Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation

  • Committed to providing the highest quality care based on cutting edge research to patients with cancer or non-malignant hematologic diseases such as sickle cell disease

  • Dedicated to advancing research on the biological underpinnings of cancer, stem cell biology, sickle cell anemia, endothelial cell biology, and tumor immunology

  • Over 50 full-time academic investigators involved in interdisciplinary research and patient care are devoted to training the next generation of academic leaders

Division Chief

Dr. Weisdorf, Division Director for HOT

Daniel Weisdorf, MD


Lawrence Afrin, MD received a Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship grant from the Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Minnesota. With the support of this grant, Dr. Afrin and colleagues will perform genetic analyses of patients with mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) to determine whether genetic aberrations in mast cells commonly underlie MCAS, findings which may provide insights into other chronic inflammatory diseases as well. Dr. Afrin's collaborators include Frank Cichocki, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Division of Hematology, Oncology, and Transplantation; Kevin Silverstein, PhD, Scientific Lead at the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute; and Kenneth Beckman, PhD, Director of the Biomedical Genomics Center. May 2016

The University of Minnesota Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program is planning Marrow On The Move, a family-friendly event to raise funds for BMT research.  Marrow On The Move brings together the BMT community—including patients, families, friends, blood and marrow donors, and care providers—as they celebrate the victories they have attained in fighting debilitating blood diseases and honor those who have lost the battle . The first annual Marrow On The Move will be held at beautiful Lake Nokomis on July 30th, 2016.  The day will feature a short Tot Trot, a 5K Run/Walk, and a 30K Bike Ride.  Funds raised during Marrow On The Move will support research to improve the care and outcomes of transplant recipients. To learn more about Marrow On The Move, please visit www.z.umn.edu/marrowonthemoveApril 2016