Professor Oncological Sciences, Professor Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai For more information:
Miriam Merad is the Mount Sinai Endowed professor in Cancer Immunology and the Director of the Precision Immunology Institute at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Dr. Merad also co-leads the Cancer Immunology program at The Mount Sinai Tisch Cancer Institute and is the Director of the Mount Sinai Human Immune Monitoring Center (HIMC). Dr. Merad’s laboratory made seminal discoveries to our understanding of the mechanisms that control the development and functional identity of tissue resident dendritic cells and macrophages during homeostasis, and examining how these regulations are changed in cancer and inflammatory diseases. Dr. Merad has authored more than 170 primary papers and reviews in high profile journals. She receives generous funding from the NIH for her research on innate immunity and their contribution to human disease and belongs to several NIH consortia. In 2018, Dr. Merad received the prestigious William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Tumor Immunology. She is an elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and lectures around the world on her work.