Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellow Wins ASH Training Award

June 14, 2021

Archana Ramgopal, DO, fellow in the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology was awarded a 2021 Research Training Award for Fellows from the American Society of Hematology (ASH).

The Research Training Award from ASH is awarded to exceptional MD and MD/PhD researchers between their second and fifth years of fellowship. The award supports protected time for basic, clinical, or translational research.  

Dr. Ramgopal’s current research interests are focused on studies of post-bone marrow transplant immune complications, including graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). She is working on these investigations in the laboratory of Craig Byersdorfer, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pedatrics in the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapies. Dr. Ramgopal’s research involves the cellular energy sensor AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in human T cells, testing their efficacy in a xenogeneic model of GVHD, which could pave the way for modulating AMPK expression as a means to prevent GVHD in human clinical trials.

Dr. Ramgopal earned her undergraduate degree from Carnegie Mellon University and her medical degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.