Elizabeth Hexner, M.D.

elizabeth hexner

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
T cells to Enhance Umbilical Cord Blood Transplantation

Umbilical cord blood transplantation is potentially life-saving for patients with otherwise incurable leukemia and lymphoma, but is still limited by delayed recovery of normal blood cells, risk of infections and the risk of disease returning. My research focuses on understanding, employing and activating T cells to address these obstacles.