May Daher

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. May Daher received her M.D. degree at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon with Distinction, after which she completed an Internal Medicine residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and a fellowship training program in Hematology and Medical Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center with a focus on cancer immunology, cellular immune therapy and hematopoietic transplantation. Dr. Daher also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the translational laboratory of Dr. Katy Rezvani where she was instrumental in advancing the CAR-NK cell therapy platform. Dr. Daher is currently a physician scientist, Assistant Professor in the Stem Cell Transplant and Cellular Therapy Department at MD Anderson. Her laboratory research focuses on developing novel cellular engineering strategies and incorporating gene editing techniques to enhance the metabolic fitness and potency of cellular therapy products, decrease toxicity, surmount the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment and circumvent immune evasion mechanisms developed by tumors. As a physician, Dr. Daher is working on translating these novel therapies to the clinic to treat patients with relapsed refractory malignancies.