January 20, 2016 – New technique allows researchers to fine-tune gene editing. Link | PDF
January 20, 2016 – High-throughput screening platform for CRISPR. Link | PDF
January 7, 2016 – Alleles in Allegro Accelerating the Pace with HCA | PDF
January 1, 2016 – High-Content Analysis Has Full Dance Card | Link
August 3, 2015 – UW engineers use ‘CRISPR’ technology to locate crucial protein in stem cell survival Link | Paper
December 8, 2014 – Billionaire Paul Allen donates $100m to new ‘industrial scale’ effort to understand human cells. Link
September 10, 2014 – Kris Saha chosen as part of the Next Generation Leaders Council by the Allen Institute in Seattle. Link
August 15, 2014 – Kris Saha featured in UW-Madison podcast “Sound Engineering: Spreading the benefits of stem-cell advances”. Link
August 15th, 2014 – Kris Saha is featured in the Cell and Molecular Bioengineering “2014 Young Innovators Issue” for our work on Nanofibrous Electrospun Polymers
May 7, 2014 – Saha receives NSF CAREER Award to improve the genetic engineering of stem cells Link
March 4, 2014 – CRISPR Technology is featured in a story in the New York Times Link | PDF
January 17, 2014 – “Tools for Discovery: Kris Saha.” Link
Congratulations again to Stephanie Seymour, who is this time awarded a Hilldale Undergraduate Research Fellowship.
Ty Harkness passes his preliminary exam to advance to dissertator status.
Jared Carlson-Stevermer is awarded a NSFGRFP Honorable Mention.
Congratulations to Ben Steyer, who was awarded a 2014 VitreoRetinal Surgery Foundation Fellowship Award!
Ryan Prestil has been selected to participate in the 2015 SUPER-G program. This selective program sends researchers to the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany for a summer of intensive research.
Kris Saha has been chosen to be part of the Next Generation Leaders Council by the Allen Institute for Brain Science. Check out the full release on our Press page.
Ty Harkness and Kris Saha have recently participated in a roundtable discussion with US Representative Mark Pocan regarding concerning a Next Generation Research Act to improve funding for young scientists. Quotes | video
Stem cell research has a great potential to develop new therapies, but how can we standardize research so that we can spread the benefit of stem cell advances? Kris Saha and collaborator Randy Ashton discuss this issue in the latest Sound Engineering podcast
The Saha Lab has recently been choosen as the recipient of two grants! The first is from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund for Innovation in Regulatory Science. Our second grant focuses on the ethical side of healthcare to investigate the Paradoxes of Information Flow. You can find out more about this research thrust from the Holtz Center
At the heart of stem cell research is always an ethical debate on advancement of stem cell disease modeling while protecting personal information on patients from whom those cells were derived. For a fresh perspective read our new article in Cell Stem Cell found on our Publications page.
Congrats to Ryan Pestil on being selected as a recipient of a Hilldale Research Fellowship for the 2014-2015 year. Hilldale Fellowships
Dr. Saha receives a 2014 NSF Early Faculty Development (CAREER) Award. Find out more details about the prestigious award here.
To learn more about the future research of our group read this release.
Much of science relies on the tools that we use to make new discoveries, but not all tools are physical. Check out this profile featuring our PI, Kris Saha, to find out what tools he uses to move our research forward.
November 7, 2011 – “Novel surface triples stem-cell growth in culture” by Nicole Giese. MIT and Whitehead media relations. Link | PDF
September 22, 2011 – Photos from lecture for Harvard Business School event, “Biotech revolution comes to Cambridge.” Link
January 24, 2011 – Panel discussion and press release by co-authors of the Hinxton Group statement at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), “Obstacles to Openness and Sharing in Stem Cell Science: Innovation, the Public Interest, and Recommendations for Next Steps” Link
February 10, 2011 – “Scientists Warn Against Stifling Effect of Widespread Patenting in Stem Cell Field.” by Michael Pena. Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.Link | PDF
January 25, 2011 – “Rush for patents is choking US stem cell research.” by Kerry Sheridan. AFP and physorg.com. Link | PDF
January 24, 2011, “Patents, Not Just Politics, Create Obstacles to University Stem-Cell Research” by Paul Basken. The Chronicle of Higher Education. Link| PDF
January 24, 2011 – “Stem Cell Research Guidelines: How Scientists Can Play Nice.” by Gretchen Vogel. ScienceInsider blog of Science. Link | PDF
January 21, 2011 – “Statement on Policies and Practices Governing Data and Materials Sharing and Intellectual Property in Stem Cell Science.” Hinxton Group Consensus Statement. Link | PDF
November 30, 2010 – “New growth opportunities.” by Matt Fearer. Paradigm cover article. Link | PDFCover caption: What can this chaotic splash of color tell us about the conditions necessary for promoting the growth of human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells?”
August 28, 2010 – “An Interview with Dr. Krishanu Saha from the Whitehead Institute of Biomedical Research” by Shyamala Pillai Shah. Biotechwiz: News, View & Insights on Biotechnology. Link | PDF
August 23, 2010 – “A better way to grow stem cells.” by Anne Trafton. MIT website cover article. Link | PDF
August 23, 2010 – “Scientists Create Fertile Ground for Growing Stem Cells.” U.S.News & World Report News. Link | PDF
August 22, 2010 – “New stem cell processing promises faster, more reliable research.” by Katherine Harmon. Scientific American Blog. Link | PDF
May 3, 2010 – “Scientists create human embryonic stem cells with enhanced pluripotency.” by Nicole Giese. Whitehead Institute News. Link | PDF
March 6, 2008 – “Thickets and gaps blocking stem cell science.” by Monya Baker. Nature Reports Stem Cells. Link | PDF
February 2, 2008 – “Exploring Research Roadblock and Cooperation.” by David Jensen. California Stem Cell Report. Link | PDF
Fall 2006 – “Political science: Berkeley scientists step up to the policy plate.” by Kayte Fischer. Berkeley Science Review. Link | PDF