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Ellen Lori Weisberg, PhD


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Researcher

  • Principal Associate in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Scientist II, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Contact Information

  • Office Phone Number617-632-4385

Research

Leukemia Drug Development

My primary focus has been the screening, characterization, and development of novel small molecule inhibitors targeted against various hematologic malignancies, with an emphasis on combination therapy approaches to overriding drug resistance.

Weisberg E, Griffin JD. Mechanism of resistance to the ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitor STI571 in BCR/ABL-transformed hematopoietic cell lines. Blood. 2000;95:3498-505.

2000

Weisberg E, Manley PW, Breitenstein W, Brüggen J, Cowan-Jacob SW, Ray A, Huntly B, Fabbro D, Fendrich G, Hall-Meyers E, Kung AL, Mestan J, Daley GQ, Callahan L, Catley L, Cavazza C, Azam M, Neuberg D, Wright RD, Gilliland DG, Griffin JD. Characterization of AMN107, a selective inhibitor of native and mutant Bcr-Abl. Cancer Cell. 2005;7:129-41.

2005

Weisberg E, Catley L, Wright RD, Moreno D, Banerji L, Ray A, Manley PW, Mestan J, Fabbro D, Jiang J, Hall-Meyers E, Callahan L, DellaGatta JL, Kung AL, Griffin JD. Beneficial effects of combining nilotinib and imatinib in preclinical models of BCR-ABL+ leukemias. Blood. 2007;109:2112-20.

2007

Weisberg E, Choi HG, Ray A, Barrett R, Zhang J, Sim T, Zhou W, Seeliger M, Cameron M, Azam M, Fletcher JA, Debiec-Rychter M, Mayeda M, Moreno D, Kung AL, Janne PA, Khosravi-Far R, Melo JV, Manley PW, Adamia S, Wu C, Gray N, Griffin JD. Discovery of a small-molecule type II inhibitor of wild-type and gatekeeper mutants of BCR-ABL, PDGFRa, Kit, and Src kinases: novel type II inhibitor of gatekeeper mutants. Blood. 2010;115:4206-16. PMCID:PMC2879103.

2010

Weisberg E, Boulton C, Kelly LM, Manley P, Fabbro D, Meyer T, Gilliland DG, Griffin JD. Inhibition of mutant FLT3 receptors in leukemia cells by the small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor PKC412. Cancer Cell. 2002;1:433-43.

2002

Weisberg E, Wright RD, Jiang J, Ray A, Moreno D, Manley PW, Fabbro D, Hall-Meyers E, Catley L, Podar K, Kung AL, Griffin JD. Effects of PKC412, nilotinib, and imatinib against GIST-associated PDGFRA mutants with differential imatinib sensitivity. Gastroenterology. 2006;131:1734-42.

2006

Weisberg E, Roesel J, Bold G, Furet P, Jiang J, Cools J, Wright RD, Nelson E, Barrett R, Ray A, Moreno D, Hall-Meyers E, Stone R, Galinsky I, Fox E, Gilliland G, Daley JF, Lazo-Kallanian S, Kung AL, Griffin JD. Antileukemic effects of the novel, mutant FLT3 inhibitor NVP-AST487: effects on PKC412-sensitive and -resistant FLT3-expressing cells. Blood. 2008;112:5161-70. PMCID:PMC2597611.

2008

Weisberg E, Nonami A, Chen Z, Liu F, Zhang J, Sattler M, Nelson E, Cowens K, Christie AL, Mitsiades C, Wong KK, Liu Q, Gray N, Griffin JD. Identification of Wee1   as a novel therapeutic target for mutant RAS-driven acute leukemia and other malignancies. Leukemia. 2015;29:27-37. PMCID: PMC4667710.

2015

Weisberg E, Nonami A, Chen Z, Nelson E, Chen Y, Liu F, Cho H, Zhang J, Sattler M, Mitsiades C, Wong KK, Liu Q, Gray NS, Griffin JD. Upregulation of IGF1R by mutant RAS in leukemia and potentiation of RAS signaling inhibitors by small-molecule     inhibition of IGF1R. Clin Cancer Res. 2014;20:5483-95. PMCID:PMC4216757.

2014

Weisberg, E, Liu Q, Nelson E, Kung AL, Christie AL, Bronson R, Sattler M, Sanda T, Zhao Z, Hur W, Mitsiades C, Smith R, Daley JF, Stone R, Galinsky I, Griffin JD, Gray N. Using combination therapy to override stromal-mediated chemoresistance in mutant FLT3-positive AML: Synergism between FLT3 inhibitors, dasatinib/multi-targeted inhibitors, and JAK inhibitors. Leukemia 2012; 26(10):2233-44. PMCID:PMC4054699.

2012

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