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2021
January

January 5, 2021

KIM LAB’S WORK ON EARLIER DETECTION OF LUNG CANCER SELECTED AS TOP 5 DAMON RUNYON

“Lung cancer is often missed in its earlier stages and, as a result, is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. To tackle this issue, Damon Runyon Fellow Aaron L. Moye, PhD, and colleagues at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a platform to study early-stage lung cancer and to identify potential new treatments.”

Damon Runyon Article

Read the Kim Lab's Cell paper here:

https://www.cell.com/cell-stem-cell/fulltext/S1934-5909(20)30360-X

January 11, 2021

David M. Langenau, PhD is awarded second recipient of the Barry Paw Lectureship.

Join us this Thursday, January 14th at 4pm for the Barry Paw Lectureship with Dr. David M. Langenau hosted by the Dept. of Pediatrics Hematology/ Oncology Series!

February

February 19, 2021

Our Camp Zon Internship Application is now open to high school students for a virtual research experience that will take place July 19-30, 2021! Deadline to apply is April 1, 2021.

Please read more about this opportunity and apply here:

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=368&siteid=5205#jobDetails=3118194_5205

2020
February

February 5, 2020

We are excited about a newly published paper by Constantina Christodoulou and Fernando Camargo of the Stem Cell Program. They were among the researchers at Harvard Stem Cell Institute who found a way to observe blood stem cells at an unprecedented level of accuracy and detail in mice. The findings, published in Nature, give scientists a better understanding of how to manipulate blood stem cells, paving the way for new treatments.

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September

September 8, 2020

Lung ‘organoids’ capture early-stage lung cancer; could help test treatments

Lung cancer, the leading cancer killer in the U.S., is often missed in its earlier stages. And while recent imaging advances offer earlier detection, early-stage lung cancers still have no targeted treatments.

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September 24, 2020

Call for Poster Abstracts:

We are pleased to announce that the next Stem Cell Day will be held virtually on Friday, November 13, 2020 from 2-4pm.

Postdoctoral research fellows and graduate students who can present on November 13th from 2-4pm are invited to submit abstracts of their work to be included as part of the annual Stem Cell Day showcase. From the submissions, two abstracts submitters will be chosen to give oral presentations after our keynote speaker, Dr. Paola Arlotta. In addition, the selected authors will each receive a gift certificate worth $100.

Abstract submission deadline: Friday, October 9, 2020 @ 11:59 pm

Stem Cell Day 2020:

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Paola Arlotta, Golub University Professor and Chair of the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University. Her work aims at understanding the molecular laws that govern the birth, differentiation, and assembly into working circuitry of neuronal diversity in the cerebral cortex. She strives to integrate developmental and evolutionary knowledge to inform novel strategies for circuit repair in the cortex and for modeling of neuropsychiatric disease in vitro using brain organoids. Dr. Arlotta is the recipient of many awards, including the 2017 George Ledlie Prize from Harvard, The Fannie Cox Prize for excellence in science teaching, the 2018 Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Humboldt Foundation, and a 2019 Harvard College Professorship. Dr. Arlotta’s talk is titled, “Understanding human brain development and disease: from embryos to organoids.”

October

October 30, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the next Stem Cell Day will be held virtually on Friday, November 13, 2020 from 2-4pm.

October 21, 2020

As part of Boston Children’s Hospital’s 150th and the Stem Cell Program’s 15th Anniversary, we held a day full of exciting presentations from premier stem cell scientists featuring Nobel Laureate Shinya Yamanaka. In celebration of the Stem Cell Program, here is a look back at our 15th Anniversary Symposium that took place on October 21, 2019.

https://youtu.be/MR3bvzLnA8M

November

November 16, 2020

DR. CARLA KIM RECEIVES AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION COVID-19 RESEARCH AWARD

Amid Pandemic, Boston Children’s Hospital’s Stem Cell Program Researcher Receives American Lung Association Research Award To Investigate Using “Organoid” Model of Lung Cancer to Test Treatment. Carla Kim, PhD received one of Lung Association’s 98 research investments to advance the understanding of Using “Organoid” Model of Lung Cancer to Test Treatment.

BOSTON (November 16, 2020) – The Stem Cell Program announced today that Dr. Kim, PhD was awarded a grant through the American Lung Association’s Awards and Grants program. The Lung Association has committed $11.55 million total to fund promising research through 98 awards. Research projects funded by the Lung Association are carefully selected through rigorous scientific review and represent the investigation of a wide range of complex issues to help combat and reduce the suffering and burden of lung disease.

Read more about the research

“COVID-19 has placed lung health at the forefront of everyone’s minds, especially for those who are concerned about air pollution, wildfires and pre-existing lung conditions such as asthma and COPD,” said American Lung Association President and CEO Harold Wimmer. “Despite the fact that the pandemic poses significant economic challenges, the American Lung Association is prioritizing research and significantly increasing award funding to help improve the lung health of all Americans.” For more information about the COVID-19 Research Awards and the award recipients and projects:

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November 23, 2020

MISSED SIGNALS? A NEW WAY WE VARY FROM EACH OTHER BIOLOGICALLY

“Common variants in signaling transcription-factor-binding sites drive phenotypic variability in red blood cell traits” article released in Nature from the Zon lab!

Nature Article

Check out Boston Children’s Hospital Discoveries article about the paper:

https://answers.childrenshospital.org/genetic-variation-dna-enhancers/

December

December 29, 2020

Congratulations to Aaron L. Moye from the Kim Lab who was named a Rising Star on the list of 1000 inspiring Black scientists in America!

Here is the full list of 1000 inspiring Black scientists in America from Cell Press:

http://crosstalk.cell.com/blog/1000-inspiring-black-scientists-in-america