Faculty
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Todd A. Fehniger, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Oncology Division
Stem Cell Biology
Bone Marrow Transplantation & Leukemia

Clinical Interests

  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Immunotherapy
  • Hematopoietic cell transplantation

Research Interests

  • Innate immunity
  • Natural killer cell biology
  • Micro RNAs
  • Cytokines
  • Natural killer cell based therapeutics

Contact

  • 314-747-1547 (lab)
  • 314-747-1385 (lab office)
  • 314-362-9333 (fax)
  • 6th Floor Southwest Tower, Room 638 (office)
  • 6th Floor Southwest Tower, Room 634 (lab)
  • Division of Oncology
    Section of Stem Cell Biology
    Campus Box 8007
    Washington University Medical School
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Fehniger Laboratory

Biosketch

Education
1994 BS in Biological Sciences with High Distinction, State University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, NY
2000 PhD in Molecular Virology, Immunology, and Medical Genetics, The Ohio State University, College of Medicine and Public Health, Columbus, OH
2002 MD, The Ohio State University, College of Medicine and Public Health, Columbus, OH
Post-graduate Training
2002-2004 Intern and Resident, Internal Medicine, Physician Scientist Training Pathway, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2004-2008 Fellow, Hematology and Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Academic Positions & Employment
2008-2014 Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
2015-present Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
University & Hospital Appointments & Committees
2008-present Physician, Barnes Jewish Hospital
2008-present Member, Siteman Cancer Center, Hematopoietic Development and Malignancy Program; Lymphoma Program Co-Leader
2008-present Member, Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences, Immunology Program, Washington University
2008-present Member, Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), Washington University
2009 Reviewer, Translational Oncology Group Seed Funding, Division of Oncology
2009 Reviewer, BJHF/ICTS Clinical and Translational Research Funding Program
2010-2013 Siteman Cancer Center Shared Resource Review Committee
2014-present Leukemia SPORE DRP Review Committee
2014-present Genomics Tumor Board Advisory Board
2014 Reviewer, BJHF/ICTS Clinical and Translational Research Funding Program
2014-2019 Member, Siteman Cancer Center Investment Program Study Section
2014-present Member, WUSM Center for Human Immunology and Immunotherapy Programs (CHIIPs)
2017-present K12 Training Grant Review Committee
2017-present KL2 Training Grant Review Committee
2018-present Scientific Co-Director, Center for Gene and Cellular Immunotherapy, Division of Oncology, Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine
2018-present Medical and Scientific Director, Biological Therapy Core Facility, Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University School of Medicine
Board Certification
2006-2016 ABIM Certified, Internal Medicine
2009-2019 ABIM Certified, Medical Oncology
National or International Awards
1996 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Research Fellowship for Medical Students
1999, 2001 American Society of Hematology (ASH) Travel Award
2000 ASH Medical Student (Trainee) Award
2000 American Association of Immunologists (AAI)-Huang Foundation Trainee Achievement Award
2007 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Young Investigator Award
2007 Future Leader in Hematology Award (Celgene)
2008 ASCO Merit Award
2008 HHMI Physician Scientist Early Career Award
2008 Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation Award
2009 ASH Scholar Award (Basic Science, Junior Faculty)
2012 V Scholar Award, V Foundation for Cancer Research
2013 ASH Bridge Grant Program Award (declined when R01 funded)
2013 Follicular Lymphoma Pathway Award, Lymphoma Research Foundation
2014 Gabrielle's Angel Foundation Medical Award
2014 AAI Junior Faculty Travel Award
2016 Elected Member, American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI)
2017 Children’s Discovery Institute, Interdisciplinary Award
2017 V Scholar Translational Research Award, V Foundation for Cancer Research
Editorial Responsibilities
2015-2018 Editorial Board, Blood
2015-present Review Editor, Frontiers in Molecular Innate Immunity
2015 Review Editor, Frontier in Immunology, NK Cell Biology
2016-2018 Editorial Board, European Journal of Immunology
2018-2023 Deputy Editor, The Journal of Immunology
Editor, Wintrobe’s Clinical Hematology, Edition 14, anticipated publication 2018
Scientific Presentation Review
2010 ASH Annual Meeting, Abstract Reviewer - Lymphocyte Biology and Host Defense
2010 ASH Annual Meeting, Moderator - Oral Session on NK Cell Biology
2011 ASH Annual Meeting, Abstract Reviewer - Pre-clinical Lymphoma
2011 ASH Annual Meeting, Moderator - Oral Session on Pre-clinical Lymphoma
2012 ASH Annual Meeting, Abstract Coordinating Reviewer - Adoptive Immunotherapy
2012 ASH Annual Meeting, Moderator - Oral Session on Adoptive Immunotherapy
2014 AAI Annual Meeting, Moderator, Block Symposium on T and NK Cell Development
2014 ASH Annual Meeting, Abstract Reviewer - Lymphocyte Biology and Host Defense
2014 ASH Annual Meeting, Moderator - Oral Session on Lymphocyte Biology
2015 ASH Annual Meeting, Abstract Coordinating Reviewer - Lymphocyte Biology
2015 ASH Annual Meeting Moderator - Oral Session on Lymphocyte Biology
2016 AAI Annual Meeting, Moderator, Block Symposium on Tumor Immunology
2016 ASH Annual Meeting, Abstract Coordinating Reviewer - Lymphoma Biology
2016 ASH Annual Meeting, Moderator, Oral Symposium on Lymphocyte Biology
2016 ASH Annual Meeting, Moderator, Oral Symposium on Lymphoma Biology
2018 ASH Annual Meeting, Abstract Reviewer - Lymphoma Therapy
Grant Review
2010 German Research Foundation, Grant Reviewer
2012 ASH Foundation Basic Science Scholar Award Study Section Committee
2012 ASH Scholar Award Study Section (Selection Committee, Basic Science)
2013 ASH Clinical Research Training Institute Study Section (Selection Committee)
2013 NIH/NIAID Human Immunology Project Consortium Grant Reviewer
2013 LLS Quest for the Cures Study Section (Selection Committee)
2014 Research Councils UK (Grant Reviewer)
2016 Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (Grant Reviewer)
2016 NIH/NIAID UM1 Martin Delany Collaboratory to Cure HIV, Study Section Member
2017 LLS Scholar Award Study Section (Selection Committee)
2017 NIH/NIAID P01 ZAI1-AMC-A-M1Special Emphasis Panel Study Section Member
2018 LLS Scholar Award Study Section (Selection Committee)
2018 NIH/NCI P01 Review Study Section
2018 NIH/NCI U54 Special Emphasis Panel, Study Section Member
2018 AACR Grant Study Section (Selection Committee)
Professional Societies & Organizations
2004-present American Society of Hematology
2004-present American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation
2008-present Society for Natural Immunity
President-Elect, 2018-2019
President, 2019-2020
2008-present Alliance Cooperative Group, Lymphoma Committee, Member, Lymphoma Translational Sciences
2010-present American Association of Immunologists
2010-present American Association for Cancer Research
Annual Meeting Education Committee, Member
2014-present Site Co-PI, Clinical Immunotherapy Trials Network (CITN)