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James P. Allison, Ph.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Immunology, Division of Basic Science Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Executive Director, Immunology Platform, Department of Immunology, Division of Basic Science Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Deputy Director, David H. Koch Center for Applied Research of Genitourinary Cancers, Department of Genitourinary Medical Oncology - Research, Division of Basic Science Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, MD

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1973 The University of Texas, Austin, TX, PHD, Biological Sciences
1969 The University of Texas, Austin, TX, BS, Microbiology

Postgraduate Training

1974-1977 Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Immunology, Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, La Jolla, CA

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Smithville, TX, 1977-1983

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Department Chair, Department of Immunology, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 11/2012-present

Endowed Positions

Vivian L. Smith Distinguished Chair in Immunology, Department of Immunology, Division of Basic Science Research, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 6/2013-present

Honors and Awards

2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation
2013 AACR-CRI Lloyd J.Old Award in Cancer Immunology, AACR-CRI
2011 Advancement of Cancer Research Award, Gilda's Club
2011 Breakthrough Achievement in Translational Cancer Research, American Skin Association
2010 2010 Richard V. Smalley, MD Memorial Lectureship Award, International Society for Biological Therapy of Cancer
2008 C. Chester Stock Award for Distinguished Achievement in Biomedical Research, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
2008 Dana Foundation Award in Human Immunology Research, American Association of Immunologists
2001 Centeon Award for Innovative Breakthroughs in Immunology
1997 Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology

Last updated: 2/21/2014