Scientific Advisors

Jeffrey Ravetch photoJeffrey V. Ravetch, M.D., Ph.D.

Scientific Advisor

Jeffrey V. Ravetch, M.D., Ph.D., is a scientific advisor to Vir. He is currently the Theresa and Eugene Lang Professor at the Rockefeller University and Head of the Leonard Wagner Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Immunology.

From 1982 to 1996 Dr. Ravetch was a member of the faculty of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Cornell Medical College. His laboratory has focused on the Fc domain of antibodies and their receptors, establishing their structural and functional diversity and the pre-eminence of FcR pathways in host defense, inflammation and tolerance. His work has been widely extended into clinical applications for the treatment of neoplastic, inflammatory and infectious diseases. Dr. Ravetch has received numerous awards including the William B. Coley Award, Sanofi-Pasteur Award, Gairdner International Prize, Wolf Prize in Medicine, Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine, and the Robert Koch award. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Ravetch earned degrees from Yale University, Cornell Medical College, and The Rockefeller University. He pursued postdoctoral studies at the NIH.