Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is an important therapy for a variety of cancers, including leukemias, lymphomas, and myeloma. Several complications limit its use, including relapse of malignancy, graft-versus-host disease, and prolonged immune depletion caused by the conditioning required for successful transplantation — all of which can lead to increased morbidity and mortality after allo-HSCT. My laboratory studies clinically relevant problems in HSCT and aims to develop novel therapeutic strategies to improve patient outcome.
Our current research is focused on:
- Intestinal microbiota
- CAR T cells
- Thymic and immune reconstitution
- Pathophysiology of graft-versus-host disease