Guest:

Dr. Connie Eaves is a Distinguished Scientist at the Terry Fox Laboratory at the British Columbia Cancer Agency and a Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on leukemia and breast cancer and the normal tissues in which these diseases originate. Her pioneering research in basic blood stem cell biology led to a breakthrough in treatment for leukemia.

Featured Products and Resources:

The Stem Cell Science Round Up

Brain Organoids with Optic Vesicles – Researchers generated human brain organoids with bilateral, light-sensitive optic vesicles.

Clonal Mosaicism in Sperm – Scientists found that mosaic mutations, which can affect offspring and subsequent generations, arise in embryonic development and are present in the sperm of one in 15 men.

Stem Cells in Skeletal Aging – Aging reduces the ability of skeletal stem cells to maintain a balance between bone formation and destruction.

Maintaining HSC Fitness Ex Vivo – Heat shock factor 1 promotes HSC fitness and proteostasis in response to culture stress and aging.

Photo Reference: Courtesy of Dr. Connie Eaves