- Senior Investigator, Molecular Hematopoiesis Section
Cynthia Dunbar earned a B.A. magna cum laude in the history of science from Harvard University in 1980 and a M.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School in 1984. She subsequently completed her internal medicine internship and residency at Boston City Hospital and hematology fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco. She came to the NHLBI as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Arthur Nienhuis in 1987, became an Investigator in 1993, and has been Head of the Molecular Hematopoiesis Section since 2000. Dr. Dunbar has received numerous awards for teaching, mentorship, and research, including the NIH Clinical Center Distinguished Clinical Teacher Award, the John Decker Memorial Lectureship, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital Moloney Award and Lectureship. She has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific and review articles, and has given numerous invited lectures and presentations about her work. Dr. Dunbar is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Blood, the flagship publication of the American Society of Hematology. She is also a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, a Master of the American College of Physicians, a founder and board member of the American Society for Cell and Gene Therapy, and served seventeen years as the director of the NIH Hematology Clinical Fellowship training program.
- (2018). Persistent elevation of plasma thrombopoietin levels after treatment in severe aplastic anemia. EXPERIMENTAL HEMATOLOGY. 58, 39-43.
- (2018). The impact of aging on primate hematopoiesis as interrogated by clonal tracking. BLOOD. 131(11), 1195-1205.
- (2017). Acquired somatic mutations in PNH reveal long-term maintenance of adaptive NK cells independent of HSPCs. BLOOD. 129(14), 1940-1946.
- (2017). Adaptive NK cells can persist in patients with GATA2 mutation depleted of stem and progenitor cells. BLOOD. 129(14), 1927-1939.
- (2017). Eltrombopag Added to Standard Immunosuppression for Aplastic Anemia. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE. 376(16), 1540-1550.