George Miller, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery and Cell Biology
NYU Lanhone Medical Center
Dr. George Miller is an Associate Professor at NYU School of Medicine with appointments in the Depts. of Surgery and Cell Biology. He is Vice-Chairman for Research in the Surgery Department, the leader of the NYU Cancer Center’s Cancer Immunology Program, co-leader of the Multidisciplinary GI Cancer Program, and Director of our T32 training program in GI Oncology. Dr. Miller is a physician-scientist in the real sense. From a clinical standpoint, he performs complex operations in patients with pancreatic cancer once a week. Nevertheless, 80% of his time is dedicated to basic research. He started his laboratory at NYU 9 years ago and his lab has grown incrementally in both size and in the quality of our work to become one of the leading cancer immunology research programs in the world. Dr. Miller has focused his research on the role of innate immunity in mediating pancreatic inflammation and driving the inflammation-cancer paradigm. He has published exciting work in high impact journals including Nature, Cell, Nature Medicine, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Journal of Clinical Investigation, and Cancer Cell. Dr. Miller has trained a number of resident physician-investigators, all of whom have received prestigious training grants and are embarking on academic careers. In addition, their findings in the lab are being translated to four separate clinical trials in pancreatic cancer with novel targets.