Credentials: Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are multipotent stem cells that can self-renew and differentiate to repopulate the entirety of blood cells. HSCs are clinically important for use in stem cell transplants to treat blood malignancies. My work focuses on identifying factors that maintain HSC fate during development. Our research suggests that lymphatic factor, VEGF-C plays a role in negatively regulating alternative HSC fates during emergence from the dorsal aorta.
Wi Institute Medical Research
1111 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705
Class of 2016
BS, Neuroscience – Michigan State University