Versiti Blood Research Institute

Basic, translational and clinical research focused on blood disorders.

Versiti Blood Research Institute


The Versiti Blood Research Institute’s work is dedicated to hematology in all its facets, spanning basic, translational and clinical research, all with one goal: to make people’s lives better. 

 

State of the Art Facility

Basic research is housed at Versiti Blood Research Institute (VBRI), a state-of-the-art facility that gives investigators access to cutting-edge research equipment and related specialized services. VBRI is located on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus, along with the Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital and Children’s Wisconsin.

Collaborative Environment

In addition to the intellectual capital and resources within Versiti, the local density of healthcare and research facilities provides us with a rich environment for biomedical research. Clinical scientists at Versiti Medical Sciences Institute facilitate opportunities to identify and engage in collaborative translational research. Contract research scientists aid industry partners in custom projects that help advance innovative drugs, products and services.

 

Michael Deininger, MD, PhD

Mike and Cathy White Endowed Chair, EVP and Chief Scientific Officer
Michael   Deininger, MD, PhD

Karin Hoffmeister, MD

Hauske Family Endowed Chair in Glycobiology, Deputy Director
Karin  Hoffmeister, MD
 

Our Scientists

Versiti Blood Research Institute, Diagnostic Laboratories, and Medical Sciences Institute provide a vast array of basic science, diagnostics, and clinical expertise to our community locally, nationally and internationally.

 
Transfusion Medicine & Cellular Therapy
We study biology and pathology of blood vessels, blood and blood cells and design ways to repair or replace them when damaged.
 
Thrombosis & Hemostasis
We study the properties of blood that cause it to clot. Our findings help to treat diseases that cause blood clots or excessive bleeding.
 
Stem Cell Biology
We study blood cell development and its regulation in health and disease. Once we know what’s broken, we can design strategies to fix.
 
Immunobiology
We study the development and function of the immune system and design immunomodulating therapies for infection, autoimmune disease, and cancer.
 
Translational Hematology
Improving care of patients with blood diseases by translating discoveries and researching treatments.
 
Michael Deininger Laboratory
The Deininger Laboratory focuses on translational research in leukemia, primarily the biology of proliferative neoplasms and the development of molecular targeted therapies.
 
Bonnie Dittel Laboratory
The Dittel Laboratory investigates cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the regulation of inflammation, a component of virtually every disease.
 
Karen-Sue Carlson Laboratory
The Carlson Laboratory studies blood cell production in bone marrow and how the peripheral nervous system transmits signals between the central nervous system and blood cell production.
 
Sridhar Rao Laboratory
The Rao Laboratory studies the process of hematopoiesis and the ability of a single blood stem cell to create all of the blood cells needed in one lifetime.
 

Research News

Versiti Blood Research Institute investigators are experts in the fields of transfusion medicine; immunobiology; thrombosis, hemostasis and vascular biology; and stem cell biology and hematopoiesis. Learn more about past, present and future research projects aimed at saving lives.

Events

Learn more about upcoming Versiti Blood Research Institute conferences, online educational seminars, and other events.

 

Educational Opportunities

Seminars, fellowships and training opportunities for investigators, postdoctoral fellows and trainees at Versiti Blood Research Institute.

 
 
Join Versiti Blood Research Institute
Versiti Blood Research Institute, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, includes basic and clinical researchers in a variety of blood health fields.
 
Our Experts
Research investigators, postdoctoral fellows and laboratory staff at Versiti Blood Research Institute and Diagnostic Laboratories.
 
Scientific Programs
Scientific research and training are important parts of Versiti’s mission. Our research programs involve basic and clinical scientists at Versiti Blood Research Institute.
 
VBRI Education
Versiti Blood Research Institute researchers and staff have access to medical research seminars, fellowships, training opportunities and more.