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Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine

Houston, Texas

Benchtop, Research, Bedside and Application
Translational Biology & Molecular Medicine Graduate Program
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Ann M. Leen, Ph.D.

Ann M. Leen, Ph.D.Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics - Hematology and Oncology
Center for Cell and Gene Therapy

Phone: 832-824-4690
Fax: 832-825-4732
E-mail: aleen@bcm.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Immunology, CRC Institute for Cancer Studies, Birmingham, UK

Research Interests

  • Viral infections post transplant
  • Immunotherapy for viruses and cancer

Clinical Focus

  • Bone marrow transplant
  • Lymphoma

Selected Publications

  • Micklethwaite KP, Savoldo B, Hanley PJ, Leen AM, Demmler-Harrison GJ, Cooper LJ, Liu H, Gee AP, Shpall EJ, Rooney CM, Heslop HE, Brenner MK, Bollard CM, Dotti G. Derivation of human T lymphocytes from cord blood and peripheral blood with antiviral and antileukemic specificity from a single culture as protection against infection and relapse after stem cell transplantation. Blood. 2010. 115(13):2695-703.
  • Gerdemann U, Christin AS, Vera JF, Ramos CA, Fujita Y, Liu H, Dilloo D, Heslop HE, Brenner MK, Rooney CM, Leen AM. Nucleofection of DCs to generate Multivirus-specific T cells for prevention or treatment of viral infections in the immunocompromised host. Mol Ther. 2009. 17(9):1616-25.
  • Leen AM, Christin A, Myers GD, Liu H, Cruz CR, Hanley PJ, Kennedy-Nasser AA, Leung KS, Gee AP, Krance RA, Brenner MK, Heslop HE, Rooney CM, Bollard CM. Cytotoxic T lymphocyte therapy with donor T cells prevents and treats adenovirus and Epstein-Barr virus infections after haploidentical and matched unrelated stem cell transplantation. Blood. 2009. 114(19):4283-92.
  • Leen AM, Christin A, Khalil M, Weiss H, Gee AP, Brenner MK, Heslop HE, Rooney CM, Bollard CM. Identification of hexon-specific CD4 and CD8 T-cell epitopes for vaccine and immunotherapy. J Virol. 2008. 82(1):546-54.
  • Bollard CM, Gottschalk S, Leen AM, Weiss H, Straathof KC, Carrum G, Khalil M, Wu MF, Huls MH, Chang CC, Gresik MV, Gee AP, Brenner MK, Rooney CM, Heslop HE. Complete responses of relapsed lymphoma following genetic modification of tumor-antigen presenting cells and T-lymphocyte transfer. Blood. 2007. 110(8):2838-45.
  • Leen AM, Myers GD, Sili U, Huls MH, Weiss H, Leung KS, Carrum G, Krance RA, Chang CC, Molldrem JJ, Gee AP, Brenner MK, Heslop HE, Rooney CM, Bollard CM. Monoculture-derived T lymphocytes specific for multiple viruses expand and produce clinically relevant effects in immunocompromised individuals. Nat Med. 2006. 12(10):1160-6.

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