Thrilled to receive the GDCB Early-Career Research Award!

Thank you to my colleagues for the nomination!


Would you like to know the tricks to perform CUT&RUN in zebrafish?

Check out our new methods paper now accepted!

Thanks to the editors for featuring our publication on the cover of the journal!


Pleased to announced that Inga Baldus is joining our team as part of the URA program!

Welcome, Inga!


“The lab receives a 5-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, NIDDK. This R01 will provide support to decipher one of the central molecular mechanisms used by our bodies to generate blood stem cells. Once understood, this will be manipulated to try to generate human blood stem cells for the purpose of regenerative medicine.”



Fun times pumpkin carving with the Espin lab!


Thrilled to announce that the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa, has committed $381,385 to support our research! Thank you for your support!

David Reynolds


Congratulations to our honors student David Reynolds for being selected as outstanding senior in mechanical engineering at ISU!

We are thrilled to have you as part of our team!

Radwa-Kari News


We are thrilled to have Radwa Barakat and Kari Kennedy joining our group!

Welcome to the team girls!!


First paper from the lab entitled “A zebrafish model of Granulin deficiency reveals essential roles in myeloid cell differentiation” now accepted at Blood Advances! Nice work team!


Congratulations to our student David Reynolds, recipient of University Honors Program Grant and a Stewart Research Award to develop an imaging device for the visualization in vivo of hematopoietic stem cells!

ATRB window decorating


Congratulations Espin-Campbell team for the second place in the ATRB window decorating contest! Great job with that zebrafish scientist!



Our lab has been funded with an R03 from the NIH-NIDDK to study how granulin triggers myeloid cell differentiation! Thank you NIH for supporting our research!


Ashley Winterowd has been awarded Dean’s High Impact Undergraduate Research Award! She is joining our lab this fall to explore how granulin could be utilized as a therapeutic drug for the treatment of myeloid leukemia.

Congrats !!


Congratulations to our undergraduate student Abigail Gorden, who has been recently awarded with the Dean’s High Impact Undergraduate Research Award! She will be working on deciphering the enigmatic roles for Notch and NFkB in Hematopoietic Stem Cell formation.