Internal Medicine Department
Hematology Division

Schickwann Tsai, MD, PhD



1983 – 1986    Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1982 – 1983    Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1973 – 1980    M.D., National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan


1989 – 1995    Fellow in Hematology/Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

1987 – 1989    Resident in Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas

1986 – 1987    Intern in Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas

Research Interests:

Functional role(s) of mJagged2 in lymphohematopoietic progenitors
Functional role(s) of the human and murine Penumbra genes in erythropoiesis

Recent Publications

  1. Heikens MJ, Cao TM, Morita C, DeHart SL, Tsai S. (2006). Penumbra encodes a novel tetraspanin that is highly expressed in erythroid progenitors and promotes effective erythropoiesis. Blood, In press.
  2. Peterson LF, Boyapati A, Ranganathan V, Iwama A, Tenen DG, Tsai S, Zhang DE. (2005). The hematopoietic transcription factor AML1 (RUNX1) is negatively regulated by the cell cycle protein cyclin D3. Mol Cell Biol, 25(23), 10205-19.
  3. Chen Z, Pasquini M, Hong B, DeHart S, Heikens M, Tsai S. (2005). The human Penumbra gene is mapped to a region on chromosome 7 frequently deleted in myeloid malignancies. Cancer Genet Cytogenet, 162(2), 95-8.
  4. Leeanansaksiri W, Wang H, Gooya JM, Renn K, Abshari M, Tsai S, Keller JR. (2005). IL-3 induces inhibitor of DNA-binding protein-1 in hemopoietic progenitor cells and promotes myeloid cell development. J Immunol, 174(11), 7014-21.
  5. Dehart SL, Heikens MJ, Tsai S. (2005). Jagged2 promotes the development of natural killer cells and the establishment of functional natural killer cell lines. Blood, 105(9), 3521-7.