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Laura F. Gibson

Laura F. Gibson PhD

Senior Associate Vice President for Research & Graduate Education, Associate Dean for Research; School of Medicine

P.O. Box 9104
2284 HSS
Morgantown, West Virginia 26506

Deputy Director - Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center

Cancer Center Administration


Senior Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Education

Research & Graduate Education


Alexander B. Osborn Distinguished Professor Hematological Malignancies

Co-Leader Osborn Hematological Malignancies Program

Cancer Center Research Laboratories



Microbiology, Immunology & Cell Biology (SOM)


Program 3: Alexander B. Osborn Hematopoietic Malignancy and Transplantation


Cancer Center Research Programs



Cancer Cell Biology Graduate Education



West Virginia University, PhD, 1991


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Ten Most Recent:

Breaking and entering into the CNS: clues from solid tumor and nonmalignant models with relevance to hematopoietic malignancies.
Basu SK, Remick SC, Monga M, Gibson LF.
Clin Exp Metastasis. 2014;31(2):257-267.

RepSox slows decay of CD34+ AML cells and decreasesTim-3 expression.
Jajosky AN, Coad JE, Vos JA, Martin KH, Senft JR, Wenger SL, Gibson LF.
Stem Cells Transl Med. 2014;3(7):836-848.

PMCJournal - In Process.

Bone marrow osteoblast vulnerability to chemotherapy.
Gencheva M, Hare I, Kurian S, Fortney JE, Piktel D, Wysolmerski RB, Gibson LF.
Eur J Haematol. 2013;90(6):469-478.


Sibling donor and recipient immune modulation with atorvastatin for the prophylaxis of acute graft-versus-host disease.
Hamadani M, Gibson LF, Remick SC, Wen S, Petros WP, Tse WW, Brundage KM, Vos JA, Cumpston AD, Bunner P, Craig M.
J Clin Oncol. 2013;31(35):4416-4423.


Three-dimensional hierarchical plasmonic nano-architecture enhanced surface-enhanced Raman scattering immunosensor for cancer biomarker detection in blood plasma.
Li M, Cushing SK, Zhang J, Suri S, Evans R, Petros WP, Gibson LF, Ma D, Liu Y, Wu NQ.
ACS Nano. 2013;7(6):4967-4976.


Adipocytes as a critical component of the tumor microenvironment.
Vona-Davis LC, Gibson LF.
Leuk Res. 2013;37(5):483-484.


Impact of response to thalidomide-, lenalidomide- or bortezomib- containing induction therapy on the outcomes of multiple myeloma patients undergoing autologous transplantation.
Awan FT, Osman S, Kochuparambil ST, Gibson LF, Remick SC, Abraham J, Craig M, Jillella A, Hamadani M.
Bone Marrow Transplant. 2012;47(1):146-148.

Bone marrow osteoblast damage by chemotherapeutic agents.
Rellick SL, O'Leary HA, Piktel D, Walton C, Fortney JE, Akers SM, Martin KH, Denvir J, Boskovic G, Primerano DA, Vos JA, Bailey NG, Gencheva M, Gibson LF.
PLoS One. 2012;7(2):e30758


Melphalan exposure induces an interleukin-6 deficit in bone marrow stromal cells and osteoblasts.
Rellick SL, Piktel D, Walton C, Hall B, Petros WP, Fortney JE, Gencheva M, Denvir J, Hobbs GR, Craig M, Gibson LF.
Cytokine. 2012;58(2):245-252.


A smoking-associated 7-gene signature for lung cancer diagnosis and prognosis.
Wan YW, Raese RA, Fortney JE, Xiao C, Luo D, Cavendish J, Gibson LF, Castranova V, Qian Y, Guo NL.
Int J Oncol. 2012;41(4):1387-1396.



1993-1994 - Department of Pediatrics Outstanding Research Award
1996-1997 - Department of Pediatrics Outstanding Research Award
2004 - Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research
2004 - Nominated for Outstanding Teacher of the Year
2007-2011 - Robert C. Byrd Professorship

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