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Coleman Lindsley, MD, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Phone: (617) 632-6649

Coleman Lindsley, MD, PhD

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

EDUCATIONAL TITLES

  • Assistant Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

DF/HCC PROGRAM AFFILIATION

Research Abstract

The primary focus of the Lindsley laboratory is the biology and treatment of myeloid malignancies. We have used detailed genetic analysis of large cohorts of patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) to define genetic pathways of disease ontogeny and to identify mutations that predict overall survival after chemotherapy and stem cell transplantation. We use mouse and cell line models to dissect the mechanistic basis of genetic cooperation during myeloid disease progression, with a specific focus on mutations that cause epigenetic alterations.

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  • Tsai HK, Gibson CJ, Murdock HM, Davineni PK, Harris M, Wang ES, Gondek LP, Kim AS, Nardi V, Lindsley RC. Allelic Complexity of KMT2A Partial Tandem Duplications in Acute Myeloid Leukemia and Myelodysplastic Syndromes. Blood Adv 2022. PubMed
  • Chen EC, Liu Y, Harris CE, Winer ES, Wadleigh M, Lane AA, Vedula RS, Lindsley RC, Copson KM, Charles A, Marty F, Neuberg D, DeAngelo DJ, Stone RM, Luskin MR, Issa NC, Garcia JS. Outcomes of antifungal prophylaxis for newly diagnosed AML patients treated with a hypomethylating agent and venetoclax. Leuk Lymphoma 2022. PubMed
  • Murdock HM, Kim HT, Denlinger N, Vachhani P, Hambley BC, Manning BS, Gier S, Cho C, Tsai HK, McCurdy SR, Ho VT, Koreth J, Soiffer RJ, Ritz J, Carroll MP, Vasu S, Perales MA, Wang ES, Gondek LP, Devine SM, Alyea EP, Lindsley RC, Gibson CJ. Impact of diagnostic genetics on remission MRD and transplantation outcomes in older AML patients. Blood 2022. PubMed
  • Schaefer EJ, Wang HC, Karp HQ, Meyer CA, Cejas P, Gearhart MD, Adelman ER, Fares I, Apffel A, Lim K, Xie Y, Gibson CJ, Schenone M, Murdock HM, Wang ES, Gondek LP, Carroll MP, Vedula RS, Winer ES, Garcia JS, Stone RM, Luskin MR, Carr SA, Long HW, Bardwell VJ, Figueroa ME, Lindsley RC. BCOR and BCORL1 Mutations Drive Epigenetic Reprogramming and Oncogenic Signaling by Unlinking PRC1.1 from Target Genes. 2022; 3:116-135. PubMed
  • Gibson CJ, Kim HT, Zhao L, Murdock HM, Hambley B, Ogata A, Madero-Marroquin R, Wang S, Green L, Fleharty M, Dougan T, Cheng CA, Blumenstiel B, Cibulskis C, Tsuji J, Duran M, Gocke CD, Antin JH, Nikiforow S, DeZern AE, Chen YB, Ho VT, Jones RJ, Lennon NJ, Walt DR, Ritz J, Soiffer RJ, Gondek LP, Lindsley RC. Donor Clonal Hematopoiesis and Recipient Outcomes After Transplantation. J Clin Oncol 2021. PubMed
  • Garcia JS, Kim HT, Murdock HM, Cutler CS, Brock J, Gooptu M, Ho VT, Koreth J, Nikiforow S, Romee R, Shapiro RM, Loschi F, Ryan JA, Fell G, Karp HQ, Lucas F, Kim AS, Potter DS, Mashaka T, Stone RM, DeAngelo DJ, Letai A, Lindsley RC, Soiffer RJ, Antin JH. Adding venetoclax to fludarabine/busulfan RIC transplant for high risk MDS and AML is feasible, safe, and active. Blood Adv 2021. PubMed
  • Knudsen TA, Skov V, Stevenson KE, Werner L, Duke W, Laurore C, Gibson CJ, Nag A, Thorner AR, Wollison B, Hansen DL, Ellervik C, El Fassi D, de Stricker K, Ocias LF, Brabrand M, Bjerrum OW, Overgaard U, Frederiksen M, Kristensen T, Kruse T, Thomassen M, Mourits-Andersen T, Severinsen MT, Stentoft J, Starklint J, Neuberg D, Kjaer L, Larsen TS, Hasselbalch HC, Lindsley RC, Mullally A. Genomic Profiling of a Randomized Trial of Interferon-α versus Hydroxyurea in MPN Reveals Mutation-Specific Responses. Blood Adv 2021. PubMed
  • Reilly CR, Myllymäki M, Redd RA, Padmanaban S, Karunakaran D, Tesmer VM, Tsai FD, Gibson CJ, Rana HQ, Zhong L, Saber W, Spellman S, Hu ZH, Orr EH, Chen MM, De Vivo I, DeAngelo DJ, Cutler C, Antin JH, Neuberg D, Garber JE, Nandakumar J, Agarwal S, Lindsley RC. The clinical and functional effects of TERT variants in myelodysplastic syndrome. Blood 2021. PubMed
  • Haydu JE, Flamand Y, Vedula RS, Versluis J, Charles A, Copson KM, Stone RM, DeAngelo DJ, Neuberg D, Lindsley RC, Luskin MR. Pretreatment clinical and genetic factors predict early post-treatment mortality in fit AML patients following induction. Am J Hematol 2021. PubMed
  • Iacobucci I, Qu C, Varotto E, Janke LJ, Yang X, Seth A, Shelat A, Friske J, Fukano R, Yu J, Freeman BB, Kennedy JA, Sperling AS, Zheng R, Wang Y, Jogiraju H, Dickerson K, Payne-Turner DL, Morris SM, Hollis E, Ghosn NJ, Haggard GE, Lindsley RC, Ebert BL, Mullighan CG. Modeling and targeting of erythroleukemia by hematopoietic genome editing. Blood 2021. PubMed
  • Vedula RS, Cheng MP, Ronayne CE, Farmakiotis D, Ho VT, Koo S, Marty FM, Lindsley RC, Bold TD. Somatic GATA2 mutations define a subgroup of myeloid malignancy patients at high risk for invasive fungal disease. Blood Adv 2021; 5:54-60. PubMed
  • Kennedy AL, Myers KC, Bowman J, Gibson CJ, Camarda ND, Furutani E, Muscato GM, Klein RH, Ballotti K, Liu S, Harris CE, Galvin A, Malsch M, Dale D, Gansner JM, Nakano TA, Bertuch A, Vlachos A, Lipton JM, Castillo P, Connelly J, Churpek J, Edwards JR, Hijiya N, Ho RH, Hofmann I, Huang JN, Keel S, Lamble A, Lau BW, Norkin M, Stieglitz E, Stock W, Walkovich K, Boettcher S, Brendel C, Fleming MD, Davies SM, Weller EA, Bahl C, Carter SL, Shimamura A, Lindsley RC. Distinct genetic pathways define pre-malignant versus compensatory clonal hematopoiesis in Shwachman-Diamond syndrome. Nat Commun 2021; 12:1334. PubMed
  • Myllymäki M, Redd R, Reilly CR, Saber W, Spellman SR, Gibson CJ, Hu ZH, Wang T, Orr EH, Grenier JG, Chen MM, Steensma DP, Cutler C, De Vivo I, Antin JH, Neuberg D, Agarwal S, Lindsley RC. Short telomere length predicts nonrelapse mortality after stem cell transplantation for myelodysplastic syndrome. Blood 2020; 136:3070-3081. PubMed
  • Tsai FD, Lindsley RC. Clonal hematopoiesis in the inherited bone marrow failure syndromes. Blood 2020; 136:1615-1622. PubMed
  • Myllymäki M, Redd RA, Reilly CR, Saber W, Spellman S, Gibson CJ, Hu ZH, Wang T, Orr EH, Grenier JG, Chen MM, Steensma DP, Cutler C, De Vivo I, Antin JH, Neuberg D, Agarwal S, Lindsley RC. Short Telomere Length Predicts Non-Relapse Mortality after Stem Cell Transplantation for Myelodysplastic Syndrome. Blood 2020. PubMed
  • Nazha A, Hu ZH, Wang T, Lindsley RC, Abdel-Azim H, Aljurf M, Bacher U, Bashey A, Cahn JY, Cerny J, Copelan E, DeFilipp Z, Diaz MA, Farhadfar N, Gadalla SM, Gale RP, George B, Gergis U, Grunwald MR, Hamilton B, Hashmi S, Hildebrandt GC, Inamoto Y, Kalaycio M, Kamble RT, Kharfan-Dabaja MA, Lazarus HM, Liesveld JL, Litzow MR, Majhail NS, Murthy HS, Nathan S, Nishihori T, Pawarode A, Rizzieri D, Sabloff M, Savani BN, Schachter L, Schouten HC, Seo S, Shah NN, Solh M, Valcárcel D, Vij R, Warlick E, Wirk B, Wood WA, Yared JA, Alyea E, Popat U, Sobecks RM, Scott BL, Nakamura R, Saber W. A Personalized Prediction Model for Outcomes after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplant in Patients with Myelodysplastic Syndromes. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 2020. PubMed
  • Tsai HK, Brackett D, Szeto D, Frazier R, MacLeay A, Davineni P, Manning D, Garcia E, Lindeman NI, Le LP, Lennerz JK, Gibson CJ, Lindsley RC, Kim AS, Nardi V. Targeted informatics for optimal FLT3-ITD detection, characterization, and quantification across multiple NGS platforms. J Mol Diagn 2020. PubMed
  • Nagpal N, Wang J, Zeng J, Lo E, Moon DH, Luk K, Braun RO, Burroughs LM, Keel SB, Reilly C, Lindsley RC, Wolfe SA, Tai AK, Cahan P, Bauer DE, Fong YW, Agarwal S. Small-Molecule PAPD5 Inhibitors Restore Telomerase Activity in Patient Stem Cells. Cell Stem Cell 2020; 26:896-909.e8. PubMed
  • Gibson CJ, Lindsley RC. Stem cell donors should not be screened for clonal hematopoiesis. Blood Adv 2020; 4:789-792. PubMed
  • Sankaran VG, Ulirsch JC, Tchaikovskii V, Ludwig LS, Wakabayashi A, Kadirvel S, Lindsley RC, Bejar R, Shi J, Lovitch SB, Bishop DF, Steensma DP. X-linked macrocytic dyserythropoietic anemia in females with an ALAS2 mutation. J Clin Invest 2020; 130:552. PubMed
  • Brunner AM, Blonquist TM, DeAngelo DJ, McMasters M, Fell G, Hermance NM, Winer ES, Lindsley RC, Hobbs GS, Amrein PC, Hock HR, Steensma DP, Garcia JS, Luskin MR, Stone RM, Ballen KK, Rosenblatt J, Avigan D, Nahas MR, Mendez LM, McAfee SL, Moran JA, Bergeron M, Foster J, Bertoli C, Manning AL, McGregor KL, Fishman KM, Kuo FC, Baltay MT, Macrae M, Burke M, Behnan T, Wey MC, Som TT, Ramos AY, Rae J, Lombardi Story J, Nelson N, Logan E, Connolly C, Neuberg DS, Chen YB, Graubert TA, Fathi AT. Alisertib plus induction chemotherapy in previously untreated patients with high-risk, acute myeloid leukaemia: a single-arm, phase 2 trial. Lancet Haematol 2019. PubMed
  • Murdock HM, Kim HT, Hambley B, Vachhani P, Denlinger N, Gier SH, Cho C, Perales MA, Koreth J, Ho VT, Soiffer RJ, McCurdy SR, Carroll M, Vasu S, Wang ES, Gondek LP, Devine S, Alyea EP, Gibson CJ, Lindsley RC. Genetic Alterations at Diagnosis Predict Outcome of AML Patients Age 60 or Older Undergoing Allogeneic Transplantation in First Remission. Blood 2019; 134:48. PubMed
  • Lindsley RC, Gibson CJ, Murdock HM, Stone RM, Cortes JE, Uy GL, Lin TL, Ritchie EK, Prebet T, Ryan RJ, Faderl S, Lancet JE. Genetic Characteristics and Outcomes By Mutation Status in a Phase 3 Study of CPX-351 Versus 7+3 in Older Adults with Newly Diagnosed, High-Risk/Secondary Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Blood 2019; 134:15. PubMed
  • Jan M, Leventhal MJ, Morgan EA, Wengrod JC, Nag A, Drinan SD, Wollison BM, Ducar MD, Thorner AR, Leppanen S, Baronas J, Stevens J, Lane WJ, Kekre N, Ho VT, Koreth J, Cutler CS, Nikiforow S, Alyea EP, Antin JH, Soiffer RJ, Ritz J, Lindsley RC, Ebert BL. Recurrent genetic HLA loss in AML relapsed after matched unrelated allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Blood Adv 2019; 3:2199-2204. PubMed
  • Yin M, Chung YJ, Lindsley RC, Walker RL, Zhu YJ, Ebert BL, Meltzer PS, Aplan PD. Engineered Bcor mutations lead to acute leukemia of progenitor B-1 lymphocyte origin in a sensitized background. Blood 2019; 133:2610-2614. PubMed
  • Adelman ER, Huang HT, Roisman A, Olsson A, Colaprico A, Qin T, Lindsley RC, Bejar R, Salomonis N, Grimes HL, Figueroa ME. Aging Human Hematopoietic Stem Cells Manifest Profound Epigenetic Reprogramming of Enhancers That May Predispose to Leukemia. 2019. PubMed
  • Iacobucci I, Wen J, Meggendorfer M, Choi JK, Shi L, Pounds SB, Carmichael CL, Masih KE, Morris SM, Lindsley RC, Janke LJ, Alexander TB, Song G, Qu C, Li Y, Payne-Turner D, Tomizawa D, Kiyokawa N, Valentine M, Valentine V, Basso G, Locatelli F, Enemark EJ, Kham SKY, Yeoh AEJ, Ma X, Zhou X, Sioson E, Rusch M, Ries RE, Stieglitz E, Hunger SP, Wei AH, To LB, Lewis ID, D'Andrea RJ, Kile BT, Brown AL, Scott HS, Hahn CN, Marlton P, Pei D, Cheng C, Loh ML, Ebert BL, Meshinchi S, Haferlach T, Mullighan CG. Genomic subtyping and therapeutic targeting of acute erythroleukemia. Nat Genet 2019; 51:694-704. PubMed
  • Boettcher S, Miller PG, Sharma R, McConkey M, Leventhal M, Krivtsov AV, Giacomelli AO, Wong W, Kim J, Chao S, Kurppa KJ, Yang X, Milenkowic K, Piccioni F, Root DE, Rücker FG, Flamand Y, Neuberg D, Lindsley RC, Jänne PA, Hahn WC, Jacks T, Döhner H, Armstrong SA, Ebert BL. A dominant-negative effect drives selection of missense mutations in myeloid malignancies. Science 2019; 365:599-604. PubMed
  • Schaefer EJ, Lindsley RC. Significance of Clonal Mutations in Bone Marrow Failure and Inherited Myelodysplastic Syndrome/Acute Myeloid Leukemia Predisposition Syndromes. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am 2018; 32:643-655. PubMed
  • Lindsley RC. Uncoding the genetic heterogeneity of myelodysplastic syndrome. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program 2017; 2017:447-452. PubMed
  • Lindsley RC. Mutational complexity in myelodysplasia. Best Pract Res Clin Haematol 2017; 30:290-294. PubMed
  • Vedula RS, Lindsley RC. Measurement of Residual Disease in Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Curr Hematol Malig Rep 2017; 12:574-581. PubMed
  • Morgan EA, Lee MN, DeAngelo DJ, Steensma DP, Stone RM, Kuo FC, Aster JC, Gibson CJ, Lindsley RC. Systematic STAT3 sequencing in patients with unexplained cytopenias identifies unsuspected large granular lymphocytic leukemia. Blood Adv 2017; 1:1786-1789. PubMed
  • Lindsley RC, Saber W, Mar BG, Redd R, Wang T, Haagenson MD, Grauman PV, Hu ZH, Spellman SR, Lee SJ, Verneris MR, Hsu K, Fleischhauer K, Cutler C, Antin JH, Neuberg D, Ebert BL. Prognostic Mutations in Myelodysplastic Syndrome after Stem-Cell Transplantation. N Engl J Med .
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