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A Comprehensive Cancer Center Designated by the National Cancer Institute

Research Program

Hematopoiesis and Hematological Malignancies

Program Leaders: Wendy Stock, MD, and Lucy Godley, MD, PhD

Members of this program have played a major role in the identification of many genes that are involved in normal hematopoiesis (the development of blood cells), as well as in the pathogenesis of leukemias and lymphomas over the past 30 years. The identification of genetic pathways involved in hematological malignant diseases has important implications for the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. The Hematopoiesis and Hematological Malignancies Program comprises 30 members from three academic departments who are tightly linked by common research themes.

The Hematopoiesis and Hematological Malignancies Program seeks to:

  • Determine the mechanisms of normal and malignant hematopoiesis;
  • Define recurring molecular genetic abnormalities in leukemia and lymphoma; and
  • Design molecular targeted clinical trials for hematological malignancies.

Basic and translational research efforts provide key insights for the design of novel therapies for patients with hematological diseases. Members of this program are actively translating their findings from basic research into novel, molecularly targeted therapeutic approaches for hematological malignancies.

Program Members:

Department of Medicine
Andrew Artz, MD
MIchael BIshop, MD
Jianjun Chen, PhD
Jane Churpek, MD
Kenneth Cohen, MD
Lucy Godley, MD, PhD
Fotini Gounari, PhD, DSc
Andrzej Jakubowiak, MD, PhD
Richard Larson, MD
Michelle Le Beau, PhD
Hongtao Liu, MD, PhD
Olatoyosi Odenike, MD
Gordana Raca, MD, PhD, MS
Sonali Smith, MD
Wendy Stock, MD
Michael Thirman, MD
Amittha Wickrema, PhD
Todd Zimmerman, MD

Department of Pathology
John Anastasi, MD
Beverly Baron, MD
Jason Cheng, MD, PhD
Sandeep Gurbuxani, MBBS, PhD
Barbara Kee, PhD
Susana Marino, MD, PhD
Megan McNerney, MD, PhD
James Vardiman, MD (emeritus)
Y. Lynn Wang, MD, PhD

Department of Pediatrics
John Cunningham, MBBCh, MSc
Jill de Jong, MD, PhD
Jennifer McNeer, MD
Kenan Onel, MD, PhD