UCLA researchers unlock protein key to harnessing regenerative power of blood stem cells

In a study led by Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research member, Dr. John Chute, UCLA scientists have for the first time identified a unique protein that plays a key role in regulating blood stem cell replication in humans.

This discovery lays the groundwork for a better understanding of how this protein controls blood stem cell growth and regeneration, and could lead to the development of more effective therapies for a wide range of blood diseases and cancers.

Discovery of repair process after heart attack suggests potential for new treatment strategy

In a study that could point the way toward a new strategy for treating patients after a heart attack, UCLA stem cell researchers led by associate professor of medicine (cardiology) and Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research member Dr. Arjun Deb have discovered that some scar-forming cells in the heart, known as fibroblasts, have the ability to become endothelial cells (the cells that form blood vessels). The UCLA team also found that a drug could enhance this phenomenon and improve the repair process after a heart attack.

Dr. Utpal Banerjee - Faculty Research Lecture

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Utpal Banerjee - Faculty Research Lecture - October 6, 2014, 3pm, Schoenberg
URL (Link): 
https://www.stemcell.ucla.edu/ucla-academic-senate%E2%80%99s-117th-faculty-research-lecture-featuring-utpal-banerjee-phd

BSCRC Seminar featuring Fernando Carmargo, PhD

Date: 
11/12/2014

Fernando Carmargo, PhD
Research Fellow
Harvard University, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Boston Children’s Hospital

"Title TBA"

Wednesday | November 12, 2014
Time: 2.00 - 3.00PM
Room: 53-105 CHS

Sponsored by the Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research

*Light refreshments served

UCLA Academic Senate’s 117th Faculty Research Lecture featuring Utpal Banerjee, PhD

Date: 
10/06/2014

Utpal Banerjee, PhD
Professor and Chair, Molecular, Cell, & Developmental Biology
Co-Director, Broad Stem Cell Research Center
UCLA

"Oncogenes, Metabolism, Development, Cancer and the Little Fruit Fly That Could"

*A reception immediately follows

Contact: Academic Senate (310) 825-3851 or aspeights@senate.ucla.edu

RACC Seminar featuring Judith Gasson, PhD

Date: 
09/30/2014

Judith Gasson, PhD
UCLA Senior Assoc Dean & JCCC Director

“Why Cancer Centers Matter”

Date: Tuesday | September 30, 2014
Time: 11.55 - 12.55PM
Room: 53-105 CHS

Sponsor: Research Administrators Campus Committee (RACC)

Lunch provided

18th UCLA Human Gene Medicine Program Symposium

Date: 
09/29/2014

Cancer Immunotherapy

Date: Monday, September 29, 2014
Time: 9AM - 12:45PM
Location: CNSI Auditorium

SPEAKERS:

CalTech
Michael T. Bethune, PhD

UCLA
Yvonne Y. Chen, PhD
Satiro De Oliveira, MD
Carol A. Kruse, PhD
Jay M. Lee, MD
Arun Singh, MD
John M. Timmerman, MD
Lili Yang, PhD

BSCRC Seminar featuring David Schaffer, PhD

Date: 
01/26/2015

David Schaffer, PhD
Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Bioengineering, and Neuroscience
Director, Berkeley Stem Cell Ceter
University of California, Berkeley

"Molecular Elucidation and Engineering of the Stem Cell Niche"

Monday | January 26, 2015
Time: 12.00 - 1.00PM
Room: 53-105 CHS

Sponsored by the Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research

*Light Lunch Served

BSCRC Seminar featuring Robert Signer, PhD

Date: 
10/01/2014

Robert Signer, PhD
Research Fellow
UT Southwestern

"Lost in Translation: Hematopoietic stem cells require a highly regulated rate of protein synthesis"

Wednesday | October 1, 2014
Time: 10.00 - 11.00AM
Room: 53-105 CHS

Sponsored by the Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research

*Light refreshments served

BSCRC and JCCC Seminar featuring S. Thomas Carmichael, MD, PhD

Date: 
06/04/2015

S. Thomas Carmichael, MD, PhD
Professor, Neurology
Co-Director, Broad Stem Cell Research Center
University of California, Los Angeles

“Progenitor Biology in Tissue Repair of the CNS”

Thursday | June 4, 2014
Time: 12.00 - 1.00PM
Room: CHS 73-105

Co-sponsored by the JCCC &
the Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research

*Light Lunch Served

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