Chris D. Platsoucas

Platsoucas

Title: Immunologist
Company: Old Dominion University
Location: Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Dr. Chris D. Platsoucas, Immunologist at Old Dominion University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in immunology.

An accomplished and prominent figure in the field of immunology, Dr. Platsoucas has amassed four decades of professional experience in his area of expertise. Serving as the dean of the College of Science and Technology at Old Dominion University since 2007, he formerly held the role of L.H. Carnell Professor in the department of microbiology and immunology at the Temple University School of Medicine from 1993 to 2007, chairman of the department of microbiology and immunology at the Temple University School of Medicine from 1993 to 2006, acting dean and dean of the College of Science and Technology at Temple University between 1998 and 2004, and H.L. and O. Stringer Professor in Cancer Research at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center from 1992 to 1993. He has also held appointments as a professor of biological science and director of the Center for Molecular Medicine at Old Dominion University during his career.

Prior to these appointments, Dr. Platsoucas held several more roles with the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, including as an Ashbel Smith Professor, professor, deputy chairman, and associate professor in the department of immunology. Likewise, Dr. Platsoucas held numerous esteemed roles with the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, such as assistant member, head of the laboratory biological response modifiers, assistant professor, and research fellow. To date, he remains a biotechnology consultant and science reviewer at the National Institutes of Health, roles he has fulfilled since 1982.

To prepare for his illustrious career, Dr. Platsoucas pursued a formal education at the University of Patras in Greece, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in 1973. He subsequently relocated to the United States, completing postgraduate coursework at Purdue University in 1974 and graduating from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Doctor of Philosophy in 1978. Since establishing himself as a celebrated immunologist and educator, he has been awarded honorary doctorates from the Democritus University of Thrace School of Medicine and the University of Patras School of Science in 2009 and 2011, respectively.

In an effort to remain abreast of changes within the industry, Dr. Platsoucas maintains affiliation with several organizations and societies, including the American Association of Immunologists, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the American Society for Investigative Pathology and the American Association for Cancer Research.

A contributor of many articles to peer-reviewed journals, Dr. Platsoucas holds multiple patents in the field and has conducted a plethora of research on human T cell immunology, T cell antigen receptors, and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes in malignant melanoma, ovarian carcinoma, organ transplantation, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, scleroderma and osteoarthritis, among other autoimmune diseases. In recognition of his exceptional contributions to medicine, he was a grantee of the National Institutes of Health and was honored with the National Research Service Award by the National Institutes of Health from 1978 to 1979. Notably, he has been highlighted in several editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest and Who’s Who in the World.

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