International Speakers

Ann Mullally (USA)

Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center

Dr. Ann Mullally is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a physician-scientist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). She holds a weekly clinic for patients with myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and runs a research laboratory focused on myeloid malignancies, primarily MPN. Her clinical interests include early intervention strategies to target disease-propagating MPN stem cells and the development of immunological approaches to target mutant calreticulin (CALR) in MPN. Her laboratory studies the genetics, biology and therapy of MPN using primary patient samples, mouse models and multiple in vitro model systems. Dr. Mullally’s laboratory research interests include the biology of mutant CALR and JAK2V617F in MPN, the biology of myelofibrosis, MPN stem cells and the development of novel therapeutic strategies to preferentially target them. The overarching goal of her research is to advance the understanding of the biology of MPN and to translate this into improved treatment options for patients dealing with these diseases.

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Marion Subklewe (Germany)

Gene Center Munich  

Head of the Laboratory for Translational Cancer Immunology
Gene Center Munich, LMU

Since 2014 Professor for Internal Medicine with focus on Cellular Immunotherapy
Medical Department III, Hematology / Oncology, Klinikum – University of Munich

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Ravindra Majeti (USA)

Stanford University School of Medicine

Ravi Majeti MD, PhD is Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Hematology, and Member of the Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He was an undergraduate at Harvard, earned his MD and PhD from UCSF, and trained in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Majeti completed his Hematology Fellowship at Stanford, and is a board-certified hematologist. While at Stanford, he completed post-doctoral training in the laboratory of Irving Weissman, where he investigated acute myeloid leukemia (AML) stem cells and therapeutic targeting with anti-CD47 antibodies.. Dr. Majeti directs an active NIH-funded laboratory that focuses on the molecular characterization and therapeutic targeting of leukemia stem cells in human hematologic disorders, particularly AML, and has published >90 peer-reviewed articles. He is a recipient of the Burroughs Wellcome Career Award for Medical Scientists, the New York Stem Cell Foundation Robertson Investigator Award, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Scholar Award. Dr. Majeti is currently a member of the Committee on Scientific Affairs for the American Society of Hematology (ASH) and serves of the editorial boards of Blood and eLife.

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Elli Papaemmanuil (USA)

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

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Christian Steidl (Canada)

BC Cancer Research Center, Vancouver

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More speakers to be announced soon!