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Faculty and Research Interests

Janis L. Abkowitz, M.D.
Clement A. Finch Professor of Medicine and Head, Division of Hematology, University of Washington School of Medicine.  Research in hematopoietic stem cells, erythropoiesis, heme and iron physiology, marrow failure, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and myeloproliferative disorders.

James P. AuBuchon, M.D.
Professor of Medicine (Hematology) and of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington; President & Chief Executive Officer, Bloodworks NW.  Research in transfusion safety improvement processes and decision analysis.

Pamela S. Becker, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine.  Research in hematopoietic stem cell gene transfer for Fanconi anemia, cell adhesion mediated chemotherapy resistance in acute myelogenous leukemia and multiple myeloma.

C. Anthony Blau, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Director, Center for Cancer Innovation; Co-Director, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine

Halvard Bönig, M.D.
Affiliate Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine

Virginia C. Broudy, M.D.
Professor and Vice-Chair of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine;  Chief of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center; Scripps Professor of Hematology.  Research in medical education.

Nicholas Burwick, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine.

Ryan D. Cassaday, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, University of Washington School of Medicine;  Assistant Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Attending Physician, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Clinical research in acute lymphoblastic leukemia and aggressive lymphoma.

Laura Connelly-Smith, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, University of Washington School of Medicine;  Assistant Medical Director, Apheresis and Cellular Therapy, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; Assistant Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  Research interests include: safe and effective management of patients and donors undergoing marrow harvest and peripheral blood stem cell mobilization and collection by apheresis, complications post hematopoietic stem cell transplant including GVHD and its treatment, extracorporeal photopheresis.

Gregory J. del Zoppo, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine.  Clinical studies of acute intervention in ischemic stroke; hemostasis problems associated with cerebral injury; and vascular and matrix adhesion biology of the CNS.

Jing-fei Dong, M.D. Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Full Member, Bloodworks NW.  Research in thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, ADMTS-13 biology, and platelet functions under fluid shear stress.

Sergei Doulatov, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Research on human hematopoietic stem cell (HSCs) development, differentiation from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), cell reprogramming and engineering, disease modeling and drug discovery for bone marrow failure syndromes and immunodeficiencies

Zhijun Duan, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, University of Washington School of Medicine.  Research in chromatin structure, genome architecture, epigenetics, hematopoiesis, stem cell biology, and cancer biology.

Elihu H. Estey, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Member and Director of AML Clinical Research (non-transplant), Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  Research in (1) new designs for clinical trials particularly in AML and  (2) relation between response and survival in hematologic malignancies.

Xiaoyun Fu, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Associate Member; Director of Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, Bloodworks NW.  Research in protein oxidation and posttranslational modification, mass spectrometry, inflammation, oxidative stress, von Willebrand factor, red blood cell.

David A. Garcia, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Research is focused in clinical investigation related to thromboembolism and anticoagulation.

Terry B. Gernsheimer, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, University of Washington School of Medicine; Director of Medical Transfusion, University of Washington Medical Center; Medical Director of Transfusion, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, UWMC.  Research: platelet transfusion and immune platelet disorders.

John M. Harlan, M.D.
Professor Emeritus of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Associate Medical Director, Harborview Medical Center. Research in endothelial cell and leukocyte biology. 

John R. Hess, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Hematology, Medical Director of the Transfusion Service, Harborview Medical Center. Research in blood storage and hemorrhage control in trauma.

Jill M. Johnsen, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Associate Member, Bloodworks NW. Research in von Willebrand Factor (VWF), von Willebrand Disease (VWD), hemophilia, blood group genes, and transfusion.

Sioban B. Keel, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine.  Research in the biology of the feline leukemia virus subgroup C receptor.

Barbara A. Konkle, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Associate Chief Scientific Officer and Director, Hemostasis, Platelet Immunology and Genomics Laboratory, Bloodworks NW.  Research in heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, von Willebrand disease, pregnancy-related hemostasis, and clinical trials of treatments for hemophilia and other disorders.

Rebecca Kruse-Jarres, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Director, Washington Center for Bleeding Disorders at Bloodworks NW. Research in hemophilia and other congenital and acquired bleeding disorders, and sickle cell disease.

Michael L. Linenberger, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Robert and Phyllis Henigson Endowed Chair in Hematology, University of Washington School of Medicine; Program Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship; Medical Director, Apheresis and Cellular Therapy, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Research interests include: safe and effective management of patients and donors undergoing marrow harvest and peripheral blood stem cell mobilization and collection by apheresis.

José A. López, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Chief Scientific Officer, Bloodworks NW. Research in platelet-vessel wall interaction.

Daniel B. Martin, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Vivian G. Oehler, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Associate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  Research in mechanisms of leukemic disease progression and therapy resistance, new agents in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Thalia Papayannopoulou, M.D., Dr. Sci.
Elo Giblett Endowed Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Research in erythroid differentiation and globin gene regulation; hemopoietic stem/progenitor cell trafficking; homing and mobilization mechanisms; and stem cell function.

Mary-Elizabeth M. Percival, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Assistant Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Research in early-phase clinical trials for patients with AML.

Robert E. Richard, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine.  Director of Hematology, Primary and Specialty Care Medical Service, Seattle Division VA Puget Sound Health Care System.  Research in novel methods in gene and cell therapy.

David W. Russell, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Hematology Training Grant Director. Research in stem cells, viral vectors, gene therapy, genetic recombination.

Akiko Shimamura, M.D., Ph.D.
Affiliate (pending) Professor of Pediatrics/Hematology-Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine.  Research in hematopoiesis and leukemogenesis.

Andrei R. Shustov, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Research in development of novel therapeutic strategies and implementation of targeted biologic agents into treatment paradigms of peripheral T-cell lymphomas and cutaneous T-cell lymphomas.

Sherrill J. Slichter, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Director, Platelet Transfusion Research, Bloodworks NW. Research in pathophysiologic effects of platelet transfusion.

Qiang Tian, M.D., Ph.D.
Affiliate Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine;  Institute for Systems Biology.  Research in cancer and stem cell biology, single cell analysis technology, hematopoiesis, immunology.

Roland B. Walter, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.
Assistant Member, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine.  Research on Acute Myeloid Leukemia; Antibody-based Immunotherapy of AML; Clinical Trials in AML; Leukemia Stem Cells; Minimal Residual Disease; Predictive Modeling.

James C. Zimring, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Transfusion Medicine Research Program, Bloodworks NW Research Institute; Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Adjunct Professor, Division of Hematology, University of Washington School of Medicine. 


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