Douglas Green-01

Douglas Green

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Doug Green is the Peter C. Doherty Endowed Chair of Immunology at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Prior to this he was Head of the Division of Cellular Immunology at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology. Doug received his PhD from Yale University, and following post-doctoral work in experimental surgery and marine biology, he joined the faculty at the University of Alberta in Edmonton in 1985, where he attained the rank of Assoc. Prof. He moved to what is now the La Jolla Institute in 1990, and to St. Jude in 2005. His research has focused on the process of active cell death and cell survival, extending from the role of cell death in the regulation of cancer and immune responses in the whole organism to the fundamental molecular events directing the death of the cell. More recently, he discovered the process of LC3-associated phagocytosis, which links the autophagy pathway to phagosome maturation. Other areas of intense interest include regulated necrosis and metabolic reprogramming during asymmetric division in T lymphocytes. He has published over 600 papers, chapters, commentaries, and books, and is an ISI “highly cited” investigator. In 2017, he was awarded the Jurg Tschopp prize for research on cell death. He is an honorary fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, an honorary Einstein Professor in China, a foreign fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and received an honorary Ph.D. from Univ. Tor Vergata in Rome. His most recent book is “Apoptosis and Other Cell Death Mechanisms: Means to an End,” published in 2018 by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press and available at Amazon.