Zachary Davis, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation

Zachary Davis

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Administrative Assistant Name
Kris Blomquist

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Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

PhD, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Rush University

Medical Center, Chicago, IL


Dr. Davis graduated from Rush University with a PhD in immunology in 2013 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Jeff Miller at the University of Minnesota in 2018. After completing his fellowship, Dr. Davis directed a team of skilled researchers in a collaboration between the University of Minnesota and an industry partner in the development and use of a natural killer (NK) cell-based immunotherapy platform. Dr. Davis’s research focus is primarily on mechanisms of NK cell target recognition and preclinical development of NK-based cellular immunotherapies. His interests also include the use of NK-cell based immunotherapies for the recognition and eradication of HIV from latently infected reservoirs in anti-retroviral therapy-treated individuals.


  • Natural Killer Cell Biology
  • HIV Virology
  • MHC Biology
  • Flow Cytometry

Awards & Recognition

  • American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation George Santos Award (2015)

Professional Associations

  • Society for Natural Immunity


Research Summary/Interests

  • Elimination of Latent HIV
  • Targeting of Glioblastoma
  • Enhancement of NK Cell Function


Academic Interests and Focus

Immunology, Laboratory Research and Experimental Design


Clinical Interests

HIV, Glioblastoma