Researchers of hematopathology study diseases of hematopoietic cells which originate from the bone marrow and contribute to the cellular components of blood. These components include red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
Our researchers also investigate the nature of disease of the hematopoietic system and related organs, including the bone marrow, spleen, thymus, lymph node, and vasculature.
Diseases of this system are myriad and include hereditary and congenital disorders as well as acquired disorders.
Complicating matters further, hematopathology disorders may also be immunological in nature.
It is not surprising that researchers involved in hematopathology possess a diverse expertise critical to the study of, but not limited to:
- transfusions and transplants
- drug delivery
- cancer, and
- blood clots.
This expertise also extends to our understanding of strokes and heart attacks which are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide.
Our researchers focus on various aspects of hematopathology, including:
- platelets and blood coagulation system in bleeding disorders and cardiovascular diseases
- the role of the immune system in hematological disease
- molecular and cellular aspects of hematopoiesis
- myelodysplastic syndromes
- diagnostic research
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