21527-O'Leary, Heather

Heather A. O'Leary, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine


Dr. O'Leary obtained her B.S. degree from Clarion University in Molecular Biology/Biotechnology and her Ph.D. from West Virginia University in Immunology/Cancer Cell Biology studying BCR/ABL+ ALL regulation by the bone marrow microenvironment. Upon completion of her postdoctoral fellowship, studying environmental regulation of normal hematopoiesis during transplantation and stress, she started her laboratory at IUSM . Her laboratory is focused on regulation of normal and malignant hematopoietic stem cells and identification of biologically relevent targets to enhance transplantation and mitgate disease, respectively. Her overall goals are to facilitate novel pathway discovery and scientific advances in hematopoiesis while providing a strong foundation of didactic education, and mentorship, for her learners/mentees.  


Current University Appointments:

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine (Hematology/Oncology)

Secondary Appointment: Anatomy, Cell Biology, & Physiology


Additional Education and University, National, and International Service/Leadership:

IUSM IBMG Admissions Committee

IUSM/CTSI Independent Investigator Incubator Program (I3)

International Society of Experimental Hematology (ISEH) New Investigator Committee  (Vice Chair)

American Society of Hematology (ASH) Committee on Educational Affairs Member

National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) Grant Coaching for Junior Investigators Participant

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Phsysiology

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