Akiko Shimamura

Affiliate Member
Clinical Research Division
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology
University of Washington
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine, Hematology
University of Washington School of Medicine


Princeton University, 1983, AB (Biochemistry)
University of Rochester, 1988, MS (Biology)
University of Rochester, 1990, PhD, (Biology)
University of Rochester, 1990, MD

Research Interests:

My research interests focus on hematopoiesis and clonal evolution in marrow failure and MDS. We are conducting genetic, molecular, and biological studies to identify causative genes and pathways. We are focusing on translational control of gene expression in marrow failure. We are also conducting clinical studies to characterize the natural history of these disorders and to improve clinical outcomes.

Clinical Expertise:

Inherited bone marrow failure syndromes, aplastic anemia, and MDS

Current Studies:

  • Translational profiling in Shwachman-Diamond syndrome
  • Genomic studies of marrow failure and MDS

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Dr. Akiko Shimamura

Contact Information

(206) 667-1127
(206) 667-5255
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