Phylis Hetie is a postdoctoral research fellow in Dr. Lee Rubin’s lab in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University. This past summer she attended The Business of Regenerative Medicine Conference, “How to Build a Company,” a 2.5 day Harvard Stem Cell Institute event hosted at the Harvard Business School.... Read more about Stem Cell Scientist Spotlight with Phylis Hetie
Happy spring, readers! Matrix sat down to talk with Albert Almada and Sharif Bordbar, postdocs in HSCI Principal Faculty member Amy Wager’s lab, about “Strength, Science, and Stories of Inspiration,” an event organized to raise awareness about degenerative muscular diseases and bring together scientists, patients, and pharmaceutical and biotech companies. In the lab, their work focuses on gene-editing technologies and muscle stem cell regeneration.... Read more about Scientist Spotlight with Albert Almada and Sharif Bordbar
Mohammed Mostajo Radji, a graduate student in Paola Arlotta’s lab in Harvard’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology (HSCRB), has had a very busy last six months. Since July, he has been planning an intense, immersive, one-week science program for high school and college students in Bolivia. During the academic break, Mohammed launched the program, called Clubes de Ciencia Bolivia. He and his colleagues were thrilled with the success of the program, and plan to organize it again next year. Matrix sat down with Mohammed to learn...
Olivia Weeks has been selected by HSCI to receive the 2015 Sternlicht Director’s Fund Fellowship. The Fund was established in 2007 and has supported the educational pursuits of nine graduate students and two postdoctoral fellows participating in type 1 diabetes researcher at Harvard University.
For 10 weeks every summer, talented undergraduates from Harvard College and all over the world are invited to work in various HSCI faculty members’ labs as part of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute Internship Program (HIP). Before Thanksgiving break this year, Matrix travelled to Massachusetts General Hospital to speak with Amar Sahay, PhD, and his three postdoctoral fellows – Kathleen McAvoy, Nannan Guo, and Antoine Besnard, each of whom directly mentored at least one HIPster (as we affectionately call the interns).
This month Matrix interviewed Laverne Martinez, Fellowship Coordinator and Sponsored Research Associate at the Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology (HSCRB). She told us about what she loves most about her job, and about an important part of her life outside of work – the world of Carnival.
The summer is winding to an end, and Matrix is catching up with David Shechner, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Rinn Lab at Harvard’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology (SCRB). He gave Matrix an earful about his unpronounceable research, his seemingly contradictorily masterful language skills, and why we might fear his chemistry skills if we were living in an alternate universe.
Lauren Jasko works as a Research Assistant at HSCI’s iPS Core facility. She hails from Hudson, Ohio, and has a B.A. in Neuroscience from Hiram College. She filled us in on her role at the Core, her passion for oil painting, and her plans for medical school.
Alex Poulopoulos is a postdoc in the Macklis lab. He is originally from Athens, Greece, and earned his PhD in neuroscience jointly from the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) and the University of Göttingen in Germany. He sat down to tell us about his work in the lab, some excellent reading he’s done recently, and to weigh in on where he would fit in the world of Game of Thrones.
And in case you’re wondering, Jorge, the sunglasses-toting skull in the background of his photo, is a brain anatomy model. He lived in a Greek neurobiology lab for...
Stephanie Hadley graduated this May from Harvard College with a concentration in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology. Before she jets off to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee this summer, Stephanie found time to talk to Matrix about her all-time favorite class at Harvard, the unofficial book club she belongs to with her grandfather, and her startling fresh fruit deprivation.
Having recently turned in his thesis, Ernie Doherty, a Harvard senior concentrating in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology, took a moment to tell HSCI about his work, literary interests, and most importantly - the contents of his fridge.... Read more about Student Spotlight with Ernie Doherty