Philippa (Pippa) Marrack, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular Biology and Immunology
Vice Chair, Department of Immunology
National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver
Professora at the Health Sciences Center, University of Colorado
Research Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
As one of the world’s leading research scientists investigating T cells, the family of cells that help the body fight off disease, Dr. Marrack’s work has led to a greater understanding of their role in the immune system.
Born in the United Kingdom, Philippa Marrack earned her undergraduate and doctoral degrees in biological sciences from the University of Cambridge. She left the UK in 1971 to do postdoctoral work in the USA, where she has lived and worked ever since, initially at the University of California, and then at the University of Rochester. Since 1979, she has been based in Denver, Colorado, where she is now a research investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Vice Chair of the Department of Immunology and Professor at National Jewish Medical and Research Center, and Professor at the University of Colorado’s Health Sciences Center.
During her career, Philippa Marrack has published more than 300 peer-reviewed journal articles and she has served on the editorial boards of numerous journals, including Cell, Science, and the Journal of Immunology. Amongst her many honors are the Royal Society’s Wellcome Foundation Prize (1990), the Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmtsädter Prize (1993) and the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize (1995). She has served on various panels and boards for the American Cancer Society, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. She was the President of the American Association of Immunologists in 2000-2001, and is currently the President of the International Union of Immunological Societies.