Edith M. Lord, Ph.D.

Edith M. Lord, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave., Box 316
Rochester, NY 14642

Professional Bio

Dr. Edith Lord is the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs at the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Lord received her BA degree in microbiology from the University of Kansas in 1970 and a Ph.D degree in immunology from the University of California at San Diego in 1975. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Lord leads the School of Medicine and Dentistry's Ph.D., postdoctoral and master's degree programs. As a faculty member since 1976, Dr. Lord has demonstrated excellence as a scientist and dedication to her position as Senior Associate Dean.

From 2006-2008, Dr. Lord led the graduate program in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. She also directs the school's Post-baccalaureate Research and Education Program (PREP), which encourages underrepresented minorities to pursue a research doctorate and prepares them for careers as scientists and leaders in the biomedical community.

In her research, Dr. Lord focuses on the immune responses that can control tumor development and also studies the unique microenvironment present within growing tumors. She has published, as author and co-author, more than 100 scientific articles and continues her passion for research today.

Recent Journal Articles

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Martin DK, Uckermann O, Bertram A, Liebner C, Hendruschk S, Sitoci-Ficici KH, Schackert G, Lord EM, Temme A, Kirsch M. "Differential growth inhibition of cerebral metastases by anti-angiogenic compounds." Anticancer research.. 2014 34(7):3293-302.
Gerber SA, Lim JY, Connolly KA, Sedlacek AL, Barlow ML, Murphy SP, Egilmez NK, Lord EM. "Radio-responsive tumors exhibit greater intratumoral immune activity than nonresponsive tumors." International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer.. 2014 134(10):2383-92. Epub 2013 Nov 11.
Xu Y, Hyun YM, Lim K, Lee H, Cummings RJ, Gerber SA, Bae S, Cho TY, Lord EM, Kim M. "Optogenetic control of chemokine receptor signal and T-cell migration." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.. 2014 111(17):6371-6. Epub 2014 Apr 14.
Sedlacek AL, Gerber SA, Randall TD, van Rooijen N, Frelinger JG, Lord EM. "Generation of a dual-functioning antitumor immune response in the peritoneal cavity." The American journal of pathology.. 2013 183(4):1318-28. Epub 2013 Aug 08.
Valentino MD, Abdul-Alim CS, Maben ZJ, Skrombolas D, Hensley LL, Kawula TH, Dziejman M, Lord EM, Frelinger JA, Frelinger JG. "A broadly applicable approach to T cell epitope identification: application to improving tumor associated epitopes and identifying epitopes in complex pathogens." Journal of immunological methods.. 2011 373(1-2):111-26. Epub 2011 Aug 18.

Current Appointments

Senior Associate Dean, Graduate Education - Department of Dean's Office M&D - Administration (SMD)
Professor - Department of Microbiology and Immunology (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Cancer Center


PhD | Immunology | Univ of Cal San Diego1975
BA | Microbiology | University of Kansas1970