Congratulations to Dr. James P. Allison, Chair and Professor of Immunology and CPRIT Research Training Program Faculty on winning the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. His work on the biology of T cells and the invention of the immune checkpoint blockade to treat cancer has transformed cancer immunotherapy. Dr. Allison is pictured here with our 2017 and 2018 CPRIT CURE Summer Undergraduate Program trainee Hossein Bahkshandeh.
CPRIT TRIUMPH Faculty
James P. Allison, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Immunology
Vivian L. Smith Distinguished Chair in Immunology
Director, Parker Institute for Cancer Research
Executive Director, Immunotherapy Platform at MD Anderson Cancer Center
Awarded Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2018
Robert C. Bast, Jr., M.D.
Professor, Department of Translational Research
Harry Carothers Wiess Distinguished University Chair for Cancer Research
Vice President for Translational Research
Internist and Professor of Medicine, Department of Experimental Therapeutics
Giulio Draetta, M.D., Ph.D.
Sr. Vice President, Discovery and Platforms
Chief Academic Officer, ad interim
Professor, Department of Genomic Medicine
Sewell Family Chair, Department of Genomic Medicine
Co-Leader, Moon Shots Program
Elizabeth A. Grimm, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology
Waun Ki Hong Distinguished Chair in Translational Oncology
Deputy Division Head for Research Affiairs, Division of Cancer MEdicine
Patrick Hwu, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology
Division Head, Division of Cancer Medicine
Chair, Department of Sarcoma Medical Oncology
Distinguished Chair, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan
Co-Director, Center for Cancer Immunology Research
Myers, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor, Department of Head and Neck Surgery
Alando J. Ballantyne Distinguished Chair of Head and Neck Surgery
Director or Translational Research, Division of Surgery
Director of Research, Department of Head and Neck Surgery
Deputy Chair for Academic Programs, Department of Head and Neck Surgery
Jack A. Roth, M.D.
Professor, Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery
Chief, Section of Thoracic Molecular Oncology, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Bud S. Johnson Distinguished Clinical Chair
Anil Sood, M.D.
Professor, Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine
Co-Director, Ovarian Cancer Moonshots Program
Director, Blanton-Davis Ovarian Cancer Research Program
Vice Chairman, Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine
Co-Director, Center for RNA Interference and Non-Coding RNA
Dihua Yu, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology
Hubert L. & Olive Stringer Distinguished Chair in Basic Sciences
Deputy Chair, Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology