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Peter van Galen, Ph.D.

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Utrecht University, NetherlandsBS07/2006Biology
Utrecht University, NetherlandsMS10/2008Cancer Genomics and Developmental Biology
University of Amsterdam & University of Toronto, Netherlands & CanadaPhD03/2014Molecular Genetics
Koningin Wilhelmina Fonds Scholarship, Dutch Cancer Society
Trajectum Scholarship, Utrecht University
Poster Award, International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR)
Travel Award, Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS)
Travel Award, International Society for Experimental Hematology (ISEH)
Travel Award, ISSCR
Travel Award, ISEH
Travel Award, Stem Cell Network, Canada
Travel Award, University of Toronto
Bioinformatics Workshop Award, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR)
Cum Laude designation for PhD thesis, University of Amsterdam
Epigenetics Initiative Travel Award, Harvard Medical School
Abstract Achievement Award, American Society of Hematology (ASH)
Travel Award, ISEH
Forbeck Scholar Award, Forbeck Forums


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  1. (Van Galen, Peter) Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2022
    Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR), Grants for Junior Faculty
    Epigenetic mechanisms of stem cell expansion in the aging hematopoietic system
  2. (Lane, Andrew) Dec 1, 2020 - Nov 30, 2023
    Bertarelli Foundation, Rare Cancers Fund
    Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm (BPDCN) Genomics and Therapeutic Target Identification
    Role: Co-Investigator
  3. (Van Galen, Peter) Feb 1, 2020 - Jan 31, 2022
    Gilead Sciences, Research Scholar in Hematology / Oncology
    Targeting Survival Mechanisms of Persistent Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cells
  4. (Van Galen, Peter) Feb 1, 2020 - Jan 31, 2021
    Harvard Medical School (HMS) Epigenetics and Gene Dynamics Initiative, Pilot Award
    Chromatin plasticity in TET2 driven clonal hematopoiesis
  5. R00CA218832 (VAN GALEN, PETER) Aug 1, 2019 - Jul 31, 2022
    The role of epigenetic plasticity in acute myeloid leukemia cell persistence
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Jutzi JS, Marneth AE, Jiménez-Santos MJ, Hem J, Guerra-Moreno A, Rolles B, Bhatt S, Myers SA, Carr SA, Hong Y, Pozdnyakova O, van Galen P, Al-Shahrour F, Nam AS, Mullally A. CALR-mutated cells are vulnerable to combined inhibition of the proteasome and the endoplasmic reticulum stress response. Leukemia. 2022 Dec 06. PMID: 36473980.
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  2. Lee KM, Fu Q, Huai G, Deng K, Lei J, Kojima L, Agarwal D, van Galen P, Kimura S, Tanimine N, Washburn L, Yeh H, Naji A, Rickert CG, LeGuern C, Markmann JF. Suppression of allograft rejection by regulatory B cells induced via TLR signaling. JCI Insight. 2022 09 08; 7(17). PMID: 35943811; PMCID: PMC9536278.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  3. Ainciburu M, Morgan DM, DePasquale EAK, Love JC, Prósper F, van Galen P. WAT3R: recovery of T-cell receptor variable regions from 3' single-cell RNA-sequencing. Bioinformatics. 2022 07 11; 38(14):3645-3647. PMID: 35674381; PMCID: PMC9272805.
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  4. Romine KA, van Galen P. Rise of the Clones: Myelodysplastic Syndrome to Secondary Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Blood Cancer Discov. 2022 07 06; 3(4):270-272. PMID: 35709709; PMCID: PMC9338726.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  5. Guo Q, Spasic M, Maynard AG, Goreczny GJ, Bizuayehu A, Olive JF, van Galen P, McAllister SS. Clonal barcoding with qPCR detection enables live cell functional analyses for cancer research. Nat Commun. 2022 07 04; 13(1):3837. PMID: 35788590; PMCID: PMC9252988.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Cells
  6. Zeng AGX, Bansal S, Jin L, Mitchell A, Chen WC, Abbas HA, Chan-Seng-Yue M, Voisin V, van Galen P, Tierens A, Cheok M, Preudhomme C, Dombret H, Daver N, Futreal PA, Minden MD, Kennedy JA, Wang JCY, Dick JE. A cellular hierarchy framework for understanding heterogeneity and predicting drug response in acute myeloid leukemia. Nat Med. 2022 06; 28(6):1212-1223. PMID: 35618837.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. DePasquale EAK, van Galen P. Plasticity and immune evasion in childhood ALL. Blood. 2022 04 07; 139(14):2096-2097. PMID: 35389444.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. DePasquale EAK, Ssozi D, Ainciburu M, Good J, Noel J, Villanueva MA, Couturier CP, Shalek AK, Aranki SF, Mallidi HR, Griffin GK, Lane AA, van Galen P. Single-Cell Multiomics Reveals Clonal T-Cell Expansions and Exhaustion in Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm. Front Immunol. 2022; 13:809414. PMID: 35359938; PMCID: PMC8960171.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  9. Miller TE, Lareau CA, Verga JA, DePasquale EAK, Liu V, Ssozi D, Sandor K, Yin Y, Ludwig LS, El Farran CA, Morgan DM, Satpathy AT, Griffin GK, Lane AA, Love JC, Bernstein BE, Sankaran VG, van Galen P. Mitochondrial variant enrichment from high-throughput single-cell RNA sequencing resolves clonal populations. Nat Biotechnol. 2022 07; 40(7):1030-1034. PMID: 35210612; PMCID: PMC9288977.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  10. Najm FJ, van Galen P. Renewing your HBO1 subscription. Blood. 2022 02 10; 139(6):802-804. PMID: 35142852.
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  11. Miller PG, Qiao D, Rojas-Quintero J, Honigberg MC, Sperling AS, Gibson CJ, Bick AG, Niroula A, McConkey ME, Sandoval B, Miller BC, Shi W, Viswanathan K, Leventhal M, Werner L, Moll M, Cade BE, Barr RG, Correa A, Cupples LA, Gharib SA, Jain D, Gogarten SM, Lange LA, London SJ, Manichaikul A, O'Connor GT, Oelsner EC, Redline S, Rich SS, Rotter JI, Ramachandran V, Yu B, Sholl L, Neuberg D, Jaiswal S, Levy BD, Owen CA, Natarajan P, Silverman EK, van Galen P, Tesfaigzi Y, Cho MH, Ebert BL. Association of clonal hematopoiesis with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Blood. 2022 01 20; 139(3):357-368. PMID: 34855941; PMCID: PMC8777202.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  12. Kim KL, van Galen P, Hovestadt V, Rahme GJ, Andreishcheva EN, Shinde A, Gaskell E, Jones DR, Shema E, Bernstein BE. Systematic detection of m6A-modified transcripts at single-molecule and single-cell resolution. Cell Rep Methods. 2021 Sep 27; 1(5). PMID: 34734208.
  13. Shareef SJ, Bevill SM, Raman AT, Aryee MJ, van Galen P, Hovestadt V, Bernstein BE. Extended-representation bisulfite sequencing of gene regulatory elements in multiplexed samples and single cells. Nat Biotechnol. 2021 09; 39(9):1086-1094. PMID: 33958785; PMCID: PMC8434949.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  14. Acosta J, Ssozi D, van Galen P. Single-Cell RNA Sequencing to Disentangle the Blood System. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2021 03; 41(3):1012-1018. PMID: 33441024.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  15. Eyler CE, Matsunaga H, Hovestadt V, Vantine SJ, van Galen P, Bernstein BE. Single-cell lineage analysis reveals genetic and epigenetic interplay in glioblastoma drug resistance. Genome Biol. 2020 07 15; 21(1):174. PMID: 32669109.
    Citations: 21     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. van Galen P. Decoding the Noncoding Cancer Genome. Cancer Discov. 2020 05; 10(5):646-647. PMID: 32357969.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  17. Cabal-Hierro L, van Galen P, Prado MA, Higby KJ, Togami K, Mowery CT, Paulo JA, Xie Y, Cejas P, Furusawa T, Bustin M, Long HW, Sykes DB, Gygi SP, Finley D, Bernstein BE, Lane AA. Chromatin accessibility promotes hematopoietic and leukemia stem cell activity. Nat Commun. 2020 03 16; 11(1):1406. PMID: 32179749.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  18. van Galen P, Hovestadt V, Wadsworth Ii MH, Hughes TK, Griffin GK, Battaglia S, Verga JA, Stephansky J, Pastika TJ, Lombardi Story J, Pinkus GS, Pozdnyakova O, Galinsky I, Stone RM, Graubert TA, Shalek AK, Aster JC, Lane AA, Bernstein BE. Single-Cell RNA-Seq Reveals AML Hierarchies Relevant to Disease Progression and Immunity. Cell. 2019 03 07; 176(6):1265-1281.e24. PMID: 30827681.
    Citations: 214     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  19. Kaufmann KB, Garcia-Prat L, Liu Q, Ng SWK, Takayanagi SI, Mitchell A, Wienholds E, van Galen P, Cumbaa CA, Tsay MJ, Pastrello C, Wagenblast E, Krivdova G, Minden MD, Lechman ER, Zandi S, Jurisica I, Wang JCY, Xie SZ, Dick JE. A stemness screen reveals C3orf54/INKA1 as a promoter of human leukemia stem cell latency. Blood. 2019 05 16; 133(20):2198-2211. PMID: 30796022.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  20. Yassin M, Aqaqe N, Yassin AA, van Galen P, Kugler E, Bernstein BE, Koren-Michowitz M, Canaani J, Nagler A, Lechman ER, Dick JE, Wienholds E, Izraeli S, Milyavsky M. A novel method for detecting the cellular stemness state in normal and leukemic human hematopoietic cells can predict disease outcome and drug sensitivity. Leukemia. 2019 08; 33(8):2061-2077. PMID: 30705411.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  21. van Galen P, Mbong N, Kreso A, Schoof EM, Wagenblast E, Ng SWK, Krivdova G, Jin L, Nakauchi H, Dick JE. Integrated Stress Response Activity Marks Stem Cells in Normal Hematopoiesis and Leukemia. Cell Rep. 2018 10 30; 25(5):1109-1117.e5. PMID: 30380403.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  22. Filbin MG, Tirosh I, Hovestadt V, Shaw ML, Escalante LE, Mathewson ND, Neftel C, Frank N, Pelton K, Hebert CM, Haberler C, Yizhak K, Gojo J, Egervari K, Mount C, van Galen P, Bonal DM, Nguyen QD, Beck A, Sinai C, Czech T, Dorfer C, Goumnerova L, Lavarino C, Carcaboso AM, Mora J, Mylvaganam R, Luo CC, Peyrl A, Popovic M, Azizi A, Batchelor TT, Frosch MP, Martinez-Lage M, Kieran MW, Bandopadhayay P, Beroukhim R, Fritsch G, Getz G, Rozenblatt-Rosen O, Wucherpfennig KW, Louis DN, Monje M, Slavc I, Ligon KL, Golub TR, Regev A, Bernstein BE, Suvà ML. Developmental and oncogenic programs in H3K27M gliomas dissected by single-cell RNA-seq. Science. 2018 04 20; 360(6386):331-335. PMID: 29674595.
    Citations: 179     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  23. Kleppe M, Koche R, Zou L, van Galen P, Hill CE, Dong L, De Groote S, Papalexi E, Hanasoge Somasundara AV, Cordner K, Keller M, Farnoud N, Medina J, McGovern E, Reyes J, Roberts J, Witkin M, Rapaport F, Teruya-Feldstein J, Qi J, Rampal R, Bernstein BE, Bradner JE, Levine RL. Dual Targeting of Oncogenic Activation and Inflammatory Signaling Increases Therapeutic Efficacy in Myeloproliferative Neoplasms. Cancer Cell. 2018 04 09; 33(4):785-787. PMID: 29634952.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    
  24. Liau BB, Sievers C, Donohue LK, Gillespie SM, Flavahan WA, Miller TE, Venteicher AS, Hebert CH, Carey CD, Rodig SJ, Shareef SJ, Najm FJ, van Galen P, Wakimoto H, Cahill DP, Rich JN, Aster JC, Suvà ML, Patel AP, Bernstein BE. Adaptive Chromatin Remodeling Drives Glioblastoma Stem Cell Plasticity and Drug Tolerance. Cell Stem Cell. 2017 02 02; 20(2):233-246.e7. PMID: 27989769.
    Citations: 161     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  25. Lechman ER, Gentner B, Ng SW, Schoof EM, van Galen P, Kennedy JA, Nucera S, Ciceri F, Kaufmann KB, Takayama N, Dobson SM, Trotman-Grant A, Krivdova G, Elzinga J, Mitchell A, Nilsson B, Hermans KG, Eppert K, Marke R, Isserlin R, Voisin V, Bader GD, Zandstra PW, Golub TR, Ebert BL, Lu J, Minden M, Wang JC, Naldini L, Dick JE. miR-126 Regulates Distinct Self-Renewal Outcomes in Normal and Malignant Hematopoietic Stem Cells. Cancer Cell. 2016 Feb 08; 29(2):214-28. PMID: 26832662; PMCID: PMC4749543.
    Citations: 81     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  26. van Galen P, Viny AD, Ram O, Ryan RJ, Cotton MJ, Donohue L, Sievers C, Drier Y, Liau BB, Gillespie SM, Carroll KM, Cross MB, Levine RL, Bernstein BE. A Multiplexed System for Quantitative Comparisons of Chromatin Landscapes. Mol Cell. 2016 Jan 07; 61(1):170-80. PMID: 26687680; PMCID: PMC4707994.
    Citations: 49     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  27. Renneville A, Van Galen P, Canver MC, McConkey M, Krill-Burger JM, Dorfman DM, Holson EB, Bernstein BE, Orkin SH, Bauer DE, Ebert BL. EHMT1 and EHMT2 inhibition induces fetal hemoglobin expression. Blood. 2015 Oct 15; 126(16):1930-9. PMID: 26320100; PMCID: PMC4608240.
    Citations: 44     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  28. Singbrant S, van Galen P, Lucas D, Challen G, Rossi DJ, Daley GQ. Two new routes to make blood: Hematopoietic specification from pluripotent cell lines versus reprogramming of somatic cells. Exp Hematol. 2015 Sep; 43(9):756-9. PMID: 26143581.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  29. van Galen P, Kreso A, Mbong N, Kent DG, Fitzmaurice T, Chambers JE, Xie S, Laurenti E, Hermans K, Eppert K, Marciniak SJ, Goodall JC, Green AR, Wouters BG, Wienholds E, Dick JE. The unfolded protein response governs integrity of the haematopoietic stem-cell pool during stress. Nature. 2014 Jun 12; 510(7504):268-72. PMID: 24776803.
    Citations: 144     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  30. van Galen P, Kreso A, Wienholds E, Laurenti E, Eppert K, Lechman ER, Mbong N, Hermans K, Dobson S, April C, Fan JB, Dick JE. Reduced lymphoid lineage priming promotes human hematopoietic stem cell expansion. Cell Stem Cell. 2014 Jan 02; 14(1):94-106. PMID: 24388174.
    Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  31. Kreso A, van Galen P, Pedley NM, Lima-Fernandes E, Frelin C, Davis T, Cao L, Baiazitov R, Du W, Sydorenko N, Moon YC, Gibson L, Wang Y, Leung C, Iscove NN, Arrowsmith CH, Szentgyorgyi E, Gallinger S, Dick JE, O'Brien CA. Self-renewal as a therapeutic target in human colorectal cancer. Nat Med. 2014 Jan; 20(1):29-36. PMID: 24292392.
    Citations: 233     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  32. Kreso A, O'Brien CA, van Galen P, Gan OI, Notta F, Brown AM, Ng K, Ma J, Wienholds E, Dunant C, Pollett A, Gallinger S, McPherson J, Mullighan CG, Shibata D, Dick JE. Variable clonal repopulation dynamics influence chemotherapy response in colorectal cancer. Science. 2013 Feb 01; 339(6119):543-8. PMID: 23239622; PMCID: PMC9747244.
    Citations: 334     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  33. Lechman ER, Gentner B, van Galen P, Giustacchini A, Saini M, Boccalatte FE, Hiramatsu H, Restuccia U, Bachi A, Voisin V, Bader GD, Dick JE, Naldini L. Attenuation of miR-126 activity expands HSC in vivo without exhaustion. Cell Stem Cell. 2012 Dec 07; 11(6):799-811. PMID: 23142521.
    Citations: 94     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
  34. Eppert K, Takenaka K, Lechman ER, Waldron L, Nilsson B, van Galen P, Metzeler KH, Poeppl A, Ling V, Beyene J, Canty AJ, Danska JS, Bohlander SK, Buske C, Minden MD, Golub TR, Jurisica I, Ebert BL, Dick JE. Stem cell gene expression programs influence clinical outcome in human leukemia. Nat Med. 2011 Aug 28; 17(9):1086-93. PMID: 21873988.
    Citations: 458     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
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