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Current Projects

Studies

MacrophagesThe Role of Macrophages in Residual Leukemia Immune Escape

We are studying the role of pattern recognition receptors to understand how “communication failure” between innate and adaptive immunity occurs.
Read more: Macrophages in Residual Leukemia Immune Escape.

Danger SignalsLeukemia-induced “Danger Signals”

Chemotherapy-treated leukemia cells, particularly from high-risk patients, produce “danger signals” that suppress, rather than activate, inflammatory signaling.
Read more: Leukemia-induced “Danger Signals”.

Leukemia Banking StudyPediatric Leukemia Banking Study

Our tissue banking study preserves leukemia tissue specimens for future research of the biology of leukemia development, progression and relapse.
Read more: Pediatric Leukemia Banking Study.