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Daniel S. Wechsler, MD, PhD

Daniel S. Wechsler, MD, PhD headshot

Professor of Pediatrics & Director of Pediatric Oncology
Thomas R. Giddens Chair
Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Emory University School of Medicine

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PHONE: 404-727-3620

Biography

Our research focuses on the pathogenesis of infant leukemias. We have shown that the nuclear export chaperone CRM1 plays a direct role in CALM-AF10 leukemogenesis by activating HOXA gene expression. CRM1 appears to be similarly involved in other leukemias, suggesting that available CRM1 inhibitors may be effective anti-leukemic therapeutic agents.
 

Research

Molecular Biology of Neuroblastoma
Regulation of Transcription of MYC family proteins
Role of Endocytosis in Pathogenesis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Pathogenesis of MLL-dependent Acute Leukemia
Nuclear Export Signals in Leukemogenesis

Primary Center