Lisa H. Butterfield, PhD
Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, UCSF
Lisa H. Butterfield, Ph.D. is an Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, University California San Francisco and a consultant in immuno-oncology. Her research is focused on cancer vaccines, immune profiling and cellular therapies for melanoma, hepatocellular cancer and other tumor types. Dr. Butterfield was most recently Vice President, Research and Development at the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, where she supported cell therapy initiatives and clinical trial biospecimen and biomarker projects. Previously, she was a tenured Professor of Medicine, Surgery, Immunology and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh (2003-2018) and Director of the Hillman Cancer Center Immunologic Monitoring and Cellular Products Laboratory. She has a PhD in Biology from UCLA, followed by postdoctoral fellowships in Cellular Immunology and Cancer Gene Therapy also at UCLA. She was the President of the Society of Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC, 2017-2018) and a member of the SITC Executive Committee (2015-2020). She led the Immunology Reference Lab for the ECOG-ACRIN NCI cooperative group (2006-2018) and collaborates on biomarker studies in many clinical trials. She has published over 185 peer-reviewed manuscripts, reviews and book chapters, and mentored over 20 students and postdocs. She co-leads the SITC Women’s Leadership Institute and is a co-Editor of the SITC textbook “Cancer Immunotherapy: Principles and Practice” 1st and 2nd editions.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, B.S., 05/86, Biology
University of California Los Angeles, Ph.D., 02/93, Biology
University of California Los Angeles, Postdoc fellow, 03/95, Tumor Immunology
University of California Los Angeles, Postdoc fellow, 03/97, Radiation Oncology