UW madison
UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Carbone Cancer Center

Tak W. Mak, OC, Ph.D., D.Sc. (Hons), FRSC, FRS

Tak W. Mak, OC, Ph.D., D.Sc. (Hons), FRSC, FRS

Director of the Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Ontario Cancer Institute
University Health Network
University Professor in the Depts. of Medical Biophysics and Immunology at the University of Toronto

I was trained at the University of Wisconsin in Madison where I earned my B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees before obtaining a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta. Additional training was carried out at the Ontario Cancer Institute and McArdle Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin with Howard Temin. I am best known for cloning the genes of the human T cell receptor. My current research centers on mechanisms of immune recognition/regulation, malignant cell survival/death, inflammation in autoimmunity and cancer, and metabolic adaptation in tumour cells. I have published over 800 papers, won numerous awards, hold many patents, and serve on the scientific advisory boards of both Canadian and international organizations.

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