Dr. Dunbar has pursued a career encompassing clinical investigation and patient care, basic science, and education/administration. As a translational research scientist, she has made important findings in the areas of hematopoiesis, stem cell biology, leukemogenesis, natural killer cell biology, and gene therapy, focusing on non-human primate models to provide insights not possible using murine or in vitro models. She has also led important clinical trials in gene therapy, transplantation, autoimmune disease, and bone marrow failure. She has published over 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and served as the principle investigator on numerous clinical protocols. She served as Editor-in-Chief of the premier hematology journal BLOOD from 2007-2012, the first woman to serve in this position. She has shown great commitment to education and career development of physician-scientists, running the NIH hematology fellowship program for 17 years, and serving as the chair of the NIH ACGME committee. She has been a leader in efforts to enhance the research environment within the intramural NIH through her service on various committees and as a founding member and current Co-Chair of the NIH Assembly of Scientists. She has received numerous teaching and mentoring awards from NHLBI, NIH and her professional societies. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband, having recently launched her two daughters onto adulthood, and relaxes by performing and listening to classical music, hiking and rowing.