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Ira Mellman, PhD

Ira Mellman, PhD

Genentech Inc.
South San Francisco, California

Class of 2022

Scientific Areas of Expertise: Cancer Immunology, Dendritic Cell Biology, T Cell Biology 

For essential contributions to cancer immunology including the elucidation as to how dendritic cells trigger immune reactions, illuminating the mechanisms of checkpoint inhibition, and defining the cellular underpinning of membrane trafficking by discovering endosomes, findings that have collectively informed the development of cancer immunotherapies and have had a profound impact on our understanding of cancer immunity.