In addition to generating iPSCs, the Core will collaborate with the Yale iPSC/ESC Core to create a new service to differentiate iPSC/ESCs to blood cells. This new service will be billed based on cost-recovery and administered operationally and financially under the Yale iPSC/ESC core.
The Technical Director of the Yale iPSC/ESC core, Dr. Caihong Qiu, is an expert in differentiating pluripotent stem cells down the blood lineage. Dr. Diane Krause and Dr. Jun Lu have both successfully derived blood cells from ESC/iPSC sources in their laboratories. Expertise from Krause and Lu laboratories will be provided to the iPSC/ESC core for this new service. In addition, the Core will provide consultation and advice for YCCEH members who want to use this service.