Lo Graduate Fellowship for Excellence in Stem Cell Research

The Fellowship

Yale Stem Cell Center is pleased to announce the seventh year of “The Lo Graduate Fellowship for Excellence in Stem Cell Research” for outstanding senior graduate students pursuing stem cell research at Yale University. This one-year fellowship ($22,750 for each fellow) is made possible by a generous gift of endowment from the K.S. & Feili Lo Foundation. It is Yale Stem Cell Center’s most prestigious graduate award, and is designed to recognize and support graduate students with demonstrated passion and achievement in stem cell research. Three awards are given each year to partially defray each recipient’s stipend, with funding beginning on September 1, 2018.

Current Fellows

Anna Baccei

Anna Baccei, 2018 Lo Fellow

Anna Baccei, graduate student in the laboratory of Shangqin Guo in the Department of Cell Biology, is working on the development of a new fluorescence-based reporter to measure cell cycle speed in live cells with a single snapshot.

Bomiao Hu

Bomiao Hu, 2018 Lo Fellow

Bomiao Hu, graduate student in the laboratory of Katerina Politi in the Department of Pathology, is investigating the mechanisms of drug tolerance using mouse models of mutant EGFR-driven lung cancer.

Benjamin Patterson

Benjamin Patterson, 2018 Lo Fellow

Benjamin Patterson, graduate student in the laboratory of In-Hyun Park in the Department of Genetics, is using stem cells to model how humans regulate X chromosomes in early development and how this process can fail outside of the body.

Xinyue Chen

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Xinyue Chen, graduate student in the laboratory of Shangqin Guo in the Department of Cell Biology, is using mouse leukemia model to identify and understand cellular behaviors important for cancer formation.

Kaixuan Lin

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Kaixuan Lin, graduate student in the laboratory of Andrew Xiao in the Department of Genetics, is conducting research to understand how histone variants and DNA modifications interplay to regulate stem cell pluripotency.

Allison Wing

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Allison Wing, graduate student in the laboratory of Matt Rodeheffer in Comparative Medicine, is elucidating the mechanism of adipocyte stem cell proliferation and differentiation in response to dietary fatty acids.