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Mary L. “Nora” Disis, MD

Mary L. “Nora” Disis, MD

Nora Disis

Dr. Nora Disis, ITHS Principal Investigator Emeritus and consultant faculty member, served as Principal Investigator of the Institute from 2007 through 2024. She is Director of the UW Medicine Cancer Vaccine Institute, as well as a Professor of Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Pathology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at UW, and a Member of the Fred Hutch.

Dr. Disis is an expert in breast and ovarian cancer immunology. Her research interest is in developing vaccine and cellular therapy for breast and ovarian cancer. She holds several patents in the field of targeted cancer therapy.

Dr. Disis received her Medical Degree from the University of Nebraska Medical School and completed a residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Her fellowship in oncology was completed at the UW and Fred Hutch.