Michael A Caligiuri MD

Michael A Caligiuri MD
ProfessorCollege of Medicinecaligiuri.1@osu.eduwebsite
521 James Cancer Hosp & Res Inst 300 W 10th Avenue Columbus Ohio 43210
Phone:614-293-7521Fax: 614-293-3122
  • Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics
  • Administrative
  • Innate Immunity

General Research Interest

natural killer (NK) cell biology, Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), acute myeloid leukemia (AML)

Research Description

The Caligiuri laboratory has three areas of interest. First is to understand the development and normal role of the body's large granular lymphocytes called natural killer cells , and to exploit their properties in order to develop effective therapies against cancer and immune deficiency. The second is to understand why organ transplant patients with iatrogenic immune deficiency are highly susceptible to the development of lymphoma associated with the Epstein-Barr virus , and to develop a preventative strategy for this disorder. We use a SCID-human mouse model to explore novel therapies for the treatment of this and other types of lymphoma. The third area of focus is the molecular basis for the development of acute leukemia . We have mouse models of leukemia as well as the world's largest bank of frozen human leukemia cells to study the pathogenesis of acute leukemia, the prognostic significance of molecular defects in acute leukemia, and novel therapies for acute leukemia.

Current Publications

  • Caligiuri MAMolecular pathways: interleukin-15 signaling in health and in cancer.Clin Cancer Res 20 2044-50 4/15/2014
  • Larson RARecombinant interleukin-2 in patients aged younger than 60 years with acute myeloid leukemia in first complete remission: Results from Cancer and Leukemia Group B 19808.Cancer 120 1010-7 4/1/2014
  • Marcucci GSPARC promotes leukemic cell growth and predicts acute myeloid leukemia outcome.J Clin Invest 124 1512-24 4/1/2014
  • Bloomfield CDPrognostic gene mutations and distinct gene- and microRNA-expression signatures in acute myeloid leukemia with a sole trisomy 8.Leukemia 3/21/2014
  • Bloomfield CDEpigenetics meets genetics in acute myeloid leukemia: clinical impact of a novel seven-gene score.J Clin Oncol 32 548-56 2/20/2014
  • Caligiuri MACancer Immunology at the Crossroads: Killer immunoglobulin-like receptors and tumor immunity.Cancer Immunol Res 2 99-104 2/1/2014
  • Bloomfield CDGAS6 expression identifies high-risk adult AML patients: potential implications for therapy.Leukemia 12/11/2013
  • Walker CJ, Oaks JJ, Santhanam R, Neviani P, Harb JG, Ferenchak G, Ellis JJ, Landesman Y, Eisfeld AK, Gabrail NY, Smith CL, Caligiuri MA, Hokland P, Roy DC, Reid A, Milojkovic D, Goldman JM, Apperley J, Garzon R, Marcucci G, Shacham S, Kauffman MG, Perrotti DPreclinical and clinical efficacy of XPO1/CRM1 inhibition by the karyopherin inhibitor KPT-330 in Ph+ leukemias.Blood 122 3034-44 10/24/2013
  • Dubovsky JA, Beckwith KA, Natarajan G, Woyach JA, Jaglowski S, Zhong Y, Hessler JD, Liu TM, Chang BY, Larkin KM, Stefanovski MR, Chappell DL, Frissora FW, Smith LL, Smucker KA, Flynn JM, Jones JA, Andritsos LA, Maddocks K, Lehman AM, Furman R, Sharman J, Mishra A, Caligiuri MA, Satoskar AR, Buggy JJ, Muthusamy N, Johnson AJ, Byrd JCIbrutinib is an irreversible molecular inhibitor of ITK driving a Th1-selective pressure in T lymphocytes.Blood 122(15) 2539-49 10/10/2013
  • Harb JG, Neviani P, Chyla BJ, Ellis JE, Ferenchak GJ, Oaks JJ, Walker CJ, Hokland P, Roy DC, Caligiuri MA, Marcucci G, Huettner CS, Perrotti DBcl-xL anti-apoptotic network is dispensable for development and maintenance of CML but is required for disease progression where it represents a new therapeutic target.Leukemia 27(10) 1996-2005 10/1/2013
  • Metzeler KH, Maharry K, Kohlschmidt J, Volinia S, Mrózek K, Becker H, Nicolet D, Whitman SP, Mendler JH, Schwind S, Eisfeld AK, Wu YZ, Powell BL, Carter TH, Wetzler M, Kolitz JE, Baer MR, Carroll AJ, Stone RM, Caligiuri MA, Marcucci G, Bloomfield CDA stem cell-like gene expression signature associates with inferior outcomes and a distinct microRNA expression profile in adults with primary cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia.Leukemia 27(10) 2023-31 10/1/2013
  • Neviani P, Harb JG, Oaks JJ, Santhanam R, Walker CJ, Ellis JJ, Ferenchak G, Dorrance AM, Paisie CA, Eiring AM, Ma Y, Mao HC, Zhang B, Wunderlich M, May PC, Sun C, Saddoughi SA, Bielawski J, Blum W, Klisovic RB, Solt JA, Byrd JC, Volinia S, Cortes J, Huettner CS, Koschmieder S, Holyoake TL, Devine S, Caligiuri MA, Croce CM, Garzon R, Ogretmen B, Arlinghaus RB, Chen CS, Bittman R, Hokland P, Roy DC, Milojkovic D, Apperley J, Goldman JM, Reid A, Mulloy JC, Bhatia R, Marcucci G, Perrotti DPP2A-activating drugs selectively eradicate TKI-resistant chronic myeloid leukemic stem cells.J Clin Invest 123(10) 4144-57 10/1/2013
  • Bernot KM, Nemer JS, Santhanam R, Liu S, Zorko NA, Whitman SP, Dickerson KE, Zhang M, Yang X, McConnell KK, Ahmed EH, Munoz MR, Siebenaler RF, Marcucci GG, Mundy-Bosse BL, Brook DL, Garman S, Dorrance AM, Zhang X, Zhang J, Lee RJ, Blum W, Caligiuri MA, Marcucci GEradicating acute myeloid leukemia in a MllPTD/wt:Flt3ITD/wt murine model: a path to novel therapeutic approaches for human disease.Blood in press 10/1/2013
  • Chu J, Deng Y, Benson DM Jr, He S, Hughes T, Zhang J, Peng Y, Mao H, Yi L, Ghoshal K, He X, Devine SM, Zhang X, Caligiuri MA, Hofmeister CC, Yu JCS1-specific chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-engineered natural killer cells enhance in vitro and in vivo antitumor activity against human multiple myeloma.Leukemia in press 9/26/2013
  • Yu J, Freud AG, Caligiuri MALocation and cellular stages of natural killer cell development.Trends Immunol in press 9/19/2013
  • Oaks JJ, Santhanam R, Walker CJ, Roof S, Harb JG, Ferenchak G, Eisfeld AK, Van Brocklyn JR, Briesewitz R, Saddoughi SA, Nagata K, Bittman R, Caligiuri MA, Abdel-Wahab O, Levine R, Arlinghaus RB, Quintas-Cardama A, Goldman JM, Apperley J, Reid A, Milojkovic D, Ziolo MT, Marcucci G, Ogretmen B, Neviani P, Perrotti DAntagonistic activities of the immunomodulator and PP2A-activating drug FTY720 (Fingolimod, Gilenya) in Jak2-driven hematologic malignancies.Blood 122(11) 1923-34 9/12/2013
  • Bloomfield CDIn rare acute myeloid leukemia patients harboring both RUNX1 and NPM1 mutations, RUNX1 mutations are unusual in structure and present in the germline.Haematologica 98(8) e92-4 8/1/2013
  • Marcucci G, Maharry KS, Metzeler KH, Volinia S, Wu YZ, Mrózek K, Nicolet D, Kohlschmidt J, Whitman SP, Mendler JH, Schwind S, Becker H, Eisfeld AK, Carroll AJ, Powell BL, Kolitz JE, Garzon R, Caligiuri MA, Stone RM, Bloomfield CDClinical role of microRNAs in cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia: miR-155 upregulation independently identifies high-risk patients.J Clin Oncol 31(17) 2086-93 6/10/2013
  • He S, Chu J, Wu LC, Mao H, Peng Y, Alvarez-Breckenridge CA, Hughes T, Wei M, Zhang J, Yuan S, Sandhu S, Vasu S, Benson DM Jr, Hofmeister C, He X, Ghoshal K, Devine SM, Caligiuri MA, Yu JMicroRNAs activate natural killer cells through Toll-like receptor signaling.Blood 121(23) 4663-71 6/6/2013
  • Bernot KM, Siebenaler RF, Whitman SP, Zorko NA, Marcucci GG, Santhanam R, Ahmed EH, Ngangana M, McConnell KK, Nemer JS, Brook DL, Kulp SK, Chen CS, Frankhouser D, Yan P, Bundschuh R, Zhang X, Dorrance AM, Dickerson K, Jarjoura D, Blum W, Marcucci G, Caligiuri MAToward personalized therapy in AML: in vivo benefit of targeting aberrant epigenetics in MLL-PTD-associated AML.Leukemia in press 5/10/2013
  • Huang X, Schwind S, Yu B, Santhanam R, Wang H, Hoellerbauer P, Mims A, Klisovic RB, Walker A, Chan KK, Blum W, Perrotti D, Byrd JC, Bloomfield CD, Caligiuri MA, Lee RJ, Garzon R, Muthusamy N, Lee LJ, Marcucci GTargeted delivery of microRNA-29b by transferrin-conjugated anionic lipopolyplex nanoparticles: a novel therapeutic strategy in acute myeloid leukemia.Clin Cancer Res 19(9) 2355-67 5/1/2013
  • Trotta R, Chen L, Costinean S, Josyula S, Mundy-Bosse BL, Ciarlariello D, Mao C, Briercheck EL, McConnell KK, Mishra A, Yu L, Croce CM, Caligiuri MAOverexpression of miR-155 causes expansion, arrest in terminal differentiation and functional activation of mouse natural killer cells.Blood 121(16) 3126-34 4/18/2013
  • Mims A, Walker AR, Huang X, Sun J, Wang H, Santhanam R, Dorrance AM, Walker C, Hoellerbauer P, Tarighat SS, Chan KK, Klisovic RB, Perrotti D, Caligiuri MA, Byrd JC, Chen CS, Lee LJ, Jacob S, Mrózek K, Bloomfield CD, Blum W, Garzon R, Schwind S, Marcucci GIncreased anti-leukemic activity of decitabine via AR-42-induced upregulation of miR-29b: a novel epigenetic-targeting approach in acute myeloid leukemia.Leukemia 27(4) 871-8 4/1/2013
  • Alvarez-Breckenridge CA, Yu J, Caligiuri MA, Chiocca EAUncovering a novel mechanism whereby NK cells interfere with glioblastoma virotherapy.Oncoimmunology 2(4) e23658 4/1/2013
  • Li Z, Herold T, He C, Valk PJ, Chen P, Jurinovic V, Mansmann U, Radmacher MD, Maharry KS, Sun M, Yang X, Huang H, Jiang X, Sauerland MC, Büchner T, Hiddemann W, Elkahloun A, Neilly MB, Zhang Y, Larson RA, Le Beau MM, Caligiuri MA, Döhner K, Bullinger L, Liu PP, Delwel R, Marcucci G, Lowenberg B, Bloomfield CD, Rowley JD, Bohlander SK, Chen JIdentification of a 24-gene prognostic signature that improves the European LeukemiaNet risk classification of acute myeloid leukemia: an international collaborative study.J Clin Oncol 31(9) 1172-81 3/20/2013
  • Alachkar H, Santhanam R, Harb JG, Lucas DM, Oaks JJ, Hickey CJ, Pan L, Kinghorn AD, Caligiuri MA, Perrotti D, Byrd JC, Garzon R, Grever MR, Marcucci GSilvestrol exhibits significant in vivo and in vitro antileukemic activities and inhibits FLT3 and miR-155 expressions in acute myeloid leukemia.J Hematol Oncol 6 21 3/16/2013
  • Rafiq S, Butchar JP, Cheney C, Mo X, Trotta R, Caligiuri M, Jarjoura D, Tridandapani S, Muthusamy N, Byrd JCComparative assessment of clinically utilized CD20-directed antibodies in chronic lymphocytic leukemia cells reveals divergent NK cell, monocyte, and macrophage properties.J Immunol 190(6) 2702-11 3/15/2013
  • Park IK, Mishra A, Chandler J, Whitman SP, Marcucci G, Caligiuri MAInhibition of the receptor tyrosine kinase Axl impedes activation of the FLT3 internal tandem duplication in human acute myeloid leukemia: implications for Axl as a potential therapeutic target.Blood 121(11) 2064-73 3/14/2013
  • Li Y, Gao L, Luo X, Wang L, Gao X, Wang W, Sun J, Dou L, Li J, Xu C, Wang L, Zhou M, Jiang M, Zhou J, Caligiuri MA, Nervi C, Bloomfield CD, Marcucci G, Yu LEpigenetic silencing of microRNA-193a contributes to leukemogenesis in t(8;21) acute myeloid leukemia by activating the PTEN/PI3K signal pathway.Blood 121(3) 499-509 1/17/2013
  • Schwind S, Edwards CG, Nicolet D, Mrózek K, Maharry K, Wu YZ, Paschka P, Eisfeld AK, Hoellerbauer P, Becker H, Metzeler KH, Curfman J, Kohlschmidt J, Prior TW, Kolitz JE, Blum W, Pettenati MJ, Dal Cin P, Carroll AJ, Caligiuri MA, Larson RA, Volinia S, Marcucci G, Bloomfield CDinv(16)/t(16;16) acute myeloid leukemia with non-type A CBFB-MYH11 fusions associate with distinct clinical and genetic features and lack KIT mutations.Blood 121(2) 385-91 1/10/2013
  • Hickey CJ, Schwind S, Radomska HS, Dorrance AM, Santhanam R, Mishra A, Wu YZ, Alachkar H, Maharry K, Nicolet D, Mrózek K, Walker A, Eiring AM, Whitman SP, Becker H, Perrotti D, Wu LC, Zhao X, Fehniger TA, Vij R, Byrd JC, Blum W, Lee LJ, Caligiuri MA, Bloomfield CD, Garzon R, Marcucci GLenalidomide-mediated enhanced translation of C/EBPα-p30 protein up-regulates expression of the antileukemic microRNA-181a in acute myeloid leukemia.Blood 121(1) 159-69 1/3/2013
  • Alvarez-Breckenridge CA, Yu J, Price R, Wojton J, Pradarelli J, Mao H, Wei M, Wang Y, He S, Hardcastle J, Fernandez SA, Kaur B, Lawler SE, Vivier E, Mandelboim O, Moretta A, Caligiuri MA, Chiocca EANK cells impede glioblastoma virotherapy through NKp30 and NKp46 natural cytotoxicity receptors.Nat Med 18(12) 1827-34 12/1/2012
  • Benson DM Jr, Hofmeister CC, Padmanabhan S, Suvannasankha A, Jagganath S, Abonour R, Bakan C, Andre P, Efebera Y, Tiollier J, Caligiuri MA, Farag SSA phase 1 trial of the anti-KIR antibody IPH2101 in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.Blood 120(22) 4324-33 11/22/2012
  • Mishra A, Liu S, Sams GH, Curphey DP, Santhanam R, Rush LJ, Schaefer D, Falkenberg LG, Sullivan L, Jaroncyk L, Yang X, Fisk H, Wu LC, Hickey C, Chandler JC, Wu YZ, Heerema NA, Chan KK, Perrotti D, Zhang J, Porcu P, Racke FK, Garzon R, Lee RJ, Marcucci G, Caligiuri MAAberrant overexpression of IL-15 initiates large granular lymphocyte leukemia through chromosomal instability and DNA hypermethylation.Cancer Cell 22(5) 645-55 11/13/2012
  • Yan P, Frankhouser D, Murphy M, Tam HH, Rodriguez B, Curfman J, Trimarchi M, Geyer S, Wu YZ, Whitman SP, Metzeler K, Walker A, Klisovic R, Jacob S, Grever MR, Byrd JC, Bloomfield CD, Garzon R, Blum W, Caligiuri MA, Bundschuh R, Marcucci GGenome-wide methylation profiling in decitabine-treated patients with acute myeloid leukemia.Blood 120(12) 2466-74 9/20/2012
  • Mendler JH, Maharry K, Radmacher MD, Mrózek K, Becker H, Metzeler KH, Schwind S, Whitman SP, Khalife J, Kohlschmidt J, Nicolet D, Powell BL, Carter TH, Wetzler M, Moore JO, Kolitz JE, Baer MR, Carroll AJ, Larson RA, Caligiuri MA, Marcucci G, Bloomfield CDRUNX1 mutations are associated with poor outcome in younger and older patients with cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia and with distinct gene and MicroRNA expression signatures.J Clin Oncol 30(25) 3109-18 9/1/2012
  • Ranganathan P, Yu X, Na C, Santhanam R, Shacham S, Kauffman M, Walker A, Klisovic R, Blum W, Caligiuri M, Croce CM, Marcucci G, Garzon RPreclinical activity of a novel CRM1 inhibitor in acute myeloid leukemia.Blood 120(9) 1765-73 8/30/2012
  • Zorko NA, Bernot KM, Whitman SP, Siebenaler RF, Ahmed EH, Marcucci GG, Yanes DA, McConnell KK, Mao C, Kalu C, Zhang X, Jarjoura D, Dorrance AM, Heerema NA, Lee BH, Huang G, Marcucci G, Caligiuri MAMll partial tandem duplication and Flt3 internal tandem duplication in a double knock-in mouse recapitulates features of counterpart human acute myeloid leukemias.Blood 120(5) 1130-6 8/2/2012
  • Zhang Y, Yan X, Sashida G, Zhao X, Rao Y, Goyama S, Whitman SP, Zorko N, Bernot K, Conway RM, Witte D, Wang QF, Tenen DG, Xiao Z, Marcucci G, Mulloy JC, Grimes HL, Caligiuri MA, Huang GStress hematopoiesis reveals abnormal control of self-renewal, lineage bias, and myeloid differentiation in Mll partial tandem duplication (Mll-PTD) hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells.Blood 120(5) 1118-29 8/2/2012
  • Hsu SH, Wang B, Kota J, Yu J, Costinean S, Kutay H, Yu L, Bai S, La Perle K, Chivukula RR, Mao H, Wei M, Clark KR, Mendell JR, Caligiuri MA, Jacob ST, Mendell JT, Ghoshal KEssential metabolic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumorigenic functions of miR-122 in liver.J Clin Invest 122(8) 2871-83 8/1/2012
  • Fabbri M, Paone A, Calore F, Galli R, Gaudio E, Santhanam R, Lovat F, Fadda P, Mao C, Nuovo GJ, Zanesi N, Crawford M, Ozer GH, Wernicke D, Alder H, Caligiuri MA, Nana-Sinkam P, Perrotti D, Croce CMMicroRNAs bind to Toll-like receptors to induce prometastatic inflammatory response.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109(31) E2110-6 7/31/2012
  • Eisfeld AK, Marcucci G, Maharry K, Schwind S, Radmacher MD, Nicolet D, Becker H, Mrózek K, Whitman SP, Metzeler KH, Mendler JH, Wu YZ, Liyanarachchi S, Patel R, Baer MR, Powell BL, Carter TH, Moore JO, Kolitz JE, Wetzler M, Caligiuri MA, Larson RA, Tanner SM, de la Chapelle A, Bloomfield CDmiR-3151 interplays with its host gene BAALC and independently affects outcome of patients with cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia.Blood 120(2) 249-58 7/12/2012
  • Whitman SP, Caligiuri MA, Maharry K, Radmacher MD, Kohlschmidt J, Becker H, Mrózek K, Wu YZ, Schwind S, Metzeler KH, Mendler JH, Wen J, Baer MR, Powell BL, Carter TH, Kolitz JE, Wetzler M, Carroll AJ, Larson RA, Marcucci G, Bloomfield CDThe MLL partial tandem duplication in adults aged 60 years and older with de novo cytogenetically normal acute myeloid leukemia.Leukemia 26(7) 1713-7 7/1/2012
  • Blum W, Schwind S, Tarighat SS, Geyer S, Eisfeld AK, Whitman S, Walker A, Klisovic R, Byrd JC, Santhanam R, Wang H, Curfman JP, Devine SM, Jacob S, Garr C, Kefauver C, Perrotti D, Chan KK, Bloomfield CD, Caligiuri MA, Grever MR, Garzon R, Marcucci GClinical and pharmacodynamic activity of bortezomib and decitabine in acute myeloid leukemia.Blood 119(25) 6025-31 6/21/2012
  • Ranganathan P, Heaphy CE, Costinean S, Stauffer N, Na C, Hamadani M, Santhanam R, Mao C, Taylor PA, Sandhu S, He G, Shana'ah A, Nuovo GJ, Lagana A, Cascione L, Obad S, Broom O, Kauppinen S, Byrd JC, Caligiuri MA, Perrotti D, Hadley GA, Marcucci G, Devine SM, Blazar BR, Croce CM, Garzon RRegulation of acute graft-versus-host disease by microRNA-155.Blood 119(20) 4786-97 5/17/2012

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