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Sunday, September 14, 2014
Professor of Hematology
Professor of Molecular Virology, Immunology, & Medical Genetics
Division of Hematology
Comprehensive Cancer Center
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University
Dr. Caligiuri earned his graduate and medical degrees at Stanford University School of Medicine, then trained in internal medicine, oncology, bone marrow transplantation and immunology at Harvard before joining the Harvard Medical School faculty in 1989. He later went to Roswell Park Medical Center in Buffalo, NY, and was recruited to the OSUCCC in 1997 as associate director for clinical research. |
In July 2003, Dr. Caligiuri was named director of the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC) and deputy director of The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. He also chairs the Division of Hematology and Oncology in the OSU College of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Internal Medicine. In addition, he is a professor of medicine and a Distinguished University Scholar who holds the John L. Marakas Nationwide Insurance Enterprise Foundation Chair in Cancer Research.
Dr. Caligiuri's laboratory, which has nearly 40 members, focuses on research in leukemia, lymphoma and the human immune system. His current projects include developing a vaccine to prevent lymphoma in organ transplant patients and working to target genetic defects in leukemia and lymphoma for curative therapies. Research efforts led by Caligiuri at OSU have received more than $20 million from the National Cancer Institute, including a $9.5 million program project grant to study immunity in cancer.