Division of Biology and Medicine
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Peter Shank

Professor Emeritus of Medical Science, Adjunct Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology


Peter Shank received his BS from Cornell University and his Ph.D. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a postdoctoral fellow at UCSF working with Michael Bishop and Harold Varmus on retroviruses. He joined the Brown faculty in 1978 and has worked with both avian and human retroviruses. He has published extensively on the molecular biology of retroviruses and has served on editorial boards and numerous NIH review panels.