Blazar Laboratory

Blazar LabThe main research interest in the Blazar laboratory is in immunobiology and transplantation.

There are five basic project areas we are currently investigating:

  • Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD)
  • Regulatory T Cells
  • Immune recovery and regeneration post-transplant
  • Graft-versus-leukemia (GVL)
  • Genetic manipulations and reprogramming of immature and mature cells

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Principal Investigator

Bruce BlazarBruce Blazar, MD, is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and attends on the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) service. 

He is the recipient of the Andersen Chair in Transplantation Immunology to recognize his pioneering work in the development of novel immune-based therapies.

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The laboratory is actively involved in education, participating in undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral training programs.

Meet our lab members

Join our team

University of Minnesota graduate students from the following programs are eligible to join the laboratory: 

Fellows in the Department of Pediatrics are eligible for a research rotation in the laboratory. Medical students may also contact the lab if interested in research. Driven and determined individuals are always encouraged to contact us regarding joining our research teams.