Lisa M. Coussens, PhD, FAACR

Lisa M. Coussens, PhD, FAACR

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine

Dr. Coussens is the associate director for Basic Research at the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University, where she is a professor and the chair of the Cell, Developmental, and Cancer Biology Department as well as the Hildegard Lamfrom Endowed Chair in Basic Science. An internationally renowned cancer biologist, Dr. Coussens has made seminal contributions to the fundamental understanding of the functions of innate immune cells in fostering neoplastic progression while also suppressing T-cell functionality. Her research has also defined the importance of chronic inflammation in cancer, thus identifying therapeutic targets for intervention and providing the basis for several clinical trials evaluating myeloid cell modulation in combination with chemotherapy. Dr. Coussens was elected to the 2019 class of Fellows of the AACR Academy and is the 2021-2022 AACR president-elect.