Christian Kuhr, MD, FACS
Christian Kuhr received his MD at the University of Washington where he remained and completed a residency in Urology and a fellowship in multi-organ transplantation. He subsequently spent time in the laboratories of Drs. Roger Perlmutter and Leroy Hood investigating T cell development and the role the homeobox genes play in lineage decisions. His current research interests intersect with his clinical work as a transplant surgeon and focus on the mechanisms underpinning immune tolerance. This work is carried out jointly at the BRI and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center where he collaborates with Dr. Rainer Storb.
Vernon RB, Preisinger A, Gooden MD, D'Amico LA, Yue BB, Bollyky PL, Kuhr CS, Hefty TR, Nepom GT, Gebe JA.Reversal of diabetes in mice with a bioengineered islet implant incorporating a type I collagen hydrogel and sustained release of vascular endothelial growth factor. Cell Transplant. 2012;21(10):2099-110. doi: 10.3727/096368912X636786.
Graves SS, Mathes DW, Georges GE, Kuhr CS, Chang J, Butts TM, Storb R.Long-term tolerance to kidney allografts after induced rejection of donor hematopoietic chimerism in a preclinical canine model. Transplantation. 2012 Sep 27;94(6):562-8.
Ding Y, Rotta M, Graves SS, Storer BE, Peterson LJ, Sale GE, Forough R, Zellmer E, Georges GE, Sandmaier BM, Kuhr CS, Storb R.Delaying DLA-haploidentical hematopoietic cell transplantation after total body irradiation. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2009 Oct;15(10):1244-50. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2009.06.004. Epub 2009 Aug 3.
Gregorevic P, Schultz BR, Allen JM, Halldorson JB, Blankinship MJ, Meznarich NA, Kuhr CS, Doremus C, Finn E, Liggitt D, Chamberlain JS. Evaluation of vascular delivery methodologies to enhance rAAV6-mediated gene transfer to canine striated musculature. Mol Ther. 2009 Aug;17(8):1427-33. doi: 10.1038/mt.2009.116. Epub 2009 May 26.
Hefty TR, Kuhr CS, Chong KT, Guinee DG, Wang W, Reems JA, Greenbaum CJ.Omental roll-up: a technique for islet engraftment in a large animal model. J Surg Res. 2010 Jun 1;161(1):134-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2008.11.842. Epub 2008 Dec 13.
Graves SS, Hogan WJ, Kuhr C, Diaconescu R, Harkey M, Sale GE, Stone B, Georges GE, Storb R. Adoptive immunotherapy against allogeneic kidney grafts in dogs with stable hematopoietic trichimerism. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2008 Nov;14(11):1201-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2008.08.005.