The Research Division is proud to host a great group of investigators and technicians.
Caroline Raasch Alquist
Chief Transplantation-Services Officer; Director of Transplantation Immunology & Therapeutic Apheresis; Hoxworth Blood Center, COM Hoxworth Blood Center
5074 Hoxworth Center (4-5)
Jose A. Cancelas
Professor, COM Hoxworth Blood Center
5072 Hoxworth Center (4-5)
Dr. Cancelas awards include the AABB David B. Paul Prize for Innovative Research in Transfusion Medicine, Cincinnati Business Courier Healthcare Heroes Innovator Award Winner, and the National Blood Foundation Hall of Fame.
Thomas B Leemhuis
Program Director - TTS, COM Hoxworth Blood Center
5015 Hoxworth Center (4-5)
Director of Cellular Therapies, Hoxworth Blood Center
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati
Provide technical and administrative leadership for 8-person team responsible for processing all bone marrow, peripheral blood apheresis products, and umbilical cord bloods for transplantation at either UC Health, Cincinnati Childrens’Hospital Medical Center, Jewish Hospital, or Akron Children’s Hospital.
Provide late stage process development, regulatory submission assistance, and c-GMP compliant production of cell therapy products for phase I/II clinical trials at local area hospitals. Responsible for all staff training, SOP and batch record development, and coordination of all production-related activities, including quality control testing, materials management and facility maintenance.
Define and maintain Quality Management Plan for the Cellular Therapies Division. Maintain FACT and AABB accreditations for Cellular Therapies Division.
IND sponsor for one investigational agent (CD34+ selected peripheral blood progenitor cells) being tested for safety and efficacy in two phase 2 clinical trial protocols at CCHMC; under two separate INDs with FDA.
Designed and maintain fully validated class 10,000 clean room facility. Author of all facility maintenance, cleaning and environmental monitoring procedures.
Associate Professor, COM Hoxworth Blood Center
5072 Hoxworth Center (4-5)
Associate Professor, Hoxworth blood center, UC, 08/2023 – Present
Associate Professor, Iowa State University, 01/2020 – 07/2023
Assistant Professor, Iowa State University, 08/2015 – 12/2019
Postdoctoral Fellow, UIUC, 05/2010 – 07/2015
Ph.D. Purdue University, 09/2004 – 12/2009
M.S. Tsinghua University, 09/2001 – 07/2004
B.S. Tsinghua University, 09/1997 – 09/2001
Carolyn Lutzko, PhD
Division Director, Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapy, Hoxworth Blood Center
Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Hoxworth Blood Center Academic Unit. Director, Cell Manipulations and Development Laboratories, Translational Core Laboratory, Division of Experimental Hematology and Cancer Biology, CCHMC.
Research Staff at Hoxworth
- Shawnagay Nestheide
- Fatima Mohmoud
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Research Staff at Dr. Cancelas' Laboratory at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital
- Shailaja Hegde PhD, Research Scientist
- Abhishek Singh PhD, Research Associate
- Ashley Wellendorf