Project: The Immune Privilege of the Hematopoietic Stem Cell NicheMonday, January 26, 2015Dr. Joji Fujisaki, MD. PhD, was recently awarded a prestigious 2015 Schaefer Research Scholar Award by Columbia University, the selection for which is based upon “outstanding merit for the proposed research and as carried out in the past year; along with the likelihood of outstanding future research. See...Dr. Donna Farber, et alThursday, November 6, 2014Mechanisms for human memory T cell differentiation and maintenance have largely been inferred from studies of peripheral blood, though the majority of T cells are found in lymphoid and mucosal sites. We present here a multidimensional, quantitative analysis of human T cell compartmentalization and maintenance over six...Dr. Adam Griesemer receives grant from the Irving Institute/Clinical Trials Office (CTO) Pilot Award for 2014Friday, October 10, 2014Clinical Trials Office Pilot Award from the Irving Institute for Translational Research for a grant entitled: "Combined liver and bone marrow transplantation for the induction of tolerance to liver allografts". The goal of this study is to induce tolerance to liver allografts in a preclinical cynomolgus...Thursday, May 15, 2014New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center has opened the Irving Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, a state-of-the-art facility for comprehensive bone marrow transplant (BMT) care. The new unit features 18 inpatient rooms, a high-tech nurses station for individual patient monitoring, and a specialized airflow system...American Journal of Transplantation: Official Journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant SurgeonsFriday, December 13, 2013Avoidance of long-term immunosuppression is a desired goal in organ transplantation. Mixed chimerism offers a promising approach to tolerance induction, and we have aimed to develop low-toxicity, nonimmunodepleting approaches to achieve this outcome. In a mouse model achieving fully MHC-mismatched allogeneic bone marrow...