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Lee Ann Baxter-Lowe, PhD, dip.ABHI is a Professor in Residence in the UCSF Medical School Department of Surgery. Dr. Baxter-Lower has more than 20 years experience in histocompatibility testing and transplantation research. Her research in characterization of HLA polymorphism and investigation of the relationship between HLA matching and transplant outcomes has been translated into state-of-the-art services in the Immunogenetics and Transplantation Laboratory. Her research involving mixed chimerism and microchimerism has provided the basis for sensitive tests that are now available as a clinical service.
Dr. Baxter-Lowe's other accomplishments include more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, the first report describing use of high resolution molecular HLA typing for the selection of an unrelated bone marrow donor, patents for methods for molecular HLA typing and characterization of HLA polymorphism, including discovery of many HLA alleles. She has served in leadership positions for the development of national standards for histocompatibility testing rincipal investigator or co-investigator for numerous basic and translational research projects.