Scientific Advisors

Renowned doctors in oncology research

Dr. Arnold Baskies
Dr. Arnold Baskies Director

Dr. Baskies, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Cancer Society, is a fellowship trained surgical oncologist with special interests in breast cancer, thyroid cancer, and melanoma. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa at Boston University, ...

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Dr. Michael Shepard
Dr. Michael Shepard

Dr. Shepard received the very prestigious Warren Alpert Prize, an annual award granted by The Warren Alpert Foundation, for his pioneering research in the field of modern cancer. Dr. Shepard’s many successes include work that led to the discovery, development and launch of Herceptin®, one of the best-selling cancer drugs ...

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Dr. Dmitry Gabrilovich
Dr. Dmitry Gabrilovich

Dmitry Gabrilovich, MD, Ph.D., is currently a research and Christopher M. Davis professor at The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia. His laboratory at Wistar focuses on methods by which tumors are able to suppress the immune system and how to develop new immune therapies to combat this ability. He is one ...

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Jose Conejo-Garcia, MD, PhD
Jose Conejo-Garcia, MD, PhD

Dr. Conejo-Garcia completed his medical degree at the University of Zaragoza, in Spain. After a residency in Clinical Chemistry, he completed his PhD in Molecular Medicine from the University of Alcala, also in Spain, in 1998. He completed post doctorate training in pancreatic cancer at the University of Bern, Switzerland, ...

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Marco Davila, MD, PhD
Marco Davila, MD, PhD

Dr. Marco Davila is a medical oncologist in the Department of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. His clinical focus is utilizing cell therapies to treat patients with hematologic malignancies. He obtained his MD and PhD degrees at the Duke University School of Medicine and trained in medicine and medical oncology at ...

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Daniel Abate-Daga, PhD
Daniel Abate-Daga, PhD

Dr. Abate­‐Daga completed his undergraduate studies in clinical biochemistry at the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina), and his PhD in Health and Life Sciences at the Pompeu Fabra University and Centre for Genomic Regulation (Barcelona, Spain). He completed post doctorate training in cancer immunotherapy and gene therapy, under the mentorship ...

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Linda Kelley, PhD
Linda Kelley, PhD

Dr. Linda Kelley is a Senior Member and Director of the Cell Therapy facility at Moffitt Cancer Center.  Previously she was the head of the Cell Therapy facility at Dana Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard.  As director of the Cell Therapy Facility at Moffitt Cancer Center, Dr. Kelley is responsible ...

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