E. John Wherry, Ph.D.

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

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Contact Information

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Microbiology
354 Biomedical Research Building II/III
421 Curie Blvd
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.