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BOS Foundation Medical Advisory Board Welcomes Dr. Yang and Dr. Pierson

We are excited to announce two new members to our Medical Advisory Board. 

Dr. Feng-Chun Yang, MD, PhD is an established investigator in the field of stem cell biology and myeloid malignancies.  She is currently a Professor of Biochemistry and molecular Biology at the University of Miami, where her area of research is in molecular mechanisms involved in Genetic Disease and Cancer.

Dr. Yang has been studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of BOS and myeloid malignancies.  The ultimate goal of her research is to identify novel therapeutic targets and to develop rational therapies to treat myeloid malignancies and BOS.

She has also authored over 90 peer-reviewed papers in the field of research and is a member of several professional societies.  Dr. Yang also serves on the review boards for numerous professional journals and funding agencies.

Dr. Tyler M. Pierson, MD is a pediatric neurologist at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, California. He completed residencies at Texas Children’s Hospital and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  His fellowship was at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and his post doctorate at the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Pierson currently works at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles where he is affiliated with several departments including a focus on Charcot-Marie-Tooth in the Hereditary Neuropathy Center, the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Regenerative Medicine Institute, and other pediatric and neurological programs.

Dr. Pierson was awarded the National Human Genome Research Institute Merit Award in 2011 and the Team Science Award for the Society for Clinical and Translational Science, also in 2011.  He also holds other honors and memberships to professional associations, along with multiple publications.  Dr. Pierson has an interest in rare genetic conditions, leading him to accept a position on the BOS Medical Advisory Board.

We are pleased to welcome both Dr. Yang and Dr. Pierson to our BOS Community and Medical Advisory Board.  We are thrilled to have them both serve on the Board, bringing their wealth of knowledge and experience.  To learn more about the MAB and other members, please click here.

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