Lab Members

Diane S Krause


Diane Krause MD, PhD is Professor of Laboratory Medicine, Pathology and Cell Biology at Yale University; Associate Director of the Yale Stem Cell Center; and Director of the Clinical Cell Processing Laboratory. She received an Sc.B. degree in Biology from Brown University, and an MD and PhD degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and performed her post-doctoral studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Office: (203) 737-1678 | Email:

Betty R. Lawton

Research Associate in Laboratory Medicine

Research Interests: Differentiation of Pluripotent Stem Cells; Parathyroid; Cell Therapy

    Chad Sanada

    Postdoctoral Associate in Laboratory Medicine

    Research Interests: Stem Cell Biology, Molecular Hematology, Hematopoiesis, Megakaryocytes

      Lin Wang

      Research Associate in Laboratory Medicine

        Ping-Xia Zhang

        Associate Research Scientist in Laboratory Medicine

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          Alex Teixeira
          Ph.D. Student


          Smith EC, Teixeira AM, Chen RC, Wang L, Gao Y, Hahn KL, Krause DS.  2013. Induction of megakaryocyte differentiation drives nuclear accumulation and transcriptional function of MKL1 via actin polymerization and Rho A activation.  Blood, 121(7), 1094-1101.

          Megyola CM, Gao Y, Teixeira AM, Cheng J, Heydari K, Cheng E, Nottoli T, Krause DS, Lu J, Guo S. 2013.  Dynamic migration and cell-cell interactions of early reprogramming revealed by high resolution time-lapse imaging.  Stem Cells, 31(5), 895-905. 

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          Siying Zou
          Ph.D. Student

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          Huiyan Jin
          Ph.D. Student
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          Elizabeth Min

          Graduate Student 


          Byron SA, Min E, Thal TS, Hostetter G, Watanabe AT, Azorsa DO, Little TH, Tapia C, Kim S. 2012. Negative regulation of NF-kB by the ING4 tumor suppressor in breast cancer.  PLoS One, 7(10), e46823.

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          Nur-Taz Rahman

          Graduate Student 


          Zimmerman MA, Rahman N-T, Yang D, Lahat G, Lazar AJ, Pollock RE, Lev D, Liu K.  2012.  Unphosphorylated STAT1 promotes sarcoma development through repressing expression of Fas and Bad and conferring apoptotic resistance.  Cancer Research, 72(18), 4724-4732.

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          Pat Sember
          Senior Administrative Assistant

          Member                                                    Contact Information

          Emanuela Bruscia, Ph.D.                                Yale University

          Elenoe (Crew) Smith, Ph.D.                            Harvard University

          Yuan Gao, Ph.D.                                           Boston Biomedical

          Erica Herzog, M.D., Ph.D.                              Yale University

          E. Scott Swenson, M.D., Ph.D.                       Yale University

          Paul Clark, Ph.D.                                          Yale University

          Robert Harris, Ph.D.

          Joanna Grove Price, Ph.D.

          Kate Hahn, Ph.D.

          Natalie Taranenko, Ph.D.

          Jiankan Guo, Ph.D.                                       Yale University

          Matt Renda, Ph.D.

          Xianyong Ma, Ph.D.

          Li Chai, Ph.D.                                               Harvard University

          Maria Angelopoulou, M.D.

          Royce Lin, M.D.                                            University of California San Francisco

          James Troy, M.D.                                          University of California San Franscisco

          Lia Perez, Ph.D.                                            Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

          Stephanie Halene, M.D., Ph.D.                       Yale University

          Stephanie Massaro, M.P.H., M.D.                    Yale University

          Ee-chun (Eugenie) Cheng, Ph.D.                     Yale University