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Alejandro Gutierrez, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Staff Physician, Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Staff Physician, Hematology/Oncology, Boston Children's Hospital

Contact Info

Alejandro Gutierrez
Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA, 02115
Mailstop: Karp 8
Phone: 617-919-3660


Jenna ONeil
Boston Children's Hospital
Karp 8
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA, 02115
Phone: 617-919-2139

DF/HCC Program Affiliation


Lab Website

Gutierrez Laboratory Website

Research Abstract

My primary research interest lies in elucidating the molecular pathogenesis of chemoresistant human cancers, combining human cancer genomics with functional genetics and small molecule screens in the zebrafish model system. Our approach leverages zebrafish models of two such treatment-resistant human cancers we have generated, high-risk T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and well-differentiated liposarcoma. In addition to my research interests, I am also involved in the care of children with cancer and blood disorders through my clinical work in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at Children's Hospital Boston and the Department of Pediatric Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Furthermore, I am also involved in the supervision and training of clinical fellows, pediatrics residents and medical students on the wards, as well as the formal teaching of medical students through my role as a tutor in the HMS hematology pathophysiology course.


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