Scientific Faculty

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

Principal Investigators, Associate Professors

Professors

  • Dario C. Altieri, M.D.
    Director, The Wistar Institute Cancer Center
    Executive Vice President
    Chief Scientific Officer
    Robert and Penny Fox Distinguished Professor
  • Andrew J. Caton, Ph.D.
    Professor, Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program
    Member, Vaccine Center
  • Jan Erikson, Ph.D.
    Professor, Vaccine Center
    Member, Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program
  • 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, Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis 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 and CEO
    Professor, Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis 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

    Scientific Director, Protein Expression and Libraries Facility
  • Luis J. Montaner, D.V.M., D.Phil.
    Professor and Director, HIV-1 Immunopathogenesis Laboratory
    Member, Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program
    Associate Director for Shared Facilities, Wistar Cancer Center
    Scientific Director, Flow Cytometry Facility
  • Maureen Murphy, Ph.D.
    Professor and Program Leader, Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program
    Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs
    Associate Director of Faculty Development
    Associate Director for Education
  • Kazuko Nishikura, Ph.D.
    Professor, Gene Expression and Regulation Program
  • Frank J. Rauscher, III, Ph.D.
    Professor, Gene Expression and Regulation Program
    Professor, Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program
    Deputy Director for Basic Research, 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.
  • Robert Roosa, Ph.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