Sean Stowell, MD PhD
Sean Stowell is a transfusion medicine physician-scientist at Emory University School of Medicine. He received his MD and PhD degrees from Emory, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. After completion of medical school, he stayed at Emory to obtain clinical training in laboratory and transfusion medicine. Sean’s lab brings diverse expertise in glycobiology, immunology, microbiology and transfusion medicine together to study fundamental questions that reside at the unique interface of these disciplines. In doing so, his lab hopes to translate basic and clinical research findings to enhance the care of patients with autoimmunity, infectious disease or any condition requiring transfusion or transplantation.
Current Lab Members
Post doctoral fellow (T32)PhD in Biochemistry (Emory University)
Currently works on understanding factors responsible for the development and consequence of naturally occurring antibodies against ABO(H) blood group antigens.
Post doctoral fellowPhD in Immunology (Emory University)
Currently is working on characterizing the binding specificity of carbohydrate binding proteins toward carbohydrate ligands. She is also interested in examining the impact of microbial exposure on the development of naturally occurring anti-blood group antibodies.
Amanda MenerMD PhD student in Immunology graduate program, BS (Stanford)
Studies the factors that influence the development of antibodies toward red blood cell alloantigens following transfusion.
Nourine Ahmed KamiliMD PhD student in Immunology, BS Emory
Studies the factors that regulate the ability of galectins to kill microbes that express blood group-like antigens.
Lab ManagerBS Agnes Scott
Aids in all studies in the lab and oversees a variety of red blood cell alloimmunization experiments.
Research TechnicianBS UGA
Studies the ability of galectins to kill microbes that express self-like antigens outside the ABO(H) blood group system.
Eden TafesseUndergraduate, Emory University
Studies the activity of primitive carbohydrate binding proteins on immune regulation and function.
Harold Cliff Sullivan
FellowMD Emory University
Studies factors that influence the clearance of platelets following an incompatible transfusion.
Justin YooMD student Emory
Studies factors the regulate the clearance of red blood cells following an incompatible transfusion.
Provides technical help on the development and implementation of various glycan microarray platforms.
FellowMD University of Connecticut
Studies factors that influence the development of inhibitors to fVIII as part of co-mentored collaboration with Dr. Shannon Meeks, an expert in inhibitor biology in patients with hemophilia.
Sabbatical, Associate ProfessorPhD Clemson
Focuses on understanding the ability of galectins to kill microbes.
Janet MartinUndergraduate, Emory University
Studies the impact of various immune cell populations on the development of antibodies against alloantigens on transfused red blood cells.
Shannon HillUndergraduate, Emory University
Studies factors that regulate galactic activity.
Past Lab Members
Ronnie FunkBS Erskine College
Medical Student Emory University
Deepti RaoHS student
Undergraduate at Washington University
Marina BelloBrazil, Graduate student
Brazil, Research associate
High School Student