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1985 - 2017 Scientific Research Grant Recipients/Scholars

S denotes NBF Scholar status.
S denotes Scholars to be awarded at 2017 Annual Meeting.


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, PhD
Yale University
Megakaryocyte erythroid progenitor fate specification under iron and oxygen deficiency


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

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

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

Troy Lund, MD, PhD
Regents of the University of Minnesota
Adipokine Regulation of Hematopoietic Cell Homing

Sandhya Panch, MBBS, PPH
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, PhD
Inserm U1148- Laboratory for Vascular Translational Science (LVTS)
Neutralizing serpinE2 : a new medical concept of treating haemophilia.

Lindsey A. George, MD
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, PhD
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, MD
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"