St. Jude clinical director shares unique hematology discoveries with HudsonAlpha scientists

Researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology welcomed Ellis Neufeld, MD, PhD, for the fall seminar series. Neufeld, clinical director, physician-in-chief and executive vice president of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, spoke about a series of discoveries he’s worked on in the hematology field and the lessons learned from those efforts.

Neufeld focused on using family history and genetics to study and understand hematological medical syndromes and diseases, like hemophilia and gray platelet syndrome. He also gave an overview of current efforts at St. Jude, including research in the realms of pediatric cancer, non-malignant hematology and infectious disease. The research hospital has a number of active major sequencing initiatives as well, creating sizeable databases of genomes.

This seminar was hosted by Greg Barsh, MD, PhD.

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