Dr. Jackie Damen is a currently a Principal Scientist in Scientific Support for Hematology at STEMCELL Technologies, and was previously the Director of Contract Assay Services. She talks about the company’s culture and growth, and how in her role, she teaches scientists and helps them conduct their experiments. She also discusses systems for drug screening and discovery, opportunities in industry, and her affinity for microscopy and photography.
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The Stem Cell Science Round Up
Organoids to Model Polycystic Kidney Disease – Scientists developed homogenous organoids to study autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and identify drug candidates.
Generating Mature Cardiomyocytes – Researchers used cardiac mimetic matrix to generate cardiomyocytes with adult-like characteristics and model pathological hypertrophy.
Tracking T Cells in Cancer Organoids – Scientists live-tracked more than 150,000 engineered T cells in patient-derived solid-tumor organoids and identified behavioral clusters.
Mesenchymal Stem Cells in the Aorta-Gonad-Mesonephros – PDGFRA+ cells contribute to the aorta-gonad-mesonephros endothelium and transplantable hematopoietic stem cells.
Photo Reference: Courtesy of Dr. Jackie Damen