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Watts' cord blood research garners award

Kiem Lab's Korashon Watts explores cord blood stem cell expansion; lauded by American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy

May 21, 2012
Dr. Korashon Watts

Dr. Korashon Watts is the fifth American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy research award recipient from the Kiem Lab.

Photo by Linsey Battan

Dr. Korashon Watts of the Clinical Research Division recently won an Excellence in Research award from the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy. Her abstract, focused on cord blood stem cell expansion, was selected as one of the top six submitted by a postdoctoral fellow or student for the ASGCT annual meeting in Philadelphia earlier this month.

Watts' research explores novel techniques to expand stem cells and to test them in preclinical models to improve human cord blood and stem cell transplantation.

The award is the fifth ASGCT research award received by a member of Dr. Hans-Peter Kiem's lab.

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