Raphael Gottardo, PhD

Scientific Director / Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division 1100 Fairview Avenue North, Mailstop: M1-B514 Seattle, WA 98109

Dr. Gottardo is a Full Member in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and an affiliate professor of statistics at the University of Washington.


In 2018, Raphael Gottardo received the Mortimer Spiegelman Award, which honors a statistician below the age of 40 who has made outstanding contributions to health statistics.

Training and Education

  • 2005
    PhD, Statistics, University of Washington
  • 2001
    MSc, Mathematics/Statistics, Portland State University
  • 1999
    BSc, Applied Mathematics, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon, FR

Research Interests

Dr. Gottardo’s current research interests center on the development of computational tools and statistical methods for analyzing high-dimensional data with applications to immunology, vaccine research, and immunotherapy.

Additionally, he is the principal investigator (PI) of several grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Gates Foundation, and the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative.

In 2018, Dr. Gottardo became a director of the newly formed Fred Hutch Translational Data Science Integrated Research Center, which fosters interaction between the Hutch’s experimental and clinical researchers and their computational and quantitative science colleagues with the goal of transforming patient care through data-driven research.