Dr. Simrit Parmar is an Assistant Professor in the department of Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. Her basic science research interest is focused on regulatory T cells, their involvement in disease pathogenesis and prevention of autoimmune disorders including graft versus Host Disease. Her clinical interest is in developing the comprehensive Amlyoidosis programs in collaboration with the department of Myeloma. In addition, she is actively involved with the global academic program (GAP) at MD Anderson Cancer Center and expanding the sister institution network, where she serves as part of the Steering Committee. Dr. Parmar serves on the radiation injury treatment network (RITN) and serves as a member of the Board of Advisors for the MD Anderson Center for Professional Development & Entrepreneurship.
In addition, Dr. Parmar is highly engaged in the entrepreneurship scene in Houston and believes in the collaboration between medicine, energy, space and technology. She is the organizer of the MEST conference (www.mestconference.com) and is also founder of Platform Houston, a co-working space located in the heart of Rice Village (www.platformhouston.com) that provides a community campus for educational sessions and seminars by engaging community leaders in science, technology, space and economics. She believes in planting seeds for a hopeful and productive ecosystem that will give rise to collaborative efforts and successful companies.