Scientific Faculty

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

Adjunct Faculty

  • Ravi K. Amaravadi, M.D.
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Cesare Furlanello, Ph.D.
    Fondazione Bruno Kessler
  • David S. Garlick, D.V.M.
    Pathology Consultant
  • Ronen Marmorstein, Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Fiona Simpkins, M.D.
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Zhi Wei, Ph.D.
    New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Xiaowei (George) Xu, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania

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 Co-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, 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
  • 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

    Co-Program Leader, Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program

    Scientific Director, Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility
  • David B. Weiner, Ph.D.
    Executive Vice President
    Director, Vaccine Center
    W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Professor in Cancer Research
  • Rugang Zhang, Ph.D.
    Professor and Co-Program Leader, Gene Expression and Regulation Program

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 K. Assoian, Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Timothy M. Block, Ph.D.
    Drexel University
  • Anthony J. Capobianco, Ph.D.
    University of Miami
  • Dennis E. Discher, 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
  • 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., Ph.D.
    Thomas Jefferson University

Adjunct Assistant Professors

  • 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
  • Alexander Roesch, M.D.
    The Saarland University Hospital, Homburg, Germany
  • Julia C. Tchou, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania