On October 14, 2011, NCCAM welcomed Dr. Philippa Marrack, a leading immunologist, as a new member of the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Philippa Marrack, Ph.D., FRS, is a senior faculty member in the Integrated Department of Immunology at National Jewish Health, Denver, Colorado. She is also a distinguished professor in the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Immunology, and Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Dr. Marrack’s research focuses on the role of T cells, the T cell receptor in relation to antigen recognition and autoimmune diseases (e.g., rheumatoid arthritis and juvenile [Type 1] diabetes), as well as the development of vaccines. Her seminal research in these areas has led to over 375 publications and numerous awards including the Dickson Prize in Medicine, University of Pittsburgh; the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Immunologists; and the National Jewish Health Abraham J. Kauvar Presidential Award. Dr. Marrack, who has served as President of the American Association of Immunologists, is a Fellow of the Royal Society, United Kingdom, and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. She completed her undergraduate degree in biochemistry and her Ph.D. in biological sciences at Cambridge University, England.