Prof. Agnieszka Czechowicz is a faculty member within the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine at Stanford University. She previously spent a decade on the Farm as a Stanford undergraduate, medical student and graduate student and completed her PhD work with Prof. Irv Weissman one of the great leaders in stem cell biology. As a physician-scientist, Dr. Czechowicz subsequently did clinical training in Boston, completing her residency in Pediatrics at the prestigious Boston Children’s Hospital and pursued subspecialty training in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute while simultaneously conducting postdoctoral research with Prof. Derrick Rossi and Prof. David Scadden. Her primary clinical interest is in bone marrow failure and aplastic anemia, and in other diseases commonly neccessitating stem cell transplantation.
Dr. Czechowicz is a strong physician-scientist and advocate of translational research. She has done pioneering work showing that hematopoietic stem cell depletion is a critical component to donor hematopoietic stem cell engraftment, and multiple pre-clinical and clinical therapies are in development based upon her studies. She is passionate about mentoring and training future generations of physicians and scientists, and is very supportive of helping diverse trainees on various traditional and non-traditional career paths.