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Daniel S. Wechsler, MD, PhD

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Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist,
Section Director of Oncology,
Co-Director of Peds Hem/Onc Fellowship Program,
Thomas R. Giddens Chair,
Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Professor of Pediatrics,
Emory University School of Medicine

Ertha Sinclair
Administrative Assistant
Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center

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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.


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

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