Robert L. Hendricks, Ph.D.

Dr. Robert Hendricks is currently a professor and director and vice-chair of research in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh. He also has appointments as a professor with the Department of Molecular Genetics and Biochemistry as well as Immunology. In addition, Dr. Hendricks is a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, the Immunology Graduate Training Program and the Molecular Virology and Microbiology Training Program.

Dr. Hendricks holds BS and MS degrees from the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago in Biology and Microbiology respectively. In 1978, he completed his education at the University of Illinois at Chicago and received his PhD in Immunology.

Prior to arriving in Pittsburgh, Dr. Hendricks held several positions at the University of Illinois at Chicago. After receiving his PhD, Dr. Hendricks was appointed research assistant professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago within the Departments of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, and Pathology, all in 1981. He served in this position until moving on to become research associate professor from 1990-1995. Immediately prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh faculty, from 1995-1998, Dr. Hendricks was a professor of immunology within the Departments of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Microbiology and Immunology, and Pathology.

Dr. Hendricks has authored work in a variety of publications and has been the recipient of several awards for his research efforts. In 1996, he was appointed as a member of the Steering Committee for the Cora Verhagan Prize; he was also named the second annual Thygeson Lecturer at the Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group Meeting, and he was chosen to be a member of the Department of Pathology Graduate Education and Research Committee (1996-1998). Most recently, he was awarded a Distinguished Mentor Award at Pitt for 2005-2006.


Dr. Robert Hendricks
Phone: (412) 647-5754