Waleed, Haso MS, Guest Researcher
Waleed Haso received his Bachelor’s of Science in Bioinformatics, from Ramapo College, Magna Cum Laude in 2010. At Ramapo, he was the recipient of numerous awards include a Master Tutor Award and a John Wiley publisher book award for outstanding bioinformatics achievement. He then matriculated in a Masters Program in Biotechnology at Johns Hopkins from 2010-2012. As part of this program he conducted research in the Immunology Section where he developed a CD22-chimeric antigen receptor. This is a novel tool that aims to treat pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia, which are essentially universally CD22+. This work has been submitted for publication and plans are underway to translate this into a clinical trial. Dr. Haso plans to remain at NCI for at least one more year under the direction of Dr. Terry Fry in the Bone Marrow Transplant Section of the Pediatric Oncology Branch.