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Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Laura CalviLaura M. Calvi, M.D.
MC 3-5523
Phone: (585) 275-2901

Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Microenvironmental Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells in the Bone Marrow


Andrew EvansAndrew Evans, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

My current research focuses on the molecular, genetic, and immunologic mechanisms that underlie leukemia and lymphoma development. Specifically, I’m studying which bone marrow stromal interactions influence the development and persistence of these diseases. Other interests include the role of chronic viruses in lymphoma development, and the genetic characteristics that influence diagnosis and treatment of pre-myeloid leukemias or myelodysplastic syndromes.

Benjamin FrischBenjamin Frisch, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor

My research concentrates on the reciprocal interactions between the bone marrow microenvironment and hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), under both normal and leukemic conditions. My research efforts are largely translational in focus with the ultimate goal of therapeutically targeting the bone marrow microenvironment for the treatment of hematologic malignancies.

Jason MendlerJason H. Mendler, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Technicians and Staff

Mary GeorgerMary Georger
Senior Technical Associate

Pamela IadarolaPamela Iadarola
Research Administrator

Lizz LamereLizz Lamere
Senior Technical Associate

Rhonda StaverskyRhonda Staversky
Technical Associate

Brandon ZaffutoBrandon Zaffuto
Technical Associate

Graduate Students

Corey HoffmanCorey Hoffman, Ph.D.
Graduate Student, Pharmacology/Physiology

Allison LiAllison Li
Graduate Student

Regulation of hematopoiesis in the bone marrow microenvironment

Undergraduate Research Students

Lila YangLila Yang
Undergraduate Student