Grant Recipients

For 26 years, AA&MDSIF has provided research grants totaling over $4 million to an international group of 74 researchers to help advance the understanding and treatment of aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH).

The two-year grants have helped bring forth new insights into the causes and therapeutic approaches for these diseases. These grantee profiles present the grantees by year the awards were granted, and a summary of their grant-funded research projects.

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Grant Year: 2015

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Mechanisms linking p62/SQSTM1 to the Evolution of Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Michael Fernandes Research Fund
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CD1d-restricted, GPI-specific T cells in paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
PNH Research and Support Foundation
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Mechanisms of HSC Suppression in Acquired Aplastic Anemia
Liviya Anderson Research Fund
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Comparison of the immune signature in hemolytic paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) with aplastic anemia (AA)/PNH and the effect of immunosuppression or C5 blockade on the frequency of CD1d restricted T cells
Research is Hope Fund
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Reversal of aplastic anemia by mensenchymal stem cell-derived extracellular vesicles
Amy Gaynor Research Fund
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Therapeutic targeting of aberrant stem cells in MDS
Harold Spielberg Research Fund

Grant Year: 2014

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Clonal hematopoiesis and autonomous lymphocyte expansion in acquired aplastic anemia
Sam Jordan Research Fund, Stephen and Joanna Janowiak Research Fund, Torry Yahn Research Fund
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Improving the self-renewal capability of stem cells derived from bone marrow failure patients
Bradley Richard Research Fund, Research is Hope Fund
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The role of spliceosome in regulating DNA methylation in myelodysplastic syndrome
Lindsay Minelli Research Fund, Research is Hope Fund
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Phenotypic and molecular characterization of osteolineage cells in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome
Lisa Lancaster Research Fund