NADIA CARLESSO, MD, PHD

Professor & Chair, Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine
City of Hope, Beckman Research Institute

Nadia Carlesso received her M.D. from the Medical School of Torino, Italy, followed by a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology and a Ph.D. in experimental hematology. Following her postdoctoral training at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), she was assistant professor at MGH/Harvard Stem Cell Institute from 2001-2006. Prior joining City of Hope in 2016, Dr. Carlesso was tenured professor of pediatrics and molecular genetics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she led a research program on the biology of normal and malignant hematopoiesis from 2006 to 2016. She is currently professor and chair of the Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine and associate director of Basic Research Gehr Center for Leukemia Research, at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope. Her research focuses on normal and malignant hematopoiesis and on using stem cells as tools for new anti-cancer therapies and regenerative approaches in cancer survivors.