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Research of GDCB faculty appears in Des Moines media

Raquel Espin Palazon, assistant professor in genetics, development and cell biology
Raquel Espin Palazon
Eric Henderson, genetics, development and cell biology professor
Eric Henderson in his lab, where the professor of genetics, development and cell biology worked with doctoral student Chang-Yong Oh to create a DNA nanoparticle capable of expressing its own genetic code. Photo by Christopher Gannon. Larger image.

The research discoveries of two Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology (GDCB) faculty appeared in the Des Moines media recently. 

GDCB Assistant Professor Raquel Espin Palazon and her lab are featured in WHO Des Moines Channel 13's news report, "Iowa State researchers make groundbreaking discovery for creating blood stem cells in the lab."  

GDCB Professor Eric Henderson’s research is featured in a "We Are Iowa" Local 5 News story, "A genetic cure": Iowa State scientists make first-of-its-kind DNA discovery."  

Find additional information about the research of both of these professors in Iowa State University's News Service articles. Espin Palazon's research is highlighted in the ISU's News Service article, "ISU researchers discover crucial step in creating blood cells," while Henderson's research is the focus of the ISU News Service article, "Building a DNA nanoparticle to be both carrier and medicine."

Blood stem cells forming in the trunk of a zebrafish embryo.
Blood stem cells forming in the trunk of a zebrafish embryo. The blood stem cells are yellow, with the red tubes are the aorta on the top and a vein on the bottom. Photo courtesy of Xiaoyi Cheng. Larger image.