Showing posts from January, 2022

ExpHem Has a New Look!

In time for our 50th anniversary celebration, ISEH’s flagship journal, Experimental Hematology , is launching a new cover look!  We love our new colors! To highlight the ties between ISEH and ExpHem, we have a new color scheme. Instead of the current white background, we decided to adopt a full cover display of images of interest upon which we can also more clearly highlight the journal title and the ISEH logo. Cover submissions: We really appreciate our authors and to celebrate their continued exciting scientific contributions, we decided to start asking for cover pictures or art alongside article submissions. We will always include a short acknowledgement of the contributor on the inside of the cover and start to display selected covers of ExpHem at our annual meetings alongside author bios to celebrate the creativity of the society. Come on and send us your next submission with a cover suggestion! In the first issue displaying the new style cover, will appear an obituary to Dr. Hal

Lab Spotlight: The Sawai 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 Sawai Lab at the INSERM U1218, Institut BergoniƩ, University of Bordeaux, France ( ). How long have you had your lab and how many members make up your lab? Students/postdocs? Officially, I started my lab in 2019. Currently, we are a team of 4, with one PhD student, one postdoc and a staff scientist. But because of organizational changes here in Bordeaux, in January 2022 we will merge with another team to form a team of about 10 full-time members as a part of a newly formed INSERM unit based on cancer research, INSERM BRIC. What is the major research theme of your lab? We develop different genetic systems to study the hematopoietic system, in particular hematopoiesis in the steady state and di

Effective Communication and Preparation for Your Next Oral Presentation

As we kick off 2022, the New Year means new opportunities to share your research through an oral presentation. Regardless of whether you are a seasoned veteran or if this will be your first time presenting, there is no time like the present to brush up on your presentation style and perhaps re-evaluate that slide deck that you have relied on for so long. Personally, my own presentation style and planning underwent a radical change after I attended a training session by the enigmatic Jean Luc Dumont ( ) during my post-doctoral career at the VIB, Belgium. You can watch one of his training sessions here and although recorded in 2013, remains relevant today ( ). In this blog post, I will share some of key ideas that I found useful that you might also find equally effective as you prepare for your next oral presentation. Preparing Your Slides Your challenge as the presenter is to condense one or even 10 years of research into a time slot that

In Memory of Hal E. Broxmeyer

The ISEH community is deeply saddened by the recent loss of Dr. Hal E. Broxmeyer, Distinguished Professor, Mary Margaret Walther Professor Emeritus, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, and Senior Advisor to the Director of the National Cancer Institute-Designated Indiana University Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). Hal was a revered member of the ISEH community, having previously served as President in 1991. Our deepest condolences extend to his family, colleagues at IUSM, and collaborators around the world who are suffering from this loss. More details about Hal’s remarkable career and scientific accomplishments can be found in an obituary in Experimental Hematology in our February edition. To accompany that piece, in this Simply Blood blog please find some additional testimonials from colleagues, mentees, and friends. Hal was the consummate scientist, mentor, and truly a special person. He believed in people and in the joy o