LRF-funded Researcher Leads Team in Understanding Function of Rare Cells in Bone Marrow

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Iannis Aifantis, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Pathology at the Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health, and colleagues have discovered how rare blood cell types within the bone marrow microenvironment function. Understanding their function helps researchers understand key elements of blood cell production in bone marrow and possibly shed light on the blood cell processes that impact leukemia and other diseases. Aifantis was senior researcher for this study. Read more about this important discovery here.

The Leukemia Research Foundation provided funding for Aifantis’ research during its 2004 funding cycle. You can find an abstract of his and other LRF-funded research on the Leukemia Research Foundation website here.


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