Prof. Lewis Lanier University of California, San Francisco, USA2 Talks 1 Series
Lewis L. Lanier is an American Cancer Society Professor and J. Michael Bishop MD Distinguished Professor and Chairman of Microbiology and Immunology at University of California San Francisco and is Director of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. Dr. Lanier received his PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from UNC –... read moreChapel Hill. After postdoctoral studies, he joined the R&D Department at the Becton Dickinson Monoclonal Center, advancing to Associate Director. In 1990, he joined the DNAX Research Institute in, where he advanced to Director of Immunobiology, and in 1999 joined the faculty of UCSF. His research group studies Natural Killer cells, which recognize and eliminate cells that have become transformed or infected by viruses. In recognition of his contributions he was awarded the William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic Tumor Immunology from the Cancer Research Institute (2002), received the Rose Payne Award for contributions to the field of Immunogenetics by the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (2005), was elected to the US National Academy of Sciences (2010), and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2011). He served as President of the American Association of Immunologists (2006-2007), and named an AAI Distinguished Fellow in 2019.