Padmanee Sharma MD, PhD
Dr. Sharma is a trained medical oncologist and immunologist whose research work is focused on investigating mechanisms and pathways within the immune system that are responsible for tumor rejection and clinical benefit. She’s the Principal Investigator of multiple immunotherapy clinical trials and conducts translational laboratory studies related to these trials. Her studies enable development of novel immunotherapy strategies for the treatment of cancer patients. She’s Professor, Departments of Genitourinary Medical Oncology and Immunology, and Scientific Director, Immunotherapy Platform, at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. She has independent funding consisting of a DOD Idea Development Award (2010), a CPRIT Individual Investigator Award (2011), a NIH/NCI R01 grant (2012), and an AACR-CRI-SU2C Immunology grant (2013).