Robert Rickert

Positions and Employment

1997-2004       Assistant Professor, Division of Biological Sciences & Moores Cancer Center, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

2004-2009       Associate Professor, Immunity and Pathogenesis Program, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

2007-2014       Professor and Director, Immunity and Pathogenesis Program, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

2008-2017       Associate Dean, SBP Graduate Program

2014-2017        Professor and Director, Tumor Microenvironment and Cancer Immunology Program, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

2014-2017        Director, Academic Affairs, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute 

2017- present   SVP, Chief Scientific Officer, Pfizer Cancer Immunology Discovery, Oncology R&D Group.


1993 – 1995      Long-term fellowship, International Human Frontiers in Science Program Organization (HFSPO)

1995 – 1997      Fellowship recipient, Kölner Verein zur Förderung der Immunologie

2001 – 2002      Fellowship recipient, Hellman Fellows Program for junior faculty

2004 – 2008      American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award

2013                    Outstanding alumnus, Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology, Univ. of N. Carolina, Chapel Hill

Professional activities

 2001 – 2005     Associate editor, J. of Immunol.

2002 – 2004      Member, Molecular Immunology study section, Arthritis Foundation

2003 – present  Ad. hoc reviewer, IMM study sections, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

2005 – 2006      Member, Leukemia, Immunology & Blood Cell Devel. study section, American Cancer Society

2006 – 2010      Member, Cell. & Mol. Immunol.-B (CMI-B) study section, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

2006                    Member, Blood Related Cancer Panel, Peer Rev. Med. Research Program (PRMRP), US Army

2011 – 2015      Section Editor, J. of Immunol.