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Jerry Spivak Lab

Jerry Spivak, M.D.

Principal Investigator:
Jerry Spivak, M.D.

Research in the Jerry Spivak Lab focuses on chronic myeloproliferative disorders, particularly their molecular mechanisms and methods for distinguishing them diagnostically and interventionally. By analyzing gene expression in polycythemia vera stem cells, we have learned that patients with polycythemia vera can be differentiated from those with erythrocytosis and can be diagnosed as having either aggressive or slow-growing disease. We are also studying the roles played by specific molecular markers in the pathogenesis and diagnosis of polycythemia vera.

Research Areas: stem cells, pathogenesis, polycythemia vera, myeloproliferative disorders

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