Ayers Lab


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Leona W. Ayers

  • Emeritus Professor, Department of Pathology and School of Allied Medical Professions, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University.

  • Graduate School Advisor, Category P,
    The Ohio State University

  • Member, The Ohio State University Translational Therapeutics Program, 1998 - current.

  • Associate Attending Staff, Pathology, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.

  • Attending Staff, Pathology, Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio.

  • Member, CHTN Coordinating Committee (CHTN/NCI/NIH), 2010-current

  • Chair, CHTN Strategic Planning Committee (CHTN,NCI/NIH), 2015
Dr.  Ayers’ research focuses on these areas:

Biospecimen and Biorepositories
Principle Investigator of the Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN).

HIV/AIDS-Related Lymphoma
Principle Investigator of the AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR), 1995-2014 and  Sub-Saharan Africa Lymphoma Consortium (SSALC/ACSR) 2007-2014. Participant in NCI clinical trial: Epidemiology of Burkitt Lymphoma in East Africa Children or Minors (EMBLEM).

Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Participant in an NCI Sponsored international consortium (CAMPiT) characterization into sub-classifications of Merkel cell carcinoma.

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) 300 W. 10th Ave. Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: 1-800-293-5066 | Email: jamesline@osumc.edu