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Mandy Ford, PfD

Mandy L. Ford, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Scientific Director, Emory Transplant Center

Director of Admissions, Graduate Program in Immunology and Molecular Pathogenesis, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Emory University

Telephone

404.727.2900

Email

mandy.ford@emory.edu

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member

2007

Bio-Summary

Dr. Ford is a leading researcher in the study of the cellular mechanisms of T cell responses in transplantation and immunosuppression, and her work is funded by various federal, foundation, and industry grant awards. She was a vital member of the Emory research team led by Dr. Christian Larsen and Dr. Thomas Pearson that helped develop belatacept as a successful new class of immunosuppressant. The sophisticated research strategies and techniques she brought to the research team were integral to the team's success in showing that belatacept could provide patients with a less toxic treatment and a better chance for long-term function and survival of the transplanted organ.

Dr. Ford's current portfolio includes three NIH R01s, several private foundation grants, the Emory Transplant Center's T32 training grant, and three R01-funded collaborative studies with Emory surgical critical care surgeon-scientist Dr. Craig Coopersmith. The studies with Dr. Coopersmtih are investigating the interplay between cancer and sepsis, the impact of chronic alcohol abuse on the pathophysiology of sepsis, and the roots of the systemic immune dysregulation that switches on the immune suppression that is a major contributor to sepsis-induced mortality.

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View Dr. Ford's publications in PubMed.

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