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DBAF Funds Another Research Project

Aoi Wakabayashi, Dr. Vijay Sankaran, Anindita Basak
The Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation is proud to support the very important work of Vijay G. Sankaran, M.D., Ph.D. of Boston Children’s Hospital. The DBAF has provided $36,000 to fund Dr. Sankaran’s research project entitled, Defining GATA1 Transcriptional Alterations in Diamond-Blackfan Anemia. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Sankaran is an outstanding investigator and was a leader in the studies leading to the discovery of GATA1 as a DBA gene. He has since shown that ribosomal protein haploinsufficiency affects GATA1 expression, tying together …

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