Mireya Paulina Velasquez, MD
Paulina Velasquez, MD

Paulina Velasquez, MD

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty



MD - Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala
BS - Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala

Research Interests

  • Adoptive immunotherapy of hematological malignancies
  • Functional characterization of genetically modified cells

Selected Publications

Szoor A, Vaidya A, Velasquez MP, Mei Z, Galvan DL, Torres DT, Gee A, Heczey A, Gottschalk S. T-cell activating Mesenchymal Stem Cells as a Biotherapeutic for HCC. Mol Ther Oncolytics Sept 2017.

Velasquez MP, Szoor A, Vaidya A, Thakkar A, Nguyen P, Wu M-F, Liu H, Gottschalk S. CD28 and 41BB costimulation enhances the effector function of CD19-specific Engager T cells. Cancer Immunol Res Aug 18, 2017. [Epub ahead of print]

Bonifant CL, Torres, D, Joseph N, Velasquez MP, Szoor A, Iwahori K, Gaikwad A, Nguyen P, Arber C, Song XT, Redell M, Gottschalk S. CD123 Engager T cells as a Novel Immunotherapeutic for Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Molecular Therapy 24(9):1615-26, 2016. doi: 10.1038/mt.2016.116

Velasquez MP, Torres D, Iwahori K, Kakarla S, Arber C, Rodriquez-Cruz T, Szoor a, Bonifant CL, Gerken C, Cooper LJN, Song XT, Gottschalk S. T cells expressing CD19-specific Engager Molecules for the Immunotherapy of CD19-positive Malignancies. Sci Rep 6:27130, 2016. doi: 10.1038/srep27130

Iwahori K, Kakarla S, Velasquez MP, Yu F, Yi Z, Gerken C, Song X, Gottschalk S. Engager T cells: A new class of antigen-specific T cells that redirect bystander T cells. Molecular Therapy 23(1):171-8. doi: 10.1038/mt.2014.156

Crabtree E, Mariscalco M, Hesselgrave J, Iniguez SF, Hilliard TJ, Katkin JP, McCarthy K, Velasquez MP, Airewele G, Hockenberry MJ. Improving Care for Children with Sickle Cell Disease/ Acute Chest Syndrome. Pediatrics 127(2):e480-8. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-3099

Velasquez MP, Mariscalco M, Goldstein S, Airewele G. Erythrocytapheresis in children with sickle cell disease and acute chest syndrome. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 53(6):1060-1063, 2009.

Velasquez MP, Moyer Va. Weighing the Evidence: Clinical Practice Guidelines. AAP Grand Rounds 20:51, 2008.

Full list of publications

Last update: August 2017

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