Catriona Jamieson, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine
Deputy Director at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
Koman Family Presidential Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
Chief of the Division of Regenerative Medicine
Director of the Sanford Stem Cell Institute
Co-Leader of the Hematologic Malignancies Program
About the Lab
Dr. Catriona Jamieson specializes in myeloproliferative disorders (MPDs) and leukemia.
Myeloproliferative neoplasms are a family of uncommon but not rare degenerative disorders in which the body overproduces blood cells. Myeloproliferative neoplasms can cause many forms of blood clotting including heart attack, stroke, deep venous thrombosis, and pulmonary emboli and can develop into acute myelogenous leukemia.
Although some effective treatments are available, they are laden with serious side effects — and, individuals can become resistant to the treatments.
Dr. Jamieson studies the mutant stem cells and progenitor cells in myeloproliferative neoplasms. These cells can give rise to cancer stem cells. Cancer stem cells may lie low to evade chemotherapy and then activate again later, causing disease progression and resistance to treatment. Her goal is to find more selective, less toxic therapies.
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