Transformative R01 Program

VIRAL PATHOGENESIS OF IDIOPATHIC BONE MARROW FAILURE AND IMMUNE CYTOPENIAS

VIRAL PATHOGENESIS OF IDIOPATHIC BONE MARROW FAILURE AND IMMUNE CYTOPENIAS

​​Many hematologic diseases may be caused by viruses, some of which have not been identified. To identify such viruses, DNA is extracted from patient blood cells and placed on a “viral array” which contains large numbers of DNA probes for known and novel viruses. Once a viral trigger is identified and confirmed, diagnostic tests can be designed, as well as specific prevention methods and therapies.