About the PI

Weiping Zou serves as Director of the Michigan Center of Excellence for Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy and Co-Director of the Cancer Hematopoiesis and Immunology Program at the University of Michigan School of Medicine and Rogel Cancer Center. He also co-directs the Surgical Oncology Fellow Training (T32) program, through which clinical fellows are trained to become physician scientists with a focus on cancer immunology and immunotherapy. At the national level, he was the AACR Cancer Immunology (CIMM) Chairperson 2019-2020 and served as the Cancer Immunology Abstract Programming Chair for AAI for 4 years. He has delivered more than 300 invited lectures at different institutions and conferences and published nearly 200 articles and book chapters, including 38 articles in Nature, Science, and Cell journal series. His laboratory is one of the most cited research teams in the field of immunology. Their work has been highlighted by many scientific news agencies. “Specific recruitment of regulatory T cells inovarian carcinoma fosters immune privilege and predicts reduced survival”, an original work on human Tregs, has been cited more than 5,000 times since its publication. Weiping Zou has developed an international reputation in human tumor immunology and immunotherapy.