Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 3:00pm



Join us for a virtual conversation with world-renowned stem cell biologist Dr. Haifan Lin, Founding Director of the Yale Stem Cell Center.
On May 19, Dr. Lin will discuss the progress, current status, and future prospect of stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Register to join us! 
Stem cells are mother cells that can self-renew and give rise to any type of cell in our bodies. These special properties enable them to play a central role in generating and maintaining tissue in complex organisms. Stem cell research and regenerative medicine represents one of the most exciting frontiers of modern medicine, and has experienced tremendous growth in the past two decades—generating broad impact on science, medicine, industry, and everyday life.

Dr. Haifan Lin is the Eugene Higgins Professor of Cell Biology, and Professor of Genetics and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University. He established the Yale Stem Cell Center in 2006 to advance the understanding of stem cell biology and to harness its potential to improve human health. There, he studies the molecular mechanisms that regulate stem cell self-renewal—and applies his findings to cancer research.
After spending four years as a postdoctoral researcher in Dr. Allan Spradling’s Lab at Carnegie Embryology, Dr. Lin joined the faculty of Duke University Medical School in 1994, where he rose to the rank of Full Professor. He founded and directed the Duke Stem Cell Research Program, and moved to Yale in 2006 to establish and direct the Yale Stem Cell Center, building it from just two labs to one of the largest stem cell research organizations in the world.
Dr. Lin has provided numerous services to the scientific community and beyond, including various leadership roles in the International Society for Stem Cell Research. He is a Member of National Academy of Sciences, a Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has received many awards, including the David and Lucile Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering (1996), the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award (2010), and the Society for the Study of Reproduction Research Award (2015).

Event begins at 3:00 pm Eastern / 12:00 pm Pacific. Registration is required
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Virtual presentations of our Science in the Neighborhood Series provide an opportunity to meet the world's leading scientists using the Zoom video-conferencing platform, to hear the stories behind their work, and to learn about exciting new research paths they are exploring.