John S. Lazo, Ph.D.

Harrison Distinguished Professor, Departments of Pharmacology and Chemistry, University of Virginia; Associate Director for Basic Science, UVA Cancer Center, University of Virginia


Acclaimed for his work in cancer drug research, Dr. Lazo is the recipient of many awards and honors.

Dr. Lazo graduated from The Johns Hopkins University with a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry and a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Michigan. He received postdoctoral training at Yale University and was a member of the pharmacology faculty. Dr. Lazo served as a corporate associate of Johnson & Johnson, has authored 11 books, published more than 200 scientific articles and reviews and has been the principal investigator on numerous research projects.