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Stem cell biology and pathophysiology of bone marrow failure and leukemia, identifying and targeting the alternative oxidative DNA-damage response pat
- Dr. Du is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy at WVU.
- She is also in Program 3: Alexander B. Osborn Hematopoietic Malignancy and Transplantation.
- She was originally trained as a physician in China.
- Then she was selected as an exchange student to study in Japan.
- After receiving her PhD in Pediatric Oncology from Tohoku University in Japan, she came to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for her postdoctoral training. Before joining WVU, she was a faculty member of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
- Dr. Du’s research is focused on molecular analysis of abnormal hematopoiesis, primarily on the molecular pathogenesis of bone marrow failure and leukemia.
- Her laboratory takes a multi-disciplinary approach including the development of preclinical murine models, genetics, genomics, molecular immunology, and biochemistry.
- Her research has been published in over 30 peer-reviewed articles and has contributed to the understanding of the pathophysiology of cancer-prone diseases, including Fanconi anemia.