6511-Paczesny, Sophie

Sophie Paczesny, MD, PhD

Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics

1044 W Walnut St
R4 425

Indianapolis, IN 46202


A Professor of Pediatrics and Immunology with research interest in Blood Marrow and Stem Cell Transplant at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Paczesny leads biomarker discovery and validation research forcomplications of hematopoietic cell transplantation including for graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). She received her MD and PhD from Paris University, France, where she completed her residency and fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation. She joined first the Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program at the University of Michigan in 2006 where she has developed proteomics for the diagnosis of GVHD, a complication that occurs in approximately half of patients following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. With her responsibilities at Indiana University and affiliations with the Simon Cancer Center, Wells Center for Pediatric Research, Department of Pediatrics, and Department of Immunology, and is pursuing her research of discovery and validation of biomarkers of complications post-transplantation as well as bring new targeted therapies to the clinic and explore novel pathways in GVHD.

Titles & Appointments

  • Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics
  • Education
    2009 FEL University of Michigan
    2004 PhD University of Paris
    2003 FEL Baylor Institute for Immunology Research
    2000 FEL Hospitals of Paris
    1999 FEL University of Paris VII
    1999 MS University of Paris
    1998 RES Hospitals of Paris
    1995 MD University of Strasbourg
  • Research

    Pediatric hematology/oncology, particularly in HSCT, with my focus on translational research science and with the goal of converting bench discoveries to the bedside.

  • Professional Organizations
    American Association of Immunologists
    American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
    American Society of Hematology
    Central Society for Clinical Research
    Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies
    Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Consortium
    Society of Leukocyte Biology
    US Human Proteome Organization

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