Moonwalk Team

Juan Carlos Zúñiga-Pflücker, PhD

Chair, Dept. of Immunology, University of Toronto

Juan Zúñiga-Pflücker completed his Ph.D. research in genetics and immunology at George Washington University and a postdoctoral fellowship at NIAID with Dr. Michael J. Lenardo. In 1994 he joined the faculty of the University of Toronto as an assistant professor. He ascended the faculty ranks to professor and is currently the chair of the Department of Immunology; senior scientist and director of the Centre for Cytometry and Scanning Microscopy, Sunnybrook Research Institute; and affiliate scientist, Campbell Family Research Institute, Ontario Cancer Institute.

Zúñiga-Pflücker is well recognized for his scientific contributions to the field. He was awarded the Canadian Society for Immunology Investigator Award, Premier’s Research Excellence Award, and Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Award, among others. He is a past president and Council member of the Canadian Society for Immunology and he is a popular invited speaker in the United States and abroad.