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Lab Spotlight: Tamplin Lab

Each month, Simply Blood spotlights a lab contributing to the fields of hematology, immunology, stem cell research, cell and gene therapies, and more. Get to know groups doing cutting edge research from around the world! This month, we are featuring the Tamplin Lab which is based out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the United States ( ). How long has your lab been open and who is in your lab currently? The lab first opened in January 2016 at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and we moved to the University of Wisconsin Madison during the pandemic in 2020. The lab currently has three graduate students, five undergraduates and one research technician. What is the overarching research goal for your group? The main research theme is the hematopoietic stem cell microenvironment. We use zebrafish and mouse and models. We are interested in utilizing new technologies through collaboration to apply to our interest in the microen

Getting Involved in Science Policy (as a Scientist)

What is science policy? Science policy is a broad term encompassing a range of different career paths relevant to governmental allocation of resources towards scientific research. This can include job roles such as science communicator, science policy analyst, and scientific advisor for government agencies. Because of the large amount of funding needed for scientific research, legislation concerning scientific policy in most countries is often approved at a national or international level, and only a few countries have a provincial or state-level scientific policy apparatus. How do different science policy roles fit together? Science policy often starts with an advocacy group (such as scientists in ISEH) having a special interest in passing a piece of legislation (such as governmental funding to study a disease, or modifying regulations surrounding a research topic). In the US, an advocacy group starts by meeting with the staff of an elected representative who sits on the relevant comm