Dr. Waldmann received his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He joined the NCI in 1956 and has been chief of the Lymphoid Malignancies Branch(Metabolism Branch) since 1973. He studies the IL-2/IL-2 receptor system in the growth of normal and neoplastic cells. He co-discovered IL-15 and introduced rhIL-15, IL-2/IL-15R (CD122), Hu-Mik-Beta-1-directed therapy for cancer and autoimmune diseases. He has initiated clinical trials employing IL-15 in the treatment of metastatic malignancy. His honors include the Ehrlich medal; the Stratton, Lila Gruber, Simon Shubitz, Milken, Artois-Baillet Latour, and Bristol-Myers Squibb prizes; AAI-Dana Foundation Award in Human Immunology Research; and election to the National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Institute of Medicine, NAS and the Royal Society of the Medical Sciences UK.

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