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Education & Certifications


  • Bachelor of Science, Simmons College, Biology, Studio Art (2014)

Publications

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  • Selective hematopoietic stem cell ablation using CD117-antibody-drug-conjugates enables safe and effective transplantation with immunity preservation. Nature communications Czechowicz, A., Palchaudhuri, R., Scheck, A., Hu, Y., Hoggatt, J., Saez, B., Pang, W. W., Mansour, M. K., Tate, T. A., Chan, Y. Y., Walck, E., Wernig, G., Shizuru, J. A., Winau, F., Scadden, D. T., Rossi, D. J. 2019; 10 (1): 617

    Abstract

    Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a curative therapy for blood and immune diseases with potential for many settings beyond current standard-of-care. Broad HSCT application is currently precluded largely due to morbidity and mortality associated with genotoxic irradiation or chemotherapy conditioning. Here we show that a single dose of a CD117-antibody-drug-conjugate (CD117-ADC) to saporin leads to>99% depletion of host HSCs, enabling rapid and efficient donor hematopoietic cell engraftment. Importantly, CD117-ADC selectively targets hematopoietic stem cells yet does not cause clinically significant side-effects. Blood counts and immune cell function are preserved following CD117-ADC treatment, with effective responses by recipients to both viral and fungal challenges. These results suggest that CD117-ADC-mediated HSCT pre-treatment could serve as a non-myeloablative conditioning strategy for the treatment of a wide range of non-malignant and malignant diseases, and might be especially suited to gene therapy and gene editing settings in which preservation of immunity is desired.

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  • Hematopoietic chimerism and donor-specific skin allograft tolerance after non-genotoxic CD117 antibody-drug-conjugate conditioning in MHC-mismatched allotransplantation NATURE COMMUNICATIONS Li, Z., Czechowicz, A., Scheck, A., Rossi, D. J., Murphy, P. M. 2019; 10
  • Selective HSC-Ablation Using CD117 Antibody-Drug-Conjugates Enables Safe and Effective Murine and Human Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Czechowicz, A., Palchaudhuri, R., Scheck, A., Hu, Y., Hoggatt, J., Saez, B., Pang, W. W., Mansour, M. K., Shizuru, J. A., Winau, F., Scadden, D. T., Rossi, D. J. CELL PRESS. 2018: 23–24
  • Immune Sparing Conditioning for BMT/HSCT Using Anti-Ckit Immunotoxins Czechowicz, A., Palchaudhuri, R., Scheck, A., Hu, Y., Winau, F., Hoggatt, J., Saez, B., Mansour, M. K., Sykes, D., Scadden, D., Rossi, D. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC. 2018: S60–S61
  • Completely Non-Myeloablative/Non-Lymphoablative Conditioning for BMT/HSCT Using Anti-Ckit Immunotoxins Czechowicz, A., Palchaudhuri, R., Scheck, A., Hoggatt, J., Saez, B., Scadden, D. T., Rossi, D. J. AMER SOC HEMATOLOGY. 2016