PhD Student & Post-Doctoral Fellows Research Monitoring

The goal of the University of Utah Health Huntsman Cancer Institute Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program is to help build the careers of leaders in the fields of Hematology and Medical Oncology. We aim to provide comprehensive education and training in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer and hematologic disorders, and to train and promote young investigators in clinical and/or laboratory research.

Publications of Current Fellows

Ami Patel published two papers in 2016 on her research with Drs. Mike Deininger and Tom O'Hare. Her research focuses on the resistance of chronic myeloid leukemia to tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). She reported that inhibition of the STAT3 transcription factor blocks one mechanism of TKI resistance. This work published in Chem Med Chem highlights the potential therapeutic advantage of combinatorial treatment of CML. She published a first-author review on new strategies for therapy of BCR-ABL1-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms. This appeared in Clin Cancer Res in March of this year.

Sabarinath Radhakrishnan published a review article in the Br J Haematol on chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) therapy for multiple myeloma. Sabarinath's research with Drs. D. Atanackovic and T. Leutkens focuses on generating new CAR T cells therapies for multiple myeloma therapy. He is making excellent progress on a new antigen for CAR therapy