The Scientist

Date: June 23, 1997


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Suzanne Ildstad
Professor and Director
Institute for Cellular Therapeutics
Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, Philadelphia.

As a surgery resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, Suzanne Ildstad became interested in transplantation because it was one of the surgical specialties that incorporated a synergy between basic researchers and clinicians. She has learned that every step forward leads to a new series of questions, and set out to improve on the science of transplants because of the current limitations.

Ildstad's major focus is to find a way to partially condition the recipient to accept a bone marrow graft to induce tolerance. Her research shows that by performing a bone marrow transplant, one can...

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