Carl F. Ware, Ph.D.
Director, Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute
Dr. Ware is a Director and Professor at the Infectious and Inflammatory Disease Center at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in La Jolla California. He is a leading immunologist and virologist, internationally recognized for his scientific discoveries and advances in the study of the immune system, leading to new therapeutics for autoimmune and viral diseases and cancer.
Dr. Ware received his doctorate in 1979 in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of California, Irvine, where he began his scientific research career by studying tumor destroying cytokines with Professor Gale A. Granger. Dr. Ware’s postdoctoral training included research with Dr. Jack Strominger and Dr. Tim Springer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ware established his own research laboratory in 1982 in the Biomedical Sciences Program at the University of California, Riverside, advancing to full professor in 1993. In 1996, he joined the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology as head of the Division of Molecular Immunology.
In 2010, he was recruited to the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute as Center Director, and also holds a joint appointment in the Department of Biology at the University of California, San Diego.