Thrombocytopenia Due to Immunization Against CD36 (Ongoing)

Posted On 2020-12-03 16:26:14

This series on “Thrombocytopenia Due to Immunization Against CD36” is edited by Dr. Brian R. Curtis from Versiti, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

Brian R. Curtis, PhD, D(ABMLI), MT(ASCP)SBB
Versiti, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Dr. Curtis obtained his undergraduate degree in biology from Iowa State University, MS degree in Transfusion Medicine Science from Marquette, and Ph.D. in Health Sciences and Immunology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He also holds board certifications in medical technology, blood banking, and immunology.

Dr. Curtis provides management and scientific direction to several of Versiti’s diagnostic labs as Senior Director of Diagnostic Hematology with oversight of the Platelet and Neutrophil Immunology, Hemostasis, Molecular Oncology and Hematology Genetics Labs. In addition, he holds appointments of Senior Investigator at the Blood Research Institute, and Assistant Adjunct Professor at the CTSI, Medical College of Wisconsin.

He has been involved in research, assay development, and clinical studies of platelet and neutrophil autoimmunity and alloimmunity, with a goal to develop improved methods of diagnosis, treatment and prevention of immune hematologic diseases, including Fetal & Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia and Drug-induced Neutropenia and Thrombocytopenia.

Dr. Curtis serves on several national and international committees and is an invited speaker at numerous national and international meetings. He has published over 120 scientific journal articles, abstracts, reviews, and book chapters relevant to the field.

Series outline:

  1. Introduction of the special series
  2. CD36 Structure and Function
  3. CD36 Gene Variants and Their Clinical Relevance 
  4. Testing for CD36 Antibodies
  5. FNAIT Caused by Antibodies Against CD36
  6. CD36 Immunization Causing Platelet Transfusion Refractoriness
  7. CD36 Antibodies in ITP and PTP

The special series “Thrombocytopenia Due to Immunization Against CD36” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Blood without any funding or sponsorship. Brian R. Curtis is serving as the unpaid Guest Editor for the special series.