Photo: Madhav V. Dhodapkar, MB, BS
Madhav V. Dhodapkar, MB, BS
Year elected: 2006
Current membership category: Senior
Emory University
Health Science Research Bldg
1760 Haygood Dr NE
Room E330
Atlanta, GA 30322
United States of America

Biographical statement

Our laboratory is interested in studying interactions between tumors and the host immune system with a particular focus on harnessing the immune system towards early detection and prevention of cancer. Our clinical and preclinical studies are directed towards improving the understanding of biology and therapy of plasma cell dyscrasias such as multiple myeloma and its preneoplastic counterpart, monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance. We are also interested in asking more fundamental questions about the role of antigen presenting dendritic cells in regulating both innate and adaptive immunity to protein and lipid antigens in humans. The long term goal is to harness the immune regulatory properties of dendritic cells towards improved vaccines against tumors and induction of immune tolerance in autoimmune states.

Institutional affiliations

Emory University School of Medicine (Primary)
Susan M. Wall, MD is the representative at this institution.

Specialties

Hematology
Immunology
Oncology
Vaccines

Positions held

Director
Laboratory Director
Professor
Section Chief