David Harris, PhD

Cancer Biology Program

Biography

Dr. Harris is a graduate of Wake Forest University where he obtained BS in Biology, Mathematics and Psychology. He earned his Doctorate in Microbiology and Immunology in 1982. In 1989 Dr. Harris joined the faculty at the University of Arizona in the Department of Immunology. Dr. Harris established the first cord blood bank in 1992. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the University of Arizona Biorepository, as well as Director of Quality at the GMP Laboratory. His research interests include stem cells and regenerative medicine.

Cancer Focus

In late 2014 I became the Executive Director of the University of Arizona Biorepository, after 25 years in the Department of Immunobiology. Our mission is to collect, process, characterize and bank clinical specimens of all types for use in R&D, as well as for eventual use in cellular therapies.