Grover C. Bagby, M.D.

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Dr. Bagby’s research focuses on elucidating he function of the Fanconi anemia gene products in maintaining hematopoietic stem cell function and on identifying the pathophysiological mechanisms of clonal evolution in acquired and inherited syndromes of bone marrow failure. His laboratory was the first to identify cytokine hypersensitivity in hematopoietic stem cells. Working with investigators in Cincinnati, Dr. Bagby has developed an in vitro method of forcing Fanconi stem cells to undergo clonal evolution to MDS. Using systems biology tools and methods of molecular biology and biochemistry, his laboratory has demonstrated that at least some of the Fanconi anemia proteins are multifunctional and that their role in sustaining hematopoiesis is unrelated to their role in protecting cells against genotoxic stress from chemical cross-linking agents. Dr. Bagby’s long-term goal is to develop drugs to prevent the development of leukemia in patients at high risk.

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Master, American College of Physicians Association of American Physicians American Society for Clinical Investigation American Society of Hematology International Society for Experimental Hematology American Association for Cancer Research