Ayers Lab


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Leona W. Ayers

  • Professor, Department of Pathology and School of Allied Medical Professions, College of Medicine, The Ohio State University.

  • Graduate School Advisor, Category P, The Ohio State University

  • Consulting Medical Staff, Pathology, University Hospitals East, Columbus, Ohio.

  • Associate Attending Staff, Pathology, Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Consulting Medical Staff, Pathology, Union County Memorial Hospital, Marysville, Ohio.

  • Attending Staff, Pathology, University Hospitals, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.

  • Chair, AIDS Malignancy Executive Committee, ACSR/NCI, NIH • Consultant, DAIDS-AIDS related malignancies, NCI, NIH

  • Member, AIDS Malignancy Executive Committee, NCI, NIH

  • Member, AIDS Malignancy Steering Committee, NCI, NIH

  • Member, Cancer Institutional Review Board (IRB) Committee, The Ohio State University

  • Member, Union County Memorial Hospital, Infection Control Committee

Dr. Ayers’ research focuses on these areas:

Biospecimen and Biorepositories
Principle Investigator of the AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR) and Cooperative Human Tissue Network (CHTN).

HIV/AIDS-Related Lymphoma
Principle Investigator of the Sub-Saharan Africa Lymphoma Consortium (SSALC/ACSR). Participant in NCI clinical trial: Epidemiology of Burkitt Lymphoma in East Africa Children or Minors (EMBLEM).

Merkel Cell Carcinoma
Participant in an NCI Sponsored international consortium (CAMPiT) characterization into sub-classifications of Merkel cell carcinoma.

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) 300 W. 10th Ave. Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: 1-800-293-5066 | Email: jamesline@osumc.edu