Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine

Hometown
Shelby, NC
Previous Institution
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Previous Role/Title
Fellow
Specialty
Hematology/Oncology

Education

MD - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
B.A. - Davidson College, Davidson, NC
Research Description

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.