YCCEH P&F Awardees and Project Titles



Emanuela Bruscia, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Pulmonary)

Understanding myeloid cell dysfunction in cystic fibrosis.

Shangqin Guo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

A novel genetic regulator of hematopoietic stem cell reconstitution.

Jun Lu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Genetics

The role of chronic inflammation on clonal selection of hematopoietic stem cells.

Manoj M. Pillai, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Hematology)

Defining enhancer elements in the hematopoietic niche.


Jackie Fretz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

A Novel Mouse Model of the Anemia of Renal Failure.

Shilpa Hattangadi, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology)

4-D Nucleome of the Developing Erythroblast Nucleus: How long-noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) help regulate erythroid nuclear condensation via dynamic changes.

Jeanne Hendrickson, M.D.

Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pediatrics

An Investigation of Red Blood Cell Antigen Modulation.

Yi-Chien Lu, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist in Laboratory Medicine

Novel Pathway Promoting Megakaryocyte and Erythroid Commitment.



Gary Kupfer, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology / Oncology) and Pathology

Characterization of the function of MACF1, the gene mutated in a variant of congenital dyserythropoietic anemia IV.

Karla Neugebauer, Ph.D.

Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and Cell Biology.

Thalassemia and the kinetics of globin gene expression with single molecule RNA-Seq.

Richard Torres, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Lecturer in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry.

Deep high resolution imaging of spleen and bone marrow histology with concurrent fluorescent in situ hybridization.



Dionna Kasper, Ph.D

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cardiology

Defining novel miRNA-regulated mechanisms governing HSPC specification

Karin Finberg, M.D., Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Defining the relationship between iron status and dietary-induced obesity using Tmprss6 deficient mice 

Sergei Doulatov, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Modeling of nonmalignant blood disorders using induced pluripotent stem cells