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Camargo Laboratory | Lab Members

Fernando Camargo, PhD

Dr. Fernando Camargo is a Principal Investigator at Boston Children’s Hospital and a Professor in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard medical School. His laboratory is interested in studying stem cell biology, Hippo/YAP pathway, and hematopoiesis

Fernando D. Camargo, Ph.D. studied in the laboratory of Dr. Margaret Goodell for his doctoral work in the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine.  In 2005, he became a Whitehead Fellow at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, where he directed a laboratory focused on the regulation of stem cell proliferation and differentiation and the mechanisms that control tissue size in mammals. In 2009, he became a faculty member in the Stem Cell Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University.  Dr. Camargo studies the crucial differences between the cellular mechanisms that drive unperturbed versus transplant hematopoiesis and how tumor growth is prevented by understanding how organs are formed.  His laboratory provided the first evidence that an emerging developmental signaling pathway, the Hippo pathway, is an important regulator of stem cell biology and tissue regeneration in epithelial tissues. More recently his lab developed a novel experimental system in which they can clonally label hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells in situ in the mouse.

Dr. Camargo’s work in both the Hippo pathway and hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells has garnered notice and plaudits in recent years. He has received several awards such as the NIH Director’s New Innovator, Pew Foundation Scholar Award, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Scholar award, and most recently the Vilcek Award for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. 

His work has been published in prestigious journals such as Nature and Cell. He has been invited to present on both areas of interest at a wide variety of international conferences and national conferences.

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Administrative Associate

Riley Foster

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Postdoctoral Fellows

Jianlong Sun, PhD

Constantina Christodoulou, PhD

Dean Yimlimai, MD

Dejan Maglic, PhD

Wei-Chien Yuan, PhD

Alejo Fraticelli Rodriguez, PhD

Jordi Xiol, PhD

Sophia Shalhout, PhD

Michael Dill, MD, PhD

Fernando Garcia Osorio, PhD

Graduate Students

Brian Pepe-Mooney, Candidate in the PhD Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Harvard Medical School

Sachin Patel, Candidate in the PhD Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Harvard Medical School

Research Assistants

Basanta Gurung

Shelly Lum

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