Dr. Arap is the Cancer Center Director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Attending Physician, Professor (tenured) & Chief, Division of Hemalology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He received his M.D. degree from the University of São Paulo Medical School and his Ph.D. degree in Cancer Biology from Stanford University. Dr. Arap trained in medical oncology and hematology as a fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He joined the Burnham Institute as a Staff Scientist, and, while there, he co-developed and optimized vascular-targeted therapies. Over 14 years at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, he held the Endowed Stringer Endowed Chair as Professor of Medicine, Cancer Biology & Experimental Diagnostic Imaging. Given his extensive training as a physician-scientist, his current interests include the translation of biotechnologies derived from exploring the molecular diversity of disease into clinical applications, and the development of novel therapeutic strategies.