New York Blood Center’s Francesca Vinchi, PhD, Head, Laboratory of Iron Research, Assistant Member, Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, was awarded the prestigious Cooley’s Anemia Foundation Medical Research Fellowship.

According to Cooley’s Anemia Foundation (CAF), “these Fellowship recipients were assessed on the basis of the quality of the scientific content, the academic accomplishments and future promise of the investigator, the quality of the mentor in the case of postdoctoral fellowships, and, of particular importance, the relevance of the project to the understanding and treatment of Cooley’s anemia.”

Dr. Vinchi will study the role of Non-Transferrin Bound Iron (NTBI) and iron toxicity in Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) complications, focusing on beta-thalassemia. View Dr. Vinchi’s profile on the CAF website to learn more about the focus of her research.