Our Staff Members

Vipin Kumar , Ph.D.
Vipin Kumar , Ph.D.

Dr. Kumar is studying immune response in mice that have the capability of spontaneously recovering from EAE, an MS-like disease, and for clues to harness the natural process of immune regulation.

Valeria Judkowski, Ph.D.
Valeria Judkowski, Ph.D.

The main focus of my research is the discovery of novel immunological modulators and the understanding of their mechanisms in the regulation of the immune response. In the T cell area, our work includes the identification of novel antigens involved in the activation of autoimmune T cells and the identification of T cell epitopes from human pathogens that could improve diagnostics and vaccine design.

Clemencia Pinilla, Ph.D.
Clemencia Pinilla, Ph.D.

Dr. Pinilla is the head of the Institute's Immunochemistry Department and one of the inventors of the library method known as positional scanning.

Board of Trustees

Robin Offord, Ph.D. | Chair

Donald Cooper

Weaver Gaines

Robert S. Hodges, Ph.D.

Richard A. Houghten, Ph.D.

Tobin Overdorf.

Andrea Resnick

Daniel R. Richey

Mark E. Robitaille

George B. Thornton

Patricia S. Wu, MBChB, FRCP(Edin), FACE


Richard A. Houghten, Ph.D
President & CEO

Donald B. Cooper
Chief Financial Officer

Gregory Welmaker
Chief Operating Officer

Pamela Houghten
Vice President of Administration & Outreach & Corporate Secretary

Mary Holmgren
Assistant Corporate Secretary