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Immunology and Microbial Science

Christoph Rader, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Immunology and Microbiology
Florida Campus
Laboratory Website
(561) 228-2053

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Faculty, Graduate Program

Research Focus

We develop and apply technologies for antibody drug and target discovery in cancer.


Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Zurich (Switzerland), 1995
M.S., Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (dipl. biochem.), University of Zurich (Switzerland), 1991
B.S., Biochemistry and Chemistry (cand. dipl. biochem.), University of Bayreuth (Germany), 1988

Professional Experience

2012-present, Associate Professor with Tenure, Department of Immunology and Microbiology (2017-present), Department of Cancer Biology (2012-2017), Department of Molecular Therapeutics (2012-2017), The Scripps Research Institute (Jupiter, FL)
2003-2012, Senior Scientist and Head of the Antibody Technology Section, Experimental Transplantation and Immunology Branch, Center for Cancer Research, NCI, NIH (Bethesda, MD)
1999-2003, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, CA)
1996-1999, Postdoc, Department of Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute (La Jolla, CA)

Awards & Professional Activities

2013, Mentorship Award from the Scripps Florida Graduate Students and Postdocs (Jupiter, FL)
2011, Federal Technology Transfer Award, NCI, NIH (Bethesda, MD)
2007, NCI Director’s Intramural Innovation Award for Principal Investigators (Bethesda, MD)
2000, Investigator Award from the Cancer Research Institute (New York, NY)

2016-present, Member, Scientific Advisory Board, BlinkBio, Inc. (Jupiter, FL)
2013-present, Member, Scientific Advisory Board, NBE-Therapeutics, Inc. (Basel, Switzerland)

Selected References

See Laboratory Website for a complete list of publications and patents.
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Scripps Florida Scientists Develop New Drug Delivery Method for Cancer Therapy

Scripps Florida Collaboration Awarded $3.3 Million to Develop Next-Generation Breast Cancer Therapies

Scripps Florida Scientists Discover New Natural Source of Potent Anti-Cancer Drugs

Grant Supports Development of New Breed of Cancer Treatments

Scripps Florida Mentorship Award Honors Laura Niedernhofer and Christoph Rader

Christoph Rader and William Roush Awarded $1.4 Million Leukemia Research Grant

Christoph Rader Receives Lymphoma Research Grant

Scripps Research Appoints Cancer Biologist