MMRC Members and Leaders

The MMRC brings together an extraordinary assembly of distinguished myeloma researchers and world-renowned academic institutions to speed discovery. Our multidisciplinary leadership team includes expertise in the fields of multiple myeloma research, clinical care, and executive leadership.

MMRC Member Institutions

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MMRC Leadership

The MMRC leadership team is an exceptional group of individuals with a broad range of experience across industries and disciplines. Along with key leaders from the MMRF, this group selects and oversees the MMRC’s research efforts.

Paul Giusti
President and Chief Executive Officer

 

Daniel Auclair
Senior Vice President of Research

 

Shaji Kumar
Co-Chair Steering Committee; Associate Professor, Medicine;
Assistant Professor, Oncology
Department of Hematology, Mayo Clinic

 

Sagar Lonial
Co-Chair Steering Committee; Chief Medical Officer, Winship Cancer Institute
Professor and Executive Vice Chair, Department of
Hematology and Medical Oncology,
Emory University School of Medicine

 

Dixie Esseltine
Medical Advisor


MMRC Steering Committee

Daniel Auclair
Senior Vice President of Research

 

Sagar Lonial
Co-Chair Steering Committee; Chief Medical Officer, Winship Cancer Institute
Professor and Executive Vice Chair, Department of
Hematology and Medical Oncology,
Emory University School of Medicine

 

Craig Hofmeister
Associate Professor, Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Emory University School of Medicine

 

Shaji Kumar
Co-Chair Steering Committee; Associate Professor, Medicine;
Assistant Professor, Oncology
Department of Hematology, Mayo Clinic

 

Paul Richardson
Clinical Program Leader and Director of Clinical Research, Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center Institute Physician Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

 

Hearn Jay Cho
Associate Professor Medicine, Hematology & Medical Oncology

 

David Avigan
Director, Hematologic Malignancies/Bone Marrow Transplant at Beth Israel Medical Center
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

 

Andrzej Jakubowiak
Professor of Medicine
Director, Myeloma Program
University of Chicago Medical Center

MMRC Team

Maggie Furlong
Associate Director, Clinical Operations

 

Karen Woolley
Clinical Operations Manager

 

Dana LeStrange
Clinical Trials Assistant

MMRF Team

Mark Hamilton
Research Project Manager, Immune Initiatives

 

Shaadi Mehr
Research Project Manager, Data, Analytics, and Validation

 

Lana Gavrilov
Research Project Manager, Prevention Project

 

Jen Yesil
Clinical Research Manager

 

Jeannie Calcano Peare
Executive Assistant, CFO & Research/Clinical