Webster Cavenee, Ph.D
Webster Cavenee, Phd.D., has served as our director since June 2020. He has served as a director of Strategic Alliances in Central Nervous System Cancers at Ludwig Cancer Research since 2015 and as Distinguished Professor at the University of California San Diego since 1991. Dr. Cavenee joined Ludwig Cancer Research as a member in 1985 and served as Ludwig Montreal branch director from December 1985 to September 1991. Dr. Cavenee served as Ludwig San Diego branch director from September 1991 to June 2015. Prior to joining Ludwig Cancer Research, Dr. Cavenee did postdoctoral work between November 1977 and September 1983 at the Jackson Laboratory, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Utah. Dr. Cavenee held professorships at the University of Cincinnati from September 1983 to December 1985 and at McGill University from December 1985 to September 1991. Dr. Cavenee received his Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Kansas State University in 1973 and his Ph.D. with honors from the University of Kansas in 1977.