Kim Vanuytsel, Ph.D.

PhD: Biomedical Sciences, Molecular and Stem Cell Medicine (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Masters: Bioengineering (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Major: Cell and Gene Biotechnology
Hometown: Kasterlee, Belgium

Kim joined the lab in November 2014 after finishing her PhD at the Stem Cell Institute Leuven (SCIL), aimed at developing a human pluripotent disease model for Fanconi anemia. As a postdoc in the Murphy lab she continues her efforts to unravel hematopoietic disorders and primarily focuses on modeling β-Thalassemia using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Besides studying what can go wrong during red blood cell development, she is also exploring ways to scale up in vitro red blood cell production.

Outside the lab Kim enjoys running, soccer, good food (eating out as well as cooking), good music (or bad music in good company) and from time to time she gets creative with paint or pencils.

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Richard’s poster wins first prize at the 2017 BU-CTSI Annual Translational Research Symposium!

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Drs. Murphy, Mostoslavsky and Steinberg create the world’s largest sickle cell disease-specific iPSC library

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Dr. Murphy awarded Scholar Award from the National Blood Foundation

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Dr. Murphy pays tribute to Dr. David Seldin at the BU-CTSI Annual Translational Research Symposium

Dr. Murphy was recently featured on LabTV

Kim is awarded a 2016-2017 Research Fellowship from the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation

Congratulations to Dr. Brenden Smith for successfully defending his thesis!

Murphy lab welcomes its newest Ph.D. student, Richard Giadone!

Kim presents her research at ISSCR 2015 in Stockholm!

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