Alejandro Gutierrez

Alejandro Gutierrez, MD, FAAP

Principal Investigator; Staff Physician

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

    Medical Services

    Specialties

    • Oncology
    • Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)
    • Liposarcoma
    • Global Health and International Outreach

    Departments

    • Hematology / Oncology
    • Medicine

    Programs

    • Blood Disorders Center
    • Hematologic Malignancies
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    Experience and Education

    Education

    Undergraduate

    University of Arizona, 1994-1996

    Tucson, AZ

    Undergraduate

    Phoenix College, 1992-1994

    Phoenix, AZ

    Medical School

    University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1996-2001

    Philadelphia, PA

    Internship, Pediatrics

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2001-2002

    Philadelphia, PA

    Residency, Pediatrics

    The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2002-2004

    Philadelphia, PA

    Felloship, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

    Children's Hospital Boston/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 2004-2007

    Boston, MA

    Certifications

    • Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

    Research


    Publications

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    1. Townsend EC, Murakami MA, Christodoulou A, Christie AL, Köster J, DeSouza TA, Morgan EA, Kallgren SP, Liu H, Wu SC, Plana O, Montero J, Stevenson KE, Rao P, Vadhi R, Andreeff M, Armand P, Ballen KK, Barzaghi-Rinaudo P, Cahill S, Clark RA, Cooke VG, Davids MS, DeAngelo DJ, Dorfman DM, Eaton H, Ebert BL, Etchin J, Firestone B, Fisher DC, Freedman AS, Galinsky IA, Gao H, Garcia JS, Garnache-Ottou F, Graubert TA, Gutierrez A, Halilovic E, Harris MH, Herbert ZT, Horwitz SM, Inghirami G, Intlekoffer AM, Ito M, Izraeli S, Jacobsen ED, Jacobson CA, Jeay S, Jeremias I, Kelliher MA, Koch R, Konopleva M, Kopp N, Kornblau SM, Kung AL, Kupper TS, LaBoeuf N, LaCasce AS, Lees E, Li LS, Look AT, Murakami M, Muschen M, Neuberg D, Ng SY, Odejide OO, Orkin SH, Paquette RR, Place AE, Roderick JE, Ryan JA, Sallan SE, Shoji B, Silverman LB, Soiffer RJ, Steensma DP, Stegmaier K, Stone RM, Tamburini J, Thorner AR, van Hummelen P, Wadleigh M, Wiesmann M, Weng AP, Wuerthner JU, Williams DA, Wollison BM, Lane AA, Letai A, Bertagnolli MM, Ritz J, Brown M, Long H, Aster JC, Shipp MA, Griffin JD, Weinstock DM. The Public Repository of Xenografts Enables Discovery and Randomized Phase II-like Trials in Mice. Cancer Cell. 2016 Apr 11; 29(4):574-86.
    2. Harrison NR, Laroche FJ, Gutierrez A, Feng H. Zebrafish Models of Human Leukemia: Technological Advances and Mechanistic Insights. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2016; 916:335-69.
    3. Knoechel B, Bhatt A, Pan L, Pedamallu CS, Severson E, Gutierrez A, Dorfman DM, Kuo FC, Kluk M, Kung AL, Zweidler-McKay P, Meyerson M, Blacklow SC, DeAngelo DJ, Aster JC. Complete hematologic response of early T-cell progenitor acute lymphoblastic leukemia to the ?-secretase inhibitor BMS-906024: genetic and epigenetic findings in an outlier case. Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2015 Oct; 1(1):a000539.
    4. Suarez A, Piña M, Nichols-Vinueza DX, Lopera J, Rengifo L, Mesa M, Cardenas M, Morrissey L, Veintemilla G, Vizcaino M, Del Toro L, Vicuna V, Fernandez J, Neuberg D, Stevenson K, Gutierrez A. A strategy to improve treatment-related mortality and abandonment of therapy for childhood ALL in a developing country reveals the impact of treatment delays. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Aug; 62(8):1395-402.
    5. Ariës IM, Gutierrez A. An X-linked tumor suppressor in T-ALL. Blood. 2015 Jan 1; 125(1):3-4.
    6. Mansour MR, Abraham BJ, Anders L, Berezovskaya A, Gutierrez A, Durbin AD, Etchin J, Lawton L, Sallan SE, Silverman LB, Loh ML, Hunger SP, Sanda T, Young RA, Look AT. Oncogene regulation. An oncogenic super-enhancer formed through somatic mutation of a noncoding intergenic element. Science. 2014 Dec 12; 346(6215):1373-7.
    7. Li N, Fassl A, Chick J, Inuzuka H, Li X, Mansour MR, Liu L, Wang H, King B, Shaik S, Gutierrez A, Ordureau A, Otto T, Kreslavsky T, Baitsch L, Bury L, Meyer CA, Ke N, Mulry KA, Kluk MJ, Roy M, Kim S, Zhang X, Geng Y, Zagozdzon A, Jenkinson S, Gale RE, Linch DC, Zhao JJ, Mullighan CG, Harper JW, Aster JC, Aifantis I, von Boehmer H, Gygi SP, Wei W, Look AT, Sicinski P. Cyclin C is a haploinsufficient tumour suppressor. Nat Cell Biol. 2014 Nov; 16(11):1080-91.
    8. Pouliot GP, Gutierrez A. Thymocyte transformation enhanced. Nat Med. 2014 Oct; 20(10):1096-7.
    9. Chonghaile TN, Roderick JE, Glenfield C, Ryan J, Sallan SE, Silverman LB, Loh ML, Hunger SP, Wood B, DeAngelo DJ, Stone R, Harris M, Gutierrez A, Kelliher MA, Letai A. Maturation stage of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia determines BCL-2 versus BCL-XL dependence and sensitivity to ABT-199. Cancer Discov. 2014 Sep; 4(9):1074-87.
    10. Nichols-Vinueza DX, Gutierrez A, Veintemilla G, Perez-Atayde AR. Letter to the editor: Pseudopapillary tumor of the pancreas in a child with hemihypertrophy and a history of Wilms tumor. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 Oct; 61(10):1901-2.
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    12. Gutierrez A, Feng H, Stevenson K, Neuberg DS, Calzada O, Zhou Y, Langenau DM, Look AT. Loss of function tp53 mutations do not accelerate the onset of myc-induced T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in the zebrafish. Br J Haematol. 2014 Jul; 166(1):84-90.
    13. Gutierrez A, Roderick JE, Kelliher MA. Leukemia propagating cells Akt up. Cancer Cell. 2014 Mar 17; 25(3):263-5.
    14. Knoechel B, Roderick JE, Williamson KE, Zhu J, Lohr JG, Cotton MJ, Gillespie SM, Fernandez D, Ku M, Wang H, Piccioni F, Silver SJ, Jain M, Pearson D, Kluk MJ, Ott CJ, Shultz LD, Brehm MA, Greiner DL, Gutierrez A, Stegmaier K, Kung AL, Root DE, Bradner JE, Aster JC, Kelliher MA, Bernstein BE. An epigenetic mechanism of resistance to targeted therapy in T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Nat Genet. 2014 Apr; 46(4):364-70.
    15. Gutierrez A, Pan L, Groen RW, Baleydier F, Kentsis A, Marineau J, Grebliunaite R, Kozakewich E, Reed C, Pflumio F, Poglio S, Uzan B, Clemons P, VerPlank L, An F, Burbank J, Norton S, Tolliday N, Steen H, Weng AP, Yuan H, Bradner JE, Mitsiades C, Look AT, Aster JC. Phenothiazines induce PP2A-mediated apoptosis in T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. J Clin Invest. 2014 Feb; 124(2):644-55.
    16. Roderick JE, Tesell J, Shultz LD, Brehm MA, Greiner DL, Harris MH, Silverman LB, Sallan SE, Gutierrez A, Look AT, Qi J, Bradner JE, Kelliher MA. c-Myc inhibition prevents leukemia initiation in mice and impairs the growth of relapsed and induction failure pediatric T-ALL cells. Blood. 2014 Feb 13; 123(7):1040-50.
    17. Zuurbier L, Gutierrez A, Mullighan CG, Canté-Barrett K, Gevaert AO, de Rooi J, Li Y, Smits WK, Buijs-Gladdines JG, Sonneveld E, Look AT, Horstmann M, Pieters R, Meijerink JP. Immature MEF2C-dysregulated T-cell leukemia patients have an early T-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia gene signature and typically have non-rearranged T-cell receptors. Haematologica. 2014 Jan; 99(1):94-102.
    18. Mansour MR, Sanda T, Lawton LN, Li X, Kreslavsky T, Novina CD, Brand M, Gutierrez A, Kelliher MA, Jamieson CH, von Boehmer H, Young RA, Look AT. The TAL1 complex targets the FBXW7 tumor suppressor by activating miR-223 in human T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. J Exp Med. 2013 Jul 29; 210(8):1545-57.
    19. Sanda T, Tyner JW, Gutierrez A, Ngo VN, Glover J, Chang BH, Yost A, Ma W, Fleischman AG, Zhou W, Yang Y, Kleppe M, Ahn Y, Tatarek J, Kelliher MA, Neuberg DS, Levine RL, Moriggl R, Müller M, Gray NS, Jamieson CH, Weng AP, Staudt LM, Druker BJ, Look AT. TYK2-STAT1-BCL2 pathway dependence in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cancer Discov. 2013 May; 3(5):564-77.
    20. Rao S, Lee SY, Gutierrez A, Perrigoue J, Thapa RJ, Tu Z, Jeffers JR, Rhodes M, Anderson S, Oravecz T, Hunger SP, Timakhov RA, Zhang R, Balachandran S, Zambetti GP, Testa JR, Look AT, Wiest DL. Inactivation of ribosomal protein L22 promotes transformation by induction of the stemness factor, Lin28B. Blood. 2012 Nov 1; 120(18):3764-73.
    21. Sanda T, Lawton LN, Barrasa MI, Fan ZP, Kohlhammer H, Gutierrez A, Ma W, Tatarek J, Ahn Y, Kelliher MA, Jamieson CH, Staudt LM, Young RA, Look AT. Core transcriptional regulatory circuit controlled by the TAL1 complex in human T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cancer Cell. 2012 Aug 14; 22(2):209-21.
    22. Ma W, Gutierrez A, Goff DJ, Geron I, Sadarangani A, Jamieson CA, Court AC, Shih AY, Jiang Q, Wu CC, Li K, Smith KM, Crews LA, Gibson NW, Deichaite I, Morris SR, Wei P, Carson DA, Look AT, Jamieson CH. NOTCH1 signaling promotes human T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia initiating cell regeneration in supportive niches. PLoS One. 2012; 7(6):e39725.
    23. Gutierrez A, Snyder EL, Marino-Enriquez A, Zhang YX, Sioletic S, Kozakewich E, Grebliunaite R, Ou WB, Sicinska E, Raut CP, Demetri GD, Perez-Atayde AR, Wagner AJ, Fletcher JA, Fletcher CD, Look AT. Aberrant AKT activation drives well-differentiated liposarcoma. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Sep 27; 108(39):16386-91.
    24. Gutierrez A, Kentsis A, Sanda T, Holmfeldt L, Chen SC, Zhang J, Protopopov A, Chin L, Dahlberg SE, Neuberg DS, Silverman LB, Winter SS, Hunger SP, Sallan SE, Zha S, Alt FW, Downing JR, Mullighan CG, Look AT. The BCL11B tumor suppressor is mutated across the major molecular subtypes of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Blood. 2011 Oct 13; 118(15):4169-73.
    25. Gutierrez A, Grebliunaite R, Feng H, Kozakewich E, Zhu S, Guo F, Payne E, Mansour M, Dahlberg SE, Neuberg DS, den Hertog J, Prochownik EV, Testa JR, Harris M, Kanki JP, Look AT. Pten mediates Myc oncogene dependence in a conditional zebrafish model of T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. J Exp Med. 2011 Aug 1; 208(8):1595-603.
    26. Rudner LA, Brown KH, Dobrinski KP, Bradley DF, Garcia MI, Smith AC, Downie JM, Meeker ND, Look AT, Downing JR, Gutierrez A, Mullighan CG, Schiffman JD, Lee C, Trede NS, Frazer JK. Shared acquired genomic changes in zebrafish and human T-ALL. Oncogene. 2011 Oct 13; 30(41):4289-96.
    27. Inuzuka H, Shaik S, Onoyama I, Gao D, Tseng A, Maser RS, Zhai B, Wan L, Gutierrez A, Lau AW, Xiao Y, Christie AL, Aster J, Settleman J, Gygi SP, Kung AL, Look T, Nakayama KI, DePinho RA, Wei W. SCF(FBW7) regulates cellular apoptosis by targeting MCL1 for ubiquitylation and destruction. Nature. 2011 Mar 3; 471(7336):104-9.
    28. Feng H, Stachura DL, White RM, Gutierrez A, Zhang L, Sanda T, Jette CA, Testa JR, Neuberg DS, Langenau DM, Kutok JL, Zon LI, Traver D, Fleming MD, Kanki JP, Look AT. T-lymphoblastic lymphoma cells express high levels of BCL2, S1P1, and ICAM1, leading to a blockade of tumor cell intravasation. Cancer Cell. 2010 Oct 19; 18(4):353-66.
    29. Gutierrez A, Dahlberg SE, Neuberg DS, Zhang J, Grebliunaite R, Sanda T, Protopopov A, Tosello V, Kutok J, Larson RS, Borowitz MJ, Loh ML, Ferrando AA, Winter SS, Mullighan CG, Silverman LB, Chin L, Hunger SP, Sallan SE, Look AT. Absence of biallelic TCRgamma deletion predicts early treatment failure in pediatric T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. J Clin Oncol. 2010 Aug 20; 28(24):3816-23.
    30. Grace RF, Su H, Sena L, Poussaint TY, Heeney MM, Gutierrez A. Resolution of cerebral artery stenosis in a child with sickle cell anemia treated with hydroxyurea. Am J Hematol. 2010 Feb; 85(2):135-7.
    31. Gutierrez A, Sanda T, Ma W, Zhang J, Grebliunaite R, Dahlberg S, Neuberg D, Protopopov A, Winter SS, Larson RS, Borowitz MJ, Silverman LB, Chin L, Hunger SP, Jamieson C, Sallan SE, Look AT. Inactivation of LEF1 in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Blood. 2010 Apr 8; 115(14):2845-51.
    32. Penning TM, Lee SH, Jin Y, Gutierrez A, Blair IA. Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) of steroid hormone metabolites and its applications. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2010 Aug; 121(3-5):546-55.
    33. Sanda T, Li X, Gutierrez A, Ahn Y, Neuberg DS, O'Neil J, Strack PR, Winter CG, Winter SS, Larson RS, von Boehmer H, Look AT. Interconnecting molecular pathways in the pathogenesis and drug sensitivity of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Blood. 2010 Mar 4; 115(9):1735-45.
    34. Rhodes J, Amsterdam A, Sanda T, Moreau LA, McKenna K, Heinrichs S, Ganem NJ, Ho KW, Neuberg DS, Johnston A, Ahn Y, Kutok JL, Hromas R, Wray J, Lee C, Murphy C, Radtke I, Downing JR, Fleming MD, MacConaill LE, Amatruda JF, Gutierrez A, Galinsky I, Stone RM, Ross EA, Pellman DS, Kanki JP, Look AT. Emi1 maintains genomic integrity during zebrafish embryogenesis and cooperates with p53 in tumor suppression. Mol Cell Biol. 2009 Nov; 29(21):5911-22.
    35. Gutierrez A, Sanda T, Grebliunaite R, Carracedo A, Salmena L, Ahn Y, Dahlberg S, Neuberg D, Moreau LA, Winter SS, Larson R, Zhang J, Protopopov A, Chin L, Pandolfi PP, Silverman LB, Hunger SP, Sallan SE, Look AT. High frequency of PTEN, PI3K, and AKT abnormalities in T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Blood. 2009 Jul 16; 114(3):647-50.
    36. Gutierrez A, Look AT. Cell and molecular biology of human leukaemias. Oxford Textbook of Medicine. 2009.
    37. Gutierrez A, Look AT. Pathobiology of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Hematology: Basic Principles and Practice. Editors: Hoffman R et al. 2009.
    38. O'Neil J, Tchinda J, Gutierrez A, Moreau L, Maser RS, Wong KK, Li W, McKenna K, Liu XS, Feng B, Neuberg D, Silverman L, DeAngelo DJ, Kutok JL, Rothstein R, DePinho RA, Chin L, Lee C, Look AT. Alu elements mediate MYB gene tandem duplication in human T-ALL. J Exp Med. 2007 Dec 24; 204(13):3059-66.
    39. Gutierrez A, Look AT. NOTCH and PI3K-AKT pathways intertwined. Cancer Cell. 2007 Nov; 12(5):411-3.
    40. Feng H, Langenau DM, Madge JA, Quinkertz A, Gutierrez A, Neuberg DS, Kanki JP, Look AT. Heat-shock induction of T-cell lymphoma/leukaemia in conditional Cre/lox-regulated transgenic zebrafish. Br J Haematol. 2007 Jul; 138(2):169-75.
    41. Maser RS, Choudhury B, Campbell PJ, Feng B, Wong KK, Protopopov A, O'Neil J, Gutierrez A, Ivanova E, Perna I, Lin E, Mani V, Jiang S, McNamara K, Zaghlul S, Edkins S, Stevens C, Brennan C, Martin ES, Wiedemeyer R, Kabbarah O, Nogueira C, Histen G, Aster J, Mansour M, Duke V, Foroni L, Fielding AK, Goldstone AH, Rowe JM, Wang YA, Look AT, Stratton MR, Chin L, Futreal PA, DePinho RA. Chromosomally unstable mouse tumours have genomic alterations similar to diverse human cancers. Nature. 2007 Jun 21; 447(7147):966-71.
    42. Singh G, Gutierrez A, Xu K, Blair IA. Liquid chromatography/electron capture atmospheric pressure chemical ionization/mass spectrometry: analysis of pentafluorobenzyl derivatives of biomolecules and drugs in the attomole range. Anal Chem. 2000 Jul 15; 72(14):3007-13.
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