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<p>Reuben Kapur, Ph.D., has been named the program leader for the Hematologic Malignancies and Stem Cell Biology Research Group in the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research at the Indiana University School of Medicine effective Nov. 1, 2009. He is a principal investigator at the Wells Center focusing on molecular mechanisms of adhesion/migration and growth control in normal and leukemic stem/progenitor cells, mast cells and erythroid cells.</p>

Kapur to Lead Wells Center Research Group at IU School of Medicine

Dr. Kapur received his undergraduate degree from Washington State University and his Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology at the University of Arizona. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship in the Herman B Wells Center as a Howard Hughes Scholar and joined the pediatric faculty in the Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine as an assistant professor in 2001. He was promoted to associate professor in 2007.

Dr. Kapur has distinguished himself as an outstanding scientist in the area of hematologic malignancies and hematopoietic stem cell biology and has established a national and international reputation in this field. He serves on several important committees such as the American Society of Hematology, the International Society for Experimental Hematology, and was recently named as a member of the National Institutes of Health Hematopoiesis Study Section. Dr. Kapur continues to publish in prestigious journals and holds multiple National Institutes of Health research grants in hematopoietic stem cell biology and leukemia.