LABORATORY OF LAWRENCE J. STERN
Department of Pathology, University of Massachusetts Medical School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Academic Role
Professor

Faculty Appointment In
Pathology

Joint Faculty In
Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Other Affiliation
Program in Immunology and Virology

Office : S2-127
Phone : 508-856-1831
Fax: 508-856-0019
E-mail : Lawrence.Stern@umassmed.edu

Lawrence J. Stern is a Professor of Pathology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he has been since September, 2002. Previously he was the Pfizer Inc.-Gerald D. Laubach Associate Professor of Chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1994-2002).

His current research interests are in the molecular mechanisms of recognition and response in the immune system, the biochemistry of antigen processing pathways, and structure-function studies of proteins involved in signal transduction.

Dr. Stern did post-doctoral work with Don Wiley at Harvard University, investigating the three-dimensional structure and peptide binding mechanism of class II MHC proteins. He earned the Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1989 from MIT, investigating the proton-pumping mechanism of bacteriorhodopsin with H. Gobind Khorana. He earned the B.A. cum laude in Chemistry in 1983 from Cornell University, where he trained with L. Que, Jr.