Faculty Mentors

Browse through our list of Program Faculty Mentors to see which areas of research you may be interested in for the program.

Please read thoroughly your top choice mentor’s profile, as your selection will be vital for your assignment and project’s success.



Hemolysis-related Vascular Biology | Plasma Biomarkers of Hemolytic Disease | Globin Gene Regulation

  Samit Ghosh PhD Solomon Ofori-Acquah PhD
  Mark Gladwin MD Aisha Walker PhD
  Gregory Kato MD Donald Woytowitz Jr MD
  Enrico Novelli MD    



Clinical Trials in Sickle Cell Disease | Innovative Therapy in Pulmonary Hypertension

  Laura De Castro MD MHSc Enrico Novelli MD
  Mark Gladwin MD Robert Redner MD
  Gregory Kato MD Darrell Triulzi MD



Blood Cell and Endothelial Cell Interaction and Dysfunction in Sickle Cell and Vascular Disease

  Grant Bullock MD PhD Patrick Pagano PhD
  Mark Gladwin MD Sruti Shiva PhD
  Jeffrey Isenberg MD Adam Straub PhD
  Shanmugam Nagarajan PhD Prithu Sundd, PhD
  Solomon Ofori-Acquah PhD    



Erythropoiesis | Blood Cell Metabolism and Heme- and Iron-Dependent Signaling

  Grant Bullock MD PhD Solomon Ofori-Acquah PhD
  Gregory Kato MD Sruti Shiva PhD



Gene Vector Production and Insertion Techniques (Lentiviral and Retroviral Transductions)

  Grant Bullock MD PhD Adam Straub PhD
  Patrick Pagano PhD    



Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy | Clinical Cell Processing and Purity Assay Development and iPS

  Craig Byersdorfer MD PhD Paul Szabolcs MD
  Albert Donnenberg PhD Lei Yang PhD
  Jeffrey Isenberg MD    



International Hematology Research in Sickle Cell Disease

  Julie Makani MD PhD MRCP Edeghonghon Olayemi MBBS FWACP *
  Solomon Ofori-Acquah PhD Ellis Owusu-Dabo MB ChB PhD


*Dr. Olayemi is Head of the Department of Hematology at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana. The hospital is the premier health care facility in Ghana, the only tertiary hospital in the southern part of Ghana, and the teaching hospital of the University of Ghana Medical School. He oversees the only organized adult SCD clinic in the city, established in 1974, and with over 10,000 outpatient visits every year.