Markus MaparaDivision of Hematology-Oncology , University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA F1000 Faculty Member (since 09 July 2009)
Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh
Dr Mapara graduated from the University of Heidelberg Medical School, and received his post-graduate training in Internal Medicine and Hematology/Oncology at the Universities of Heidelberg and the University Medical Center Charitè of the Humboldt University of Berlin in Germany. In addition, he completed a research fellowship at the Transplantation Biology Research Center of the Massachusetts General Hospital at the Harvard Medical School in Boston.
He is a member of numerous medical societies. His research was recognized with the first German Chugai Science Award in Stem Cell Transplantation.
Dr Maparas lab is interested in studying the mechanisms underlying graft versus malignancy (GVM) reactions. Another focus of Dr Maparas work is to inhibit on a molecular level the conditioning therapy-induced inflammatory reaction, which is critical for the development of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD).
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