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Trainees and Faculty

Akiko Shimamura

Principal Investigator
Hematology/Oncology

Melisa Ruiz-Guiterrez

MD/PhD
Postdoctoral fellow, 2013 - Current

Kaitlyn Ballotti

BS
Research Lab Technician, 2015 - Current

Elissa Furutani

MD
Clinical Fellow, 2016 - Current

Ozge Vargel Bolukbasi

PhD
Ozge Vargel Bolukbasi, 2016 - Current

Alyssa Kennedy

MD/PhD
Clinical Fellow, 2016 - Current

Hyunjun Kang

PhD
2018 - Current

Other Lab Members

Alyssa Kennedy

Alyssa joined the Shimamura lab to better understand the causative mutations and molecular features of Pediatric Myelodysplastic Syndrome and predisposition to Acute Myelogenous Leukemia using iPSC as a model system.

MD, PhD
, 2016 - Current

Allyson McCrary

Clinical Research Coordinator, 2016 - Current

Elissa Furutani

​Elissa is obtaining further training in clinical trial design with the goal of running clinical and translational trials for bone marrow failure disorders.

MD
, 2016 - Current

Jordan Larson

BS
Clinical Research Coordinator, 2016 - Current

Kaitlyn Ballotti

BS
Research Technician, 2016 - Current

Maggie Malsch

Research Nurse Project Manager, 2016 - Current

Ozge Vargel Bolukbasi

Ozge joined the Shimamura Lab as a postdoctoral fellow working on high throughput screens to identify novel therapeutic agents for bone marrow failure.

PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016 - Current

Jacob Cotton

BS
Clinical Research Coordinator, 2017 - Current

Leah Cheng

BA, MA
Clinical Research Coordinator, 2017 - Current

Chad Harris

Chad is currently the chair of the Laboratory Safety Group (LSG) of the hospital, and is a member of the Institutional Biosafety Committee as well as the Gene and cell therapy scientific review committee.

BS, MS
Lab Manager, 2018 - Current

Gwen Moscato

Research assistant, 2018 - Current

HyunJun Kang

PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018 - Current