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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address ACC 512 Zip 0011
Phone  (205) 638-5855
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Pediatrics   Ped - Hematology/Oncology Professor
Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Professor

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Biochemistry and Structural Biology 

Biographical Sketch 
1975-1979 B.S., Biology Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 1979-1981 M.S., Immunology University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 1981-1985 M.D.Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA 1985-1988 Pediatric Residency Tulane University School of Medicine New Orleans, LA 1988-1991 Clinical Fellow in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Childrenís Hospital, Denver, CO 1989-1992 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Immunology National Jewish Center for and Respiratory Medicine, Denver, CO 1993-1999 Assistant Professor University of Iowa College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics 1999-2009 Associate Professor University of Iowa College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics 2001-2009 Director, Pediatric Immune Disorders Clinic, University of Iowa College of Medicine 2001-2006 Director, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program, University of Iowa College of Medicine 2003-2009 Director, University of Iowa Hematopoietic Stem Cell Bank 2009-Present Professor of Pediatrics University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Pediatric Hematology & Oncology Birmingham, AL 2009-Present Medical Director University of Alabama at Birmingham Lowder Bone Marrow Transplant Program

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
American Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation  Member   
American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology  Member   
Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Consortium  Member   
American Society of Hematology  Member   
International Bone Marrow Transplant `Registry  MemberNon-Malignant Marrow Disorders Working Committee   

Research/Clinical Interest
Creation of patient-specific gene corrected hematopoietic stem cells in inherited bone marrow failure syndromes using inducible pluripotent stem cell technology
The major research interest of Dr. Goldmanís laboratory relates to understanding the molecular and immunologic mechanisms of bone marrow failure syndromes and congenital immune deficiencies, and translating this information to the promotion of novel stem therapies for these disorders. His work previously focused on Dyskeratosis congenita (DC) and he was involved in the discovery of the autosomal dominant form of this disease, AD DC. More recently, he has been involved in studies assessing the defect in hematopoietic stem cells in DC, and in collaboration with the Daley Lab at Dana Farber, applied iPS cell technology to correct the underlying deficiency in telomerase in reprogrammed DC cells. Studies are currently being performed that are assessing the role of telomerase in defects in oxidative stress and DNA repair. Dr. Goldman has also participated in pre-clinical gene therapy studies for a number of other bone marrow failure disorders and immune deficiencies, and has created an extensive tissue repository with patient samples from many different conditions, including Diamond Blackfan Anemia (DBA), Shwachman Diamond Syndrome, and Fanconiís anemia. More recently his research interests have shifted to DBA, and in concert with the Townes laboratory, is actively working on gene correction strategies for this condition using iPS cell technology and homologous recombineering. Through our collaboration with Dr. Lamb, the Director of the Stem Cell Processing laboratory and GMP facility at UAB, it is our collective hope that corrected patient iPS cells can be differentiated into hematopoietic stem cells for future transplantation into patients with DBA or other disorders of hematopoiesis.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
18.Goldman F, Gilman A, Hollenback C, Kato R, Premack B, Rawlings D. Hydroxychloroquine inhibits calcium signals in T cells, a new mechanism to explain its immunomodulatory properties. Blood, 95(11):3460-66, 2000.
17.Goldman F, Rumelhart SL, Holida MD, Lee N, Trigg ME, Miller J, Giller R: Poor outcome in children with refractory/relapsed leukemia undergoing bone marrow transplantation with mismatched family member donors. Bone Marrow Transplant, 25, 943-948, 2000.  10800061 
15.Uckun FM, Messinger Y, Chen C, O’Neill K, Myers D, Levine A, Goldman F, Hurvitz C, Casper J, Uckum F. Treatment of therapy-refractory B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia with an apoptosis-inducing CD19-directed tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Clin Cancer Res, 5(12):3906-13, 1999.  10632319 
16.Chen C-L, Levine A, Rao A, O’Neill K, Messinger Y, Myeers DE, Goldman F, Hurvitz, Casper JT, Uckun FM. Clinical pharmacokinetics of the CD19 receptor-directed tyrosine kinase inhibitor B43-genistein in patients with B-lineage lymphoid malignancies. J Clin Pharmacol, 39(12):1248-55, 1999.  10586390 
23.Kinet S, Bernard F, Mongellaz C, Perreau M, Goldman F, Taylor N. gp120-mediated induction of the MAPK cascade is dependent on the activation state of CD4+ lymphocytes. Blood, 100(7):2450-2456, 2002.  12239168  
10.Goldman FD, Trigg, ME. Bone marrow transplantation for relapsed ALL. International Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 5(2-4):215-230, 1998.   
13.Trigg ME, Goldman FD. Removing T-lymphocytes from bone marrow: present dangers and future benefits. Cancer Research Therapy and Control, January, 1998.   
36.Filipovich AH, Bleesing J, Goldman F. Emerging Targets for Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT): Genetic Disorders of Hematopoiesis and Immunity. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant, 2007, Jan;13S1:58-63.   

gene therapy, telomerase, hematopoiesis, inducible pluripotent stem cells, oxidative stress, DNA damage response pathways