Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology


Emory professor Max Cooper’s historic discoveries forever changed our understanding of the adaptive immune system, fueling lifesaving advances in basic research and medicine. The annual award in his honor is open to national and international candidates across the spectrum of immunology.

For PhD students and postdoctoral fellows working in professor Philip Santangelo’s lab, as well as undergraduates invited to join the audience, Jill Biden’s campus visit proved to be an inspiring, “once-in-a-lifetime” moment.

First lady Jill Biden toured the lab of Emory professor Philip Santangelo, the first recipient of funding from a new federal agency supporting the Biden Cancer Moonshot, and discussed his groundbreaking research to train the immune system to treat and cure cancers and other diseases.


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