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Dr. Mitzi Nagarkatti Named to SmartState Chair Position

Dr. Mitzi Nagarkatti, professor and chair for the Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, has been named as the SmartState Endowed Chair of the Cancer Drug Discovery SmartState Center, effective January 1, 2017. This appointment was recommended by the USC Committee on Named and Distinguished Professorships, with the approval by the Provost and the President of the University of South Carolina.

Nagarkatti has a long history of leading ground-breaking research focused on cancer immunology and immunotherapy. Her prolific body of work includes serving as principal or co-principal investigator on more than $40 million in NIH-funded studies, completing approximately 250 peer-reviewed publications and ten book chapters to the field, and presenting her work at more than 300 regional, national and international scientific meetings.