Mervin Yoder, MD is the Scientific Director of the Section of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Riley Hospital as well as the Director of the Herman B Wells Center for Pediatric Research at Riley Hospital. The Wells Center is a 35,000 sq. ft. (net) research facility comprising of 26 faculty, with greater than $6 million per year in external grant support. Approximately 1/2 of the Wells Center is devoted to research in hematology/oncology. Programs in hematopoiesis (Hainline and Clapp), gene transfer (Dinauer and Clapp), fetal hematopoiesis (Yoder), molecular biology of gene expression (Skalnik), control of cell proliferation (Chun), molecular biology of WBC disorders (Goebel and Dinauer), and DNA repair (Kelley) are available within the Wells Center and the Section of Hematology/Oncology.
In addition, we have strong relationships with the Department of Medicine, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Walther Oncology Center and Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at Indianapolis and excellent research programs within these departments are available for interested trainees.