Lars Hangartner, PhD

Associate Professor / The Scripps Research Institute

The Scripps Research Institute, Department of Immunology and Microbiology 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, IMM2 La Jolla, CA 92037

Dr. Lars Hangartner is an Associate Professor of Immunology at the Department of Immunology & Microbiology.


Dr. Hangartner investigates antibody effector functions and, together with Dr. Andrew Ward, has co-developed a rapid method for the mapping of polyclonal antibody responses by electron microscopy.

Training and Education

  • 2002
    PhD, Immunology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
  • 1997
    MS, Molecular Biology, University of Zurich

Research Interests

Lars Hangartner has been investigating B cell and antibody responses to variable viruses such as HIV and influenza virus and is currently working on the development of a vaccine against HIV.

One of the focuses of Dr. Hangartner’s research lies in antibody Fc effector functions, and he recently identified a novel antiviral activity that is intrinsic to the C-terminal glycan of IgA.