Puget Sound Blood Center (PSBC) Research Institute has appointed James Zimring,
MD, PhD, as Director of its Transfusion Medicine Research Program. Zimring is an internationally recognized expert and scientific investigator in the biology of blood transfusion and immunological changes in blood cells.
His investigations include multiple dimensions of transfusion medicine: red cell biology and genomics, cellular changes during storage, immunological and metabolic response to transfusion ― and how understanding of biological processes can be applied to the treatment of hematologic conditions such as sickle cell anemia and autoimmune hemolytic anemia.
Zimring is the principal investigator on two grants from the National Institutes of Health, and co-investigator on an additional two NIH grants. He is a prolific researcher with 60 articles published in scientific journals, as well as a recognized mentor, gifted educator and inspiration for graduate and undergraduate students alike.
Before joining PSBC, Zimring was Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, and the Director of Graduate Studies for the Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis Program in the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences. He served as the Associate Director of the Emory University Special Hemostasis Laboratory and Director of the Section of Basic and Translational Research in the Center for Transfusion and Cellular Therapies at Emory.