Erik RanheimM.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Erik Ranheim M.D., Ph.D. received his B.A. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his M.D. and Ph.D. in immunology at the University of Minnesota and University of California, San Diego. As a graduate student, he studied how different receptors on the surface of normal and cancerous white blood cells interact during immune responses, and how these pathways might be used to generate immune responses against malignant cells. He did his clinical training in AP and hematopathology at Stanford University and was a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Irving Weissman where he studied B cell development, stem cell biology, and anti-tumor immunity. He joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2003. Currently, Erik is professor and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UW where his research interests continue to be in B cell leukemogenesis and tumor immunology.