James P. Allison, Ph.D.

James P. Allison

 Brief Bio

James P. Allison is professor and Vivian L. Smith Distinguished Chair of the Department of Immunology, Co-Director of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, and Executive Director of the Immunotherapy Platform at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is also Deputy Director of the Koch Center for Applied Research of Genitourinary Cancers at MD Anderson. Dr. Allison was President of The American Association of Immunologists from 2001 to 2002 and served as an AAI Council member from 1996 to 2003. He was awarded the AAI-Dana Foundation Award in Human Immunology Research in 2008 and the AAI Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011, and elected a Distinguished Fellow of AAI in 2019.

 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

2018, with Tasuku Honjo for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation. Click here for more details. 

 Lasker Award

2015 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for the discovery and development of “a monoclonal antibody therapy that unleashes the immune system to combat cancer.” Click here for more details.

 Oral History - Full Interview

Interview Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Location: Houston, TX

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 Oral History - Transcript

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 Oral History - Clips

 AAI Service History

Joined: 1978
President: 2001–2002
Vice President: 2000–2001
Councillor: 1996–2000

The Journal of Immunology
Associate Editor: 1987–1991
Section Board: 1993–1996
Public Affairs Committee: 1991–1992, 1995–1997

Other Service
Faculty, Advanced Course in Immunology: 1985, 1995, 1997, 1999
Abstract Programming Chair: 1994–1997

 Awards and Honors

 Institutional/Biographical Links

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