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Taylor Mills awarded NSF fellowship

July 12, 2018: We’re pleased to announce that Taylor was awarded a prestigious 3-year graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation. Congratulations Taylor!


New review article published in Blood

October 12, 2017: A Blood Spotlight review article​ written by Eric that focuses on the impact of inflammation in normal, aged and malignant hematopoiesis is now available online and in print. 


Jennifer Rabe awarded F31 predoctoral fellowship

August 10, 2017: We’re pleased to announce that Jenn’s application for an F31 through NHLBI was successful, and on the first submission no less. Congratulations Jenn!


Welcome to Taylor Mills and James Chavez

July 15, 2017: The Pietras lab just got a little bigger. An enthusiastic welcome to Taylor Mills, a PhD graduate student in the Immunology program, and James Chavez, a recent CU Boulder graduate and the new lab PRA.


Eric Pietras named Boettcher Investigator

June 21, 2017: Eric is a recipient of the prestigious Webb-Waring Early Career Investigator Award, along with seven other scientists at Colorado research institutions. The Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards support promising, early-career scientific researchers, allowing them to advance their independent research and compete for major federal and private awards in the future. Recipients are awarded $235,000 in grant funding to sustain three years of biomedical research. They also receive the title of Boettcher Investigator


Pietras Lab obtains CU Team Science Award funding

January 6, 2017: The lab has been awarded $40,000​ to investigate alterations in hematopoiesis occurring in pre-clinical rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in collaboration with co-PI Kristen Demoruelle, MD (Rheumatology).


IL-1 impact on HSCs published in Nature Cell Biology

June 18, 2016: Work describing the impact of the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-1 on HSC fate and function has been published in Nature Cell Biology. This work, largely from Eric’s postdoctoral training at UCSF, identifies IL-1 as a ‘double-edged sword’ that promotes hematopoietic regeneration, but under chronic stimulation impairs self-renewal. Eric is co-corresponding author for this work, along with his former mentor, Dr. Emmanuelle Passegué.

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