Suneet Agarwal

Suneet Agarwal, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics - Harvard Medical School

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Medical Services


  • Hematology Oncology
  • Dyskeratosis Congenita
  • Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Aplastic Anemia
  • Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes


  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Medicine


  • Hematology / Oncology
  • Stem Cell Transplantation
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Experience and Education


Medical School

Harvard Medical School, 1993-2001

Boston, MA


Boston Children's Hospital, 2001-2002

Boston, MA

Residency, Pediatrics

Boston Combined Residency Program, Children's Hospital Boston/Boston Medical Center, 2002-2003

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Dana Farber Cancer Institute/Children's Hospital Boston, 2003-2006

Boston, MA


  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


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  1. Courtwright AM, Fried S, Villalba JA, Moniodis A, Guleria I, Wood I, Milford E, Mallidi HH, Hunninghake GM, Raby BA, Agarwal S, Camp PC, Rosas IO, Goldberg HJ, El-Chemaly S. Association of Donor and Recipient Telomere Length with Clinical Outcomes following Lung Transplantation. PLoS One. 2016; 11(9):e0162409.
  2. Moon DH, Segal M, Boyraz B, Guinan E, Hofmann I, Cahan P, Tai AK, Agarwal S. Poly(A)-specific ribonuclease (PARN) mediates 3'-end maturation of the telomerase RNA component. Nat Genet. 2015 Dec; 47(12):1482-8.
  3. Chavez L, Huang Y, Luong K, Agarwal S, Iyer LM, Pastor WA, Hench VK, Frazier-Bowers SA, Korol E, Liu S, Tahiliani M, Wang Y, Clark TA, Korlach J, Pukkila PJ, Aravind L, Rao A. Simultaneous sequencing of oxidized methylcytosines produced by TET/JBP dioxygenases in Coprinopsis cinerea. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Dec 2; 111(48):E5149-58.
  4. Gagne KE, Ghazvinian R, Yuan D, Zon RL, Storm K, Mazur-Popinska M, Andolina L, Bubala H, Golebiowska S, Higman MA, Kalwak K, Kurre P, Matysiak M, Niewiadomska E, Pels S, Petruzzi MJ, Pobudejska-Pieniazek A, Szczepanski T, Fleming MD, Gazda HT, Agarwal S. Pearson marrow pancreas syndrome in patients suspected to have Diamond-Blackfan anemia. Blood. 2014 Jul 17; 124(3):437-40.
  5. Cherry AB, Gagne KE, McLoughlin EM, Baccei A, Gorman B, Hartung O, Miller JD, Zhang J, Zon RL, Ince TA, Neufeld EJ, Lerou PH, Fleming MD, Daley GQ, Agarwal S. Induced pluripotent stem cells with a mitochondrial DNA deletion. Stem Cells. 2013 Jul; 31(7):1287-97.
  6. Guinan EC, Agarwal S. A young adult with aplastic anemia and gray hair. Clin Chem. 2013 Jan; 59(1):47-50.
  7. Pastor WA, Huang Y, Henderson HR, Agarwal S, Rao A. The GLIB technique for genome-wide mapping of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine. Nat Protoc. 2012 Oct; 7(10):1909-17.
  8. Keller RB, Gagne KE, Usmani GN, Asdourian GK, Williams DA, Hofmann I, Agarwal S. CTC1 Mutations in a patient with dyskeratosis congenita. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012 Aug; 59(2):311-4.
  9. Agarwal S, Daley GQ. Telomere dynamics in dyskeratosis congenita: the long and the short of iPS. Cell Res. 2011 Aug; 21(8):1157-60.
  10. Pastor WA, Pape UJ, Huang Y, Henderson HR, Lister R, Ko M, McLoughlin EM, Brudno Y, Mahapatra S, Kapranov P, Tahiliani M, Daley GQ, Liu XS, Ecker JR, Milos PM, Agarwal S, Rao A. Genome-wide mapping of 5-hydroxymethylcytosine in embryonic stem cells. Nature. 2011 May 19; 473(7347):394-7.
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  12. Gore A, Li Z, Fung HL, Young JE, Agarwal S, Antosiewicz-Bourget J, Canto I, Giorgetti A, Israel MA, Kiskinis E, Lee JH, Loh YH, Manos PD, Montserrat N, Panopoulos AD, Ruiz S, Wilbert ML, Yu J, Kirkness EF, Izpisua Belmonte JC, Rossi DJ, Thomson JA, Eggan K, Daley GQ, Goldstein LS, Zhang K. Somatic coding mutations in human induced pluripotent stem cells. Nature. 2011 Mar 3; 471(7336):63-7.
  13. MacMillan ML, Hughes MR, Agarwal S, Daley GQ. Cellular therapy for fanconi anemia: the past, present, and future. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2011 Jan; 17(1 Suppl):S109-14.
  14. Pessach IM, Ordovas-Montanes J, Zhang SY, Casanova JL, Giliani S, Gennery AR, Al-Herz W, Manos PD, Schlaeger TM, Park IH, Rucci F, Agarwal S, Mostoslavsky G, Daley GQ, Notarangelo LD. Induced pluripotent stem cells: a novel frontier in the study of human primary immunodeficiencies. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2011 Jun; 127(6):1400-7.e4.
  15. Ko M, Huang Y, Jankowska AM, Pape UJ, Tahiliani M, Bandukwala HS, An J, Lamperti ED, Koh KP, Ganetzky R, Liu XS, Aravind L, Agarwal S, Maciejewski JP, Rao A. Impaired hydroxylation of 5-methylcytosine in myeloid cancers with mutant TET2. Nature. 2010 Dec 9; 468(7325):839-43.
  16. Loewer S, Cabili MN, Guttman M, Loh YH, Thomas K, Park IH, Garber M, Curran M, Onder T, Agarwal S, Manos PD, Datta S, Lander ES, Schlaeger TM, Daley GQ, Rinn JL. Large intergenic non-coding RNA-RoR modulates reprogramming of human induced pluripotent stem cells. Nat Genet. 2010 Dec; 42(12):1113-7.
  17. Ooi SK, Wolf D, Hartung O, Agarwal S, Daley GQ, Goff SP, Bestor TH. Dynamic instability of genomic methylation patterns in pluripotent stem cells. Epigenetics Chromatin. 2010; 3(1):17.
  18. Loh YH, Hartung O, Li H, Guo C, Sahalie JM, Manos PD, Urbach A, Heffner GC, Grskovic M, Vigneault F, Lensch MW, Park IH, Agarwal S, Church GM, Collins JJ, Irion S, Daley GQ. Reprogramming of T cells from human peripheral blood. Cell Stem Cell. 2010 Jul 2; 7(1):15-9.
  19. Agarwal S, Daley GQ. AID for reprogramming. Cell Res. 2010 Mar; 20(3):253-5.
  20. Agarwal S, Loh YH, McLoughlin EM, Huang J, Park IH, Miller JD, Huo H, Okuka M, Dos Reis RM, Loewer S, Ng HH, Keefe DL, Goldman FD, Klingelhutz AJ, Liu L, Daley GQ. Telomere elongation in induced pluripotent stem cells from dyskeratosis congenita patients. Nature. 2010 Mar 11; 464(7286):292-6.
  21. Bergmann AK, Campagna DR, McLoughlin EM, Agarwal S, Fleming MD, Bottomley SS, Neufeld EJ. Systematic molecular genetic analysis of congenital sideroblastic anemia: evidence for genetic heterogeneity and identification of novel mutations. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010 Feb; 54(2):273-8.
  22. Tahiliani M, Koh KP, Shen Y, Pastor WA, Bandukwala H, Brudno Y, Agarwal S, Iyer LM, Liu DR, Aravind L, Rao A. Conversion of 5-methylcytosine to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine in mammalian DNA by MLL partner TET1. Science. 2009 May 15; 324(5929):930-5.
  23. Loh YH, Agarwal S, Park IH, Urbach A, Huo H, Heffner GC, Kim K, Miller JD, Ng K, Daley GQ. Generation of induced pluripotent stem cells from human blood. Blood. 2009 May 28; 113(22):5476-9.
  24. Agarwal S, Lensch MW, Daley GQ. Current prospects for the generation of patient-specific pluripotent cells from adult tissues. Regen Med. 2007 Sep; 2(5):743-52.
  25. Fortescue EB, Shin AY, Greenes DS, Mannix RC, Agarwal S, Feldman BJ, Shah MI, Rifai N, Landzberg MJ, Newburger JW, Almond CS. Cardiac troponin increases among runners in the Boston Marathon. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Feb; 49(2):137-43, 143.e1.
  26. Ansel KM, Greenwald RJ, Agarwal S, Bassing CH, Monticelli S, Interlandi J, Djuretic IM, Lee DU, Sharpe AH, Alt FW, Rao A. Deletion of a conserved Il4 silencer impairs T helper type 1-mediated immunity. Nat Immunol. 2004 Dec; 5(12):1251-9.
  27. Syken J, Macian F, Agarwal S, Rao A, Münger K. TID1, a mammalian homologue of the drosophila tumor suppressor lethal(2) tumorous imaginal discs, regulates activation-induced cell death in Th2 cells. Oncogene. 2003 Jul 24; 22(30):4636-41.
  28. Solymar DC, Agarwal S, Bassing CH, Alt FW, Rao A. A 3' enhancer in the IL-4 gene regulates cytokine production by Th2 cells and mast cells. Immunity. 2002 Jul; 17(1):41-50.
  29. Lee DU, Agarwal S, Rao A. Th2 lineage commitment and efficient IL-4 production involves extended demethylation of the IL-4 gene. Immunity. 2002 May; 16(5):649-60.
  30. Agarwal S, Avni O, Rao A. Cell-type-restricted binding of the transcription factor NFAT to a distal IL-4 enhancer in vivo. Immunity. 2000 Jun; 12(6):643-52.
  31. Agarwal S, Viola JP, Rao A. Chromatin-based regulatory mechanisms governing cytokine gene transcription. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1999 Jun; 103(6):990-9.
  32. Suneet Agarwal. Regulation of cytokine gene expression during T cell differentiation. 1999.
  33. Agarwal S, Rao A. Modulation of chromatin structure regulates cytokine gene expression during T cell differentiation. Immunity. 1998 Dec; 9(6):765-75.
  34. Agarwal S, Rao A. Long-range transcriptional regulation of cytokine gene expression. Curr Opin Immunol. 1998 Jun; 10(3):345-52.
  35. Mhashilkar, A.M., Agarwal, S., Levin, R., Marasco, W.A. Genetic-based strategies for control of HIV-1: Tat and Rev as targets. . Drug News and Perspectives. 1996; 9(4):220-227.
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