Margaret L. Kripke

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Kripke oversees CPRIT’s Research portfolio. Historically, CPRIT’s Research portfolio has funded the majority of the Institute’s $300 million in annual grant awards. Dr. Kripke retired in 2007 from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where she was the executive vice president and chief academic officer. While there, she founded the Department of Immunology and was also a professor of immunology. She recently completed a nine-year term on the three-person President’s Cancer Panel, an honor reserved for the most distinguished oncology scientists in the nation.

Dr. Kripke holds a PhD in Immunology from the University of California at Berkeley and is a world-renowned expert in the immunology of skin cancers. Due to her esteemed position within the scientific community, particularly as a champion of diversity in the workplace, the Margaret L. Kripke Legend Award was established by MD Anderson in 2008 to honor individuals who have enhanced the careers of women in cancer medicine and cancer science.

Dr. Kripke joined CPRIT in January of 2013.