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)

American Association of Immunologist (AAI) Early Career Faculty Travel Grant 2012 - 2013

Awards & Honors (Local)

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. 30 available »

Gerber, S. A.; Cummings, R. J.; Judge, J. L.; Barlow, M. L.; Nanduri, J.; Johnson, D. E.; Palis, J.; Pentland, A. P.; Lord, E. M.; Ryan, J. L.;. "Interleukin-12 preserves the cutaneous physical and immunological barrier after radiation exposure". 2015; 183: 72-81. Link
Bushway, M. E.; Gerber, S. A.; Fenton, B. M.; Miller, R. K.; Lord, E. M.; Murphy, S. P.;. "Morphological and phenotypic analyses of the human placenta using whole mount immunofluorescence". 2014; 90: 110. Link
Gerber, S. A.; Lim, J. Y.; Connolly, K. A.; Sedlacek, A. L.; Barlow, M. L.; Murphy, S. P.; Egilmez, N. K.; Lord, E. M.;. "Radio-responsive tumors exhibit greater intratumoral immune activity than nonresponsive tumors". 2014; 134: 2383-92. Link
Hofmann, A. P.; Gerber, S. A.; Croy, B. A.;. "Uterine natural killer cells pace early development of mouse decidua basalis". 2014; 20: 66-76. Link
Lim, J. Y.; Brockstedt, D. G.; Lord, E. M.; Gerber, S. A.;. "Radiation therapy combined with Listeria monocytogenes-based cancer vaccine synergize to enhance tumor control in the B16 melanoma model". 2014; : Manuscript in Press.

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