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Faculty and Research Interests

Janis L. Abkowitz, M.D.
Clement Finch Professor of Medicine and Head, Division of Hematology, University of Washington School of Medicine; Director, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Hematology Clinic.  Research in hematopoietic stem cells, erythropoiesis, heme physiology, marrow failure, myelodysplasia (MDS).

James P. AuBuchon, M.D.
Professor of Medicine (Hematology) and of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington; President & Chief Executive Officer, Puget Sound Blood Center.  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 Assistant 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.

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

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, Puget Sound Blood Center.  Research in thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, ADMTS-13 biology, and platelet functions under fluid shear stress.

Zhijun Duan, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine.  Research chromatin structure, genome architecture, epigenetics, 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, Puget Sound Blood Center.  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, University of Washington School of Medicine; Medical Director of Transfusion, University of Washington Medical Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, UWMC.  Research: platelet transfusion and immune platelet disorders.

John M. Harlan, M.D.
Elo Giblett Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Associate Medical Director for Blood Services; Chief, Section of Hematology/Oncology, 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.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Assistant Member, Puget Sound Blood Center. Research in modifiers of von Willebrand Factor (VWF), von Willebrand Diseases (VWD), vascular endothelial gene expression, familial ITP.

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; Director, Clinical and Translational Research, and Medical Director, Hemostasis Reference Laboratory, Puget Sound Blood Center.  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, Hemophilia Care Program, Puget Sound Blood Center. 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 Professorship in Hematology, University of Washington School of Medicine; Program Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship; Medical Director, Apheresis and Cellular Therapy, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance; Associate 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, Puget Sound Blood Center. 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.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Assistant 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.
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.

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.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics/Hematology-Oncology; Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine/Hematology,  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, Puget Sound Blood Center. Research in pathophysiologic effects of platelet transfusion.

Qiang Tian, M.D., Ph.D.
Affiliate Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine;  Institute for Systems Biology.  Research in hematopoiesis, cancer and stem cells, Wnt signaling, biomarker discovery, systems biology.

Roland B. Walter, M.D., Ph.D., M.S. (Epi)
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, CD33, clinical trials in AML, immunotherapy of AML, leukemia stem cells, predictive modeling.