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Please join NHLBI for the next lecture in our 70th Anniversary Lecture Series featuring Dr. George Q. Daley, the dean of Harvard Medical School and the Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine. Dr. Daley is a world-renowned expert in stem cell biology. He is a founding executive member of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and past president of the International Society for Stem Cell Research. His research focuses on how stem cells in bone marrow become different kinds of blood cells and how that process can inform our understanding of blood disorders and cancer. He will discuss his lab’s novel strategies for developing different blood-forming (hematopoietic) cell types from stem cells, and how these cells can be used to better understand embryonic blood cell development and to model genetic diseases of the blood such as immune deficiencies, bone marrow failure, and sickle cell disease.
About the Lecture Series
This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
NHLBI began as the National Heart Institute on June 16, 1948, when President Harry S. Truman signed the National Heart Act. In 1969, the Institute expanded its mission (and name) to cover research on lung diseases, and in 1976, the Institute grew further to include blood disorders.
To commemorate the Institute's 70th anniversary and showcase important investments in scientific research, NHLBI will feature lectures throughout the year from prominent thought leaders representing areas of high scientific priority in heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders.
For more details and information about the NHLBI 70th anniversary lectures series and upcoming speakers, please visit: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/news/2018/nhlbi-70th-anniversary-lecture-series