John S. Lazo, Ph.D.

Harrison Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Departments of Pharmacology and Chemistry, University of Virginia. 

Allegheny Foundation Professor Emeritus, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh


Acclaimed for his work in molecular pharmacology and cancer drug research and drug discovery, 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 at Yale University (12 years), the University of Pittsburgh (24 years) and the University of Virginia (11 years). Dr. Lazo served as a corporate associate of Johnson & Johnson, has co-founded four biotechnology companies, has authored 11 books, published more than 300 scientific articles and reviews and has been the principal investigator on numerous research projects.