Hematopoiesis: Formation and Generation of RBCs
Team Lead: Hammad Hassan, Assistant Professor
Dr Hammad Hassan, in collaboration with Professor Marcus Muench at the University of California,
San Francisco, is working on establishing the protocols to generate Red Blood Cells (RBCs) in vitro. The goal is to make RBCs available as a shelf product for transfusion therapies in patients suffering from anaemia, sickle cell disease, a bleeding disorder such as haemophilia, or cancer. This ambitious goal demands a profound understanding of how, precisely, a normal stem cell differentiates towards erythroid lineage.