Akshay Sharma, MBBS
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Akshay Sharma is a clinician-scientist in the Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at Memphis TN. He graduated from medical school at Kasturba Medical College in India and then pursued a postdoctoral fellowship in tumor immunology and graft engineering under the guidance of Dr. Edmund Waller at Emory University. He completed his pediatrics residency at University of Kentucky in 2015 and a pediatric hematology oncology fellowship at St. Jude in 2018. During his fellowship, he worked with Dr. Mitchell Weiss to understand the genetic regulation of fetal hemoglobin and is continuing that work while developing novel transplant and gene therapy clinical trial for patients with sickle cell disease. The goal of his research is to advance cellular therapeutics for children with hematological disorders.