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David Zaharoff, PhD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Member and Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill. Lab conducts interdisciplinary, translational research focused primarily on the development of biomaterials-based strategies for local delivery of cancer immunotherapies.

Associate Professor
UNC-Chapel Hill
Molecular Therapeutics

Area of interest

Our interests include:

  1. in situ / intratumoral vaccination
  2. locoregional cancer immunotherapies
  3. biomaterials-based cytokine delivery systems
  4. neoantigen vaccine platforms
  5. cytokine engineering
  6. tumor ablation technologies

Awards and Honors

  • 2015 Top 15 funded investigators, University of Arkansas
  • 2015 Rising Star Faculty Award, College of Engineering, University of Arkansas
  • 2013, 2014 Outstanding Researcher Award, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, University of Arkansas
  • 2012-2015 Outstanding Mentor, Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, University of Arkansas
  • 2012 Faculty Gold Medal, Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, University of Arkansas
  • 2012 Outstanding Teaching Award, Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of Arkansas
  • 2009 NCI Transition Career Development Award (K22), National Cancer Institute
  • 2009 21st Century Endowed Professorship of Biomedical Engineering, University of Arkansas
  • 2008, 2009 Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE), NIH
  • 2007, 2008 Federal Technology Transfer Award, National Cancer Institute
  • 2006 NCI Director’s Career Development Innovation Award, National Cancer Institute
  • 2005 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32), NIH
  • 2002 NIH Predoctoral Fellow (T32), Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering, Duke University
  • 1997 Edmund James Scholar, University of Illinois

Link to Publications on PubMed

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