Two research associates were promoted to assistant faculty members in the Clinical Research Division this month.
Dr. Marco Mielcarek, who has worked in the labs of Drs. Beverly Torok-Storb and Rainer Storb, conducts research on non-myeloablative or "mini-transplants" as well as graft-vs.-host disease, a common transplant complication.
Dr. John Pagel, who has worked with Dr. Oliver Press, researches development of better therapies for different types of leukemia and lymphoma, including those based on antibodies and new drug regimens. Pagel received the 2004 Lymphoma Research Foundation Career Development Award and the 2005 Damon Runyon-Lilly Clinical Investigator Award. Both investigators are also attending physicians at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.