Keynote Presentation: 
Blood Cancers & the Human Microbiome

Melody Smith, MD, MS
Stanford Cancer Institute

Melody Smith is a board-certified, fellowship-trained medical oncologist and hematologist. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Blood & Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy at Stanford Medicine.

She is a physician-scientist who conducts extensive research. Dr. Smith completed a fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the Clinical Research Training Program and was a post-doctoral researcher at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Her research focuses on studies evaluating strategies whereby donor T cells can be administered to improve outcomes following blood and marrow transplant. Specifically, she studies novel treatment strategies using chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy.

Dr. Smith has been invited to present the findings of her research at regional, national, and international conferences. She has also co-authored articles on topics within cancer immunology, including cancer immunotherapy, stem cell transplantation, and CAR T cell therapy. Dr. Smith has also earned numerous honors. The American Society of Hematology, Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and many other professional societies and organizations have recognized her achievements as a clinician, researcher, and scholar.