Photo: Michael H. Tomasson, MD
Michael H. Tomasson, MD
Year elected: 2009
Current membership category: Senior
Washington University, St. Louis
660 South Euclid Avenue
Campus Box 8069
St. Louis, MO 63110
United States of America
Phone: 314-362-9350
Facsimile: 314-362-9333
Email: tomasson@dom.wustl.edu

Biographical statement

Tomasson has made important contributions to our understanding of leukemia biology. He has demonstrated that tyrosine kinase (TK) oncogenes mediate disease progression in an animal model of AML1/ETO-induced AML, and that dysregulation of c-Myc expression may be a critical downstream mediator of myeloid leukemogenesis. By improving our understanding of the role that tyrosine kinase oncogenes play in the development of myeloproferative diseases and acute myeloid leukemia (AML), he has provided an important foundation for the development of improved targeted therapies in these diseases.

Institutional affiliations

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (Primary)
Deborah J. Veis, MD, PhD is the representative at this institution.

Specialties

Genetics
Hematology
Oncology
Transplantation