Stefani Spranger-Zimmerman, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Stefani Spranger is an Assistant Professor of Biology at MIT. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich. She received her PhD in 2011 from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Munich, Institute for Molecular Immunology, where she conducted her doctoral work under the supervision of Professor Dolores J. Schendel. Professor Spranger completed her postdoctoral training at the University of Chicago in the laboratory of Professor Thomas F. Gajewski. During this period, she was supported by a German Research Foundation postdoctoral fellowship and subsequently received the Cancer Research Institute’s Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship. Spranger currently is a Scholar of the William Guy Forbeck Research Foundation, holds the Howard S. and Linda B. Stern Career Development Professorship, and is a Pew-Stewart Scholar for Cancer Research. Professor Spranger is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Arcus Biosciences, Replimune, Tango, and Venn Therapeutics. In addition, she acts as advisor to Dragonfly, Merck, Ribon, Takeda, and Torque Therapeutics.