Yair Reisner, Ph.D.
Yair Reisner, Ph.D.
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Titles & Positions

  • Professor, Department of Stem Cell Transplantation, Division of Cancer Medicine

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Grant Information

Grant ID: RR170008
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of Established Investigators
Recruited From: 
Weizmann Institute
Date Awarded: 
February 15, 2017
Grant Amount: 

Two of the biggest hurdles in bone marrow transplantation for treating blood cancers are preventing a patient’s immune system from rejecting the transplant, and graft-vs.-host disease, where the immune system of the donor attacks the patient’s organs. These factors usually require a close match between donor and patient.

But now an immunologist recruited to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center brings novel insights about finding ways to trick the immune system into accepting transplants it would otherwise reject, potentially widening the pool of donors.

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