Professor of Medicine | Director, Bone Marrow and Stem Cell
Transplantation Center | Director, Division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Immunotherapy
Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Research focus is in enhancing immune reconstitution after stem cell transplant and developing cell therapy for anti-tumor immunology and in regenerative medicine. 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. Waller’s 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.