Dr. Rafael Bejar's Laboratory Team
Divisions of Hematology-Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplantation - UCSD Moores Cancer Center
January 10, 2017
Dr. Bejar's clinical practice and research concentrates on understanding the genetic changes that drive the development and progression of hematologic malignancies like acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). The team's goal is to translate their discoveries into clinically meaningful improvements in how they care for patients with these disorders. The Foundation donated a Fisher Scientific Sonic Dismembrator Ultrasonic Processor, shown on the left in the fume hood, that allows cell disruption for processing sample volumes. The goal is to discover genes that physicians can test for mutations in order to select the best treatment options for their MDS patients.
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Pictured, L to R:
Brian Reilly; Tim Luger; Rafael Bejar, MD, PhD;
Tiffany Tanaka, MD; Armon Azizi
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