The E. Donnall Thomas Lecture and Prize recognizes pioneering research achievements in hematology. This year, Dr. Neal S. Young is being recognized for his work in the field of bone marrow failure syndromes.
Dr. Young, a principal investigator in the Hematology Branch of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, has made lasting and significant contributions to the understanding of the pathophysiology of aplastic anemia and related viral and inherited syndromes, including parvovirus B19-induced red cell aplasia, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, and immunodeficiency syndromes that lead to bone marrow failure. He has also led the field in the development of therapeutic interventions in the treatment of bone marrow failure. Over the course of the last 25 years, his elegant studies have kept pace with new techniques and approaches, have provided continuous new insights into disease pathophysiology, and have been instrumental in effecting increasing cure rates of a previously uniformly fatal illness.
Dr. Young will give his lecture, titled "Biology Lessons From Human Disease — the Pathophysiology of Bone Marrow Failure," today at 9:30 a.m. in Hall B and C in the Moscone Center.