Scott A. Gerber, Ph.D.

Scott A. Gerber, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box SURG
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 276-7380
Lab: (585) 276-7413
Administrative: (585) 275-1488

Research Bio

Dr. Gerber is a tumor immunologist whose laboratory focuses on harnessing the immune system to recognize and kill cancerous cells. His lab uses an immunotherapeutic approach to enhance the efficacy of chemo/radiotherapies to control or even cure both primary and metastatic malignancies.

Awards & Honors (National)

Washington University SPORE in Pancreatic Cancer Developmental Research Award 2016
American Association of Immunologist (AAI) Early Career Faculty Travel Grant 2012 - 2013

Awards & Honors (Local)

Wilmot Cancer Institute Collaborative Award 2017
UR/UB Genomics Collaborative Pilot Award 2016
Anna Fuller Fund Fellowship in Molecular Oncology | Yale University | New Haven, CT 2008
Vincent du Vigneaud Award for outstanding doctoral thesis | University of Rochester Medical Center | Rochester, NY 2006

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 34 available »

2016 Dec 27
Connolly KA, Belt BA, Figueroa NM, Murthy A, Patel A, Kim M, Lord EM, Linehan DC, Gerber SA. "Increasing the efficacy of radiotherapy by modulating the CCR2/CCR5 chemokine axes." Oncotarget. 2016 Dec 27; 7(52):86522-86535.
2016 Nov
Barlow ML, Cummings RJ, Pentland AP, Love TM, Haidaris CG, Ryan JL, Lord EM, Gerber SA. "Total-Body Irradiation Exacerbates Dissemination of Cutaneous Candida Albicans Infection." Radiation research. 2016 Nov; 186(5):436-446. Epub 2016 Oct 06.
2016 Sep
Lambert Emo K, Hyun YM, Reilly E, Barilla C, Gerber S, Fowell D, Kim M, Topham DJ. "Live Imaging of Influenza Infection of the Trachea Reveals Dynamic Regulation of CD8+ T Cell Motility by Antigen." PLoS pathogens. 2016 Sep; 12(9):e1005881. Epub 2016 Sep 19.
2015 Nov
Zozzaro-Smith PE, Bushway ME, Gerber SA, Hebert D, Pressman EK, Lord EM, Miller RK, Murphy SP. "Whole mount immunofluorescence analysis of placentas from normotensive versus preeclamptic pregnancies." Placenta. 2015 Nov; 36(11):1310-7. Epub 2015 Sep 10.
2015 Jan
Gerber SA, Cummings RJ, Judge JL, Barlow ML, Nanduri J, Johnson DE, Palis J, Pentland AP, Lord EM, Ryan JL. "Interleukin-12 preserves the cutaneous physical and immunological barrier after radiation exposure." Radiation research. 2015 Jan; 183(1):72-81. Epub 2015 Jan 07.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Surgery, Research (SMD) - Primary
Assistant Professor - Department of Microbiology and Immunology (SMD)


PhD | Microbiology & Immunology | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry2005
MS | Immunology | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry2001
BS | Biology | SUNY Coll at Fredonia1997

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Yale University, New Haven, CT (Mentor: Jordan Pober) 2008