University of Southern California

Rong Lu Lab

USC Stem Cell

Lab Overview

Our lab studies stem cell coordination, regulation and malfunction from a single cell perspective. We use mouse hematopoietic stem cells as a model system and integrate research strategies from various disciplines including molecular biology, cell biology, systems biology, genetics and bioinformatics. Our research focuses on understanding the differences between individual stem cells and how they coordinate with each other. These studies can provide new insights into the origin of diseases such as leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome as well as identify new therapeutic targets to treat them.