E. John Wherry, Ph.D.

E. John Wherry, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics

Richard and Barbara Schiffrin President’s Distinguished Professor
Director, Institute for Immunology

Contact Information

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Pharmacology
421 Curie Blvd
354 Biomedical Research Building II/III
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-8141
Lab: 215-746-4956

Research Interest

Dr. Wherry has received numerous distinctions for his consistent and significant contributions to infectious disease and cancer immunology research.  A major focus of the research in Dr. Wherry’s laboratory is to understand the cellular, transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms and reversibility of T cell memory versus exhaustion during vaccination, chronic infections and cancer.