Incoming events

May 4-6, 2018  Third International Conference on Erythrocyte Biology in China in Zhengzhou

May 16-19, 2018 ASGCT in Chicago

June 14-17, 2018 EHA in Stockholm

Oct 31-Nov 3, 2018 Brazilian Congress of Hematology, Hemotherapy and Cell Therapy – HEMO in Sao Paulo 

Dec 1-4, 2018 ASH in San Diego

The Penn-CHOP Blood Center Seminar series; speakers invited by Dr. Rivella:

TBD, 2018, James Bieker, PhD, (Mt. Sinai School of Medicine)

Recent past events

2017-2018, The Penn-CHOP Blood Center Seminar series; speakers invited by Dr. Rivella:

Gregg L. Semenza, MD, PhD (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine): “Oxygen and Erythropoiesis”.

Daniel Starczynowski, PhD, (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital)

Robert F. Paulson, PhD, (Penn State University)

Todd Evans, (Weill Cornell Medicine): “Epignetic reglation of embryonic hematopoiesis by TET proteins”

 Janis Abkowit, MD, (University of Washington): “The pathophysiology of Diamond Blackfa Anemia (DBA) and myelodysplatic syndrom (MDS)”

Adam Goldfarb, MD, (University of Virginia School of Medicine)

James Palis, MD (University of Rochester Medical Center): "Making blood before a blood stem cell".

Saghi Ghaffari, MD (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai): "Mitochondria in the Regulation of Blood-Forming Stem and Progenitor Cells; a FOXO3 Perspective".

Amit Verma, MD: "Therapeutic targeting of Myelodysplastic syndromes".

Attended meetings and presentations

Oct 25-26, 2017 EWIC in Cincinnati

Dec 9-12, 2017 ASH in Atlanta

Sept 13, 2017 Ospedale Pediatrico Meyer in Florence

May 7-11, 2017 IBIS/BioIron in Los Angeles

July 23-28, 2017 Gordon conference: Metals in Physiology and Disease in West Dover, VT

December 3-7, 2016 58th ASH Annual Meeting in San Diego

February 2-4, 2017 Red Cells and Iron - Scientific Working Group of the European Hematology Association (EHA) - Barcelona

Recent Publications


Casu C, Nemeth E, Rivella S. Hepcidin agonists as therapeutic tools. Blood. 2018 Mar 9. PMID: 29523504

Agoro R, Montagna A, Goetz R, Aligbe O, Singh G, Coe LM, Mohammadi M, Rivella S, Sitara D. Inhibition of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) signaling rescues renal anemia. FASEB J. 2018 Feb 26. PMID: 29481308

Guerra A, Musallam KM, Taher AT, Rivella S. Emerging Therapies. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2018 Apr;32(2):343-352. PMID: 29458736

Gupta R, Musallam KM, Taher AT, Rivella S. Ineffective Erythropoiesis: Anemia and Iron Overload. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2018 Apr;32(2):213-221. PMID: 29458727