Scientific Advisory Committee Member

Austin Kulasekararaj

Consultant Haematologist, King’s College Hospital, London, UK

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, King’s College London, London, UK

Clinical Interests: Aplastic anaemia (AA) and bone marrow failure syndromes, PNH, MDS and myeloid malignancies. Leads the King’s National Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria service and National AA referral centre @ King’s.

Translational Research: Molecular/immunological pathogenesis of MDS and aplastic anaemia, particular focus on overlap disorders.  Bloodwise foundation and British Society of Haematology (BSH) senior clinical research fellow.

Clinical Trials: Passionate about delivery of clinical trials. Current National/Global Coordinating Investigator for a number of early/late phase clinical trials. Current drive is to bring novel therapies for PNH, AA, TP53 mutated myeloid neoplasms and improvement of thrombocytopenia.

Scientific advisor for patient advocacy group (MDS UK) and member of the MDS NCRN working group. Member of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) and Secretary of the EBMT Severe Aplastic Anaemia Working Party. Member of ASH Scientific Committee on Bone Marrow Failure.

Authored/co-authored over 180 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has contributed to book chapters in major textbooks.

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