Scott Nicholas Furlan, MD

Faculty Member

Scott Nicholas Furlan, MD

Assistant Professor
Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutch

Translational Data Science Integrated Research Center (TDS IRC), Fred Hutch

Dr. Scott Furlan studies the biology of blood stem cell transplantation and cellular immunotherapy for people with cancers and other diseases. He is learning how immune cells, such as T cells, behave during and after treatment, and how changes in immune cell behavior affect treatment outcomes. He aims to use what he learns improve transplantation and T-cell therapies for children. Dr. Furlan employs a method called single-cell genomics, which reveals an unprecedented level of detail about the individual cells in a sample. This technique shows him how immune cells respond to new biological surroundings, or microenvironments, throughout treatment. One particular research focus is immune dysfunction in graft-vs.-host disease, in which transplanted donor immune cells attack a patient’s healthy tissues. He also focuses on learning how to improve T-cell therapy and how transplanted donor immune cells affect cancers.

Other Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Washington School of Medicine


Seattle Children’s Research Institute 2012-2015 Post-doctoral Fellowship -Transplant Immunology

UT Southwestern Medical Center 2009-2012 Fellowship – Pediatric Hematology Oncology

UT Southwestern Medical Center 2006-2009 Residency - Pediatrics

Keck School of Medicine at USC, 2002-2006 MD

Macalester College 1994-1998 Bachelor of Arts

Research Interests

Transcriptomics and epigenomics of graft-versus-host disease and immune reconstitution post hematopoietic cell transplantation

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

Adoptive cellular therapy

Clinical Expertise

Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

Pediatric Oncology

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia

"I am driven to improve the therapy of cancer and blood disorders in children not only with thoughtful research, but also by accompanying patients and their families through the daily triumphs and struggles of their journey, one-by-one."

— Dr. Scott Nicholas Furlan

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