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Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation

Evaluating novel therapies to improve outcomes following hematopoietic cell transplantation. 


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Investigating strategies to employ the host immune system to help eliminate cancer.

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Exercise Immunology

Understanding how exercise can enhance immune function to optimize health in the prevention and management of cancer and other diseases. 

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Human Space Exploration

Identifying the impact of the "Space Exposome" (e.g. psychological stress, microgravity, radiation exposure, nutrition/activity alterations) on astronaut immune function and developing countermeasures to mitigate risk during deep space exploration missions. 

The Katsanis and Simpson Lab is an interdisciplinary research group at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Their laboratories are located on the 5th floor of the Steele Children’s Research Center in the College of Medicine. The PIs are also members of the University of Arizona Cancer Center, the Bio5 institute and have graduate students from a variety of programs including Immunobiology, Physiological Sciences, Cancer Biology, and Nutritional Sciences and Wellness.