Diamond-Blackfan Anemia (DBA)

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Several Seattle Children’s physician researchers are conducting research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of Diamond-Blackfan anemia.

Dr. Akiko Shimamura is looking at the role of ribosomes in inherited bone marrow failure and Myelodysplastic Syndrome.

Drs. Jan Abkowitz, Siobhan Keel, and Thalia Pappayanapoulou at the University of Washington are conducting research on erythropoiesis, the process of producing red blood cells by the stem cells in the bone marrow.