B.Sc. Medicine, University of Sydney, Australia
MB.BS., Medicine and Surgery, University of Sydney, Australia
Dr. Carpenter’s research focus is on acute and chronic graft-vs.-host disease (GVHD), the amelioration of long-term complications associated with GVHD therapies, and the prevention of relapse after transplant in the context of continued immunosuppressive therapy.
Dr. Carpenter is participating in a multi-site trial that will collect and analyze samples from pediatric HCT patients in order to validate biomarkers of acute and chronic GVHD. Enrollment recently completed on a phase I/II clinical trial to determine if giving patients nilotinib 100 days after HCT is effective in reducing relapse in patients with Philadelphia chromosome-positive leukemias. Data analysis is beginning on a national multicenter trial he is leading that compared two chronic graft-versus-host disease drug regimens.