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Crystal Mackall, MD

Crystal Mackall, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and of Medicine, Associate Director of the Stanford Medical Institute, Co-Medical Director of the Stanford Laboratory for Cell and Gene Medicine, Program Leader in pediatric cancer immunotherapy

Stanford Medicine

Biography

Dr. Crystal Mackall is Professor of Pediatrics and of Medicine, Associate Director of the Stanford Medical Institute, Co-Medical Director of the Stanford Laboratory for Cell and Gene Medicine, and Program Leader in pediatric cancer immunotherapy at Stanford Medicine. She is the former head of the Immunology Section and chief of the Pediatric Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute. She completed an accelerated 6-year B.S./M.D. program at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in 1984 followed by a combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency in 1988. Mackall is an expert in the field of T cell homeostasis — the maintenance of a healthy number and level of diversity of these immune cells. She leads Stanford’s efforts to translate basic science discoveries into immune-based treatments for pediatric and adult cancers.