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Rong Lu Lab

USC Stem Cell

Hearst Fellow Adnan Chowdhury studies how stem cells respond to infection

Adnan Chowdhury (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

Adnan Chowdhury (Photo by Cristy Lytal)

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 this uncharted territory as the winner of the Hearst Fellowship, which will launch his early scientific career with a generous startup package including salary and benefits for a full year.

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