• Title Associate Professor, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center & University of Cincinnati

Although originally from Vancouver, Canada, I received all my post-secondary education in the US. I graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University (Teaneck, NJ) with a bachelor of science and a concentration in chemistry. I also played varsity tennis on an athletic scholarship.

My brief exposure to research as an undergraduate unequivocally convinced me to obtain a PhD. I joined the Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry (MCBB) program at Boston University for several reasons: 1) Location—Boston is arguably the epicenter of biomedical research and ideal for collaborations with nearby institutions; 2) The MCBB program consists of comprehensive research interests, a collaborative research environment, and a supportive social network; and 3) The opportunity to study in Dr. Thomas Gilmore’s lab.

I joined the Gilmore Lab and studied the role of the human transcription factors, NF-kB, which are implicated in lymphomas. My experience in the Gilmore Lab was extremely favorable. Dr. Gilmore is an extremely effective, committed, and devoted mentor. In addition, I received valuable scientific and technical knowledge that has benefited me in my current research. My doctoral dissertation was awarded the Belamarich Award (2006) for outstanding scholarship and performance in graduate studies.

My experiences in Dr. Gilmore’s lab formed the basis of my continuing interest in mechanisms controlling normal hematopoiesis and hematologic disorders. The commitment to Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), an acquired hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) failure syndrome, was established during my postdoctoral fellowship with Dr. Aly Karsan, while at the University of British Columbia.

I am currently a tenured Associate Professor at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and at the University of Cincinnati. My laboratory researches hematologic malignancies, with a focus on the intersection of inflammation and MDS: www.cincinnatichildrens.org/bio/s/daniel-starczynowski.

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