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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


Rong Commented on Editing Genomes to Record Cellular Histories

Researchers harness the power of genome editing to track cell lineages throughout zebrafish development. To read more, visit News from The Scientist, and News from Bio Techniques.

Bone Marrow Transplant Success Depends on the Dose

Casey Brewer, Ph.D., and colleagues in the laboratory of Rong Lu, Ph.D., discovered that transplantation dose affects the behavior of the blood-forming stem cells in bone marrow hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs). To read more, visit Gen news

Dose of transplanted blood-forming stem cells affects their behavior

Unlike aspirin, bone marrow doesn’t come with a neatly printed label with dosage instructions. However, a new study published in Cell Reports provides clues about how the dose of transplanted bone marrow might affect patients undergoing this risky procedure, frequently […]

Elizabeth Chu received a Summer 2016 Rose Hills Science and Engineering Fellowship


Hoon Lee received a Summer 2016 Provost’s Research Fellowship


Rong Lu’s lab receives an Eli and Edythe Broad Innovation Award in collaboration with Keyue Shen’s lab

Rong Lu and Keyue Shen have won one of the inaugural Eli and Edythe Broad Innovation Awards in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at USC. The team will pioneer an “organ-in-a-dish” approach for studying the stem cells in bone […]