Showing posts from October, 2021

Lab Spotlight: The Van Galen Lab

Each month, Simply Blood spotlights a lab focused on the research of basic hematology, immunology, stem cell research, cell and gene therapy, and other related aspects. Get to know these different labs around the world! This month, we are featuring the Van Galen Lab at the Division of Hematology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School located in Boston, MA, USA! How long have you had your lab? We started in August 2019. How many members make up your lab? Students/postdocs? There are currently six trainees. We have two postdocs, two technicians, a visiting PhD student and a part-time undergraduate student. What is the major research theme of your lab? In the broadest sense we focus on normal and malignant hematopoiesis. We develop and apply new technologies to study the process of hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) differentiation in human cells. A molecular understanding of changes that occur during aging and transformation of the blood system will inspire new therapies tha

Message from the President: Introducing the Paul S. Frenette Fund

The ISEH community is deeply saddened by the recent loss of Dr. Paul Frenette, a revered member of the ISEH community and ISEH Past President. In order to honor and memorialize Dr. Paul Frenette in a long-lasting way, ISEH is in the process of launching the “Paul S. Frenette Fund”. The “Paul S. Frenette Fund” will be designed as an endowment, with a goal that its annual proceeds will be applied to generate an annual named “Paul S. Frenette Lecture” at the ISEH Annual Scientific Meeting, as well as towards travel grants in honor of Paul. These travel grants and lectures may be selected thematically, such as contributions submitted related to niche biology or sickle cell disease, or pioneering and visionary research in general that may be ahead of its time. If you would like to contribute to the “Paul S. Frenette Fund” or learn more, please visit the ISEH website at . ISEH is a registered 501(c)3 organization in United States of America. ISEH will c