Tucker LeBien

Professor Emeritus


Dr. Tucker LeBien established himself as a leading B-cell immunologist over more than three decades before becoming Vice Dean for Research in the Medical School and Associate Vice President for Research in the Academic Health Center.  LeBien was then Senior Advisor for Research Operations in the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs and Director of the Office of Discovery and Translation in the University's Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

Research Summary


Fischer GA, Wells SM, Rebuffoni JF, Peterson BM, LeBien TW. A model for overcoming challenges in academic pediatric medical device innovation. J Clin Transl Sci. 2019 Feb;3(1):5-11. doi: 10.1017/cts.2019.370.

Wells SM, Rebuffoni JF, LeBien TW. Novel team-based approaches to advance academic translational research. Clin Transl Sci. 2014 Dec;7(6):427-9. doi: 10.1111/cts.12211. Epub 2014 Sep 19.

LeBien TW, Tedder TF. B lymphocytes: how they develop and function. Blood. 2008 Sep 1;112(5):1570-80. doi: 10.1182/blood-2008-02-078071.


PhD ((Medical Microbiology – Immunology), University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1977
M.S., University of Nebraska Medical Center (Bacteriology), 1973

Honors and Recognition

Apogee Enterprises Chair in Cancer Research, 1999 – 2015