Assistant Professor
Director, BMT Fellowship Program
Director, Apheresis Program
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Friend BD, Bailey-Olson M, Melton A, Shimano KA, Kharbanda S, Higham C, Winestone LE, Huang J, Stieglitz E, Dvorak CC. The impact of total body irradiation-based regimens on outcomes in children and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2020 Feb; 67(2):e28079.
Cristina F Contreras, Janel R Long-Boyle, Kristin A. Shimano, Jasmeen Dara, James N Huang, Sandhya Kharbanda, Alexis Melton, Christine Higham, Morton J Cowan, Christopher C. Dvorak. Reduced Toxicity Conditioning for Non-Malignant Hematopoietic Cell Transplants. Blood. 2019 Nov 13; 134(Supplement_1):4481-4481.
Aleksandra S. Dain, Michelle L. Hermiston, Kristin A. Shimano, Sandhya Kharbanda, Alexis Melton, Jasmeen Dara, James N Huang, Christopher C. Dvorak. Role of Disease Mechanism in Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Outcomes for Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis. Blood. 2019 Nov 13; 134(Supplement_1):3343-3343.
Lown EA, Banerjee A, Vittinghoff E, Dvorak CC, Hartogensis W, Melton A, Mangurian C, Hu H, Shear D, Adcock R, Morgan M, Golden C, Hecht FM. Acupressure to Reduce Treatment-Related Symptoms for Children With Cancer and Recipients of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. Glob Adv Health Med. 2019; 8:2164956119870444.
Zinter MS, Dvorak CC, Mayday MY, Iwanaga K, Ly NP, McGarry ME, Church GD, Faricy LE, Rowan CM, Hume JR, Steiner ME, Crawford ED, Langelier C, Kalantar K, Chow ED, Miller S, Shimano K, Melton A, Yanik GA, Sapru A, DeRisi JL. Pulmonary Metagenomic Sequencing Suggests Missed Infections in Immunocompromised Children. Clin Infect Dis. 2019 05 17; 68(11):1847-1855.
Neely JA, Dvorak CC, Pantell MS, Melton A, Huang JN, Shimano KA. Autoimmune Cytopenias in Pediatric Hematopoietic Cell Transplant Patients. Front Pediatr. 2019; 7:171.
Dvorak CC, Long-Boyle J, Dara J, Melton A, Shimano KA, Huang JN, Puck JM, Dorsey MJ, Facchino J, Chang CK, Cowan MJ. Low Exposure Busulfan Conditioning to Achieve Sufficient Multilineage Chimerism in Patients with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2019 07; 25(7):1355-1362.
Brian D. Friend, Mara Bailey-Olson, Christine Higham, Jasmeen Dara, Alexis Melton, Kristin A. Shimano, James Huang, Sandhya Kharbanda, Christopher C. Dvorak. The Impact of Total Body Irradiation-Based Regimens on Outcomes in Children and Young Adults with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Undergoing Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 2019 Mar 1; 25(3):s197-s198.
Matt S Zinter, Christopher C Dvorak, Madeline Y Mayday, Kensho Iwanaga, Ngoc P Ly, Meghan E McGarry, Gwynne D Church, Lauren E Faricy, Courtney M Rowan, Janet R Hume, Marie E Steiner, Emily D Crawford, Charles Langelier, Katrina Kalantar, Eric D Chow, Steve Miller, Kristin Shimano, Alexis Melton, Greg A Yanik, Anil Sapru, Joseph L DeRisi. Pulmonary Metagenomic Sequencing Suggests Missed Infections in Immunocompromised Children. bioRxiv. 2018 Mar 29; 291864.
Dvorak CC, Puck JM, Wahlstrom JT, Dorsey M, Melton A, Cowan MJ. Neurologic event-free survival demonstrates a benefit for SCID patients diagnosed by newborn screening. Blood Adv. 2017 Sep 12; 1(20):1694-1698.
Christopher C. Dvorak, Justin T. Wahlstrom, Jennifer Puck, Morna Dorsey, Alexis Melton, Biljana Horn, Morton J. Cowan. 58 Neurologic-Event-Free Survival (NEFS): A New Endpoint for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) Patients Diagnosed by Newborn Screening (NBS) and Treated with Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT). Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 2017 Mar 1; 23(3):s75.
Horn B, Wahlstrom JT, Melton A, Liou A, Ouachee-Chardin M, Sunkersett G, Willert J, Hwang J, Expose-Spencer J, Cowan MC, Facchino J, Dvorak CC. Early mixed chimerism-based preemptive immunotherapy in children undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for acute leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2017 Aug; 64(8).
Justin T. Wahlstrom, Biljana N. Horn, Carol Fraser-Browne, Rebecca Hoeweler, Ying Lu, Alexis Melton, Jennifer Willert, Christopher C. Dvorak. Azacitidine Administration Following Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Is Safe and Feasible in Children with Acute Leukemia. Blood. 2016 Dec 2; 128(22):4805-4805.
Vanessa P. Tolbert, Robert Goldsby, James Huang, Kristin Shimano, Alexis Melton, Jennifer Willert, Biljana N. Horn, Christopher C. Dvorak, Justin T. Wahlstrom. Daratumumab Is Effective in the Treatment of Refractory Post-Transplant Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: A Pediatric Case Report. Blood. 2016 Dec 2; 128(22):4819-4819.
Biljana Horn, Sara O'Kane, Rachel Wattier, Justin T. Wahlstrom, Alexis Melton, Morton J. Cowan, Christopher C. Dvorak. Serotherapy-Related Fevers, Blood Stream Infections (BSI), and Antibiotic Use in Pediatric Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant (HCT) Recipients. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 2016 Mar 1; 22(3):s246-s247.
Ksionda O, Melton AA, Bache J, Tenhagen M, Bakker J, Harvey R, Winter SS, Rubio I, Roose JP. RasGRP1 overexpression in T-ALL increases basal nucleotide exchange on Ras rendering the Ras/PI3K/Akt pathway responsive to protumorigenic cytokines. Oncogene. 2016 07 14; 35(28):3658-68.
Topp JD, Jackson J, Melton AA, Lynch KW. A cell-based screen for splicing regulators identifies hnRNP LL as a distinct signal-induced repressor of CD45 variable exon 4. RNA. 2008 Oct; 14(10):2038-49.
Melton AA, Jackson J, Wang J, Lynch KW. Combinatorial control of signal-induced exon repression by hnRNP L and PSF. Mol Cell Biol. 2007 Oct; 27(19):6972-84.
Schweppe RE, Melton AA, Brodsky KS, Aveline LD, Resing KA, Ahn NG, Gutierrez-Hartmann A. Purification and mass spectrometric identification of GA-binding protein (GABP) as the functional pituitary Ets factor binding to the basal transcription element of the prolactin promoter. J Biol Chem. 2003 May 09; 278(19):16863-72.