Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Hematology/Oncology
Emory School of Medicine
Division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Immunotherapy
Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant Center
Center for Apheresis, Emory Hospital
Stem Cell Processing Laboratory, Emory Hospital
Dr. Waller earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College, and his PhD in chemical biology from Rockefeller University in New York, New York. Dr. Waller completed a residency in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University in Stanford, California. He then went on to complete a clinical fellowship in oncology, as well as a research fellowship in pathology at Stanford University.
Dr. Waller’s research focus is in enhancing immune reconstitution after stem cell transplant and developing cell therapy for anti-tumor immunology and in regenerative medicine. His current research activities include pre-clinical and clinical studies focused on the role of donor immune cells in optimizing anti-tumor immunity after allogenic transplantation, and the clinical application of autologous CD34+ cells in improving vascular function and facilitating neo-angiogenesis in patients with peripheral and coronary vascular disease. His NIH-funded basic research lab uses mouse models and performs immunological analyses of clinical samples from patients. He has active translational research activities and serves as a principal investigator on institutional and national cooperative group clinical trials.
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