Eckhard R. Podack, MD, PhD, University of Miami

Eckhard R. Podack, MD, PhD,
Eckhard R. Podack, MD, PhD

Dr. Podack made a series of scientific discoveries pointing the way toward more effective treatments for lung cancer, infectious diseases and disorders of the immune system. He created a monoclonal antibody to seek out and attach to CD-30, a receptor on lymphoma cells. In addition he also discovered Perforin-1 and, more recently, Perforin-2, antibacterial proteins that help the body's immune system defend against infectious disease.



  1. Fang L, Adkins B, Deyev V, Podack ER. Essential role of TNF receptor superfamily 25 (TNFRSF25) in the development of allergic lung inflammation. J Exp Med. 2008 May 12;205(5):1037-48.