Lisa Coussens, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair, Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology. Hildegard Lamfrom Endowed Chair in Basic Science. Associate Director for Basic Research, Knight Cancer Institute
Oregon Health and Science University

Hildegard Lamfrom Chair, Basic Science

Oregon Health & Science University

Dr. Lisa M. Coussens is Professor and Chair of the Cell, Developmental & Cancer Biology Department and Associate Director for Basic Research for the Knight Cancer Institute at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She also holds the Hildegard Lamfrom Chair in Basic Science. In 2011, Dr. Coussens joined OHSU from the University of California, San Francisco where she was Professor of Pathology, Co-Leader of the Program in Cancer Immunity & Microenvironment and Co-Director of the Mouse Pathology Core at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Coussens’ laboratory is known for its studies on immune cell regulation of angiogenesis and cancer, and as such, it is highly experienced in employing animal models to assess tissue and organ function under homeostatic and pathophysiologic conditions.

After receiving her B.A. at San Francisco State University, Dr. Coussens earned her Ph.D. in biological chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles.