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
Position: Research Assistant Professor

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 developed novel resources and tools to better understand and treat blood disorders. As a Research Assistant Professor, her research is focused on finding better solutions for sickle cell disease (SCD) patients by using patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) as a versatile platform to study the disease, screen for compounds that can ameliorate the condition, and explore potential curative gene editing approaches.

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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Congratulations to Spoorthi who begins her medical school training at BU’s 2017 white coat ceremony!

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Boston Magazine features the CReM and the Murphy lab

Blood tube at the microbiology laboratory

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Murphy Lab and the CReM Featured on CBS Boston with Dr. Mallika Marshall: Brewing Blood

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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!

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