Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Distinguished Investigator
Neil Kelleher, Northwestern University
Ioanna Ntai, Northwestern University
Rebekah Gundry, Medical College of Wisconsin
Richard LeDuc, Northwestern University
With the support of The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Dr. Neil Kelleher will be further exploring how human blood cells – B-cells – mature from their beginnings in our bone marrow to those that protect us from infection. Kelleher will focus on scanning and mapping the B-cell development process and how deviations can result in cancers like leukemia and multiple myeloma. By mapping this process at a high resolution, Kelleher will develop a protocol to identify markers and rules for defining cell types and their relationships, and in doing so further the understanding of human wellness and disease.