Dr. Damiano Rondelli is a Professor in the Department of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is the Director of the Stem Cell Transplant Program, Chief in Division of Hematology/Oncology and Associate Director for Global Partnerships. His research is focused on on transplant immunology, clinical trials, analysis of quality of life and BMT in low income countries.Dr. Rondellis overall research interest has been in hematopoietic stem cell transplant both from a translational and a clinical prospective since his training at the University of Bologna, and, then, as faculty at the same institution until 2002, and, finally, at the University of Illinois at Chicago for the last 14 years.These past years allowed him to become familiar with: transplant immunology studies, design of clinical trials, analysis of quality of life and implementation of BMT in low income countries. This work has translated in the growth of a research-driven Blood & Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program in the UIC Division of Hematology-Oncology/Department of Medicine and UI Cancer Center.His research is focused on on transplant immunology, clinical trials, analysis of quality of life and BMT in low income countries.