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Camargo Lab researchers among those at HSCI seeing blood stem cells where they live

February 5, 2020 We are excited about a newly published paper by Constantina Christodoulou and Fernando Camargo of the Stem Cell Program. They were among the researchers at Harvard Stem Cell Institute who found a way to observe blood stem cells at an unprecedented level of accuracy and detail in mice. The findings, published in Nature, […]... Read More »

A potential Diamond-Blackfan anemia treatment swims into view

December 5, 2019 Zebrafish, besides being popular in aquariums, make good stand-ins for studying human diseases. They share about 70 percent of their genes with humans, and can be studied at a mass scale, enabling scientists to test hundreds, even thousands of drugs at a time simply by adding the drug to their water. One […]... Read More »

Leonard Zon, MD receives 2019 ASH Mentor Award

December 8, 2019 Leonard Zon, MD was recognized with the 2019 ASH Mentor Award at the 61st American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition. He is well-known for his outstanding commitment to the training and development of early career hematologists. Dr. Zon continuously mentors individuals at every level of their careers by organizing events […]... Read More »

15th Anniversary of the Stem Cell Program Video

November 7, 2019 For 15 years, the Stem Cell Program at Boston Children’s Hospital continues its mission to explore, understand, and translate the promise of stem cells into effective clinical therapies and treatments. See how the Stem Cell Program’s exploration of stem cell biology has positively affected the life of one patient. Stem Cell research […]... Read More »

Richard Gregory, PhD honored with NCI’s Outstanding Investigator Award

November 7, 2019 Richard Gregory, PhD of Boston Children’s Hospital receives National Cancer Institute’s Outstanding Investigator Award as an accomplished leader in cancer research providing significant contributions toward understanding cancer and developing applications that may lead to a breakthrough in biomedical, behavioral, or clinical cancer research. Read more... Read More »

Stem Cell Program’s 15th Anniversary Symposium

October 20, 2019 As part of Boston Children’s Hospital 150th and the Stem Cell Program’s 15th Anniversary, please join us for a day full of exciting presentations from premier stem cell scientists featuring Nobel Laureate Shinya Yamanaka. Please click on the image above for a list of the stem cell scientists speaking at our symposium. […]... Read More »

Camp Zon Opens Doors to 12 High School Students

August 8, 2019 For the first time, the Zon lab in the Boston Children’s Stem Cell Department opened their doors to 12 high school students. The students were selected from several schools, including Boston Latin High School and two students from California and New Jersey. The students participated in Camp Zon – a unique two-week […]... Read More »

Leonard Zon, MD honored by the American Society of Hematology for Outstanding Mentorship

July 19, 2019 Leonard Zon, MD, of Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, and director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Stem Cell Program, will be recognized by the American Society of Hematology (ASH) with the 2019 ASH Mentor Award for his sustained, outstanding commitment to the training and career development of early-career hematologists. Read […]... Read More »

Why blood stem cells are in our bones: Evolutionary observation may inform better bone marrow transplants

June 22, 2018 Since the late 1970s, biologists have known that blood develops in a specific body location. But they’ve wondered why different creatures house their blood stem cells in different places. In humans and other mammals, they’re in the bone. In fish, they’re in the kidney. Why? Read more on the Boston Children’s Hospital’s […]... Read More »

Len Zon Honored with 2017 AACR-Irving Weinstein Foundation Distinguished Lecture

March 29, 2017 In his decades-long career and through his work at the helm of Boston Children’s Hospital’s Stem Cell Program, Leonard Zon, MD, has changed the way blood cancers are studied. A quick tour of his contributions would include: turning the zebrafish into a major vehicle for studying deadly diseases; discovering new avenues for stem […]... Read More »

Stem Cell Faculty’s Research Videos

View short videos of the amazing work being done in the labs of Drs. Carla Kim, Richard Gregory and Fernando Camargo of the Stem Cell Program at Boston Children’s Hospital.  Click on the links below for each:  Carla Kim Richard Gregory Fernando Camargo  ... Read More »

Rainbow-hued blood stem cells shed new light on cancer, blood disorders

In a recent Nature Cell Biology publication, Stem Cell Program researchers show how they can track rogue stem cell clones that cause disease.      ... Read More »

Len Zon recipient of Mentoring Award at Harvard Medical School

Len Zon is the recipient of the 2016 Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) Award for Mentoring from Harvard Medical School. This award recognizes individuals who have shown concern for the student’s well-being, helped and guided the student on a timely course to graduation, provided positive feedback and constructive criticism on the student’s work and general strengths […]... Read More »

In new role as dean, Dr. George Q. Daley strengthens ties between Harvard Medical School and the Boston Children’s Stem Cell Program

Daley will continue to be a strong presence within his lab as he becomes the leader of the nation’s top medical school. It has been a year of rapid growth and incredible accomplishment for the Boston Children’s Stem Cell Program, as its researchers lead in translating the promise of stem cells into new insights and […]... Read More »



  • Boston Globe

    The work of Dr. Leonard Zon and Dr. George Daley is discussed in an article examining the slowing of research progress as a result of the ongoing court battle for federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research. Read More.

  • CNN

    Dr. Leonard I. Zon reflects on the latest developments in the court battle regarding federal funding of human embryonic stem cells. Read More.

  • Boston Globe

    A December 1, 2010 article in the Boston Globe‘s business section highlights the work of Verastem Inc., a local company for which Children’s Hospital Boston’s Dr. George Daley is on the scientific advisory board. “The founding scientists and advisors of Verastem are some of my favorite colleagues,” said Dr. Daley. “I am looking forward to the quest to find drugs that kill the rare cells that sustain some cancers.” Read More.

  • On NPR

    Leonard Zon, MD reflects on a decade of stem cell research. Read More.

  • Forbes

    Dr. George Daley comments on the possibility of converting specialized cells directly to other specialized cells. While other researchers are reporting very early successes, clinical trials are a long way off. “There’s a lot of experiments failing,” Daley told Forbes. “A lot of people are just taking a trial-and-error approach, and that’s fundamentally inefficient. And yet, it may create a breakthrough.” Read More.