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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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Conrad Russell Cruz

Conrad Russell Cruz

Department of Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology


M.D., Medicine, University of the Philippines
B.S., Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of the Philippines

Year: Sixth-Year Graduate Student

Basic Science Mentor: Catherine M. Bollard, M.D.
Department of Pediatrics-Hematology and Oncology

Clinical Science Mentor: Helen E. Heslop, M.D.
Department of Medicine

Awards and Honors

  • Oblation Scholar, University of the Philippines


  • Cruz, CR, Hanley PJ, Liu H, Torrano V, Lin YF, Arce JA, Gottschalk S, Savoldo B, Dotti G, Louis CU, Leen AM, Gee AP, Rooney CM, Brenner MK, Bollard CM, Heslop HE. Adverse events following infusion of T cells for adoptive immunotherapy: a 10-year experience. Cytotherapy. 2010 Apr 29. Epub ahead of print.
  • Shafer JA, Cruz, CR, Leen AM, Ku S, Lu A, Rousseau A, Heslop HE, Rooney CM, Bollard CM, Foster AE. Antigen-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes can target chemoresistant side-population tumor cells in Hodgkin lymphoma. Leuk Lymphoma. 2010. 51(5):870-80.
  • Hanley, PJ, Cruz, CR, Savoldo, B, Leen, AM, Stanojevic, M, Khalil, M, Decker, W, Molldrem, JJ, Liu, H, Gee, AP, Rooney, CM, Heslop, HE, Dotti, G, Brenner, MK, Shpall, EJ, & Bollard, CM. Functionally active virus-specific T cells that target CMV, adenovirus and EBV can be expanded from naïve T cell populations in cord blood and will target a range of viral epitopes. Blood. 2009. 114(9):158-67.
  • 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 transplant. Blood. 2009. 114(19):4283-92.
  • Cruz, CR, Smith RG. The growth hormone secretagogue receptor. Vitamins and Hormones. 2008. 77:47-88.

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