Cynthia E. DunbarMD
Cynthia Dunbar earned a B.A. magna cum laude in the history of science from Harvard University in 1980 and a M.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School in 1984. She subsequently completed her internal medicine internship and residency at Boston City Hospital and hematology fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco. She came to the NHLBI as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Arthur Nienhuis in 1987, became an independent Investigator in 1993, and has been Head of the Molecular Hematopoiesis Section since 2000.
Dr. Dunbar has received numerous awards for teaching, mentorship, and research, including the NIH Clinical Center Distinguished Clinical Teacher Award, the John Decker Memorial Lectureship, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital Moloney Award and Lectureship. She served as the program director for the NIH/NHLBI clinical hematology fellowship program for 17 years. She has authored more than 230 peer-reviewed scientific and review articles, and has given numerous invited lectures and presentations about her work. Dr. Dunbar served as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Blood, the flagship publication of the American Society of Hematology, from 2007-2012. She is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, a Master of the American College of Physicians, and is the current President member of the American Society for Cell and Gene Therapy.