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Stolla Laboratory

Moritz Stolla, M.D., Ph.D.

Platelets are disc-shaped blood cells and are essential for normal blood clotting. Platelet transfusions are given to patients who are at risk for bleeding or are actively bleeding. Blood transfusions are one of the most common hospital procedures. The Stolla lab is determining how long and in which storage solution platelets can be stored to maintain adequate post-storage viability and function. In addition, the lab is working on improving alternative platelet products including frozen, lyophilized and pathogen-reduced platelets for transfusion. Other projects focus on mechanisms of platelet transfusion biology including prevention of alloimmunization, and mechanisms of endothelial support by platelets.

Areas of Study

  • Platelet transfusion biology
  • Prevention of bleeding and treatment of active bleeding
  • Alternative platelet products for transfusion including platelet additive solutions

Dr. Stolla’s Background

  • Joined Bloodworks Northwest in September 2016
  • 2016: Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Staff Physician, Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA
  • 2015-2016: Fellowship, Harvard Joint Program in Transfusion Medicine, Boston, MA
  • 2012-2015: Residency, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
  • 2009 -2012: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Training Program for Hematologic Research, Cardeza Foundation, Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2006-2008: Internship, Department of Medicine / Cardiology, Klinikum Rechts der Isar, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany

Areas of Study

Platelet transfusion biology

Prevention of bleeding and treatment of active bleeding

Alternative platelet products for transfusion including platelet additive solutions

Representative Publications

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Stolla Laboratory Members

Shawn Bailey
Research Tech IV
Email: shawnb@bloodworksnw.org
Phone: (206) 689-6284
Jill Corson, R.N.
Supervisor, Clinical Research Nurse
Email: jillc@bloodworksnw.org
Phone: (206) 689-6280
FAX: (866) 791-4098
Barbara Osborne, R.N.
Clinical Research Nurse
Email: barbarao@bloodworksnw.org
Phone: (206) 689-6346
Daire Byrne
Research Technologist I
E-mail: shawnb@bloodworksnw.org
Phone: (206) 568-6284
Valery Li, MD
Postdoctoral Fellow
E-mail: USR-vli@bloodworksnw.org
Phone: (206) 568-2167
Chomie Usaneerungrueng
Research Technologist I
E-mail: chomieu@bloodworksnw.org
Phone: (206) 568-2226
Morgan Randall
Clinical Research Coordinator
E-mail: mrandall@bloodworksnw.org
Phone: (206) 568-2223
Jeff Miles
Clinical Research Coordinator
jmiles@bloodworksnw.org
(206) 689-6285

Moritz Stolla, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Member
Bloodworks Northwest
Research Institute
Associate Medical Director, Swedish Medical Center, Blood Transfusion Service

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
University of Washington

Bloodworks Northwest
Research Institute
1551 Eastlake Avenue E, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98102

Email: mstolla@bloodworksnw.org
UW Mailstop 359190
Phone: (206) 689-6268
Fax: (206) 587-6056

Tena Petersen
Senior Administrative Coordinator
Email: TPetersen@Bloodworksnw.org
Phone: (206) 568-2246
Fax: (206) 587-6056

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