Maureen An-Ping Su

Professor, MIMG, University of California Los Angeles

Professor, Pediatrics, University of California Los Angeles


As a physician scientist, Maureen A. Su, MD, cares for pediatric patients with autoimmune endocrinopathies and leads an immunology research group focused on autoimmunity, anti-cancer immunity, and sex differences in immunity. She is a Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology Immunology and Medical Genetics (MIMG) and serves as Associate Director of the UCLA/Caltech Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP).


Member, Immunity, Microbes & Molecular Pathogenesis GPB Home Area


Maureen A. Su, MD, is a Professor of Microbiology/Immunology and Medical Genetics at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Su received her combined bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Harvard College and her M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her pediatrics residency and fellowship in endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). After 8 years on faculty in the Department of Pediatrics and Microbiology/Immunology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), she moved to UCLA in 2018.

As a physician-scientist, her long-term goal is to understand what causes autoimmune diseases with the goal of developing therapeutics to prevent and treat the underlying immune condition. Her work has focused on understanding Autoimmune Polyendocrinopathy Syndrome (APS1), autoimmunity against the peripheral nervous system (GBS/CIDP), and Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). Using knowledge gained from studying autoimmunity, she is developing ways to harness the autoimmune response to fight off cancer. She was elected to the Council of the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI).

Awards and Honors

  • GBS/CIDP Foundation, Global Medical Advisory Board, 2021-pres.
  • NIH NICHD, Pediatric Scientist Development Program, 2005-2008.
  • Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, UCLA, 2022.
  • American Society of Clinical Investigation, Elected Member, 2019-pres.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard College, 1994.
  • NIH Study Section, Standing Member, 2021-2028.
  • Jefferson Pilot Award, UNC Chapel Hill, 2014.
  • UCSF External Advisor, Endocrine T32, 2020-pres.
  • APS 1 Foundation, Medical Advisory Board, 2021-pres.
  • GBS/CIDP Foundation, Benson Research Award, 2022.
  • Summa Cum Laude, Harvard College, 1995.
  • Yang Family Biomedical Research Award, UNC Chapel Hill, 2014.
  • Vanderbilt External Advisor, Cancer Biology T32, 2020-pres.
  • Doris Duke Foundation, Clinical Scientist Development Program, 2012-2015.
  • Society of Pediatric Research, Elected Council Member, 2016-2019.