Councils - Basic Science and Translational Research
Scientific Council on Basic Science & Translational Research
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Transplant and Stem Cell Immunobiology Lab (TSI)
Stanford, CA, USAschrepfer@stanford.eduSonja Schepfer, MD, PhD is Director of the Transplant and Stem Cell Immunobiology (TSI)-Lab at the University Heart Center in Hamburg, Germany. She is also a Visiting professor of CT Surgery at the Stanford University, School of Medicine. Her laboratory investigates experimental cardiac and lung transplantation, myocardial restoration, and vascular biology and her specific area of interest is translational research of stem cell immunobiology and solid organ transplantation. She graduated in Medicine in 2002 at the Universities Wuerzburg and Munich (Germany) and received her PhD in Immunology in 2007. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in CT Surgery at Stanford University and started the CT Surgery Transplant Immunobiology group in 2007. Dr. Schrepfer received numerous awards for her research in the field of transplant and stem cell immunology, including the "Norman E Shumway Career Development Award" in 2010 from the ISHLT, the "Rudolf Pichlmayr Award" in 2007 from the German Transplant Society,and the "DFG Heisenberg W3-Professorship" in 2009; more information is available at www.TSI-lab.de.COUNCIL VICE CHAIR:COUNCIL PAST CHAIR:
University of Missouri
Kansas City, Missouri, USAkgandy@mac.comKimberly Gandy, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her primary area of basic and translational interest includes cellular therapy for tolerance induction using hematopoietic stem cells and myeloid progenitors. She is most recently involved in several translational projects regarding the use of mobile medical software for improving adherence in transplantation patients. Dr. Gandy earned her MD at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and her PhD in Immunology at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. She completed general surgery and cardiovascular surgery residencies at Duke University Medical Center, and completed a cardiothoracic surgery postdoctoral research fellowship and pediatric cardiovascular surgery fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine.BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIAISON:
Erasmus Medical Center
Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS
firstname.lastname@example.orgCarla C. Baan, PhD, is Professor and head of the Nephrology & Transplantation Laboratory at Erasmus Medical Center, University Hospital Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Dr Baan obtained her doctorate from Erasmus University, The Netherlands. Her position involves the supervision of doctorate research related to the role of cytokines, regulatory T cells, B cells, cell therapy and immunosuppressive drugs in clinical organ transplantation. Dr Baan is the first Past President of the European Society for Organ Transplantation (2013-2015), and a member of the board of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (2015-2016), the Transplantation Society, the Dutch Transplantation Society, the Dutch Immunology Society and the Dutch Nephrology Society. Currently, Dr Baan is an editor of Transplantation Immunology and is the executive editor basic sciences of the Transplantation Journal.EDUCATION COMMITTEE WORKFORCE LEADER:
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University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
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University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USAplattjl@umich.eduJeffrey L. Platt, M.D. directs the Transplantation Biology Program and serves as Professor of Surgery, and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan. He investigates how T cells and B cells and their products interact with tissues to cause disease and to induce protection against further injury, how novel approaches might be used to replace organ function and restore immunological fitness and how fusion of one cell with another impacts on genomic integrity and cellular function. Dr. Platt is trained in Pediatrics (Childrens Hospital of LA) and nephrology (Univ Minnesota) and is a member of long standing of the ASN, AHA, the Association of American Physicians, IOM and the ISHLT.
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Drexel University College of Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX, USA
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Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, USA
firstname.lastname@example.orgMonica Horn is a Heart Transplant/VAD/PH Coordinator II, Lead at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Previously a pediatric critical care RN, she became a cardiothoracic transplant coordinator in 1994, working with lung/heart-lung/lobar lung transplant, heart transplant, pulmonary hypertension and ventricular assist device patients while participating in multiple research publications regarding these populations throughout this time. Recent interests have included multidisciplinary collaboration in care of pediatric ventricular assist device patients and patients referred for heart transplantation who have had multiple previous palliative congenital heart surgeries.
Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital
Palo Alto, California, USA
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Los Angeles, CA, USA
firstname.lastname@example.orgTam Khuu is the Clinical Pharmacist for the Advanced Heart Failure/Mechanical Support/Heart Transplant Program at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. In addition to clinical services, she plays an active role in education of fellows, residents, and students. Dr. Khuu has authored several articles in the areas of therapeutic drug monitoring, immunosuppression pharmacology, and infectious disease. Dr. Khuu received her pharmacy training at the University of California, San Francisco and completed her residency training at City of Hope in Duarte, California. She is Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy.