Ralph Pantophlet, PhD

Ralph Pantophlet, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences
Associate Member, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar (2012-2020)
Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator (2009-2015)

Office: Blusson Hall, Room 11712
Phone: (778) 782-8648 | Fax: (778) 782-5927 | Email: rpantophlet@sfu.ca
Profile: FHS faculty profile | Feature: Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR)


  • B.Sc., Polytechnic Faculty, Hogeschool Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Ph.D., University of Leiden, The Netherlands/Research Center Borstel, Germany


Dr. Pantophlet is a tenured Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences and an Associate Faculty member of the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. He joined the Faculty of Health Sciences in 2008 and is currently the head of the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases Immunology, the Flow Cytometry Lab, and the Biocontainment for Infectious Organisms level 3 (BIO3) Lab. He received his B.Sc. in medical microbiology from the Hogeschool Rotterdam & Omstreken in 1995 and his Ph.D. from the University of Leiden in 1999 for his research on the immunochemical properties of Acinetobacter lipopolysaccharides. He then did postdoctoral research on anti-HIV antibodies and vaccine design at The Scripps Research Institute under the mentorship of Dr. Dennis Burton, before returning to the Research Center Borstel for a brief period and rejoining the Burton laboratory as a senior postdoctoral fellow to focus on HIV-1 vaccine design in 2003.

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