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ESP Biography



SUPARNA DUTT, Stanford Researcher in Bone Marrow Transplantation




Major: Not available.

College/Employer: Stanford University

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine since 2002. I received my PhD degree in Biochemistry from India. Currently, I am a scientist at Stanford School of Medicine. My research work has led to a clinical trial to treat cancer patients at the Stanford Hospital.

I have mentored high school students in summer research programs for the past 10 years and initiated a summer research program in 2014. I enjoy working with students in the lab. My first student has received MD and PhD degrees from Stanford and has clinical residency at Harvard Med School. Her success has motivated me to pursue my passion to teach high school students.



Past Classes

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B4100: Hijacked! Why it is so hard for our immune system to fight cancer in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 11 - 12, 2015)
Where is our immune system when we need it? Why is it so hard for our immune system to fight cancer? Come and learn in this interactive session about how our immune system distinguishes our own cells from foreign cells, how cancer hijacks and manipulates the immune system to its advantage, and the new discoveries and therapies that are allowing the immune system to regain control and eradicate cancer.


B3835: What is a bone marrow transplant ? in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 08 - 09, 2014)
When standard treatments fail to cure blood cancers then bone marrow transplantation is the only curative option. Patients receive bone marrow cells from a healthy donor. This provides a new healthy immune system that helps keep the cancer cells from reappearing. Stanford staff scientist Dr. Suparna Dutt will give an overview of Bone Marrow Transplantation- Blood Stem Cell Therapy that has saved thousands of lives over the past 30 years.


B3392: The Challenging Case of Robin Roberts in Splash! Spring 2014 (Apr. 12 - 13, 2014)
When standard treatments fail to cure blood cancers then bone marrow transplantation is the only curative option. Patients receive bone marrow cells from a healthy donor. This provides a new healthy immune system that helps keep the cancer cells from reappearing. Good Morning America host Robin Roberts received a bone marrow transplant in 2012 for this reason. Stanford researcher Dr. Suparna Dutt will give an overview of Bone Marrow Transplantation- Blood Stem Cell Therapy that has saved thousands of lives over the past 30 years.


B3098: The Challenging Case of Robin Roberts in Splash! Fall 2013 (Nov. 02 - 03, 2013)
When standard treatments fail to cure blood cancers then bone marrow transplantation is the only curative option. Patients receive bone marrow cells from a healthy donor. This provides a new healthy immune system that helps keep the cancer cells from reappearing. Good Morning America host Robin Roberts received a bone marrow transplant last year for this reason. Stanford researcher Dr. Suparna Dutt will give an overview of Bone Marrow Transplantation- Blood Stem Cell Therapy that has saved thousands of lives over the past 30 years.


B2824: Bone Marrow Transplantation: The Case of Robin Roberts in Splash! Spring 2013 (Apr. 13 - 14, 2013)
When standard treatments fail to keep the Leukemia or Lymphoma from coming back, then bone marrow transplantation is the only curative option. After chemotherapy and radiation, bone marrow from a healthy donor is transplanted, and this provides a new healthy immune system that helps keep the cancer cells from reappearing. Good Morning America host Robin Roberts received a bone marrow transplant last year for this reason. Stanford researcher Dr. Suparna Dutt will give an overview of Bone Marrow Transplantation- Blood Stem Cell Therapy that has saved thousands of lives over the past 30 years.


B2520: Bone Marrow Transplantation: The Case of Robin Roberts in Splash! Fall 2012 (Nov. 03 - 04, 2012)
Good Morning America host Robin Roberts recently received a bone marrow transplant. Why did she get it? Who was her donor? Please come to my class to get an overview of Bone Marrow Transplantation.


B2108: Introduction to Bone Marrow Transplantation in Splash! Spring 2012 (Apr. 21 - 22, 2012)
Did you know that stem cells are widely used in Bone Marrow Transplantation? These stem cells are called Hematopoietic stem cells that reside in the bone marrow. These cells are obtained from a healthy donor to cure cancers of the immune system(leukemia and lymphoma) in patients. In this class you will learn how bone marrow transplantation is done and what are the challenges faced by patients and clinicians.