EDUCATION

Medical School

  • Harvard Medical School , 2010 , Boston , MA

Internship

Pediatrics
  • Boston Children’s Hospital/Boston Medical Center , 2011 , Boston , MA

Residency

Pediatrics
  • Boston Children’s Hospital/Boston Medical Center , 2013 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital , 2015 , Boston , MA

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Dr. Sankaran is a physician-scientist focused on caring for patients with non-malignant hematologic disorders with a special interest in diseases of red blood cell production and hemoglobin disorders. Dr. Sankaran’s laboratory uses human genetics to understand blood cell production, hemoglobin gene regulation, and how this goes awry in disease. Dr. Sankaran’s laboratory website is: http://bloodgenes.org.

 

Dr. Sankaran serves as an expert for the Department of Hematology-Nonmalignant for Boston Children's Hospital Precision Medicine Service. For more information about the Precision Medicine Service please visit bostonchildrens.org/precisionmed.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Meyts I, Bucciol G, Quinti I, Neven B, Fischer A, Seoane E, Lopez-Granados E, Gianelli C, Robles-Marhuenda A, Jeandel PY, Paillard C, Sankaran VG, Demirdag YY, Lougaris V, Aiuti A, Plebani A, Milito C, Dalm VA, Guevara-Hoyer K, Sánchez-Ramón S, Bezrodnik L, Barzaghi F, Gonzalez-Granado LI, Hayman GR, Uzel G, Mendonça LO, Agostini C, Spadaro G, Badolato R, Soresina A, Vermeulen F, Bosteels C, Lambrecht BN, Keller M, Mustillo PJ, Abraham RS, Gupta S, Ozen A, Karakoc-Aydiner E, Baris S, Freeman A, Yamazaki-Nakashimada M, Scheffler-Mendoza S, Espinosa-Padilla S, Gennery AR, Jolles S, Espinoza Y, Poli MC, Fieschi C, Hauck F, Cunningham-Rundles C, Mahlaoui N, Warnatz K, Sullivan KE, Tangye SG. Coronavirus Disease 2019 in patients with inborn errors of immunity: an international study. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2020 Sep 24. View abstract
  2. Liggett LA, Sankaran VG. Unraveling Hematopoiesis through the Lens of Genomics. Cell. 2020 Sep 17; 182(6):1384-1400. View abstract
  3. Vuckovic D, Bao EL, Akbari P, Lareau CA, Mousas A, Jiang T, Chen MH, Raffield LM, Tardaguila M, Huffman JE, Ritchie SC, Megy K, Ponstingl H, Penkett CJ, Albers PK, Wigdor EM, Sakaue S, Moscati A, Manansala R, Lo KS, Qian H, Akiyama M, Bartz TM, Ben-Shlomo Y, Beswick A, Bork-Jensen J, Bottinger EP, Brody JA, van Rooij FJA, Chitrala KN, Wilson PWF, Choquet H, Danesh J, Di Angelantonio E, Dimou N, Ding J, Elliott P, Esko T, Evans MK, Felix SB, Floyd JS, Broer L, Grarup N, Guo MH, Guo Q, Greinacher A, Haessler J, Hansen T, Howson JMM, Huang W, Jorgenson E, Kacprowski T, Kähönen M, Kamatani Y, Kanai M, Karthikeyan S, Koskeridis F, Lange LA, Lehtimäki T, Linneberg A, Liu Y, Lyytikäinen LP, Manichaikul A, Matsuda K, Mohlke KL, Mononen N, Murakami Y, Nadkarni GN, Nikus K, Pankratz N, Pedersen O, Preuss M, Psaty BM, Raitakari OT, Rich SS, Rodriguez BAT, Rosen JD, Rotter JI, Schubert P, Spracklen CN, Surendran P, Tang H, Tardif JC, Ghanbari M, Völker U, Völzke H, Watkins NA, Weiss S, Cai N, Kundu K, Watt SB, Walter K, Zonderman AB, Cho K, Li Y, Loos RJF, Knight JC, Georges M, Stegle O, Evangelou E, Okada Y, Roberts DJ, Inouye M, Johnson AD, Auer PL, Astle WJ, Reiner AP, Butterworth AS, Ouwehand WH, Lettre G, Sankaran VG, Soranzo N. The Polygenic and Monogenic Basis of Blood Traits and Diseases. Cell. 2020 Sep 03; 182(5):1214-1231.e11. View abstract
  4. Chen MH, Raffield LM, Mousas A, Sakaue S, Huffman JE, Moscati A, Trivedi B, Jiang T, Akbari P, Vuckovic D, Bao EL, Zhong X, Manansala R, Laplante V, Chen M, Lo KS, Qian H, Lareau CA, Beaudoin M, Hunt KA, Akiyama M, Bartz TM, Ben-Shlomo Y, Beswick A, Bork-Jensen J, Bottinger EP, Brody JA, van Rooij FJA, Chitrala K, Cho K, Choquet H, Correa A, Danesh J, Di Angelantonio E, Dimou N, Ding J, Elliott P, Esko T, Evans MK, Floyd JS, Broer L, Grarup N, Guo MH, Greinacher A, Haessler J, Hansen T, Howson JMM, Huang QQ, Huang W, Jorgenson E, Kacprowski T, Kähönen M, Kamatani Y, Kanai M, Karthikeyan S, Koskeridis F, Lange LA, Lehtimäki T, Lerch MM, Linneberg A, Liu Y, Lyytikäinen LP, Manichaikul A, Martin HC, Matsuda K, Mohlke KL, Mononen N, Murakami Y, Nadkarni GN, Nauck M, Nikus K, Ouwehand WH, Pankratz N, Pedersen O, Preuss M, Psaty BM, Raitakari OT, Roberts DJ, Rich SS, Rodriguez BAT, Rosen JD, Rotter JI, Schubert P, Spracklen CN, Surendran P, Tang H, Tardif JC, Trembath RC, Ghanbari M, Völker U, Völzke H, Watkins NA, Zonderman AB, Wilson PWF, Li Y, Butterworth AS, Gauchat JF, Chiang CWK, Li B, Loos RJF, Astle WJ, Evangelou E, van Heel DA, Sankaran VG, Okada Y, Soranzo N, Johnson AD, Reiner AP, Auer PL, Lettre G. Trans-ethnic and Ancestry-Specific Blood-Cell Genetics in 746,667 Individuals from 5 Global Populations. Cell. 2020 Sep 03; 182(5):1198-1213.e14. View abstract
  5. Walker MA, Lareau CA, Ludwig LS, Karaa A, Sankaran VG, Regev A, Mootha VK. Purifying Selection against Pathogenic Mitochondrial DNA in Human T Cells. N Engl J Med. 2020 Aug 12. View abstract
  6. Lareau CA, Ludwig LS, Muus C, Gohil SH, Zhao T, Chiang Z, Pelka K, Verboon JM, Luo W, Christian E, Rosebrock D, Getz G, Boland GM, Chen F, Buenrostro JD, Hacohen N, Wu CJ, Aryee MJ, Regev A, Sankaran VG. Massively parallel single-cell mitochondrial DNA genotyping and chromatin profiling. Nat Biotechnol. 2020 Aug 12. View abstract
  7. Liggett LA, Voit RA, Sankaran VG. Sowing the Seeds of Clonal Hematopoiesis. Cell Stem Cell. 2020 Aug 06; 27(2):195-197. View abstract
  8. Nandakumar SK, Liao X, Sankaran VG. In The Blood: Connecting Variant to Function In Human Hematopoiesis. Trends Genet. 2020 Aug; 36(8):563-576. View abstract
  9. Wahlster L, Weichert-Leahey N, Trissal M, Grace RF, Sankaran VG. COVID-19 presenting with autoimmune hemolytic anemia in the setting of underlying immune dysregulation. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2020 Jun 03; e28382. View abstract
  10. Verboon JM, Mahmut D, Kim AR, Nakamura M, Abdulhay NJ, Nandakumar SK, Gupta N, Akie TE, Geddis AE, Manes B, Kapp ME, Hofmann I, Gabriel SB, Klein DE, Williams DA, Frangoul HA, Parkhurst SM, Crane GM, Cantor AB, Sankaran VG. Infantile Myelofibrosis and Myeloproliferation with CDC42 Dysfunction. J Clin Immunol. 2020 May; 40(4):554-566. View abstract
  11. Gianferante DM, Wlodarski MW, Atsidaftos E, Da Costa L, Delaporta P, Farrar JE, Goldman FD, Hussain M, Kattamis A, Leblanc T, Lipton JM, Niemeyer CM, Pospisilova D, Quarello P, Ramenghi U, Sankaran VG, Vlachos A, Volejnikova J, Alter BP, Savage SA, Giri N. Genotype-phenotype association and variant characterization in Diamond-Blackfan anemia caused by pathogenic variants in RPL35A. Haematologica. 2020 Apr 02. View abstract
  12. Basak A, Munschauer M, Lareau CA, Montbleau KE, Ulirsch JC, Hartigan CR, Schenone M, Lian J, Wang Y, Huang Y, Wu X, Gehrke L, Rice CM, An X, Christou HA, Mohandas N, Carr SA, Chen JJ, Orkin SH, Lander ES, Sankaran VG. Control of human hemoglobin switching by LIN28B-mediated regulation of BCL11A translation. Nat Genet. 2020 02; 52(2):138-145. View abstract
  13. Justice MJ, Hmeljak J, Sankaran VG, Socolovsky M, Zon LI. From blood development to disease: a paradigm for clinical translation. Dis Model Mech. 2020 01 09; 13(1). View abstract
  14. Voit RA, Sankaran VG. Stabilizing HIF to Ameliorate Anemia. Cell. 2020 01 09; 180(1):6. View abstract
  15. 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 Jan 02; 130(1):552. View abstract
  16. Lareau CA, Ludwig LS, Sankaran VG. Longitudinal assessment of clonal mosaicism in human hematopoiesis via mitochondrial mutation tracking. Blood Adv. 2019 12 23; 3(24):4161-4165. View abstract
  17. Ramachandran V, Arokia Vijaya Anand M, David E, Venkatachalam K, Vijayakumar S, Sankaran V, Balupillai A, Sangeetha CC, Gothandam KM, Kotakadi VS, Ghidan A, Al Antary T, Xu B. Antidiabetic Activity of Gold Nanoparticles Synthesized Using Wedelolactone in RIN-5F Cell Line. Antioxidants (Basel). 2019 Dec 21; 9(1). View abstract
  18. Bao EL, Cheng AN, Sankaran VG. The genetics of human hematopoiesis and its disruption in disease. EMBO Mol Med. 2019 08; 11(8):e10316. View abstract
  19. Cheng AN, Bao EL, Fiorini C, Sankaran VG. Macrothrombocytopenia associated with a rare GFI1B missense variant confounding the presentation of immune thrombocytopenia. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2019 09; 66(9):e27874. View abstract
  20. Ludwig LS, Lareau CA, Bao EL, Nandakumar SK, Muus C, Ulirsch JC, Chowdhary K, Buenrostro JD, Mohandas N, An X, Aryee MJ, Regev A, Sankaran VG. Transcriptional States and Chromatin Accessibility Underlying Human Erythropoiesis. Cell Rep. 2019 06 11; 27(11):3228-3240.e7. View abstract
  21. Sankaran VG. A chance encounter changes everything. Nat Med. 2019 06; 25(6):869. View abstract
  22. Mohan K, Ueda G, Kim AR, Jude KM, Fallas JA, Guo Y, Hafer M, Miao Y, Saxton RA, Piehler J, Sankaran VG, Baker D, Garcia KC. Topological control of cytokine receptor signaling induces differential effects in hematopoiesis. Science. 2019 05 24; 364(6442). View abstract
  23. Nandakumar SK, McFarland SK, Mateyka LM, Lareau CA, Ulirsch JC, Ludwig LS, Agarwal G, Engreitz JM, Przychodzen B, McConkey M, Cowley GS, Doench JG, Maciejewski JP, Ebert BL, Root DE, Sankaran VG. Gene-centric functional dissection of human genetic variation uncovers regulators of hematopoiesis. Elife. 2019 05 09; 8. View abstract
  24. Mariadoss AVA, Vinayagam R, Xu B, Venkatachalam K, Sankaran V, Vijayakumar S, Bakthavatsalam SR, A Mohamed S, David E. Phloretin loaded chitosan nanoparticles enhance the antioxidants and apoptotic mechanisms in DMBA induced experimental carcinogenesis. Chem Biol Interact. 2019 Aug 01; 308:11-19. View abstract
  25. Zhang S, Macias-Garcia A, Ulirsch JC, Velazquez J, Butty VL, Levine SS, Sankaran VG, Chen JJ. HRI coordinates translation necessary for protein homeostasis and mitochondrial function in erythropoiesis. Elife. 2019 04 29; 8. View abstract
  26. Abdulhay NJ, Fiorini C, Verboon JM, Ludwig LS, Ulirsch JC, Zieger B, Lareau CA, Mi X, Roy A, Obeng EA, Erlacher M, Gupta N, Gabriel SB, Ebert BL, Niemeyer CM, Khoriaty RN, Ancliff P, Gazda HT, Wlodarski MW, Sankaran VG. Impaired human hematopoiesis due to a cryptic intronic GATA1 splicing mutation. J Exp Med. 2019 05 06; 216(5):1050-1060. View abstract
  27. Liang L, Peng Y, Zhang J, Zhang Y, Roy M, Han X, Xiao X, Sun S, Liu H, Nie L, Kuang Y, Zhu Z, Deng J, Xia Y, Sankaran VG, Hillyer CD, Mohandas N, Ye M, An X, Liu J. Deubiquitylase USP7 regulates human terminal erythroid differentiation by stabilizing GATA1. Haematologica. 2019 11; 104(11):2178-2187. View abstract
  28. Ulirsch JC, Lareau CA, Bao EL, Ludwig LS, Guo MH, Benner C, Satpathy AT, Kartha VK, Salem RM, Hirschhorn JN, Finucane HK, Aryee MJ, Buenrostro JD, Sankaran VG. Interrogation of human hematopoiesis at single-cell and single-variant resolution. Nat Genet. 2019 04; 51(4):683-693. View abstract
  29. Ludwig LS, Lareau CA, Ulirsch JC, Christian E, Muus C, Li LH, Pelka K, Ge W, Oren Y, Brack A, Law T, Rodman C, Chen JH, Boland GM, Hacohen N, Rozenblatt-Rosen O, Aryee MJ, Buenrostro JD, Regev A, Sankaran VG. Lineage Tracing in Humans Enabled by Mitochondrial Mutations and Single-Cell Genomics. Cell. 2019 03 07; 176(6):1325-1339.e22. View abstract
  30. Ulirsch JC, Verboon JM, Kazerounian S, Guo MH, Yuan D, Ludwig LS, Handsaker RE, Abdulhay NJ, Fiorini C, Genovese G, Lim ET, Cheng A, Cummings BB, Chao KR, Beggs AH, Genetti CA, Sieff CA, Newburger PE, Niewiadomska E, Matysiak M, Vlachos A, Lipton JM, Atsidaftos E, Glader B, Narla A, Gleizes PE, O'Donohue MF, Montel-Lehry N, Amor DJ, McCarroll SA, O'Donnell-Luria AH, Gupta N, Gabriel SB, MacArthur DG, Lander ES, Lek M, Da Costa L, Nathan DG, Korostelev AA, Do R, Sankaran VG, Gazda HT. The Genetic Landscape of Diamond-Blackfan Anemia. Am J Hum Genet. 2019 Feb 07; 104(2):356. View abstract
  31. Bao EL, Lareau CA, Brugnara C, Fulcher IR, Barau C, Moutereau S, Habibi A, Badaoui B, Berkenou J, Bartolucci P, Galactéros F, Platt OS, Mahaney M, Sankaran VG. Heritability of fetal hemoglobin, white cell count, and other clinical traits from a sickle cell disease family cohort. Am J Hematol. 2019 05; 94(5):522-527. View abstract
  32. Ozcan A, Saracoglu S, Verboon JM, Karakukcu M, Patiroglu T, Coskun A, Sankaran VG, Unal E. A mummy emerges from the grave: Scurvy confounding the clinical presentation of a child with Fanconi anemia. Am J Hematol. 2019 04; 94(4):506-507. View abstract
  33. Mariadoss AVA, Vinyagam R, Rajamanickam V, Sankaran V, Venkatesan S, David E. Pharmacological Aspects and Potential Use of Phloretin: A Systemic Review. Mini Rev Med Chem. 2019; 19(13):1060-1067. View abstract
  34. Ulirsch JC, Verboon JM, Kazerounian S, Guo MH, Yuan D, Ludwig LS, Handsaker RE, Abdulhay NJ, Fiorini C, Genovese G, Lim ET, Cheng A, Cummings BB, Chao KR, Beggs AH, Genetti CA, Sieff CA, Newburger PE, Niewiadomska E, Matysiak M, Vlachos A, Lipton JM, Atsidaftos E, Glader B, Narla A, Gleizes PE, O'Donohue MF, Montel-Lehry N, Amor DJ, McCarroll SA, O'Donnell-Luria AH, Gupta N, Gabriel SB, MacArthur DG, Lander ES, Lek M, Da Costa L, Nathan DG, Korostelev AA, Do R, Sankaran VG, Gazda HT. The Genetic Landscape of Diamond-Blackfan Anemia. Am J Hum Genet. 2018 12 06; 103(6):930-947. View abstract
  35. Montbleau KE, Sankaran VG. A chance to cut (the genome) is a chance to cure. Blood. 2018 04 26; 131(17):1884-1885. View abstract
  36. Musunuru K, Bernstein D, Cole FS, Khokha MK, Lee FS, Lin S, McDonald TV, Moskowitz IP, Quertermous T, Sankaran VG, Schwartz DA, Silverman EK, Zhou X, Hasan AAK, Luo XJ. Functional Assays to Screen and Dissect Genomic Hits: Doubling Down on the National Investment in Genomic Research. Circ Genom Precis Med. 2018 04; 11(4):e002178. View abstract
  37. Raffield LM, Ulirsch JC, Naik RP, Lessard S, Handsaker RE, Jain D, Kang HM, Pankratz N, Auer PL, Bao EL, Smith JD, Lange LA, Lange EM, Li Y, Thornton TA, Young BA, Abecasis GR, Laurie CC, Nickerson DA, McCarroll SA, Correa A, Wilson JG, Lettre G, Sankaran VG, Reiner AP. Common a-globin variants modify hematologic and other clinical phenotypes in sickle cell trait and disease. PLoS Genet. 2018 03; 14(3):e1007293. View abstract
  38. Chennupati V, Veiga DF, Maslowski KM, Andina N, Tardivel A, Yu EC, Stilinovic M, Simillion C, Duchosal MA, Quadroni M, Roberts I, Sankaran VG, MacDonald HR, Fasel N, Angelillo-Scherrer A, Schneider P, Hoang T, Allam R. Ribonuclease inhibitor 1 regulates erythropoiesis by controlling GATA1 translation. J Clin Invest. 2018 04 02; 128(4):1597-1614. View abstract
  39. Khajuria RK, Munschauer M, Ulirsch JC, Fiorini C, Ludwig LS, McFarland SK, Abdulhay NJ, Specht H, Keshishian H, Mani DR, Jovanovic M, Ellis SR, Fulco CP, Engreitz JM, Schütz S, Lian J, Gripp KW, Weinberg OK, Pinkus GS, Gehrke L, Regev A, Lander ES, Gazda HT, Lee WY, Panse VG, Carr SA, Sankaran VG. Ribosome Levels Selectively Regulate Translation and Lineage Commitment in Human Hematopoiesis. Cell. 2018 03 22; 173(1):90-103.e19. View abstract
  40. Kim AR, Sankaran VG. Thrombopoietin: tickling the HSC's fancy. EMBO Mol Med. 2018 01; 10(1):10-12. View abstract
  41. Steinberg-Shemer O, Ulirsch JC, Noy-Lotan S, Krasnov T, Attias D, Dgany O, Laor R, Sankaran VG, Tamary H. Whole-exome sequencing identifies an a-globin cluster triplication resulting in increased clinical severity of ß-thalassemia. Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2017 Nov; 3(6). View abstract
  42. Fiorini C, Abdulhay NJ, McFarland SK, Munschauer M, Ulirsch JC, Chiarle R, Sankaran VG. Developmentally-faithful and effective human erythropoiesis in immunodeficient and Kit mutant mice. Am J Hematol. 2017 Sep; 92(9):E513-E519. View abstract
  43. Ulirsch JC, Lareau C, Ludwig LS, Mohandas N, Nathan DG, Sankaran VG. Confounding in ex vivo models of Diamond-Blackfan anemia. Blood. 2017 08 31; 130(9):1165-1168. View abstract
  44. Kim AR, Ulirsch JC, Wilmes S, Unal E, Moraga I, Karakukcu M, Yuan D, Kazerounian S, Abdulhay NJ, King DS, Gupta N, Gabriel SB, Lander ES, Patiroglu T, Ozcan A, Ozdemir MA, Garcia KC, Piehler J, Gazda HT, Klein DE, Sankaran VG. Functional Selectivity in Cytokine Signaling Revealed Through a Pathogenic EPO Mutation. Cell. 2017 03 09; 168(6):1053-1064.e15. View abstract
  45. Guo MH, Nandakumar SK, Ulirsch JC, Zekavat SM, Buenrostro JD, Natarajan P, Salem RM, Chiarle R, Mitt M, Kals M, Pärn K, Fischer K, Milani L, Mägi R, Palta P, Gabriel SB, Metspalu A, Lander ES, Kathiresan S, Hirschhorn JN, Esko T, Sankaran VG. Comprehensive population-based genome sequencing provides insight into hematopoietic regulatory mechanisms. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 01 17; 114(3):E327-E336. View abstract
  46. Han X, Zhang J, Peng Y, Peng M, Chen X, Chen H, Song J, Hu X, Ye M, Li J, Sankaran VG, Hillyer CD, Mohandas N, An X, Liu J. Unexpected role for p19INK4d in posttranscriptional regulation of GATA1 and modulation of human terminal erythropoiesis. Blood. 2017 01 12; 129(2):226-237. View abstract
  47. Ludwig LS, Khajuria RK, Sankaran VG. Emerging cellular and gene therapies for congenital anemias. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2016 12; 172(4):332-348. View abstract
  48. Polfus LM, Khajuria RK, Schick UM, Pankratz N, Pazoki R, Brody JA, Chen MH, Auer PL, Floyd JS, Huang J, Lange L, van Rooij FJA, Gibbs RA, Metcalf G, Muzny D, Veeraraghavan N, Walter K, Chen L, Yanek L, Becker LC, Peloso GM, Wakabayashi A, Kals M, Metspalu A, Esko T, Fox K, Wallace R, Franceschini N, Matijevic N, Rice KM, Bartz TM, Lyytikäinen LP, Kähönen M, Lehtimäki T, Raitakari OT, Li-Gao R, Mook-Kanamori DO, Lettre G, van Duijn CM, Franco OH, Rich SS, Rivadeneira F, Hofman A, Uitterlinden AG, Wilson JG, Psaty BM, Soranzo N, Dehghan A, Boerwinkle E, Zhang X, Johnson AD, O'Donnell CJ, Johnsen JM, Reiner AP, Ganesh SK, Sankaran VG. Whole-Exome Sequencing Identifies Loci Associated with Blood Cell Traits and Reveals a Role for Alternative GFI1B Splice Variants in Human Hematopoiesis. Am J Hum Genet. 2016 09 01; 99(3):785. View abstract
  49. Abdulhay N, Fiorini C, Kumánovics A, Sun AA, Hansen-Rejali J, Voelkerding KV, Rosenzweig SD, Hill HR, Sankaran VG. Normal hematologic parameters and fetal hemoglobin silencing with heterozygous IKZF1 mutations. Blood. 2016 10 20; 128(16):2100-2103. View abstract
  50. Narla A, Yuan D, Kazerounian S, LaVasseur C, Ulirsch JC, Narla J, Glader B, Sankaran VG, Gazda H. A novel pathogenic mutation in RPL11 identified in a patient diagnosed with diamond Blackfan anemia as a young adult. Blood Cells Mol Dis. 2016 10; 61:46-7. View abstract
  51. Fukuda Y, Cheong PL, Lynch J, Brighton C, Frase S, Kargas V, Rampersaud E, Wang Y, Sankaran VG, Yu B, Ney PA, Weiss MJ, Vogel P, Bond PJ, Ford RC, Trent RJ, Schuetz JD. The severity of hereditary porphyria is modulated by the porphyrin exporter and Lan antigen ABCB6. Nat Commun. 2016 08 10; 7:12353. View abstract
  52. Polfus LM, Khajuria RK, Schick UM, Pankratz N, Pazoki R, Brody JA, Chen MH, Auer PL, Floyd JS, Huang J, Lange L, van Rooij FJ, Gibbs RA, Metcalf G, Muzny D, Veeraraghavan N, Walter K, Chen L, Yanek L, Becker LC, Peloso GM, Wakabayashi A, Kals M, Metspalu A, Esko T, Fox K, Wallace R, Franceschini N, Matijevic N, Rice KM, Bartz TM, Lyytikäinen LP, Kähönen M, Lehtimäki T, Raitakari OT, Li-Gao R, Mook-Kanamori DO, Lettre G, van Duijn CM, Franco OH, Rich SS, Rivadeneira F, Hofman A, Uitterlinden AG, Wilson JG, Psaty BM, Soranzo N, Dehghan A, Boerwinkle E, Zhang X, Johnson AD, O'Donnell CJ, Johnsen JM, Reiner AP, Ganesh SK, Sankaran VG. Whole-Exome Sequencing Identifies Loci Associated with Blood Cell Traits and Reveals a Role for Alternative GFI1B Splice Variants in Human Hematopoiesis. Am J Hum Genet. 2016 08 04; 99(2):481-8. View abstract
  53. Lacy JN, Ulirsch JC, Grace RF, Towne MC, Hale J, Mohandas N, Lux SE, Agrawal PB, Sankaran VG. Exome sequencing results in successful diagnosis and treatment of a severe congenital anemia. Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2016 Jul; 2(4):a000885. View abstract
  54. Liddicoat BJ, Hartner JC, Piskol R, Ramaswami G, Chalk AM, Kingsley PD, Sankaran VG, Wall M, Purton LE, Seeburg PH, Palis J, Orkin SH, Lu J, Li JB, Walkley CR. Adenosine-to-inosine RNA editing by ADAR1 is essential for normal murine erythropoiesis. Exp Hematol. 2016 10; 44(10):947-63. View abstract
  55. Kim AR, Sankaran VG. Development of autologous blood cell therapies. Exp Hematol. 2016 10; 44(10):887-94. View abstract
  56. Ulirsch JC, Nandakumar SK, Wang L, Giani FC, Zhang X, Rogov P, Melnikov A, McDonel P, Do R, Mikkelsen TS, Sankaran VG. Systematic Functional Dissection of Common Genetic Variation Affecting Red Blood Cell Traits. Cell. 2016 Jun 02; 165(6):1530-1545. View abstract
  57. Capellera-Garcia S, Pulecio J, Dhulipala K, Siva K, Rayon-Estrada V, Singbrant S, Sommarin MN, Walkley CR, Soneji S, Karlsson G, Raya Á, Sankaran VG, Flygare J. Defining the Minimal Factors Required for Erythropoiesis through Direct Lineage Conversion. Cell Rep. 2016 06 14; 15(11):2550-62. View abstract
  58. Joshi M, Anselm I, Shi J, Bale TA, Towne M, Schmitz-Abe K, Crowley L, Giani FC, Kazerounian S, Markianos K, Lidov HG, Folkerth R, Sankaran VG, Agrawal PB. Mutations in the substrate binding glycine-rich loop of the mitochondrial processing peptidase-a protein (PMPCA) cause a severe mitochondrial disease. Cold Spring Harb Mol Case Stud. 2016 May; 2(3):a000786. View abstract
  59. Wakabayashi A, Ulirsch JC, Ludwig LS, Fiorini C, Yasuda M, Choudhuri A, McDonel P, Zon LI, Sankaran VG. Insight into GATA1 transcriptional activity through interrogation of cis elements disrupted in human erythroid disorders. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2016 Apr 19; 113(16):4434-9. View abstract
  60. Basak A, Sankaran VG. Regulation of the fetal hemoglobin silencing factor BCL11A. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2016 03; 1368(1):25-30. View abstract
  61. Nandakumar SK, Ulirsch JC, Sankaran VG. Advances in understanding erythropoiesis: evolving perspectives. Br J Haematol. 2016 Apr; 173(2):206-18. View abstract
  62. Sabath DE, Bender MA, Sankaran VG, Vamos E, Kentsis A, Yi HS, Greisman HA. Characterization of Deletions of the HBA and HBB Loci by Array Comparative Genomic Hybridization. J Mol Diagn. 2016 Jan; 18(1):92-9. View abstract
  63. Wakabayashi A, Sankaran VG. Society for Pediatric Research 2015 Young Investigator Award: genetics of human hematopoiesis-what patients can teach us about blood cell production. Pediatr Res. 2016 Mar; 79(3):366-70. View abstract
  64. Giani FC, Fiorini C, Wakabayashi A, Ludwig LS, Salem RM, Jobaliya CD, Regan SN, Ulirsch JC, Liang G, Steinberg-Shemer O, Guo MH, Esko T, Tong W, Brugnara C, Hirschhorn JN, Weiss MJ, Zon LI, Chou ST, French DL, Musunuru K, Sankaran VG. Targeted Application of Human Genetic Variation Can Improve Red Blood Cell Production from Stem Cells. Cell Stem Cell. 2016 Jan 07; 18(1):73-78. View abstract
  65. Noh JY, Gandre-Babbe S, Wang Y, Hayes V, Yao Y, Gadue P, Sullivan SK, Chou ST, Machlus KR, Italiano JE, Kyba M, Finkelstein D, Ulirsch JC, Sankaran VG, French DL, Poncz M, Weiss MJ. Inducible Gata1 suppression expands megakaryocyte-erythroid progenitors from embryonic stem cells. J Clin Invest. 2015 Jun; 125(6):2369-74. View abstract
  66. Basak A, Hancarova M, Ulirsch JC, Balci TB, Trkova M, Pelisek M, Vlckova M, Muzikova K, Cermak J, Trka J, Dyment DA, Orkin SH, Daly MJ, Sedlacek Z, Sankaran VG. BCL11A deletions result in fetal hemoglobin persistence and neurodevelopmental alterations. J Clin Invest. 2015 Jun; 125(6):2363-8. View abstract
  67. Sankaran VG, Weiss MJ. Anemia: progress in molecular mechanisms and therapies. Nat Med. 2015 Mar; 21(3):221-30. View abstract
  68. 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. 2015 Apr; 125(4):1665-9. View abstract
  69. Ludwig LS, Cho H, Wakabayashi A, Eng JC, Ulirsch JC, Fleming MD, Lodish HF, Sankaran VG. Genome-wide association study follow-up identifies cyclin A2 as a regulator of the transition through cytokinesis during terminal erythropoiesis. Am J Hematol. 2015 May; 90(5):386-91. View abstract
  70. Ulirsch JC, Lacy JN, An X, Mohandas N, Mikkelsen TS, Sankaran VG. Altered chromatin occupancy of master regulators underlies evolutionary divergence in the transcriptional landscape of erythroid differentiation. PLoS Genet. 2014 Dec; 10(12):e1004890. View abstract
  71. Ludwig LS, Gazda HT, Eng JC, Eichhorn SW, Thiru P, Ghazvinian R, George TI, Gotlib JR, Beggs AH, Sieff CA, Lodish HF, Lander ES, Sankaran VG. Altered translation of GATA1 in Diamond-Blackfan anemia. Nat Med. 2014 Jul; 20(7):748-53. View abstract
  72. Pishesha N, Thiru P, Shi J, Eng JC, Sankaran VG, Lodish HF. Transcriptional divergence and conservation of human and mouse erythropoiesis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Mar 18; 111(11):4103-8. View abstract
  73. Sankaran VG, Joshi M, Agrawal A, Schmitz-Abe K, Towne MC, Marinakis N, Markianos K, Berry GT, Agrawal PB. Rare complete loss of function provides insight into a pleiotropic genome-wide association study locus. Blood. 2013 Nov 28; 122(23):3845-7. View abstract
  74. Sankaran VG, Agrawal PB. Stimulating erythropoiesis in neonates. Am J Hematol. 2013 Nov; 88(11):930-1. View abstract
  75. Sankaran VG, Gallagher PG. Applications of high-throughput DNA sequencing to benign hematology. Blood. 2013 Nov 21; 122(22):3575-82. View abstract
  76. Sankaran VG, Orkin SH. Genome-wide association studies of hematologic phenotypes: a window into human hematopoiesis. Curr Opin Genet Dev. 2013 Jun; 23(3):339-44. View abstract
  77. Musallam KM, Taher AT, Cappellini MD, Sankaran VG. Clinical experience with fetal hemoglobin induction therapy in patients with ß-thalassemia. Blood. 2013 Mar 21; 121(12):2199-212; quiz 2372. View abstract
  78. Sankaran VG, Orkin SH. The switch from fetal to adult hemoglobin. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2013 Jan 01; 3(1):a011643. View abstract
  79. Sankaran VG, Ludwig LS, Sicinska E, Xu J, Bauer DE, Eng JC, Patterson HC, Metcalf RA, Natkunam Y, Orkin SH, Sicinski P, Lander ES, Lodish HF. Cyclin D3 coordinates the cell cycle during differentiation to regulate erythrocyte size and number. Genes Dev. 2012 Sep 15; 26(18):2075-87. View abstract
  80. Sankaran VG, Ghazvinian R, Do R, Thiru P, Vergilio JA, Beggs AH, Sieff CA, Orkin SH, Nathan DG, Lander ES, Gazda HT. Exome sequencing identifies GATA1 mutations resulting in Diamond-Blackfan anemia. J Clin Invest. 2012 Jul; 122(7):2439-43. View abstract
  81. Zhang L, Sankaran VG, Lodish HF. MicroRNAs in erythroid and megakaryocytic differentiation and megakaryocyte-erythroid progenitor lineage commitment. Leukemia. 2012 Nov; 26(11):2310-6. View abstract
  82. Musallam KM, Sankaran VG, Cappellini MD, Duca L, Nathan DG, Taher AT. Fetal hemoglobin levels and morbidity in untransfused patients with ß-thalassemia intermedia. Blood. 2012 Jan 12; 119(2):364-7. View abstract
  83. Xu J, Peng C, Sankaran VG, Shao Z, Esrick EB, Chong BG, Ippolito GC, Fujiwara Y, Ebert BL, Tucker PW, Orkin SH. Correction of sickle cell disease in adult mice by interference with fetal hemoglobin silencing. Science. 2011 Nov 18; 334(6058):993-6. View abstract
  84. Sankaran VG, Xu J, Byron R, Greisman HA, Fisher C, Weatherall DJ, Sabath DE, Groudine M, Orkin SH, Premawardhena A, Bender MA. A functional element necessary for fetal hemoglobin silencing. N Engl J Med. 2011 Sep 01; 365(9):807-14. View abstract
  85. Sankaran VG, Sapp MV. Persistence of fetal hemoglobin expression in an older child with trisomy 13. J Pediatr. 2012 Feb; 160(2):352. View abstract
  86. Sankaran VG, Menne J, Heller R. Heterozygous disruption of human SOX6 is insufficient to impair erythropoiesis or silencing of fetal hemoglobin. Blood. 2011 Apr 21; 117(16):4396-7. View abstract
  87. Singbrant S, Russell MR, Jovic T, Liddicoat B, Izon DJ, Purton LE, Sims NA, Martin TJ, Sankaran VG, Walkley CR. Erythropoietin couples erythropoiesis, B-lymphopoiesis, and bone homeostasis within the bone marrow microenvironment. Blood. 2011 May 26; 117(21):5631-42. View abstract
  88. Sankaran VG, Menne TF, Šcepanovic D, Vergilio JA, Ji P, Kim J, Thiru P, Orkin SH, Lander ES, Lodish HF. MicroRNA-15a and -16-1 act via MYB to elevate fetal hemoglobin expression in human trisomy 13. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Jan 25; 108(4):1519-24. View abstract
  89. Sankaran VG. Targeted therapeutic strategies for fetal hemoglobin induction. Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program. 2011; 2011:459-65. View abstract
  90. Wilber A, Hargrove PW, Kim YS, Riberdy JM, Sankaran VG, Papanikolaou E, Georgomanoli M, Anagnou NP, Orkin SH, Nienhuis AW, Persons DA. Therapeutic levels of fetal hemoglobin in erythroid progeny of ß-thalassemic CD34+ cells after lentiviral vector-mediated gene transfer. Blood. 2011 Mar 10; 117(10):2817-26. View abstract
  91. Sankaran VG, Nathan DG. Reversing the hemoglobin switch. N Engl J Med. 2010 Dec 02; 363(23):2258-60. View abstract
  92. Sankaran VG, Nathan DG. Thalassemia: an overview of 50 years of clinical research. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2010 Dec; 24(6):1005-20. View abstract
  93. Galarneau G, Palmer CD, Sankaran VG, Orkin SH, Hirschhorn JN, Lettre G. Fine-mapping at three loci known to affect fetal hemoglobin levels explains additional genetic variation. Nat Genet. 2010 Dec; 42(12):1049-51. View abstract
  94. Sankaran VG, Lettre G, Orkin SH, Hirschhorn JN. Modifier genes in Mendelian disorders: the example of hemoglobin disorders. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2010 Dec; 1214:47-56. View abstract
  95. Sankaran VG. Hemoglobin disorders in the developing world: a perspective from Sri Lanka. Am J Hematol. 2010 Sep; 85(9):732. View abstract
  96. Sankaran VG, Xu J, Orkin SH. Transcriptional silencing of fetal hemoglobin by BCL11A. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2010 Aug; 1202:64-8. View abstract
  97. Xu J, Sankaran VG, Ni M, Menne TF, Puram RV, Kim W, Orkin SH. Transcriptional silencing of {gamma}-globin by BCL11A involves long-range interactions and cooperation with SOX6. Genes Dev. 2010 Apr 15; 24(8):783-98. View abstract
  98. Sankaran VG, Xu J, Orkin SH. Advances in the understanding of haemoglobin switching. Br J Haematol. 2010 Apr; 149(2):181-94. View abstract
  99. Sankaran VG, Xu J, Ragoczy T, Ippolito GC, Walkley CR, Maika SD, Fujiwara Y, Ito M, Groudine M, Bender MA, Tucker PW, Orkin SH. Developmental and species-divergent globin switching are driven by BCL11A. Nature. 2009 Aug 27; 460(7259):1093-7. View abstract
  100. Sankaran VG, Menne TF, Xu J, Akie TE, Lettre G, Van Handel B, Mikkola HK, Hirschhorn JN, Cantor AB, Orkin SH. Human fetal hemoglobin expression is regulated by the developmental stage-specific repressor BCL11A. Science. 2008 Dec 19; 322(5909):1839-42. View abstract
  101. Walkley CR, Sankaran VG, Orkin SH. Rb and hematopoiesis: stem cells to anemia. Cell Div. 2008 Sep 08; 3:13. View abstract
  102. Lettre G, Sankaran VG, Bezerra MA, Araújo AS, Uda M, Sanna S, Cao A, Schlessinger D, Costa FF, Hirschhorn JN, Orkin SH. DNA polymorphisms at the BCL11A, HBS1L-MYB, and beta-globin loci associate with fetal hemoglobin levels and pain crises in sickle cell disease. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Aug 19; 105(33):11869-74. View abstract
  103. Walkley CR, Qudsi R, Sankaran VG, Perry JA, Gostissa M, Roth SI, Rodda SJ, Snay E, Dunning P, Fahey FH, Alt FW, McMahon AP, Orkin SH. Conditional mouse osteosarcoma, dependent on p53 loss and potentiated by loss of Rb, mimics the human disease. Genes Dev. 2008 Jun 15; 22(12):1662-76. View abstract
  104. Sankaran VG, Orkin SH, Walkley CR. Rb intrinsically promotes erythropoiesis by coupling cell cycle exit with mitochondrial biogenesis. Genes Dev. 2008 Feb 15; 22(4):463-75. View abstract
  105. Uda M, Galanello R, Sanna S, Lettre G, Sankaran VG, Chen W, Usala G, Busonero F, Maschio A, Albai G, Piras MG, Sestu N, Lai S, Dei M, Mulas A, Crisponi L, Naitza S, Asunis I, Deiana M, Nagaraja R, Perseu L, Satta S, Cipollina MD, Sollaino C, Moi P, Hirschhorn JN, Orkin SH, Abecasis GR, Schlessinger D, Cao A. Genome-wide association study shows BCL11A associated with persistent fetal hemoglobin and amelioration of the phenotype of beta-thalassemia. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008 Feb 05; 105(5):1620-5. View abstract
  106. Sankaran VG, Klein DE, Sachdeva MM, Lemmon MA. High-affinity binding of a FYVE domain to phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate requires intact phospholipid but not FYVE domain oligomerization. Biochemistry. 2001 Jul 24; 40(29):8581-7. View abstract
  107. Ferguson KM, Kavran JM, Sankaran VG, Fournier E, Isakoff SJ, Skolnik EY, Lemmon MA. Structural basis for discrimination of 3-phosphoinositides by pleckstrin homology domains. Mol Cell. 2000 Aug; 6(2):373-84. View abstract