Dr John Barrett is Section Chief of Stem Cell Allotransplantation in the Hematology Branch of the National Heat Lung and Blood Institute at the NIH. Previously he was Professor of Hematological Medicine and Honorary Consultant at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London. Prior to that appointment Dr Barrett was Professor of Hematology and Head of the Hematology Department at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, and Honorary Consultant for the Riverside Health District.
Dr Barrett has published over 260 original articles, and 120 reviews and book chapters. He has also co-written 6 books. He has been awarded a number of honours including an NIH Director’s Award, Marcelo Cardenas Excellence Award for service to Spanish –speaking communities, and the MAPAVI Humanitarian Award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Pathologists, Secretary of the Specialist Sub-Committee in Hematology at the University of London, and President of the Pathology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. He is also a councillor, member or advisor for many other organizations and committees and reviews for several journals.
Br Barrett’s immunotherapy background is based on a career in stem cell transplantation, use of immunosuppressive agents, immune cell therapy and vaccine development which includes basic laboratory and translational research in transplant immunology, as well as clinical expertise in transplantation and leukemia vaccines.
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