Announcement

Call for Proposals: 2017 HSCI Blood Program Pilot Grants

July 20, 2017

The Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) Blood Program invites applications for its 2017 Pilot Grant cycle. The purpose of this funding program is to provide resources for projects in the field of blood stem cell biology with a basic, translational, or clinical research focus. HSCI is seeking to fund groundbreaking, innovative, high-impact research projects that could fundamentally enhance biomedical research in the field. Of particular interest to HSCI at this time

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Ya-Chieh Hsu named 2017 Pew scholar

June 19, 2017

Ya-Chieh Hsu, PhDWe are proud to announce that Ya-Chieh Hsu, PhD, has been selected by the Pew Charitable Trust to receive an early-career award that will fund her research for the next four years. Hsu joined the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard as an assistant professor in 2014, at which time she also became Principal Faculty at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. Her research is focused on uncovering the function and potential of transit-amplifying skin cells, which play a key role in tissue development, regeneration, and are especially sensitive to chemotherapy drugs. Understanding the role these cells play in skin regeneration could lead to the development of therapies that alleviate or prevent some of the side effects of chemotherapy, such as hair loss and compromised wound healing.

 

We have asked Hsu to share her impressions upon receiving the award.

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