Published Mar 31, 2020
Nobel Laureate and PCF Funded Researcher Jim Allison, PhD is chair of Immunology and executive director of the Immunotherapy Platform at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Allison received the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for launching an effective new way to attack cancer by treating the immune system rather than the tumor. Dr. Allison is the first MD Anderson scientist to receive the world’s most preeminent award for outstanding discoveries in the fields of life sciences and medicine. He started his career at MD Anderson in 1977, arriving as one of the first employees of a new basic science research center located in Smithville, Texas. He was recruited back to MD Anderson in November 2012 to lead the Immunology Department and to establish an immunotherapy research platform for MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program.