Benjamin Ruf, MD

Benjamin Ruf, M.D.

  • Center for Cancer Research
  • National Cancer Institute
Thoracic and GI Malignancies Branch


Benjamin Ruf is a physician-scientist focusing on tumor immunology and immunotherapy in liver cancer. Benjamin received his M.D. from studies at the University of Tübingen, King’s College London and the University of Aberdeen. After graduation, he started his Internal Medicine residency with a focus on Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Gastro-Oncology at the University Hospital in Tübingen, Germany. In Dr. Greten’s lab at NCI, he aims to expand our knowledge of the composition, phenotype, and organization of the liver tumor immune microenvironment (TiME). He gets particularly excited about mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells.

Areas of Expertise

Gastrointestinal Cancer
Tumor Immunology And Immunotherapy
Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Liver Immunology And Cancer