Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program

The Omar Abdel-Wahab Lab

Research

Pictured: Dr. Abdel-Wahab
Omar Abdel-Wahab, MD
Member, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program; Attending Physician, Leukemia Service; Director, MSK Center for Hematologic Malignancies

Omar Abdel-Wahab is a Member in Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program (HOPP), an Attending Physician on the Leukemia Service in the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the Director of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Center for Hematologic Malignancies. Dr. Abdel-Wahab’s research focuses on the role of genomic alterations in the pathogenesis of hematopoietic malignancies.

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The Omar Abdel-Wahab Lab

Publications

Lu SX, De Neef E, Thomas JD, Sabio E, Rousseau B, Gigoux M, Knorr DA, Greenbaum B, Elhanati Y, Hogg SJ, Chow A, Ghosh A, Xie A, Zamarin D, Cui D, Erickson C, Singer M, Cho H, Wang E, Lu B, Durham BH, Shah H, Chowell D, Gabel AM, Shen Y, Liu J, Jin J, Rhodes MC, Taylor RE, Molina H, Wolchok JD, Merghoub T, Diaz LA Jr, Abdel-Wahab O (co-corresponding; Lead Contact), Bradley RK (co-corresponding). Pharmacologic modulation of RNA splicing enhances anti-tumor immunity. Cell. 2021 Jun 18:S0092-8674(21)00690-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2021.05.038. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34171309.

Inoue D, Polaski JT, Taylor J, Castel P, Chen S, Kobayashi S, Hogg SJ, Hayashi Y, Pineda JMB, El Marabti E, Erickson C, Knorr K, Fukumoto M, Yamazaki H, Tanaka A, Fukui C, Lu SX, Durham BH, Liu B, Wang E, Mehta S, Zakheim D, Garippa R, Penson A, Chew GL, McCormick F, Bradley RK, Abdel-Wahab O. Minor intron retention drives clonal hematopoietic disorders and diverse cancer predisposition. Nat Genet. 2021 Apr 12. doi: 10.1038/s41588-021-00828-9. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33846634.

Taylor J, Donoghue MT, Ho C, Petrova-Drus K, Al-Ahmadie HA, Funt SA, Zhang Y, Aypar U, Rao P, Chavan SS, Haddadin M, Tamari R, Giralt S, Tallman MS, Rampal RK, Baez P, Kappagantula R, Kosuri S, Dogan A, Tickoo SK, Reuter VE, Bosl GJ, Iacobuzio-Donahue CA, Solit DB, Taylor BS, Feldman DR, Abdel-Wahab O. Germ cell tumors and associated hematologic malignancies evolve from a common shared precursor. J Clin Invest. 2020 Dec 1;130(12):6668-6676. doi: 10.1172/JCI139682. PMID: 32897884; PMCID: PMC7685753.

Taylor J, Mi X, North KD, Binder M, Penson A, Lasho TL, Knorr K, Haddadin M, Liu B, Pangallo J, Benbarche S, Wiseman DH, Tefferi A, Halene S, Liang Y, Patnaik MM, Bradley RK, Abdel-Wahab O. Single-cell genomics reveals the genetic and molecular bases for escape from mutational epistasis in myeloid neoplasms. Blood. 2020 Jul 8:blood.2020006868. doi: 10.1182/blood.2020006868. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32640014

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People

Pictured: Dr. Abdel-Wahab

Omar Abdel-Wahab, MD

Member, Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program; Attending Physician, Leukemia Service; Director, MSK Center for Hematologic Malignancies

  • Physician-scientist Omar Abdel-Wahab studies the functional genomics of hematopoietic malignancies.
  • MD, Duke University School of Medicine
abdelwao@mskcc.org
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Members

Salima Benbarche
Salima Benbarche

Research Scholar

Jessie Bourcier
Jessie Bourcier

Research Fellow

Sisi Chen
Sisi Chen

Research Scholar

Ha Na Cho, Research Assistant
Hana Cho

Research Assistant

Daniel Cui
Daniel Cui

Research Technician

Benjamin Durham, Instructor (Pathology)
Benjamin Durham

Instructor (Pathology)

Caroline Erickson
Caroline Erickson

Research Technician

Simon Hogg
Simon Hogg

Research Fellow

Won Kim

Graduate Student

Katherine Knorr
Katherine Knorr

Fellow

Bo Liu, Research Associate
Bo Liu

Research Associate

Bin Lu, Research Associate
Bin Lu

Research Associate

Sydney Lu, Research Fellow
Sydney Lu

Assistant Member, Myeloma Service

Danielle Richards
Danielle Richards

Program Assistant

Erich Sabio

Senior Research Scientist

Michael Singer
Michael Singer

Research Technician

Robert Stanley
Robert Stanley

Fellow

Eric Wang
Eric Wang

Research Scholar

Lab Alumni
Jihae Ahn
Jihae Ahn

Volunteer

Shlomzion Aumann
Shlomzion Aumann

Research Fellow

Lillian Bitner, Research Technician
Lillian Bitner

Research Technician

Young Rock Chung
Young Rock Chung

Research Technician

Luisa Escobar Hoyos

Research Fellow

Monisha Hosier
Monisha Hosier

Administrative Assistant II

Daichi Inoue, Visiting Investigator
Daichi Inoue

Visiting Investigator

Michelle Ki
Michelle Ki

Research Technician

Eunhee Kim
Eunhee Kim

Research Fellow

Min Kim
Min Kim

Research Technician

Pictured: Stanley Lee
Stanley Lee

Research Associate

Jean Baptiste Micol
Jean Baptiste Micol

Research Fellow

Alessandro Pastore, Senior Research Scientist
Alessandro Pastore

Senior Research Scientist

Alexander Penson, PhD
Alexander Penson

Senior Computational Biologist

Ruth Saganty
Ruth Saganty
Justin Taylor

Instructor (Dept. of Medicine)

Akihide Yoshimi, Senior Research Scientist
Akihide Yoshimi

Senior Research Scientist

Xiao Zhang
Lab Affiliations

Achievements

  • Josie Robertson Investigator (2012-2017)
  • Seldin-Smith Award for Pioneering Research, American Society of Clinical Investigation
  • Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Clinical Scholar Award
  • Joanne Levy Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement, American Society of Hematology
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  • V Scholar Award, V Foundation
  • Junior Faculty Scholar Award, American Society of Hematology (ASH)
  • Damon Runyon Clinical Investigator Award

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Disclosures

Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

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Omar Abdel-Wahab discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • AIchemy, Inc.
    Ownership / Equity Interests; Provision of Services (uncompensated)
  • Envisagenics
    Ownership / Equity Interests; Provision of Services (uncompensated)
  • Epizyme
    Intellectual Property Rights
  • Janssen Global Services, LLC
    Provision of Services

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