Research Update

HSCI faculty member appointed the inaugural Regenerative Biology Endowed Chair at Boston Children’s Hospital

March 4, 2022

Fernando Camargo recognized for pioneering scientific contributions and outstanding leadership

Fernando Camargo, Ph.D., has been named as the inaugural Regenerative Biology Endowed Chair by the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) Department of Pediatrics, in recognition of his pioneering scientific contributions and outstanding leadership. Camargo is a professor in the Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology (HSCRB) and Harvard Medical School (HMS)...

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HSCI receives grant from the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi to help advance type 1 diabetes research

February 8, 2022

Douglas Melton, Co-Director of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI), has received a financial grant from His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. The grant will bolster HSCI research focusing on accelerating gene editing approaches for pancreatic beta cell replacement therapy.

According to the World Health Organization, about 422 million people worldwide have diabetes, and 1.6 million deaths are directly attributed to diabetes each year. Both the number of cases and the prevalence of diabetes have been steadily increasing over the past few...

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