About CRI

Lewis L. Lanier, Ph.D.

University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Lewis L. Lanier, Ph.D. has been professor of Department of Microbiology & Immunology and Cancer Research Institute at University of California, San Francisco since 1999 and vice chair of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology since 2003. Dr. Lanier serves as cead of the UCSF Immunology Program and program leader of the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Lanier was a senior research scientist at Becton Dickinson Monoclonal Center, Inc. from 1981 to 1988, and an associate research director at Becton Dickinson Immunocytometry Systems from 1988 to 1990. Dr. Lanier served as director of the Department of Immunobiology at DNAX Research Institute from 1997 to 1999, senior scientific staff at the Department of Immunology from 1991 to 1992 and associate director of the Department of Human Immunology from 1993 to 1996.

Dr. Lanier serves as a member of the Scientific Advisory Boards of Entelos, Inc., and Avipep Pty Ltd., and of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Cancer Research Institute. Dr. Lanier received Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Freshman Science Scholarship in 1971, National Research Service Award Fellowship, University of North Carolina School of Medicine at Chapel Hill Cancer Research Center for 1978-1979, Damon Runyon - Walter Winchell Cancer Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship from 1979 to 1981, American Association of Immunologists Distinguished Service Award in 2001, William B Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic and Tumor Immunology, Cancer Research Institute, New York in 2002, American Cancer Society Research Professorship in 2003, American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics Rose Payne Award in 2005 and NIH Merit Grant Award in 2006. Dr. Lanier is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Lanier received B.S. (honors) in Microbiology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, in 1975, Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1979, and Ph.D. in Immunology from University of New Mexico Medical School, Albuquerque, in 1981.