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Professor Paul Sondel

Reed and Carolee Walker Professor, Departments of Pediatrics

University of Wisconsin, Madison WI, USA

Biography

Paul Sondel, M.D., Ph.D. is the Reed and Carolee Walker Professor of Pediatrics, Human Oncology and Genetics and Director of Research for the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant at the University of Wisconsin – Madison (UW). His laboratory has pursued cancer immunotherapy approaches that have moved into clinical testing, with some demonstrating clinical benefit. This includes collaborative development of an immunotherapy regimen (dinutuximab + IL2 + GM-CSF) for children with high-risk neuroblastoma, approved by the US-FDA in 2015. He has held multiple committee/leadership roles, including at the NIH/NCI, American Cancer Society, Children’s Oncology Group, and St. Jude’s Children’s-Research-Hospital. He recently received a 7-year Outstanding Investigator Award from the NCI, and the SITC’s Smalley Award for 2017. He has published more than 400 scientific articles and chapters, and has trained more than 70 graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in his lab.