Joseph T.Y. Lau, PhD

Distinguished Member
Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Special Interests: 
Elucidating the functional contribution of glycan epitopes in normal and malignant processes
Role of glycans and glycan-modifying enzymes in hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell maintenance and development


Dr. Joseph Lau joined the Faculty of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1986 and in 2014 promoted to Distinguished Professor of Oncology and Distinguished Member of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology. Dr. Lau is a member of the Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapeutics Program. He received his training in Biochemistry and Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1981. Dr. Lau came to Roswell Park after postdoctoral traineeships at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine under the directions of Dr. William Lennarz and subsequently Dr. Don Cleveland.


Education and Training: 
PhD - Biochemistry, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN
Professional Memberships: 
American Society of Hematology
Society of Glycobiology