Students visit HSCI

In March, a group of seven high school students from the New Hampton School in New Hampshire and their science teacher, Jessica Kang, traveled to Boston to learn about stem cell research from HSCI scientists.

Kang and her students were introduced to research underway in the labs of Qiao (Joe) Zhou, PhD, of Harvard’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, and Tracy Young-Pearse, PhD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. They also found out how iPS (induced pluripotent stem) cells are created during a tour of HSCI’s iPS Core led by manager Laurence Daheron, PhD.

The students conducted some research on stem cells before their trip to Boston and afterwards created an online presentation about what they had learned. “It was inspiring to see all of the technology and equipment used for stem cell research,” said student Katie Solman. “This visit made me think about the impact that further stem cell research will have on society.”

In April, a group of middle-schoolers from Acton, Mass. visited the lab of HSCI principal faculty member Trista North, PhD, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.