Marco Davila

MD, PhD
Medical Oncology

Specializing In:

Cellular Therapies including stem cell transplantation, CAR-T cell therapies, TILs, TCR gene therapies

About Marco Davila

Biography:

My research is dedicated to developing gene-engineered cell therapies that target cancer cells in pre-clinical models. The goal of this research is to identify optimal cell therapies that can then be evaluated in cancer patients. It is my goal that our innovative laboratory and clinical research will lead to therapeutic options for patients with cancers. 

Positions

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • Vice Chair for Cellular Therapies
  • Senior Vice President and Associate Director for Translational Research
  • Department of Medicine

Background

Education and Training:

  • 1997-2004 - PhD - Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
  • 1995-2004 - MD - Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
  • 1991-1995 - BS - Biochemistry/Chemistry, Texas Christian University, Forth Worth, TX

Residency:

  • 2004-2006 - Resident, Department of Medicine, New York Presbyterian Weill/Cornell, Cornell Medical Center, New York City, NY

Fellowship:

  • 2010-2011 - Research Fellow, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, NY
  • 2006-2010 - Clinical Fellow, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, NY

Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Immunotherapy for Cancer
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Association of Immunologists

Professional Experience:

  • 2021-2022 - Senior Member, Department of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL
  • 2016 –2022 - Medical Director, Cell Therapy Facility, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
  • 2015-2022 - Associate Professor, Department of Oncologic Sciences, Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
  • 2015-2021 - Associate Member, Department of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
  • 2014–2015 - Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • 2014-2015 - Assistant Professor, Department of Cancer Biology, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
  • 2014-2015 - Assistant Member, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, TN
  • 2011–2013 - Clinical Instructor, Department of Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
  • 2011– 2013 - Assistant Attending Physician, Leukemia Service, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematologic Oncology, Memorial Hospital, New York, NY
  • 2011–2013 - Assistant Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Honors & Awards:

  • 2018 - Miles for Moffitt Award
  • 2018 - National Trio Achievement Award
  • 2015 - Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award
  • 2015 - SWASAP TRiO Achiever
  • 2015 - TASSSP TRiO Achiever
  • 2014 - ASCI Council Young Physician-Scientist Award
  • 2012 - Amos Medical Faculty Development Program Scholar, American Society of Hematology
  • 2011 - TRiO Achiever Award, Texas Christian University
  • 2010 - K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Career Development Award
  • 2010 - Young-Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • 2010 - Clinical and Translational Science Center KL2 Scholars Award
  • 2009 - Mortimer J. Lacher Fellow
  • 2003 - Bernard Amos Immunology Graduate Student Research Award, Duke University
  • 2001 - Sammuel DuBois Cook Graduate Student Award, Duke University
  • 1995 - Summa Cum Laude, Texas Christian University
  • 1995 - Phi Beta Kappa, Texas Christian University
  • 1995 - Senior Scholar in Chemistry, Texas Christian University
  • 1994 - Ronald E. McNair Fellowship for Undergraduate Research, Texas Christian University
  • 1994 - Summer Honors Undergraduate Research Program, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA
  • 1993 - Honors Premedical Academy, Rice University, Houston, TX
  • 1992 - M.D. Anderson Pre-Med Scholarship

Publications