Join the club for FREE to access the whole archive and other member benefits.

Lawrence Steinman

Immunologist and neurologist professor of pediatrics at Stanford University

Dr. Lawrence Steinman is a professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Pediatrics, and Genetics.  He also served as the Chair of the Stanford University Interdepartmental Program in Immunology from 2003-2011.

Dr. Steinman's research focuses on what provokes relapses and remission in multiple sclerosis (MS), the nature of the molecules that serve as a brake on the brain inflmmation, and the quest for a tolerizing vaccine for autoimmune diseases like type 1 diabetes and neuromyelitis optica.  He has developed two antigen specific therapies, using DNA vaccines, for MS and type 1 diabetes.  He was senior author on the seminal 1992 Nature article that reported the key role of a particular integrin in brain inflammation.  This research led to the development of the drug Tysabri, which is used to treat patients with MS and Crohn's disease.

Dr. Steinman received his BA from Dartmouth College and his MD from Harvard University. He was a post-doctoral fellow in chemical immunology fellow at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. Dr. Steinman returned to Stanford University Hospital as a resident in pediatric and adult neurology and then joined the faculty at Stanford in 1980.

Visit website:


See also: Academia Stanford University - Private research university, one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions

Details last updated 19-Jun-2021

Lawrence Steinman is also referenced in the following:

Metabesity 2021

11-Oct-2021 to 14-Oct-2021

The Kitalys institute virtual conference targeting key questions that will impact the future of aging and extending healthspan

Targeting Metabesity 2022

10-Oct-2022 to 13-Oct-2022

The Kitalys Institute virtual conference about going beyond treating individual diseases to extending healthy lifespan