Sophie Paczesny, PhD
Nora Letzter Professor of Pediatrics
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.
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