Louis M. Pelus

Louis M. Pelus, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Microbiology & Immunology


Louis Pelus, PhD, joined IU School of Medicine in 1999. The recipient of multiple research grants, Dr. Pelus' areas of research focuses on understanding production and regulation of the stem cells that form the cellular elements of blood and how these regulatory pathways can be leveraged for therapeutic benefit.

Key Publications

Rapid Mobilization Reveals a Highly Engraftable Hematopoietic Stem Cell.
Hoggatt J, Singh P, Tate TA, Chou BK, Datari SR, Fukuda S, Liu L, Kharchenko PV, Schajnovitz A, Baryawno N, Mercier FE, Boyer J, Gardner J, Morrow DM, Scadden DT, Pelus LM.
Cell. 2017 Nov 17. pii: S0092-8674(17)31312-0. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.11.003. [Epub ahead of print]

Neuropeptide Y regulates a vascular gateway for hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells.
Singh P, Hoggatt J, Kamocka MM, Mohammad KS, Saunders MR, Li H, Speth J, Carlesso N, Guise TA, Pelus LM.
J Clin Invest. 2017 Nov 13. pii: 94687. doi: 10.1172/JCI94687. [Epub ahead of print



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