Svetlana P. Chapoval
Svetlana Chapoval, MD, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases, University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is a member of the Program in Oncology at the Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Chapoval obtained an MD from Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University and a Ph.D. from Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Moscow, Russia. After her postdoctoral training in immunology at the Mayo Clinic and junior research faculty appointment in Pulmonary Medicine at Yale University, she joined the University of Maryland School of Medicine to continue her research on immunogenetics and immunoregulatory mechanisms of asthma pathophysiology. She established new research programs aimed at defining selected semaphorins as immune checkpoints and regulators of inflammation in immune-mediated diseases. Dr. Chapoval founded SemaPlex LLC to translate her research into preclinical development and clinical applications.