Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Hematology Oncology

Professional Bio

Dr. Brent Ferrell's research interests include the study of myelodysplastic syndrome and acute myeloid leukemia using single cell biology. He is particularly interested in using primary patient samples to understand changes in cancer cells during and after therapy at the single cell level. Key areas that drive his work include (1) identifying signaling properties associated with therapy resistance and relapse in acute myeloid leukemia; (2) cellular subsets (both malignant and non-malignant) that influence therapeutic outcomes in these diseases; and (3) how these signaling properties can be used to guide treatment and clinical trial development. He is currently in the lab of Dr. Jonathan Irish, PhD, Assistant Professor of Cancer Biology.


MD - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - 2009
Residency - Internal Medicine - Vanderbilt University Medical Center - 2011
Fellowship - Clinical - Hematology/Oncology - Vanderbilt University Medical Center - 2015