor, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Associate Director, Center for Systems and Computational Biology

Scientific Director, Genomics and Bioinformatics Facilities

Emmanuel Skordalakes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Gene Expression & Regulation Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

David W. Speicher, Ph.D.

Professor and Program Co-Leader, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Director, Center for Systems & Computational Biology

Member, The Wistar Institute Melanoma Research Center

Scientific Director, Proteomics & Metabolomics Facility

Italo Tempera, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Gene Expression & Regulation Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Bin Tian, Ph.D. 

Professor, Gene Expression & Regulation Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center  

Co-director, Center for Systems & Computational Biology

 

Jessie Villanueva, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Member, The Wistar Institute Melanoma Research Center

Scientific Director, Animal Facility

David B. Weiner, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President

Director, Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center

W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Professor in Cancer Research, Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Rugang Zhang, Ph.D.

Deputy Director, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center

Professor & Program Leader, Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program

Research & Discoveries

Our scientists focus on basic biomedical research related to cancer and infectious disease to discover ways of impacting human health.

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