Image adapted from an illustration by Donald Bliss, National Cancer Institute.

The Divisions of Hematology-Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation at the University of California, San Diego, have a large research program that is engaged in a multidisciplinary approach to scientific inquiry. 

Our research programs excel in the pursuit of cutting-edge research in basic science, translational research, and clinical research, and are supported by the National Institutes of Health and foundation awards; in addition, several of our investigators have Program Project grants, multi-institutional awards. 

Major areas of our research and investigators wit h an active interest in these areas include the following. 


​​Cancer Clinical Trials
Edward Ball, MD Gregory A. Daniels, PhD, MD Fred Millard, MD
Lyudmila Bazhenova, MD Paul Fanta, MD Barbara Parker, MD
Sarah Boles, MD Erin Reid, MD​​​ Januario Castro, MD
Thomas Kipps, MD Tony Reid, MD Peter Curtin, MD
Saeeda Kirmani, MD
​Experimental Therapeutics​
Edward Ball, MD Stephen Howell, MD
Hematological Malignancies
Edward Ball, MD Peter Curtin, MD Thomas Kipps, MD
Januario Castro, MD Catriona Jamieson, PhD, MD Jean Y.J. Wang, PhD
John Adamson, MD Ajit Varki, MD
Research Training
Mark Ginsberg, MD
Stem Cell Biology
Catriona Jamieson, PhD, MD
Tumor Biology/Immunology
Edward Ball, MD Teresa Helsten, MD Ajit Varki, MD
Januario Castro, MD Thomas Kipps, MD William Wachsman, MD
Gregory A. Daniels, PhD, MD Richard Kolodner Jean Y.J. Wang, PhD
Paul Fanta, MD Renate Pilz, MD
James Feramisco Richard Schwab, MD