Kim Vanuytsel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Section of Hematology and Oncology
Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM)
Boston University Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine & Boston Medical Center


Kim is a stem cell biologist with expertise in developmental hematopoiesis, red blood cell development and hematopoietic stem cell biology. She is originally from Belgium and obtained her PhD from KU Leuven (Leuven, Belgium), developing a disease model for Fanconi anemia using human pluripotent stem cells. She subsequently joined the laboratory of George Murphy at the Center for Regenerative Medicine (CReM) at Boston University (BU) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) for her postdoctoral work. Since joining the BU/BMC research community, she has focused on developing tools and resources that help us understand important concepts in hematopoietic development with the goal of translating this knowledge into the realization of the immense potential that induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and hematopoietic stem cells hold for disease modeling and regenerative medicine.

Outside of the lab, Kim enjoys exploring the world through the eyes of her three year old daughter, through painting, through food and through music.


Braden Pate

Lab Manager


Braden joined the lab after finishing his B.S. in Biology from Colorado State University. While there, he worked on several projects, including an investigation of mutation bias in Arabidopsis, assisting with tuberculosis drug trials, and some independent ecological studies. Outside of the lab, he spends his time bouldering and trying to learn to play guitar.


Madeline Labott

Graduate Student


Madeline is a PhD student at Boston University in the Department of Molecular and Translation Medicine. Prior to BU, she attended UW Madison where she earned a Genetics and Genomics BS. In her free time, Madeline enjoys running, rollerblading, reading, and scuba diving.


Joshua Mester 


Josh is a junior at Boston University. He is majoring in Biology with a specialization in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, and Genetics. He is interested in hematology and learning about blood disorders. In his free time he enjoys going to hockey games and listening to music.



Alisa Chankhunthod


Alisa is a senior at Boston University. She is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Biology. She is interested in learning about stem cell biology and how it pertains to medical research. In her free time she enjoys music, cooking, and reading!