Caleph B. Wilson

Dr. Caleph B. Wilson is a staff scientist at the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute and the Department of Microbiology of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wilson investigates immunological therapeutics to treat cancer and HIV infections. Specifically, his work seeks to understand the impact of gene modifications in patient T cells with the goal of transforming these T cells into effective killers of HIV-infected cells and malignant tumors.

Before coming to Penn, Dr. Wilson earned his doctorate in Pathobiology at the Pennsylvania State University and his undergraduate degree in Biology from Alcorn State University. Through engaging in investigative research as an undergraduate, graduate student and postdoc, Dr. Wilson has fully immersed himself in the biological sciences, fulfilling his lifelong goal to investigate and eliminate human diseases. In addition to his lab work, Dr. Wilson is the logistics manager of the National Science Policy Group, member of the UPenn Science Policy Group, co-founder of the National Science & Technology News Service, affiliate member of the Center for Minority Serving Institutions and other STEM outreach programs