Dr. Krystalyn E. Hudson, PhD Inducted to the AABB Foundation 2023 Hall of Fame
The AABB Foundation just announced the induction of Dr. Krystalyn E. Hudson, Ph.D., as one of its newest Hall of Fame members. Dr. Hudson is an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University and co-director of its Laboratory of Transfusion Biology. Her research focuses on unraveling the intricacies of immune responses to red blood cells (RBCs), which is relevant for transfusion medicine, pregnancy, and transplantation. Dr. Hudson’s research has earned prestigious accolades, such as the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40, the AABB Foundation Award for Innovative Research, and the Scott Murphy Memorial Lecture. Additionally, her research has garnered extramural funding from the NIH NHLBI and private foundations. Currently, her team is investigating the mechanisms underpinning autoimmune hemolytic anemia secondary to immune checkpoint inhibitors; the newest findings were recently selected for presentation during the Plenary session of the 2023 AABB Meeting.
The AABB Foundation introduced its Hall of Fame in 2007 to recognize a prestigious and select group of Foundation grant recipients who leveraged their early-career grant funding into successful careers in transfusion medicine or biotherapies and who demonstrated exemplary leadership within the field.
The AABB Foundation grant ignited my career, boosting my confidence as an early investigator and funding essential research. Its support paved the way for a successful NIH R01 grant, leading to new discoveries in tolerance to RBC autoantigens.
Congratulations, Dr. Hudson!