William (Bill) Schief, PhD

Professor / The Scripps Research Institute

The Scripps Research Institute, Department of Immunology and Microbiology 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, IMM 203, IMM 217-218 La Jolla, CA 92037

William Schief is a Professor at The Scripps Research Institute’s Department of Immunology and Microbiology, as well as an Executive Director of Vaccine Design at The Scripps Research Institute’s IAVI Neutralizing Antibody Center.


Dr. Schief’s work focuses on computation-guided and structure-based design of immunogens and immunization regimens, with the goal of inducing broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV and other pathogens that have frustrated traditional vaccine design strategies.

Training and Education

  • 1989
    BS, Applied Mathematics, Yale University
  • 1999
    PhD, Physics, University of Washington
  • 2001
    Senior Fellow, Physiology and Biophysics, University of Washington