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Diane S Krause


Professor of Laboratory Medicine, of Cell Biology and of Pathology

Assoc. Director, Yale Stem Cell Center

Assoc. Director, Transfusion Medicine Service

Medical Director, Clinical Cell Processing Laboratory

Medical Director, Advanced Cell Therapy Laboratory


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. After completing a residency in Clinical Pathology at the University of Pennsylvania, she performed post-doctoral studies at Johns Hopkins University.

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Betty R. Lawton

Research Associate in Laboratory Medicine

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Lin Wang

Research Associate in Laboratory Medicine

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Ping-Xia Zhang

Associate Research Scientist in Laboratory Medicine

Alex Teixeira
Ph.D. Student


Kim Y, Schulz VP, Satake N, Gruber TA, Teixeira AM, Halene S, Gallagher PG, Krause DS. (2014). Whole-exome sequencing identifies a novel somatic mutation in MMP8 associated with a 5(1;22)-acute megakaryoblastic anemia. Leukemia, 28(4), 945-948.

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. 

Siying Zou
Ph.D. Student

Gao Y, Smith E, Ker E, Campbell P, Cheng E, Zou S, Lin S, Wang L, Halene S, Krause DS. (2012). Role of RhoA specific guanine exchange factors in regulation of endomitosis in megakaryocytes. Developmental Cell, 22(3), 573-584.

Huiyan Jin
Ph.D. Student


Kassmer SH, Jin H, Zhang PX, Bruscia EM, Heydari K, Lee JH, Kim CF, Krause DS. (2013). Very small embryonic-like stem cells from the murine bone marrow differentiate into epithelial cells of the lung. Stem Cells, 31(12), 2759-2766.

Ni J, Jin H, Hartsell J, Clark SE. Characterization of a CLE processing activity. (2011). Plant Mol Biol, 75(1-2), 67-75.

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.

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