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CIMM Steering Committee

Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD
Chair

Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD

(2022-2024)

Director;
Dean for Oncology, Biological Sciences Division
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center
Chicago, Illinois

Sandra Demaria, MD
Past Chair

Sandra Demaria, MD

(2022-2023)

Professor of Radiation Oncology and Pathology
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York

Djordje Atanackovic, MD

Djordje Atanackovic, MD

(2020-2023)

Professor of Medicine
Medical Director of the Fannie Angelos Cellular Therapeutics Laboratory
Director of Cellular and Vaccine Immunotherapy
Greenebaum Cancer Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Rostyslav Bilyy, PhD, DrSci

Rostyslav Bilyy, PhD, DrSci

(2022-2025)

Professor of Cytology, Histology & Embryology Department
Head of Immunology Laboratory
Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University
Lviv, Ukraine

Lisa H. Butterfield, PhD

Lisa H. Butterfield, PhD

(2021-2024)

Vice President, Research and Development
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Kavita Dhodapkar, MBBS

Kavita Dhodapkar, MBBS

(2021-2024)

Professor of Pediatrics
Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Children’s Hospital of Atlanta
Winship Cancer Institute
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

Lawrence Fong, MD

Lawrence Fong, MD

(2022-2025)

Efim Guzik Distinguished Professor in Cancer Biology
Leader, Cancer Immunotherapy Program
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
University of California, San Francisco

Helen E. Heslop, MD

Helen E. Heslop, MD

(2021-2024)

Dan L. Duncan Chair
Director, Center for Cell and Gene Therapy
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Sherene Loi, MD, PhD

Sherene Loi, MD, PhD

(2022-2025)

Professor, University of Melbourne
Consultant Medical Oncologist
Breast Unit Head, Translational Breast Cancer Genomics and Therapeutics Lab
Breast Stream Lead, Parkville Precinct Cancer Clinical Trials Unit
National Breast Cancer Foundation of Australia Endowed Chair
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Melbourne, Australia

Richard C. Koya, MD, PhD

Richard C. Koya, MD, PhD

(2020-2023)

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Director of the cGMP Vector Development & Production
University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Biological Sciences Division
University of Chicago School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

Elizabeth A. Mittendorf, MD, PhD

Elizabeth A. Mittendorf, MD, PhD

(2020-2023)

Rob and Karen Hale Distinguished Chair in Surgical Oncology
Department of Surgery
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute / Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Marcela V. Maus, MD, PhD

Marcela V. Maus, MD, PhD

(2021-2024)

Director of Cellular Immunotherapy
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts

Marco Ruella, MD

Marco Ruella, MD

(2022-2025)

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Scientific Director, Lymphoma Program
Division of Hematology and Oncology and Center for Cellular Immunotherapies
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eduardo M. Sotomayor, MD

Eduardo M. Sotomayor, MD

(2020-2023)

Dr. Cyrus Katzen Family Director 
The George Washington University Cancer Center
Washington, D.C.

Takemasa Tsuji, PhD

Takemasa Tsuji, PhD

(2021-2024)

Research Associate Professor
Obstetrics and Gynecology-Gynecologic Oncology
University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Jennifer A. Wargo, MD, MMSc

Jennifer A. Wargo, MD, MMSc

(2022-2025)

Endowed Professor
Surgical Oncology and Genomic Medicine
Program Director for PRIME TR
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas