Suman Paul, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

Languages: English, Bengali, Hindi


Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation, Lymphoma, Oncology more

Research Interests

T-cell Lymphomas; T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemias; CAR T Cell Therapy; Bispecific Antibody Therapy more


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287 map


I am a physician-scientist in the Division of Hematological Malignancies and stem cell transplantation at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, where I specialize in the treatment of lymphomas. My primary research focuses on developing new biologic therapies for the treatment of T-cell lymphomas and T-cell leukemias. more


  • Assistant Professor of Oncology

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MBBS; Calcutta Medical College Hospital (2007)


  • Internal Medicine; The University of Toledo Medical Center (2016)
  • Internal Medicine; University of Toledo Medical Center (2017)


  • Hematology and Oncology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2021)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2016)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Medical Oncology) (2019)

Research & Publications


Lab Website: Suman Paul Laboratory

Selected Publications

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Paul S, Kashyap AK, Jia W, He YW, Schaefer BC. Selective Autophagy of the Adaptor Protein Bcl10 Modulates T Cell Receptor Activation of NF-κB. Immunity 2012 Jun. PMID: 22658522

Paul S, Traver MK, Kashyap AK, Washington MA, Latoche JR, Schaefer BC. T Cell Receptor Signals to NF-κB are Transmitted by a Cytosolic p62-Bcl10-Malt1-IKK Signalosome. Science Signaling 2014 May. PMID: 24825920

Paul S, Tsai HL, Fuchs EJ, Luznik L, Bolaños-Meade J, Swinnen LJ, Shanbhag S, Wagner-Johnston N, Varadhan R, Ambinder RF, Jones RJ, Gladstone DE. Allogeneic Haploidentical Blood or Marrow Transplantation with Post-Transplant Cyclophosphamide in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 2019 Nov. PMID: 31730920

Paul S, Zahurak M, Fuchs EJ, Luznik L, Bolaños-Meade J, Swinnen LJ, Shanbhag S, Wagner-Johnston N, Varadhan R, Ambinder RF, Jones RJ, Gladstone DE. Non-Myeloablative Allogeneic Transplantation with Post-Transplant Cyclophosphamide after Immune Checkpoint Inhibition for Classic Hodgkin Lymphoma: a Retrospective Cohort Study. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 2020 June. PMID: 32592857

Paul S, Pearlman A, Douglass J, Mog BJ, Hsiue EH, Hwang MS, DiNapoli S, Konig MF, Brown P, Wright KM, Gabelli SB, Li Y, Ghiaur G, Pardoll DM, Papadopoulos N, Bettegowda C, Kinzler KW, Zhou S, Vogelstein B. TCR beta chain-directed bispecific antibodies for the treatment of T-cell cancer. Science Translational Medicine. 2021 March. PMID: 33649188


Methods and materials for treating t cell cancers
Patent # 63/119,753, | 

TRBC1 and TRBC2 bispecific antibodies for targeting T-cell cancers
Patent # 63/150,232 | 

Activities & Honors


  • American Society of Hematology (ASH) Scholar Award, 2022
  • SITC-Amgen Cancer Immunotherapy in Hematologic Malignancies Fellowship, Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer, 2020 - 2021
  • The MacMillan Pathway to Independence Program, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2020 - 2022
  • NIH T32 grant, 5T32CA009071-38, National Cancer Institute, 2018 - 2020
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Resident Inductee, 2017
  • Young Investigator Award, American College of Physicians, 2016
  • Emma L. Bockman Award for outstanding scholastic achievement, Uniformed Services University, 2013
  • Val-G-Hemming Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Henry Jackson Foundation, 2012
  • Young Investigator Award, American Association of Immunologists, 2012
  • Pre-doctoral Fellowship, American Heart Association, 2010


  • Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Researchers Create Modified Antibodies to Target RAS and p53 in Cancer, (April 2, 2021)

Mutant Gene-Targeted Immunotherapy Approach Developed, Brookhaven National Laboratory (April 2, 2021)

Advances in Off-the-Shelf Immunotherapy: Expert Discussion, Oncology Times (October 5, 2021)

First soluble TCR therapy opens ‘new universe’ of cancer targets. Nature Biotechnology (March 24, 2022)

Leukemia Lymphoma Society award recipient, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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