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Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council

Cambridge Stem Cell Institute

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Cristina Pina

Cristina Pina 2017Dr Cristina Pina

Haematopoietic stem cells

Departmental Affiliation: Department of Haematology




Haematopoietic stem cells balance molecular programmes of self-renewal and differentiation in order to sustain mature blood cell production and maintain a pool of undifferentiated multipotent cells throughout the lifetime of the individuals. Corruption of some of these programmes in favour of self-renewal and/or blocking differentiation may result in malignant transformation to generate leukaemia. Additionally, stem cells have the capacity to respond to increased demands in production of mature lineages, e.g. upon injury.


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SCI Collaborators

Brian Huntly 

Alfonso Martinez-Arias 

George Vassiliou