Sally Ward, PhDProfessor and Director at University of Southampton
Sally Ward completed her Ph.D. research in the Department of Biochemistry, Cambridge University, Cambridge, U.K. in 1985 under the mentorship of Professor David Ellar. From 1985-1988 she was a Research Fellow at Gonville and Caius College whilst working at the Department of Biochemistry, Cambridge University. From 1988 to 1990, she held the Stanley Elmore Senior Research Fellowship at Sidney Sussex College and carried out research in Sir Greg Winter’s laboratory at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge.
In 1990 she joined the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, as an Assistant Professor. From 2002-2014, she was a Professor in the Department of Immunology at the same institution and in 2004 was appointed to the Paul and Betty Meek-FINA Professorship in Molecular Immunology. Since 2014, she has been a Professor at Texas A&M University Health Science Center. She has recently been appointed as the Director of Translational Immunology and Professor of Molecular Immunology at the Centre for Cancer Immunology at the University of Southampton in England. Her research involves the use of protein engineering to modulate antibody behavior at the subcellular and whole body levels, with the goal of developing therapeutics to treat cancer and autoimmunity. She is a member of the Board of Distinguished Advisors in the Antibody Society and serves on the editorial boards of mAbs and Protein Engineering, Design and Selection. In 2010, she was the founding co-organizer of the Antibody Biology and Engineering Gordon Research Conference.