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MY RESEARCH: I am interested in the molecular mechanisms that lead to blood formation and differentiation

NON-RESEARCH INTERESTS: Quilting, Knitting, Gardening and Reading

Liz Snella

Research Associate

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MY RESEARCH: I seek to decipher the transcription factors that trigger Hematopoietic Stem Cell specification from the hemogenic endothelium

NON-RESEARCH INTERESTS: Piano and snowboarding

Oksana Fursova

Research Associate


MY RESEARCH: I am working on the identification of new inflammatory signals required during Hematopoietic Stem Cell formation


Xiaoyi Cheng (Chelsea)

Graduate Student

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MY RESEARCH: My research focuses on the identification and charaterization of novel hematopoietic populations using scRNA sequencing

NON-RESEARCH INTERESTS: Knitting, reading, and listening to podcasts

Abbigail McCune

Graduate Student

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MY RESEARCH: I have been awarded with the Dean’s High Impact Undergraduate Research award to investigate how Notch and NFkB activate hematopoietic gene expression in the hemogenic endothelium to form Hematopoietic Stem Cells

NON-RESEARCH INTERESTS: spending time with family and friends, going to ISU football games, cycling and baking

Abigail Gorden

Undergraduate Student


MY RESEARCH: I am working to identify potential new therapies that lead to the differentiation and extermination of human leukemia cells

NON-RESEARCH INTERESTS: Attending Salt Company every Thursday, spending time with friends and family, baking, thrift-shopping and buying way too many plants

Ashley Winterowd

Undergraduate Student

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MY RESEARCH: I am supporting the lab by helping with fish husbandry and lab maintenance tasks

NON-RESEARCH INTERESTS: painting and creating art, spending time with my cats, gardening, baking and cooking new things, spending time with my friends, and taking care of my absurdly large collection of house plants

Amy Kraak

Research Assistant