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Cancer and Hematology


1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1570
Houston, TX 77030

Research Area

Danitza M. Nébor, PhD

Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
The Jackson Laboratory Post-doctoral Fellow 2018
University of French West Indies / University Paris VII National institute of health and medical research (Inserm) PhD Doctor of Philosophy 2010
University of Paris VII Postgraduate Education 2006
University of Poitiers Masters Master of Science, Physiology, cellular and molecular biology 2006
University of Poitiers Bachelors Bachelor of Science, Cellular biology and physiology 2004


Dr. Danitza Nébor is an instructor in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine with a longstanding interest in the pathophysiology of sickle cell disease (SCD). Her mission is to develop new therapeutic strategies that will be accessible and affordable to every patient with SCD. 

Dr. Nébor earned her PhD in France where she evaluated the role of microparticles, genetic modifiers and the autonomic nervous system on patients' inflammatory state, vaso-occlusion and chronic complications. She then moved to the USA to join the Jackson Laboratory where she received a strong formal training and became an expert in mouse handling, surgeries, biomethods and colony management. 

Dr. Nébor's current research focuses on the identification of new treatments to improve SCD outcomes and the generation of new mouse models that will be important resources for the scientific community.

Research interests
Sickle cell disease


Organization Name Role
American Society of Hematology (ASH) Member
Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) Member

Selected Publications

Kanne C*, Nebor D* (Co-first author), Pochron M, Oksenberg D, Sheehan V. Rheological Impact of GBT1118 Cessation in a Sickle Mouse Model. Frontiers in Physiology, section Red Frontier in Physiology. 2021 Sep 24;12:742784 PubMed PMID: 34630162; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8497897.

Nébor D, Graber JH, Ciciotte SL, Robledo RF, Papoin J, Hartman E, Gillinder KR, Perkins AC, Bieker JJ, Blanc L, Peters LL. Mutant KLF1 in Adult Anemic Nan Mice Leads to Profound Transcriptome Changes and Disordered Erythropoiesis. Sci Rep. 2018 Aug 24;8(1):12793. Pubmed PMID: 30143664; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6109071

Nebor D, Bowers A, Connes P, Hardy-Dessources MD, Knight-Madden J, Cumming V, Reid M, Romana M. Plasma concentration of platelet-derived microparticles is related to painful vaso-occlusive phenotype severity in sickle cell anemia. PLoS One. 2014;9(1):e87243. PubMed PMID: 24475257; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3901744.

Nébor D, Romana M, Santiago R, Vachiery N, Picot J, Broquere C, Chaar V, Doumdo L, Odièvre MH, Benkerrou M, Elion J. Fetal hemoglobin and hydroxycarbamide moduate both plasma concentration and cellular origin of circulating microparticles in sickle cell anemia children. Haematologica. 2013 Jun;98(6):862-7. PubMed PMID: 23403312; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3669440

Nebor D, Bowers A, Hardy-Dessources MD, Knight-Madden J, Romana M, Reid H, Barthélémy JC, Cumming V, Hue O, Elion J, Reid M, Connes P. Frequency of pain crises in sickle cell anemia and its relationship with the sympatho-vagal balance, blood viscosity and inflammation. Haematologica. 2011 Nov;96(11):1589-94. PubMed PMID: 21750084; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3208675

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Awards & Honors

2022 ASH Scholar Award (Transition to assistant professor)
2022 PRomotion of FellOwS‘ PEdiatric Research (PROSPER) Diversity Awards, Society for Pediatric Research (SPR)
2021 Programs to Increase Diversity Among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research, NHLBI
2020 Restart Award, American Society of Hematology (ASH)
2016 Abstract Achievement Award / 58th ASH Annual Meeting
2015 Scholar Award, American Society of Hematology (ASH)
2014 Abstract Achievement Award, American Society of Hematology (ASH) 56th Annual Meeting
2014 Under-represented Minority Scholarship Award, IMGC
2011 Best PhD in science, University of the French West Indies
2010 Best Oral Communication, Red Cell and Iron Club, Marseille, France
2010 Thesis received special honors and highest distinction from jury, University of the French West Indies/ Paris VII
2009 Best Oral Presentation for Popularization, University of the French West Indies



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