National Vice President of Extramural Research, American Cancer Society
Dr. Chambers received his undergraduate and graduate training at Auburn University, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Subsequently, he served on the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine for more than 20 years.
Dr. Chambers was trained as a tumor immunologist, with an interest in both innate and adaptive anti-tumor responses. He has been involved in basic research and in translational research investigating the use of adoptive cellular immunotherapy and of cytokine gene therapy for the treatment of tumors. He has more than 90 publications based upon his research interests.
Dr. Chambers has been the recipient of numerous peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, the Fogarty International Center, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He was awarded the 21st Century Scientist Research Award by the James S. McDonnell Foundation in 2001 for research in immunotherapy of primary brain tumors. In addition to his research efforts, he served as the Associate Director for Basic Research at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, which is an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center.