About Dirk Loeffler

Dr. Dirk Loeffler joined the St. Jude Department of Hematology in 2021, after a prolific postdoc fellowship at ETH Zurich under the mentorship of Professor Timm Schroeder. Dr. Loeffler has an interdisciplinary background in stem cell biology, bioinformatics and engineering. He developed novel hard- and software for quantitative single-cell microscopy to interrogate the molecular dynamics of hematopoietic stem and progenitor regulation over many days and cell generations. He was the first to demonstrate the existence of asymmetric cell division in blood stem cells and has published numerous articles on this topic. In 2020, he was recognized by the Basel Stem Cell Network with the Bruno Speck Award, and by the International Society of Experimental Hematology with the George Brecher Award. He graduated summa cum laude with an MS in Biology from Goethe University and received his PhD in Stem Cell Biology from LMU Munich. Dr. Loeffler seeks to build an innovative, interdisciplinary and enthusiastic team of scientists that are driven by curiosity aspire to understand and explore fundamental processes in stem cell and cancer biology.

Science Team

Meet the Team

Soumen Bera, PhD
  • Soumen Bera, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Morgan Dawkins
  • Morgan Dawkins
  • Researcher
Jessica Nunes, PhD
  • Jessica Nunes, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
Shalmali Sudhir Pendse, PhD
  • Shalmali Sudhir Pendse, PhD
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate