Megan Sykes is Director, Columbia Center for Translational Immunology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She joined Columbia University in April 2010 after spending 20 years at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, where she was the Harold and Ellen Danser Professor of Surgery and Professor of Medicine (Immunology) and Associate Director of the Transplantation Biology Research Center. Megan’s research career, during which she has published 420 papers and book chapters, has been in the areas of hematopoietic stem cell transplant (or stem cell transplant), achievement of graft-versus-leukemia effects without graft-versus-host disease, organ allograft tolerance induction, and xenotransplantation. Megan has developed novel strategies for achieving graft-versus-tumor effects without graft-versus-host disease following hematopoietic stem cell transplant. She received her medical degree from the University of Toronto.