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Lisa Nguyen presents at ISSCR 2017 Annual Meeting

Ask Lisa Nguyen what gets her blood racing, and her answer will be hematopoietic stem cells, or HSCs. She’ll be presenting about HSCs at the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Annual Meeting in Boston in June 2017. To […]

USC’s stem cell scientists secure the dollars to fight disease

The price of progress is not only the energy and talent of stem cell scientists, but also the research dollars that support their discoveries. In recent months, faculty members have secured numerous grants to support stem cell-based approaches to study […]

Lisa received an F31 award from NHLBI


What I’m reading: Rong Lu offers top pick

In a recent issue of Nature, Philipp S. Hoppe and colleagues present their work on how blood-forming cells, called hematopoietic progenitors, commit to becoming particular blood cell types. Previously, scientists thought that these choices were determined by random changes in […]

Rong Lu tells Cell Stem Cell about the “Path to My Lab’s First Paper”

In an interview with Cell Stem Cell, Drs. Rong Lu, Alvaro Rada-Iglesias, and Jennifer Phillips-Cremins share a behind-the-scenes look at what it took for them to set up their labs and eventually publish their group’s first paper. They share advice, […]

Hearst Fellow Adnan Chowdhury studies how stem cells respond to infection

Few researchers have studied how hematopoietic stem cells respond to infection—even though these are the stem cells that give rise to the full battery of specialized immune cells, such as T cells and B cells. Adnan Chowdhury is venturing into […]

Lisa received the ASH Abstract Achievement Award and will give a talk at the ASH meeting


Du received the first prize of the top poster award at the ISEH meeting


What I’m Reading: Rong Lu offers a top pick

In a recent issue of Nature, Fan Zhou, Bing Liu and colleagues present their work on tracing the developmental origin of blood stem cells, also known as hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), in mice. Interestingly, grafts of single HSC precursor cells […]

Humberto received an F31 award from NCI