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Scientific Research Grant Recipients/Scholars 1985-2020 (227 Recipients)

S denotes NBF Scholar status.
S denotes Scholars to be awarded at 2020 Annual Meeting.


Annamaria Aprile, PhD
Ospedale San Raffaele
"Exploring the role of FGF23 in β-thalassemia: a novel target to ameliorate bone marrow microenvironment and anemia"

Agnieszka Czechowicz, MD, PhD
Stanford University
"Determine genetic factors and mutations that regulate progression to bone marrow failure and myeloid neoplasia in Fanconi anemia"

Areum Han, PhD
Boston Children’s Hospital
"The role of the RNA editor-exonuclease axis in RNA turnover during erythropoiesis: from mouse embryo studies to in vitro modeling"

Robert H. Lee, PhD
University of North Carolina
"Efficacy of platelet transfusion in the setting of anti-platelet therapy"

Larry Luchsinger, PhD
New York Blood Center
"Caveolae Coordination of Signal Transduction Pathways in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Function"

Evan Orenstein, MD
Emory University
"Improving Patient Blood Management in Pediatrics through Automated Medical Error Detection and Clinical Decision Support Design"

David Roh, MD
Columbia University
"Red Blood Cell Contribution to Coagulopathy and Cerebral Oxygenation after Intracerebral Hemorrhage"

Kim Vanuytsel, PhD
Boston Medical Center
"Validation of a potential curative gene editing approach across the diverse sickle cell disease (SCD) patient population using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC)”


Delfim Duarte, MD, PhD
Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular (IBMC)
"Targeting the Bone Marrow Vascular Microenvironment to Improve Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapies in Acute Myeloid Leukemia"

Saba Ghassemi, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
"Redirecting Quiescent T cells with Chimeric Antigen Receptors (CARs) for Adoptive Immunotherapy"

Marie Hollenhorst, MD, PhD
Stanford University
"CMP-Neu5Ac: A Central Molecule in Bleeding Diseases and Mediator of a Novel Platelet Effector Function"

Tiffany Thomas, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
"The Effect of Dietary Lipids on Red Cell Lifespan and Recovery"

Francesca Vinchi, PhD
New York Blood Center
"Role of Heme-Activated Macrophages in Acute Chest Syndrome"

Yan Zheng, MD, PhD
St. Jude Children's Hospital
"Comprehensive Characterization of RH Loci by Whole Genome Sequencing and Long-read Genome Sequencing"


Arunoday K. Bhan, PhD
Boston Children's Hospital
“Identifying megakaryocyte maturation pathways critical for platelet generation.”

Vijay G. Bhoj, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
“Dissecting the Humoral Response to FVIII for Therapeutic Applications.”

Avital Mendelson, PhD
Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute
New York Blood Center
“A biomimetic niche for platelet formation in vitro.”

Antonella Nai, BSc, MSc, PhD
Ospedale San Raffaele
“Targeting the second transferrin receptor for amelioration of severe malarial anemia.”

Robert S. Nickel, MD, MSc
Children's Research Institute
“Hydroxyurea and Transfusion (HAT): Pilot Study of Combination Therapy for Patients with Sickle Cell Anemia.”

Hideyuki Oguro, PhD, MSc, BSc
The Jackson Laboratory
“Induction of hematopoietic stem cell proliferation and mobilization by estrogen receptor signaling.”

Moritz Stolla, MD, PhDS
Bloodworks Northwest Research Institute
“Cold-stored Platelets for the Reversal of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy.”


Benjamin Samelson-Jones, MD, PhD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
“Novel Therapeutics for Hemophilia B: A Rational Pursuit of Bioengineered Factor IX Variants with Enhanced Clotting Activity”

Juliana Xavier-Ferrucio, PhDS
Yale University
“Megakaryocyte erythroid progenitor fate specification under iron and oxygen deficiency”


Angelo D’Alessandro, PhDS
University of Colorado Denver – Anschutz Medical Campus
“The role of adenosine signaling in the preservation of energy metabolism of stored erythrocytes”

David Gibb, MD, PhDS
Yale University School of Medicine
“Characterizing innate immune mechanisms underlying the link between inflammation and RBC alloimmunization”

Mobin Karimi, MD, PhDS
University of Pennsylvania
“Separation of GVHD from GVT responses by modulation of T cell signaling pathways”

Troy Lund, MD, PhDS
Regents of the University of Minnesota
“Adipokine Regulation of Hematopoietic Cell Homing”

Sandhya Panch, MBBS, PPHS
National Institutes of Health
“Barcoded macaque transplants: A novel approach to study Human Umbilical Vein Endothelial Cell (HUVEC) expanded hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell (HSPC) engraftment and repopulation kinetics”


James Ankrum, PhDS
Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering; Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center; Pappajohn Biomedical Institute, The University of Iowa
“Elucidating the role of FOXO3 in restoring the potency of in vitro expanded mesenchymal stem cells.”

Yacine Boulaftali, PhDS
Inserm U1148- Laboratory for Vascular Translational Science (LVTS)
“Neutralizing serpinE2 : a new medical concept of treating haemophilia.”

Lindsey A. George, MDS
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
“Prothrombin activation in vivo: contribution of membrane binding for effective hemostasis and development of a novel warfarin reversal strategy.”

Sarika Saraswati, PhDS
Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Vanderbilt University
“New Strategies to Augment Efficacy of Stem Cell Therapy for Therapeutic Revascularization”.

William Savage, MD, PhDS
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
“Aeroallergen-specific antibodies in allergic transfusion reactions.”


Ramesh Nayak, PhDS
Hoxworth Blood Center (HBC), Univ. of Cincinnati (UC) & Experimental Hematology & Cell Biology (EHCB), Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) 
“Angiotensin in stem cell recruitment and mobilization”

Richard Francis, MD, PhDS
Columbia University Medical Center
“Effect of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency on red blood cell storage”

Neil Hanchard, MD, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
“A genomics approach to transfusion responders in sickle cell disease”

Krystalyn Hudson, PhDS
Puget Sound Blood Center Research Institute
“Establishment and maintenance of lymphocyte tolerance to red blood cell antigens”

Julie Peterson, PhDS
Blood Research Institute, BloodCenter of Wisconsin
“Recombinant glycoprotein fragments for improved detection of alloantibodies in Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia (NAIT)”

Claude Tayou Tagny, MD, MS, MScS
Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of Yaoundé, Cameroon
“Risk Factors of HIV infection in Sub-Saharan Africa blood donor – A pilot phase in Cameroon”


Stella T. Chou, MDS
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
“Red blood cell generation from human induced pluripotent stem cells: a new tool for transfusion medicine”

William Janssen, MDS
National Jewish Health, University of Colorado Denver
“Degradation of the Pulmonary Endothelial Glycocalyx in Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI)”

George J. Murphy, PhDs
Co-Director Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM)
“Pluripotent stem cells in the modeling of blood disease and the development of potentially transfusable human red blood cells and platelets”

Robert B. Neuman, MDs
Emory University School of Medicine
“Physiologic effects of RBC storage in chronic transfusion recipients: vasoreactivity, exercise capacity, and oxygen consumption”

Sean Stowell, MD, PhDs
Emory University School of Medicine
“Characterization of Immunity and Tolerance Following RBC Transfusion”


Stephanie Eisenbarth, MD, PhDS
Yale University, Laboratory Medicine and Internal Medicine
“Identifying Innate Immune System Pathways Critical for RBC Alloimmunization”

Anand Padmanabhan, MD, PhDS
BloodCenter of Wisconsin
“Role of IgA and IgM Immunoglobulins in Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia and Thrombosis (HIT)”

Tracey L. Papenfuss, DVM, MS, PhDs
Ohio State University, Waxner Medical Center, Regenerative Medicine
“Development of myeloid derived suppressor cell therapy for the treatment of inflammatory disease”

Michael Nemeth, PhDS
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
“Improving Bone Marrow Transplantation Through Targeting Hematopoietic Stem Cell Quiescence”

Henrique Viega-Fernandes, DVM, PhDS
Instituto de Medicina Molecular (IMM), Immunobiology Unit
“Modulation of RET Signaling in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation”

Jianhua Yu, PhDS
Ohio State University
“Preclinical Studies of the Combination of Recombinant Human FLT3 Ligand and AMD3100 to Mobilize Allogeneic Blood Cell Grafts for Transplantation”


Attilio Bondanza, MD, PhDS
H San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
“Cell Therapy of Multiple Myeloma by Genetic Redirection of T Cells Against CD44v6”

Mettine H.A. Bos, PhDS
Leiden University Medical
“Mechanisms Regulating the Macromolecular Enzyme Complex Assembly in Blood Coagulation”

Swapan Kumar Dasgupta, PhDS
Baylor College of Medicine
“Signaling Cascade Leading to Phosphatidylserine Exposure in Stored Platelets”

Eldad Hod, MDS
Columbia University Medical Center
“Effect of Repeat Blood Donation on Atherosclerosis and Cancer Risk in Murine Models”

Katherine MacNamara, PhDS
Albany Medical College
“IFNγ-Mediated Control of Hematopoietic Stem and Progenitor Cell Differentiation”

Nilam Mangalmurti, MDS
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
“Role of Red Cell Advanced Glycation End products in Endothelial Dysfunction”


Julie Audet, PhDS
University of Toronto
“Directed Expansion and Differentiation of Blood Progenitor Cells using TAT-Conjugated Transcription Factors”

Rachel Bercovitz, MDS
The University of Colorado Denver, Dept. of Pediatrics
“Transfusion-related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI) from Plasma Products: Understanding the Pathogenesis of Immune- and Non-Immune-Mediated TRALI and Determining Methods to Mitigate TRALI Risk”

Jonathan Finn, PhDS
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
“The Development and Safety Characterization of Novel Hyper-functional Factor IX Variants for the Treatment of Hemophilia B”

Peter Ghoroghchian, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
“Fundamental Design and Characterization of Nanoscale Polymersomes as Advanced Hemoglobin-based Oxygen Carriers”

Mariluz Mojica Henshaw, PhDS
University of Utah, Cell Therapy Facility
“Development of a Xeno-free Microcarrier-based Human Mesenchymal Stem Cell Expansion System”

Jill Johnsen, MD
Puget Sound Blood Center and University of Washington
“The Role of Blood Group Antigens in Von Willebrand Factor Homeostasis”

Bartolomeu Nascimento, MD
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto
“Trauma Resuscitation Formula-driven versus Laboratory-guided Transfusion Study (TRFL): Coagulopathy Substudy”

Sergey Shevkopyas, PhD
Tulane University, Biomedical Engineering
“The Relationship between the Ability of Stored Red Blood Cells to Perfuse Microvascular Networks and their 24-hr Post-Transfusion Recovery in Vivo”


Alicia Barcena, PhDS
University of California San Francisco
“Evaluation of human fetal membranes as a source of hematopoietic stem cells.”

Daniel Gonzalez-Nieto, PhDS
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
“Connexin-43 in the hematopoietic stem cell niche.”

Taku Kambayashi, MD, PhDS
University of Pennsylvania-Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
“The role of GMCSF in regulatory T-cell proliferation and homeostasis.”

Chance John Luckey, MD, PhDS
Brigham and Women's Hospital Blood Bank
“Directed differentiation of embryonic stem cells by regulated caspase9 cleavage of zona-occludens2.”

Nicolas Pineault, PhDS
“A cellular-based therapy to prevent or reduce thrombocytopenia.”

Ayaz Rahman, MD
Emory University Division of Cardiology
“The effects of fresh versus older RBC transfusions in subjects with cardiovascular disease.”

Rahima Zennadi, PhDS
Duke University Medical Center
“Regulation by nitric oxide of sickle red cell adhesion.”


Hava Avraham, PhD
Division of Experimental Medicine Harvard Institute of Medicine Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
“Hematopoietic Stem Cell Mobilization by Cannabinoids”

Rose Beck, MD, PhDS
University School of Medicine-Department of Pathology
“Notch-induced NK Cells for Cell Therapy in Hematologic Maligancy”

Christine M. Cserti-Gazdewich, MD, FRCPS
University of Toronto, Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network.
“Cytoadherence in Pediatric Malaria (CPM) Study.”

Nobuharu Fujii, MD, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
“Identification of Novel H-Y Antigens using Artificial Neural Network”

Mark R. Looney, MD
University of California, San Francisco, (UCSF)
“The Role of Platelets in Experimental Transfusion-related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI)”

Adam Munday, MD PhD
Puget Sound Blood Center
“Platelet Cold Receptors: Potential for Improving Platelet for Improving Cold Storage”

Beth Shaz, MDS
Emory Center for Transfusion and Cellular Therapies, Emory University School of Medicine
“Blood Donation considerations in African Americans”


Spero Cataland, MD
Ohio State University
“A Randomized Study of Concurrent Cyclosporine and Plasma Exchange versus Concurrent Corticosteroids and Plasma Exchange as the Initial Therapy of Thrombotic Throbocytopenic Purpura”

Peiman Hematti, MDS
University of Wisconsin-Madison
“ESC-derived MSC transplantation in NOD/SCID mice”

Cheryl Ann Lobo, PhDS
New York Blood Center
“Role of Red Cell Glycophorins in the Invasion of Babesia divergens”

A. Louise McCormick, PhDS
Emory University School of Medicine
“The role of cytomegalovirus-encoded inhibitor of caspase-8 activation, vICA, in disease following transfusion or transplantation”

Michael Milson, PhD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
“Genetic correction of the Fanconi Anemia stem cell defect”

Lirong Qu, MD, PhDS
University of Pittsburgh
“Detection and Quantification of Human Herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) Genomes in US Blood Donors with Sensitive real-time PCR”

Astrid Van Halteren, MD, PhDS
Leiden University Medical Center
“Pregnancy-Induced Minor Histocompatibility Alloimmune T Cells and Fetal Microchimerism: Friends of Foes?”

Saul Yedgar, PhDS
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
“Repair of red blood cell flow properties for transfusion therapy: the effect fo leukoreduction and rejuvenation”


Kent W. Christopherson II, PhD
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, Texas
“CD26 Inhibition As A Method Of Improving Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Efficiency”

Jeanne E. Hendrickson, MDS
Emory University School of Medicine
“Effect Of Host Inflammation On Alloimmunization To RBC Transfusion”

Lana Kaiser MD, DVMS
Michigan State University
“Transfusion Iron Overload And Cardiac Arrhythmias”

Marcus O. Muench, PhDS
Blood Systems Research Institute
“In Utero Transplantation Of The Hematopoietic Microenvironment”

Eric M. Ostertag, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
“Cloning and Characterization of Monoclonal Anti-ADAMTS13 Autoantibodies from Patients with Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP)”

Robert Paulson, PhD
Penn State University
“Role Of BMP4 Signaling On Short-Term Radioprotection”

Jill Storry, PhDS
Lund University in Sweden
“Characterization of the Vel Blood Group System”

Leon L. Su, MD
Emory University
“Recipient Kinetics and the Role of Host Factors in Transfusion-Transmitted Cytomegalovirus (TTCMV) Infection”

Lan Zhou, PhDS
Case Western Reserve University
“Regulation of Granulopoiesis by Fucosylated Glycans Through Selectin-Mediated Adhesion and Fringe-Modified Notch Signaling Pathways”

Xianzheng Zhou, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Cancer Center
“Adoptive Cord Blood T Cell Therapy Of Leukemia By The Sleeping Beauty Transposon”


Marie Bleakley, MDS
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA 98109-1024
“Discovery of Antigens for Targeted Therapy of Leukemia”

Jose Cancelas, MD, PhDS
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
“Mobilization of Hematopoietic Stem Cells by Reversible Inhibition of Rac-Type Rho GTPases: Demonstration of Proof-of-Concept for Future Clinical Applications”

Li Chai, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA 02115
“A Novel Intracellular Pathway of WT1/HSAL2 in Leukemogenesis”

Brian S. Custer, MPH, PhDS
Blood Systems Research Institute
San Francisco, CA 94118
“Retrospective Cohort Analysis of Return Behavior in Temporarily Deferred and Eligible Voluntary Blood Donors”

Craig E. Daniels, MD
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN 55905
“The Accuracy of Natriuretic Peptides (BNP and N-pro-BNP) in the Differentiation Between Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury (TRALI) and Transfusion Related Circulatory Overload (TACO)”

Allison Hubel, MS, PhDS
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55414
“Post Thaw Processing of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Products”

Andrew Mackin, BVMS, MVS, DVSc, FACVSc, Diplomate ACVIM
Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Mississippi State, MS 39762-6100
“Evaluation of the Efficacy of Phototreatment of Packed Red Blood Cells at Preventing Transfusion-Associated Transmission of Babesiosis In Dogs”

Nora Ratcliffe, MDS
VAMC White River Junction and Manchester
White River Junction, VT 05009
“The Role of Dendritic Cell Subsets in Autoimmune Myocarditis and the Potential for Cytotherapy”

Steven R. Sloan, MD, PhD
Children's Hospital Boston
Boston, MA 02115
“Role of the CCL4 Chemokine in the Immune Response to Red Cell Transfusions: Implications for Immunosuppressive Therapy”


Ognjen Gajic, MDS
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Rochester, MN
“Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury in the Medical Intensive Care Unit”

Andres Hidalgo, PhDS
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY
“Optimizing Cord Blood Transplantation by Upregulation of Selectin Ligands”

Qizhen Shi, MD, PhDS
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
“Targeting Human Platelet Glycoprotein Ibα Gene Expression to the Platelets of Bernard-Soulier Syndrome Mice”

X. Long Zheng, MD, PhDS
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
“Characterization of Autoantibodies Directed Against ADAMTS13 Metalloprotease Underlying Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura”

James C. Zimring, MD, PhDS
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
“Selective Induction of Allotolerance in Bone Marrow Transplantation”


Laura Cooling, MD, MSS
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
“Molecular Analysis of Globo- and Lacto-Family Glycosyltransferases: Molecular Etiology of the LKE-Negative and LKE-Weak Phenotypes”

Yvonne H. Datta, MDS
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
“Genetic Mapping and Characterization of the Bleeding Disorder in the Fawn-Hooded Hypertensive Rat”

Carl S. Goodyear, PhDS
University of California San Diego
San Diego, CA
“Mechanisms of Immunomodulation by Protein A Pheresis”

Suresh Shelat, MD, PhDS
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
“Characterization of the Human Immune Response in Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia Using Repetoire Cloning”

Steven L. Spitalnik, MDS
Columbia University
New York, NY
“Hemolytic Transfusion Reactions: A Transgenic Mouse Model”

Scott S. Tykodi, MD, PhD
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, WA
“Identification of Antigens Mediating Graft-versus-Tumor Effects Following MHC-Identical Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation”


Larry J. Dumont, MBAS
Gambro BCT
Lakewood, CO
“Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) Reactivation – Human Exposure Model and Mechanism D”

Michael Hodsdon, MD, PhDS
Yale University
New Haven CT
“Regulation of von Willebrand Factor Susceptibility to Proteolytic Cleavage by a Plasma Metalloproteinase”

Lennart Logdberg, MD, PhD
Emory University
Atlanta, GA
“Use of Bone Marrow Stem Cells for Pancreatic Islet Repopulation and Regeneration”

Una O'Doherty, MD, PhD
“Regulation of HIV-1 Latency in Resting T Cells by Dendritic Cells”


Maria Bettinotti, PhDS
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland
“Molecular Basis of Polymorphisms in Neturophil Antigen NB1: CD177”

Sandra L. Haberichter, PhDS
Blood Research Institute; Blood Center of SE Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
“The Role of the von Willebrand Factor Propeptide in Targeting vWF to the Regulated Storage Pathway”

Jonathan David Kurtis, MD, PhDS
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
“Novel Erythrocyte Invasion Protiens As Vaccines For Human Falciparum Malaria”

Peter L. Perrotta, MDS
SUNY @ Stony Brook
Stony Brook, New York
“Role Of Apoptotic Mechanisms In Platelet Dysfunction And Death”


Walter L. Biffl, MDS
Denver Health Medical Center
Denver, Colorado
“Blood Transfusion-Provoked Delay in Neutrophil Apoptosis in Trauma may be Altered by Modifying Transfusion Practices”

Jeffrey L. Carson, MDS
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, New Jersey
“The Effect of Anemia and Transfusion on Postoperative Delirium”

Thomas H Fischer, PhD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
“Hyperbaric Freezing for the Preparation of Rehydrated, Lyophilized Platelets”

James D. Gorham, MD, PhDS
Dartmouth Medical School
Lebanon, New Hampshire
“T Cell Cytokine Secretion in a Murine Model of Transfusion-associated ImmunoModulation (TRIM)”

Patricia Kopko, MDS
Sacramento Medical Foundation Blood Centers
Sacramento, California
“The Association of HLA Class II Antibodies and White Blood Cell Activation with Transfusion-Related Acute Lung Injury”

Krista V. Lankford, MDS
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
“Mechanisms of Action of Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (TPE) in Thrombotic Metalloprotease (MP) and Its Antibody Inhibitor (IMP)”

Karina Yazdanbakhsh, PhDS
New York Blood Center
New York, New York
“Recombinant Antigens as Tools for Identification of Alloantibodies in Patients' Sera”


David G. Meyers, MDS
Kansas University Medical Center
Kansas City, Kansas
“A Historical Cohort Study of the Effect of Lowering Body Iron Through Blood Donation on Cardiac Events”

Andrey Skripchenko, PhDS
Holland Laboratory, American Red Cross
Rockville, Maryland
“The Mechanism(s) of virus Photoinactivation by Dimethylmethlene Blue”

Connie Westhoff, PhDS
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
“Deciphering the Function of the Rh Proteins”


Douglas P. Blackall, MDS
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
“Recombinant Blood Group Antigen Engineering: Glycophorin A as a Model Glycoprotein”

Raymond L. Comenzo, MDS
Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
“Immunoglobulin Genes And DNA Vaccines: Synergy With Stem-Cell Transplant?”

Robertson Davenport, MDS
Univeristy of Michigan Department of Pathology
Ann Arbor, MI
“A Murine Model of Acute Hemolytic Transfusion Reactions”

Timothy C. Fisher, MB, Ch.BS
USC School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
“Red Blood Cell Antigen Masking by Covalently-Bound Polyethylene Glycol”

Peter Larson, MDS
UNC Hospitals, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
“The Role of the GIA Domain in the Function of Vitamin K-dependent Coagulant Proteins”

Eleanor Pollack, MDS
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
“Substrate and Inhibitor Binding Sites of Human Coagulation Factor Xa”

Jo Anna Reems, PhDS
Blood Systems Foundation
Tempe, AZ
“Ex Vivo Expansion of Human Umbilical Cord Blood Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells: Evaluation of their Function in a Mouse Transplant Model”

John Donald Roback, MD, PhDS
Emory University Hospital
Atlanta, GA
“The Role of Leukocytes in Transfusion-Transmitted Cytomegalovirus (TT-CMV) Infection: Development of an Animal Model”

John Rosenberg, PhDS
Blood Center of Southeast Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
“Impact of von Willebrand Factor on Factor VIII Gene Targeting”


Scott Burger, MDS
University of Minnesota—Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN
"Adhesive Interactions in Hematopoietic Cell Homing"

Petr Jarolim, MDS
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
"Characterization of Blood Group Antigens Carried by Erythroid Band 3"

Diane Krause, MD, PhDS
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
"Regulation of Cd34 Expression During Hematopoiesis"

Stanley J. Naides, MD
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA
"Structure-Function Relations in Parvovirus B19 Binding to Solid Phase Immobilized Glyosphingolipid Cell Receptor"

Christopher Silliman, MD, PhDS
Bonfils Blood Center
Denver, CO
"The Pathophysiology of Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury in an Animal Model and In Vitro Investigation of Endothelium as an Active Participant"

Dorothea Zucker-Franklin, MDS
New York University Medical Center
New York, NY
"Studies on Prevalence and Transmissibility of HTLV-I/II Tax"


Emily Baron-Casella, PhDS
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
"Identification of the Epitopes and Antibodies Involved in the HPA-3 (Bak) and HPA-4 (Pen) Alloantigen Systems"

Tylis Y. Chang, MDS
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"ABO Antibodies: The Ontogeny of the "Natural Repertoire"

Laura Cooling, MDS
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
"Population Differences in Blood Group Antigen Expression Among Normal Platelet Donors"

Loren D. Fast, PhDS
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island
"The Immunological Consequences of Blood Transfusion: Early Events"

Karen E. King, MD
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland
"The Role of Complement and Complement Inhibitors in Delayed Hemolytic Transfusion Reactions"

Louis V. Kirchhoff, MDS
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
"Use of Recombinant Trypanosoma Cruzi Proteins for Serologic Diagnosis of Chagas Disease"

Joni M. Lohmann, MD
Veterans Affairs, Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
"Nonisotopic Analysis of the Survival Characteristics of Multiple Concurrent Platelet Populations with a Biotin Label"

Jack T. Stapleton, MD
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa
"Detection of Hepatitis C Virus RNA in the Whole Blood of Volunteer Blood Donors With and Without Elevated Alanine Transanimase"

Neil Young, Msc, FIBMSS
University of Oxford
Oxford, England
"Molecular Analysis of Alloreactivity in Recipients of HLA-One-Haplotype-Matched or Fully HLA-Mismatched Pre-Transplant Blood Transfusions"


Francesco Bertolini, MD, PhDS
Maugeri Foundation, Pavia Medical Center
Pavia, Italy
"Collection and Ex-Vivo Expansion of Placental Blood-Derived Hematopoietic Progenitors for Transplantation"

Brian Curtis, BS, MT(ASCP)SBBS
The Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
"Role of ABO Blood Group Incompatibility in the Pathogenesis of Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenic Purpura"

Louis A. DePalma, MDS
The George Washington University Medical Center
Washington, D.C.
"Gene Expression in Activated Cord Lymphocytes: Relevance to Neonatal Immunohematology"

Susan H. Eshleman, MD, PhDS
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio
"Regulation of Protein Glycosylation: Characterization of Glycosylation Signals for Recombinant Protein Design"

Malcolm R. MacKenzie, MDS
Sacramento Medical Foundation Center for Blood Research
Sacramento, California
"Immunoregulatory B Cells in Transfusion"

Martha OsborneS
Central Kentucky Blood Center
Lexington, Kentucky
"Retaining First Time Donors: Testing the Effectiveness of Interventions Designed to Increase Personal Perception as a Committed Donor"

Robert I. Roth, MD, PhDS
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
San Francisco, California
"A Mechanism for Endothelial Cell-mediated Thrombosis: Deleterious Consequences of the Interaction of Cell-free Hemoglobin and Bacterial Endotoxin"

Gerald Soslau, PhDS
Hahnemann University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Response of Stored Platelets to Paired Agonists in the Presence and Absence of Extracellular ATP"

Connie Westhoff, PhDS
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
"Targeted Deletion of the Rh Genes in Human Erythroleukemia Cells"

Theodore Wun, MDS
University of California Davis Cancer Center
Sacramento, California
"Thrombopoietin Effects on Human Platelets"


Douglas P. Blackall, MDS
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee
"Human Blood Group Glycophorins as Receptors for the Plasmodium falciparum Malaria Parasite"

Paul F. Bray, MDS
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland
"Application of Novel Molecular Methods to Genotype and Identify New Platelet Specific Antigens"

Umakant J. Dumaswala, PhDS
Hoxworth Blood Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
"Glutamine Improves Red Cell Preservation"

Walter H. Dzik, MDS
New England Deaconess Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
"Transient Microchimerism Following Allogeneic Blood Transfusion"

Cheng-Han Huang, MD, PhDS
New York Blood Center
New York, New York
"Studies on Human S-s-U and S-s-U+ Red Blood Cells–Molecular Basis, Phenotypic Heterogeneity and Relationship to Other Surface Markers of Glycophorin"

Maryanne Keashen-SchnellS
American Red Cross Blood Services
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Antibody Detection in the Thrombocytopenic Disorders of Pregnancy"

Alan H. Lazarus, PhDS
St. Michael's Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"Study of a B-cell Regulatory Pathway to Delay or Prevent Platelet Alloimmunization in a Human-PBMC-SCID Mouse Model"

Christine S. Rinder, MDS
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut
"An In Vitro Model of the Effects of Platelet Transfusion on Leukocyte Function"

S.M. Hossein Sadrzadeh, PhDS
New England Deaconess Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
"Oxygen Free Radical Damage of Gamma-Irradiated Blood"


Jeffrey L. Carson, MDS
UMDNJ - R.W. Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, New Jersey
"Cost Effectiveness of Autologous Blood Transfusion"

Scott Cobourn, PhD
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
"Regulation of CD44 Expression in Erythroid Cells"

Ellen P. Klohe, PhDS
Inland Northwest Blood Center
Spokane, Washington
"Effects of Methyldopa on Leukocyte Subpopulations"

Douglas M. Lublin, MD, PhDS
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri
"Molecular Genetic Analysis of Rh Blood Group System"

Marion Reid, PhDS
New York Blood Center
New York, New York
"Studies on the Surface Markets of Glycophorin in Molecules in Human Red Blood Cells"

Rosetta Sue Shirey, MS, MT(ASCP)SBBS
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland
"An Animal Model of DSTR and DHTR"


Michael P. Busch, MD, PhDS
Irwin Memorial Blood Centers
San Francisco, California
"Impact of Homologous Blood Transfusion on HIV Replication and Disease in Vivo"

Loren D. Fast, PhDS
Rhode Island Hospital
Providence, Rhode Island
"Blood Transfusion and GVHD: Induction, Prevention and Modulation"

Linda L. Kelley, PhDS
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee
"Erythropoietin Regulation of the Cell Cycle in Erythroid Progenitor Cells"

Stuart E. Lind, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
"Use of Conjugated Estrogens in Von Willebrand's Disease"

Joann Moulds, PhDS
University of Texas Medical School
Houston, Texas
"Determination and Localization of Human Blood Group Polymorphisms on Complement Receptor One (CR1)"

Marguerite A. Neill, MD
Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
"Use of Polymerase Chain Reaction Analysis for the Investigation of Transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi and Babesia microti by Blood Transfusion"


Raymond L. Comenzo, MDS
Boston, Massachusetts
"On the Role of Fibronection in Peripheral Blood Progenitor Cell Amplification"

Christopher D. Hillyer, MDS
Emory University Hospital Blood Bank
Atlanta, Georgia
"Peripheral Blood Stem Cells for Allogeneic Transplantation: Development of an Animal Model-Initial Phase Investigations"

Hwai-Tai C. Lam, MS, MT(ASCP)SBBS
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
"A Cost-Effective Study of a Prospective Utilization Monitoring Program for Transfusion Practice"

Peter J. Larson, MDS
UNC Hospitals
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
"The Role of the GIA Domain in the Function of Vitamin K-dependent Coagulant Proteins"

John B. Lowe, MDS
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, Michigan
"Molecular Genetics of the Human Lewis and Lewis-related Blood Group Loci"

Donald L. Siegel, PhD, MDS
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Biology of Human Warm Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia"

Priscilla Y.L. Yam, MS, FIMLSS
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
"The Detection of Minimal Residual Disease Using T-Cell Receptor Gene Rearrangements and the Polymerase Chain Reaction"


Kenneth D. Friedman, MD
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
"Studies of von Willebrand Variants to Define the VWF Domain that Binds Glycoprotein IB"

Douglas M. Lublin, MD, PhDS
Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri
"Molecular Biological Approaches to Immunohematology: Pilot Study of Cromer Blood Group"

Allen Mayer, MD, PhDS
Irwin Memorial Blood Center
San Francisco, California
"Adaptation of Capillary Separation to PCR Amplification for Donor Infectious Disease Screening"

C. Ann Rearden, MDS
University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California
"Antigenicity and Autogenicity of the MN Blood Group Sialoglycoprotein Glycophorin A"

Brian R. Smith, MDS
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut
"Platelet-Leukocyte Interactions"

Douglas M. Smith, MDS
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska
"Allogeneic Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation in Yucatan Miniature Swine"


Neil Blumberg, MDS
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, New York
"Comparison of the Clinical and Immunologic Effects of Autologous or Homologous Blood Transfusions in Patients Undergoing Spinal Fusion Surgery"

Janice P. Dutcher, MDS
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York
"Evaluation of Hematologic Changes Associated with Interlukin-2 Administration to Patients with Metastatic Malignancy and Evaluation of Migration of Activated Autologous Lymphocytes in these Patients"

Walter H. Dzik, MDS
New England Deaconess Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
"Leukopoor Platelet Concentrates: Development and Evaluation of a Method for Preparing Leukocyte Depleted Platelet Concentrates from Single Units of Whole Blood"

Joseph P. Meyer/John A. Barrett, MD
Cook County Hospital
Chicago, Illinois
"Fresh Frozen Plasma Use During Massive Transfusion"

Sandra J. Nance, MS, MT(ASCP)SBBS
American Red Cross, Los Angeles-Orange Counties Region
Los Angeles, California
"A Comparison of the Efficiency of the Monocyte Monolayer Assay IgG Subclassing, OD450 Amniotic Fluid, and Ultrasonography in Prediction of the Severity of Hemolytic Disease of the New Born"

James A. Sloand, MDS
Highland Hospital
Rochester, New York
"Characterization of Platelet Glycoprotein Ib in Chronic Renal Failure"


Timothy H. Carlson, PhDS
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
"Preparation and Properties of an Improved Antithrombin III Concentrate"

Thomas S. Kickler, MDS
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland
"Antiallotypic Antibodies in Platelet Transfusion Recipients–Their Clinical Significance"

Joann Moulds, MS, MT(ASCP)SBBS
University of Texas
Houston, Texas
"Quantitation of C4A (Rodgers) and C4B (Chido) in Order to Study Their Role in Complement Mediated Pathology"

Harry E. Prince, PhDS
American Red Cross, Los Angeles-Orange Counties Region
Los Angeles, California
"Lymphocyte Activation by Oxidized Erythrocytes: Characterization of the Responding Cells and the Cellular Interactions Required"


Chester Andrzejewski, PhD, MDS
University Intramural Correspondence
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"New Assessments of Anti-Erythrocyte Autoantibody Heterogeneity in Immune Hemolytic States"

Jerome L. Gottschall, MD
The Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
"Mechanism of Action of Platelet Aggregating Factor in TTP: Implications for Gamma Globulin Therapy"

Lauralynn Lebeck, MT(ASCP)SBB
St. Luke's Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois
"Immunoregulatory Activity of Human Bone Marrow Mononuclear Cells."


John B. Lowe, MDS
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Ann Arbor, Michigan
"The Molecular Biology of the Human A Blood Group Glycosyltransferases"

Paul Mintz, MDS
University of Virginia Medical Center
Charlottesville, Virginia
"Correlation of Non-invasive Assessment of Platelet Morphology with Platelet Recovery and Survival"

David Scrivner, MDS
American Red Cross, St. Louis Bi-State Chapter
St. Louis, Missouri
"Hydrocortisone Impairs Lak Activity by Inhibition of Effector/Target Cell Binding"

Edward L. Snyder, MDS
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut
"Calcium-Dependent Proeolysis of Actin During Storage of Platelet Concentrates"

Edward J. Victoria, PhDS
University of California
San Diego, California
"Transmembrane Skeletal Association of the RH Antigens."


James P. AuBuchon, MDS
American Red Cross, Rochester Region
Rochester, New York
"Use of Indium111 as a Red Cell Label in Survival Studies"

Brooks Jackson, MDS
University of Minnesota Hospitals
Minneapolis, Minnesota
"Non-Detection of Human Cytomegalovirus DNA in IgM Seropositive Blood Donor Using Spot Hybridization"

Melanie S. KennedyS
Ohio State University Hospitals
Columbus, Ohio
"Managerial Role Delineation for Blood Bank Specialists"

Jane M. Rachel, MT(ASCP), MAS
Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri
"Evaluation of a Solid Phase Red Cell Adherence Method for Prospective Platelet Crossmatching"