Department of Pediatrics
Section of Hematology-Oncology
Center for Cell and Gene Therapy
Baylor College of Medicine
Alan Davis, PhD
Texas Children’s Cancer Center
One Baylor Plaza, Ste. N1010
Houston, TX 77030
Dr. Alan Davis’ research interest is in identifying signals that govern recruitment and engraftment of stem cells into bone.
Dr. Davis recently demonstrated that an early adult stem cell for the hematopoietic system also efficiently replenishes osteoblast pools in bone. The lab has also developed an adenovirus-based gene therapy system for the rapid induction of bone formation, and is currently developing this system for both spine fusions and long bone defects.
Additionally, his laboratory serves as part of a Vector Development Laboratory for the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy (CAGT). This laboratory works with investigators within the Baylor College of Medicine and throughout the international research community to prepare adenoviral, retroviral, or adeno-associated viral vectors for pre-clinical research. The vector core creates more than 50 new viral vectors and provides services to over 100 different research laboratories annually.