Upcoming Events
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
Wednesday, Mar. 18
4:00-5:00 PM

Harvard Medical School
Thursday, Mar. 26
9:00-10:00 AM

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Thursday, Mar. 26
3:00-5:00 PM
Interdisciplinary discussions to promote cross-collaborations between experts in epigenetic topics and stem cells.
Sitges, Spain
Sept. 20-22
Abstracts due Friday, May 1
Stuart Orkin receives the 2014 William Allan Award, the highest honor of The American Society of Human Genetics.
People News
Dhavnit Shah, an instructor in medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, joins HSCI Principal Faculty. 
Significant strides towards treating diseases
Preclinical studies bring researchers closer to developing therapies for Parkinson's and a cure for obesity. 

Ole Isacson, MD, and colleagues developed a new protocol that allows implanted dopamine-producing neurons derived from iPSCs to survive up to two years and reduces Parkinson's symptoms in primates, while Chad Cowan, PhD, and colleagues identified two compounds with the potential to turn white fat cells to brown.
Engineering stem cell solutions
Researchers modify mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), improving ability to target inflamed tissues.  
Research updates