Akshay Sharma, MBBS
Akshay Sharma, MBBS

Akshay Sharma, MBBS

Instructor, St. Jude Faculty



MBBS – Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Mangalore, India
Postdoctoral Fellowship – Emory University, Winship Cancer Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Residency – University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
Clinical Fellowship St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee

Honors & Awards

  • 2019  Young Investigator Award, American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (ASPHO)
  • 2019  Young Investigator Travel Award, Pediatric Blood & Marrow Transplant Consortium

Research Interests

  • Gene therapy and gene editing.
  • Bone marrow transplantation for patients with non-malignant hematological conditions.
  • Development of novel reduced intensity and non-myeloablative conditioning regimens.

Selected Publications

Sharma A, Kang G, Sunkara A, Inaba H, Jeha S, Cross SJ, Geiger T, Triplett B. Haploidentical donor transplantation using a novel clofarabine-containing conditioning regimen for very high-risk hematologic malignant neoplasms. Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 2018 doi: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000001222. PubMed PMID: 29750747.

Sharma A, Geiger TL, Federico S, Kamens J, Giles F, Cunningham L. Hypocalcemic tetany after transfusion of a small amount of blood product. Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 39(8):629-632, 2017. PubMed PMID:28902075.

Sharma A, Easow Mathew M, Sriganesh V, Reiss UM. Gene therapy for haemophilia (Revised). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 12:CD010822, 2016. PubMed PMID: 27996087.

Jagannath VA, Fedorowicz Z, Al Hajeri A, Sharma A. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for people with ß-thalassaemia major (Revised). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 11:CD008708, 2016. PubMed PMID: 27900772.

Easow Mathew M, Sharma A, Aravindakshan R. Splenectomy for people with thalassaemia major or intermedia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 6:CD010517, 2016. PubMed PMID: 27296775.

Sharma A, Myers K, Ye Z, D'Orazio J. Dyskeratosis congenita caused by a novel TERT point mutation in siblings with pancytopenia and exudative retinopathy. Pediatric Blood & Cancer 61(12):2302-4, 2014. PubMed ID: 25067791.

Lu Y, Giver CR, Sharma A, Li JM, Darlak KA, Owens LM, Roback JD, Galipeau J, Waller EK. IFN-γ and indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase signaling between donor dendritic cells and T cells regulates graft versus host and graft versus leukemia activity. Blood 119(4):1075-85, 2012. PubMed ID: 22130799.

Sharma A, Dhanashree B. Screening of currency in circulation for bacterial contamination. Current Science 100(6):822-5, 2011.

Last update: July 2018

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