Pediatric Hematology Oncology Faculty

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Mignon Loh, MD

Division Chief, Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplant, and Cellular Therapies
Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Director, Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, SCRI
Director, Pediatric Oncology Program, FHCC
Deputy Director, FHCC/UWSOM/Seattle Children's Cancer Consortium
Chair, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Disease Committee, COG

Clinical Team: Leukemia/Lymphoma

Clinical/Research Interests: Pediatric ALL, JMML, Leukemia biology and genomics

Principal Investigator: Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, SCRI

Hematology

Amy Geddis, MD, PhD

Section Chief, Pediatric Hematology
Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Director, Bone Marrow Failure Program

Clinical Team: Hematology

Clinical/Research Interests: Bone marrow failure syndromes

Michael A Bender, MD

Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical Team: Hematology

Clinical/Research Interests: Sickle cell disease, hemoglobinopathies

Katie Carlberg, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Director, Thalassemia Program
Interim Director, Sickle Cell Disease Program

Clinical Team: Hematology

Clinical/Research Interests: Hemoglobinopathies/thalassemia

Kristin Maher, MD, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical Team: Hematology

Clinical/Research Interests: Bleeding and clotting disorders, hematology in the AYA population

Gavin Roach, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Director, Thrombosis Program

Clinical Team: Hematology

Clinical/Research Interests: Prevention and management of thrombosis, stroke, and congenital and acquired thrombophilic disorders

Oncology

Todd Cooper, MD

Section Chief, Pediatric Oncology
Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Director, Pediatric Leukemia/Lymphoma Program, Seattle Children's
Chair, Relapsed Myeloid Disease Sub-Committee, COG

Clinical Team: Leukemia/Lymphoma

Clinical/Research Interests: AML, Leukemia therapeutics, Early stage clinical trials, COG clinical trials

Katie Albert, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Director, Solid Tumor Program, Seattle Children's
Chair, Fellowship Clinical Competency Committee

Clinical Team: Solid Tumors

Clinical/Research Interests: Sarcoma and solid tumor therapies

Colleen Annesley, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical Team: Leukemia/Lymphoma

Clinical/Research Interests: High-risk leukemias, immunotherapy, CAR T cells

Eric Chow, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Associate Professor, Clinical Research and Public Health Sciences Divisions, FHCC
Medical Director, CBDC Cancer Survivor Program, FHCC/Seattle Children's
Chair, Outcomes and Survivorship Committee, COG

Clinical Team: Cancer Survivorship Program

Clinical/Research Interests: Cancer survivorship and late effects

Principal Investigator: Cancer Survivor Program, FHCC

Erin Crotty, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Director, Retinoblastoma Program, Seattle Children's

Clinical Team: Neuro-oncology

Clinical/Research Interests: Pediatric CNS tumors, Retinoblastoma, Immunotherapy for medulloblastoma

Mark Fluchel, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical Team: Solid Tumors

Clinical/Research Interests: Histiocytic disorders, Disparities in pediatric oncology care for patients from rural and underserved communities, Medical education

Lisa Force, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Assistant Professor, Health Metrics Sciences, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, UW
Affiliate Member, Global Oncology Program, FHCC

Clinical Team: Leukemia/Lymphoma

Clinical/Research Interests: Global pediatric oncology, Cancer epidemiology, Cancer disparities

Rebecca Gardner, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Medical Director, Immunotherapy Program, Seattle Children's/SCRI
2021 CBDC Clinical Teaching Award

Clinical Team: Leukemia/Lymphoma

Clinical/Research Interests: Pediatric ALL and lymphomas, Immunotherapy, CAR T cell development and clinical trials

Rula Green Gladden, MD

Acting Instructor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Research Associate, Clinical Research Division, FHCC

Clinical Teams: Leukemia/Lymphoma, Blood and Marrow Transplant

Clinical/Research Interests: Pediatric AML, Single cell transcriptomics to elucidate mechanisms of AML resistance

Shireen Ganapathi, MD

Acting Instructor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Research Associate, Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, SCRI

Clinical Teams: Solid Tumors, Leukemia/Lymphoma

Clinical/Research Interests: Solid tumor therapeutic discovery, Exploiting the potential of bromodomain inhibitors in Ewing sarcoma

Lawlor Laboratory

Anurekha Hall, MD, MS

Acting Instructor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Research Associate, Clinical Research Division, FHCC

Clinical Team: Leukemia/Lymphoma

Clinical/Research Interests: Cancer disparities, Barriers to access in pediatric oncology care

Douglas Hawkins, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Group Chair, Children's Oncology Group

Clinical Team: Solid Tumors

Clinical/Research Interests: Pediatric sarcomas, Sarcoma therapies

Tyler Ketterl, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Medical Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program
Director, Fertility Preservation Program

Clinical Team: Solid Tumors

Clinical/Research Interests: AYA oncology, Fertility preservation, Cancer survivorship and exercise intervention in AYA population

Adam Lamble, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical Team: Leukemia/Lymphoma

Clinical/Research Interests: Immunotherapy and leukemia therapeutics, Clinical trials for leukemia

Sarah Leary, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Medical Director, Pediatric Brain Tumor Program
Vice-chair, CNS Committee, COG

Clinical Team: Neuro-oncology

Clinical/Research Interests: Pediatric brain tumors, Precision medicine and therapy development in CNS tumors

Brittany Lee, MD, MA

Acting Instructor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical Teams: Solid Tumors, Leukemia/Lymphoma

Clinical/Research Interests: Bioethics, Palliative Care, Caregiver perspectives of genomic testing in pediatric oncology

PCAR Lab

Kasey Leger, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical Team: Leukemia/Lymphoma

Clinical/Research Interests: Cancer survivorship, Early identification and prevention of cancer therapy-induced cardiovascular disease

James M. Olson, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC

Clinical Team: Neuro-oncology

Clinical/Research Interests: Pediatric brain tumors, Protein therapeutics for pediatric cancers

Principal Investigator: Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, SCRI

Julie R. Park, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Medical Director, Immunotherapy Coordinating Center, Immunotherapy Integration Hub, SCRI
Associate, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Affiliate Member, Global Oncology Program, FHCC

Clinical Team: Solid Tumors

Clinical/Research Interests: Neuroblastoma, Solid tumor immunotherapy, Clinical trial development

Navin Pinto, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Medical Lead, Solid Tumor Immunotherapy Program, SCRI

Clinical Team: Solid Tumors

Clinical/Research Interests: Neuroblastoma, Solid tumor immunotherapy

Julie Rivers, MD, MS

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Director, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program

Clinical Team: Leukemia/Lymphoma

Clinical/Research Interests: Pediatric leukemias and lymphomas, Immunotherapy, Medical education

Rebecca Ronsley, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical Team: Neuro-oncology

Clinical/Research Interests: Pediatric CNS tumors, Medical education

Abby Rosenberg, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Director, Palliative Care and Resilience Research, Seattle Children's/SCRI
Co-Director, University of Washington T32 Program in Palliative Care Research

Clinical Team: Solid Tumors

Clinical/Research Interests: AYA oncology, Cancer survivorship and resilience, Palliative care research

Principal Investigator: PCAR Lab, Center for Clinical & Translational Research, SCRI

Katherine Tarlock, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Research Affiliate, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Affiliate Member, Global Oncology Program, FHCC

Clinical Team: Leukemia/Lymphoma

Clinical/Research Focus: Pediatric leukemias and lymphomas, AML genomics and therapeutics, Early phase clinical trials, Global oncology

Molly Taylor, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical Team: Solid Tumors

Clinical/Research Interests: Solid tumors, AYA oncology, Biobehavioral pediatric oncology, Understanding the biology linking psychosocial and medical outcomes in childhood cancers

Principal Investigator: Palliative Care and Resilience Program, Seattle Children's/SCRI

Amy Tellinghuisen, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Medical Director, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Seattle Children’s

Clinical Team: Leukemia/Lymphoma

Clinical/Research Interests: Pediatric leukemia and lymphoma, Quality improvement in pediatric oncology care

Michelle Ting, MD

Assisant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Director, Cancer Predisposition Clinic, Seattle Children's
2022 CBDC Clinical Teaching Award

Clinical Team: Solid Tumors

Clinical/Research Interests: Inherited cancer predisposition

Nick Vitanza, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical Team: Neuro-oncology

Clinical/Research Interests: Epigenetic and immunotherapeutic targeting of pediatric CNS tumors, CAR T cell clinical trials

Principal Investigator: Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, SCRI

Jennifer Wilkes, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical Team: Leukemia/Lymphoma

Clinical/Research Interests: Pediatric leukemias, Quality improvement in pediatric oncology care

Blood and Marrow Transplant

K. Scott Baker, MD

Section Chief, Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Professor, Clinical Research and Public Health Sciences Divisions, FHCC
Director, Cancer Survivor Program, FHCC

Clinical Team: Blood and Marrow Transplant

Clinical/Research Interests: Late effects of HSCT, HSCT for non-malignant disorders, HLH

Principal Investigator: Cancer Survivor Program, FHCC

Neel Bhatt, MBBS, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC

Clinical Team: Blood and Marrow Transplant

Clinical/Research Interests: HSCT and cancer survivorship

Principal Investigator: Cancer Survivor Program, FHCC

Marie Bleakley, MD, PhD, MMSc

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Associate Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Director, Cellular Therapy and Transplantation for Pediatric Leukemia, FHCC/Seattle Children's

Clinical Team: Blood and Marrow Transplant

Clinical/Research Interests: HSCT for high-risk leukemias, HSCT graft engineering, GVHD prevention, T cell immunotherapy

Principal Investigator: Immunotherapy and Transplant Biology, FHCC

Julie Boiko, MD, MS

Acting Instructor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Research Associate, Clinical Research Division, FHCC

Clinical Team: Blood and Marrow Transplant

Clinical/Research Interests: HSCT for malignant and non-malignant disorders, Molecular signatures of  GVHD in peripheral blood

Geoff Hill Laboratory

Lauri Burroughs, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Associate Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Director, Non-Malignant Transplant Program, FHCC/Seattle Children's

Clinical Team: Blood and Marrow Transplant

Clinical/Research Interests: HSCT for non-malignant blood disorders, HSCT clinical trials

Paul A. Carpenter, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Medical Director, Long-Term Follow-Up Clinical Service, FHCC

Clinical Team: Blood and Marrow Transplant

Clinical/Research Interests: HSCT for malignant and non-malignant disorders, GVHD prevention and treatment

Ann Dahlberg, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Medical Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Outpatient Clinic, FHCC/Seattle Children's

Clinical Team: Blood and Marrow Transplant

Clinical/Research Interests: HSCT for high-risk leukemias, Cord blood transplant, HSCT transitional care

Michelle Choe, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant and Immunotherapy Fellow, FHCC, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical Teams: Blood and Marrow Transplant, Immunotherapy

Clinical/Research Interests: Immunotherapy and gene therapy to treat advanced pediatric malignancies, particularly sarcomas

Colleen Delaney, MD

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Affiliate Investigator, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, EVP of Research and Development , Deverra Therapeutics

Clinical Team: Blood and Marrow Transplant

Clinical/Research Interests: Cord blood transplant, Off-the-shelf immunotherapies

Scott Furlan, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Associate Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC

Clinical Team: Blood and Marrow Transplant

Clinical/Research Interests: HSCT for high-risk leukemias, Transcriptomics and epigenomics of GVHD and immune reconstitution post HSCT, AML, Adoptive cellular therapies

Principal Investigator: Transplant Biology, FHCC

Rula Green Gladden, MD

Acting Instructor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Research Associate, Clinical Research Division, FHCC

Clinical Teams: Leukemia/Lymphoma, Blood and Marrow Transplant

Clinical/Research Interests: Pediatric AML, Single cell transcriptomics to elucidate mechanisms of AML resistance

Brandon Hadland, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Associate Director, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program

Clinical Team: Blood and Marrow Transplant

Clinical/Research Interests: HSCT for high-risk leukemias, HSC biology, Developmental hematopoiesis, Developmental ontogeny of pediatric leukemias

Principal Investigator: Stem Cell & Gene Therapy Program, FHCC

Tristan Knight, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical Teams: Acute Care Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplant

Clinical/Research Interests: Medical education, Quality improvement

Madhavi Lakkaraja, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC

Clinical Team: Blood and Marrow Transplant

Clinical/Research Interests: HSCT for non-malignant disorders, Immune reconsitution following HSCT

Kanwaldeep Mallhi, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC

Clinical Team: Blood and Marrow Transplant

Clinical/Research Interests: HSCT for non-maligant disorders, Gene therapy and clinical trials for non-malignant HSCT

Soheil Meshinchi, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Affiliate Member, Global Oncology Program, FHCC
Co-Director, T32 Pediatric Oncology Research Training Program
Chair, Myeloid Disease Biology Committee, COG

Clinical Team: Blood and Marrow Transplant

Clinical/Research Interests: HSCT for AML, AML biology, genomics, and therapeutics, AML Immunotherapy

Principal Investigator: Genetic Research and Therapeutics, FHCC

Aleksandra Petrovic, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology and Immunology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical Teams: Blood and Marrow Transplant, Immunology

Clinical/Research Interests: Gene therapy and HSCT for immune disorders

Jay Sarthy, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical Team: Blood and Marrow Transplant

Clinical/Research Interests: HSCT for malignant disorders, Epigenetics and precision medicine in pediatric cancers

Principal Investigator: Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, SCRI

Heather Schuback, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical Teams: Acute Care Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplant

Clinical/Research Interests: Medical education

Corinne Summers, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Assistant Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC

Clinical Team: Blood and Marrow Transplant

Clinical/Research Interests: HSCT for high-risk leukemias and other malignant disorders, Post-HSCT immunotherapy

Monica Thakar, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Associate Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Medical Director, Blood and Marrow Transplant Program Inpatient Services, FHCC/Seattle Children's

Clinical Team: Blood and Marrow Transplant

Clinical/Research Interests: HSCT for malignant and non-malignant disorders, Inherited immunodeficiencies, NK cell immunotherapy, Clinical trials for HSCT

Acute Care Oncology

Steven Clifford Aller, MD, PhD

Co-Medical Director, Acute Care Oncology Program
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical Team: Acute Care Oncology

Clinical/Research Interests: Medical education, Quality improvement in pediatric hematology-oncology and HSCT patient care.

Heather Schuback, MD

Co-Medical Director, Acute Care Oncology Program
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical Teams: Acute Care Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplant

Clinical/Research Interests: Medical education

Janiine Grace Babcock, MD

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical Team: Acute Care Oncology

Clinical/Research Interests: Medical education

Charyse Angela Diaz, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical Team: Acute Care Oncology

Clinical/Research Interests: Medical education, Sickle cell disease, Quality improvement

Kelly J Faucette, MD

Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical Team: Acute care oncology

Clinical/Research Interests: Medical education

Tristan Knight, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical Teams: Acute Care Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplant

Clinical/Research Interests: Medical education, Quality improvement

Nancy R McAllister, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical Team: Acute Care Oncology

Clinical/Research Interests: Medical education

Kritika Patel, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical Team: Acute Care Oncology

Clinical/Research Interests: Medical education

 

Primary Research Faculty

Beth Lawlor, MD, PhD

Associate Director, Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, SCRI
Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Co-Director, T32 Pediatric Oncology Research Training Program

Research Interests: Solid tumor biology, epigenetics, cell plasticity and tumor heterogeneity, tumor microenvironment

Principal Investigator: Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, SCRI

Irwin D Bernstein, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC

Research Interests: HSC biology, Notch signaling, leukemia biology

Principal Investigator: Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Program, FHCC

Myron Evans II, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Research Interests: Pediatric brain tumor biology, Medulloblastoma therapies

Principal Investigator: Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, SCRI

Heather Gustafson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Research Interests: Macrophage biology in the tumor microenvironment, Immunotherapy

Principal Investigator: Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, SCRI

Michael Jensen, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Vice President and Chief Therapeutics Officer Executive Director, Seattle Children's Therapeutics, CureWorks

Research Interests: Immunotherapy, CAR T cell development

Principal Investigator: Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, SCRI

Vandana Kalia, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Research Interests: Immunotherapy, T cell engineering

Principal Investigator: Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, SCRI

Shannon Oda, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Research Interests: Tumor microenvironment, T-cell engineering to enhance immunotherapy

Principal Investigator: Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, SCRI

Rimas Orentas, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Research Interests: Immunogenomics, immunotherapy, tumor immune microenvironment

Principal Investigator: Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, SCRI

Siobhan Pattwell, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Research Interests: Neurodevelopment and genetics of pediatric brain tumors

Principal Investigator: Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, SCRI

Surojit Sarkar, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Hematology-Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Research Interests: T cell immunology, Immunotherapy

Principal InvestigatorBen Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research, SCRI

Affiliate Faculty & Research Mentors

Ralph P Ermoian, MD

Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Director, Pediatric Radiation Oncology

Clinical/Research Interests: Pediatric tumors, soft tissue sarcoma, pediatric brain tumors, patient safety in radiation therapy

Arti Dilip Desai, MD, MSPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Program Co-Director, Health Services and Quality of Care Research Fellowship

Clinical/Research Interests: Developing and testing innovative health information technology solutions to optimize comprehensive, coordinated and equitable care for children with chronic conditions

Research mentor for: Tim Ohlsen, MD

Principal Investigator: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

Steven Henikoff, PhD

Professor, Basic Science Division, FHCC
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Affiliate Professor of Genome Sciences, University of Washington

Research Interests: Epigenetic regulation of developmental and disease processes, cancer epigenetics, development of novel chromatin profiling tools

Research mentor for: Jay Sarthy, MD, PhD

Principal Investigator: Basic Science Division, FHCC

Geoffrey Hill, MD, FRACP, FRCPA

Professor of Medicine, Medical Oncology, UWSOM
Professor, Clinical Research Division, FHCC
Director, Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, FHCC
Scientific Director, Immunotherapy Integrated Research Center, FHCC

Clinical/Research Interests: HSCT for malignant and non-malignant disorders, immunological mechanisms of GVHD, infection, relapse and immunological rejection post-HSCT, immunotherapy

Research mentor for: Julie Boiko, MD, MS

Principle Investigator: Immunotherapy and Transplant Biology, FHCC

Hans-Peter Kiem, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Medical Oncology, UWSOM
Professor, Clinical Research Division, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, FHCC
Director, Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Program, FHCC

Clinical/Research Interests: HSCT and gene therapy for patients with cancer, genetic and infectious diseases, Development of new gene-editing technologies

Research mentor for: Meera Srikanthan, MD

Principal Investigator: Stem Cell & Gene Therapy Program, FHCC

Jason Mendoza, MD, MPH

Professor of Pediatrics, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Professor, Public Health Sciences Division, FHCC
Associate Program Head, Cancer Prevention Program, FHCC
Associate Director, Community Outreach and Engagement, FHCC
Co-Director, Child Health Equity Research Program, UWSOM, Seattle Children's

Clinical/Research Interests: Health disparities, Inequities in childhood physical activity and nutrition outcomes

Principal Investigator: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development, SCRI

Nabiha Huq Saifee, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, UWSOM, Seattle Children's
Medical Director, Transfusion Services, Seattle Children's Hospital

Clinical/Research Interests: Blood banking, Transfusion medicine

Cole Trapnell, PhD

Associate Professor of Genome Sciences, University of Washington

Research Interests: Developing new technologies to study gene regulation and cell-cell communication in development and disease, mapping the genetic control of cellular plasticity, stem cell biology, computational biology

Research mentor for: Rula Green Gladden, MD, Rhaghav Chawla, MD, Scott Furlan, MD, Brandon Hadland, MD, PhD

Principal Investigator: UW Genome Sciences

 

 

 

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