Robert Schreiber, Ph.D.

Washington University, Immunology & Neo-antigens

Dr. Robert D. Schreiber is the Andrew M. and Jane M. Bursky Distinguished Professor in the Department of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine; Founding Director of the Andrew M. and Jane M. Bursky Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs; and co-leader of the Tumor Immunology Program of Washington University’s Siteman Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is an Extramural Member Researcher of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, an Associate Director of the Scientific Advisory Board to the Cancer Research Institute, and a member of the Board of Scientific Advisors to the National Cancer Institute. Schreiber is a co-founder of two biotech companies: Jounce Therapeutics (Boston, MA) and Neon Therapeutics, Inc (Cambridge, MA). He received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1968 and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Immunology from the same institution in 1973. He received his postdoctoral training in immunology at the Research Institute of Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California from 1973-1976, and was then appointed to the Scripps faculty in 1976 where he rose to the rank of Tenured Associate Member. In 1985, Schreiber was recruited to Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri as Professor of Pathology and Immunology and Professor of Molecular Microbiology and, in 1990, became the Alumni Endowed Professor of Pathology and Immunology.

Dr. Schreiber has authored more than 300 peer reviewed and invited publications and has received many honors for his work. Among the more recent are the 2014 Lloyd J. Old Prize in Cancer Immunology awarded jointly by the American Association for Cancer Research and the Cancer Research Institute and the 2017 Balzan Prize (shared with James Allison): Immunological Approaches in Cancer Therapy. Schreiber is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.