NHLBI Celebration of Progenitor Cell Research and Translation Meeting- March 28-29, 2023

The NHLBI Celebration of Progenitor Cell Research and Translation Meeting will be held in Bethesda, Maryland (Tuesday, March 28-29, 2023), at the Natcher Building, Main Auditorium, NIH Campus. Investigators from the past Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium (PCBC), Lung Repair and Regeneration Consortium (LRRC), and current Progenitor Cell Translational Consortium  (PCTC) will present recent advances and future visions in the heart, lung, and blood fields.

Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium (PCBC) Cell Differentiation Data Available for Access

Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium (PCBC) Cell Differentiation Data Available for Access

The Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium (PCBC), is a NHLBI sponsored effort to identify and characterize progenitor cell lineages, to direct the differentiation of stem and progenitor cells to desired cell fates, and to develop new strategies to address the unique challenges presented by the transplantation of these cells.

Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium (PCBC) Stem Cell Collection Available Through WiCell

The Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium (PCBC) of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) performed comprehensive experimental and genomic analyses of iPSC and hESC lines from different laboratories derived using a variety of reprogramming methods.  Culture systems for the cell lines were harmonized. Resulting data are publicly available through Synapse.  

Protocols and Reagents

Platform for Sharing and Accessing Available Protocols and Reagents

The PCBC Synapse platform, in addition to storing data is a resource for the aggregation and dissemination of protocols and reagents for the consortium.


Lehanna Sanders, a graduate student in the Hatzopoulos Hub Site 11 has initiated this PCBC Blog. Other team memebers include Nicole Stone (Srivastava Hub Site 15) and Kaytlyn  Gerbin (Charles Murray's Lab - Morrisey Hub Site 14). To join the team, contact Ling Tang (ltang@epi.umaryland.edu) or Andrea Lefever (alefever@epi.umaryland.edu) for permission to post. For blog charter click here. 

Videos Posted from the PCBC Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering (CVTE) Workshop and Symposium

Jay Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., hosted a Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering (CVTE) Workshop and Symposium, on Monday, March 28, 2016, at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Groups of videos address:

Videos Posted from the 2016 Drug Discovery Conference at Stanford University, March 29, 2016 – Wu Hub Site 04

The Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, Wu Hub Site 04, hosted a Cardiovascular Tissue Engineering Symposium and Drug Discovery Conference on March 29, 2016. Experts in drug discovery discussed advances in research and technology.

Topics covered included:

NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy

To promote sharing of human and non-human genomic data and to provide appropriate protections for research involving human data, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued the Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy on August 27, 2014, in the NIH Guide Grants and Contracts (available at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-14-124.html). The GDS Policy is also available at http://gds.nih.gov/03policy2.html.


PCBC Jump Start Award Program


To provide the PCBC with a mechanism to quickly award small grants to junior faculty (less than 5 years from their appointment to Assistant Professor), research associates, fellows, postdocs, and graduate students to support a well-defined specific aim. The aim should involve at least one of the following, with priority given to proposals that incorporate two:

Funded PCBC Projects: Pilot and Ancillary/Collaborative Studies

The mission of the NHLBI Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium is to develop improved understanding of the biology of stem and progenitor cells, and to harness this knowledge for the diagnosis and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases. The Consortium comprises nine multidisciplinary virtual research hubs supported by an Administrative Coordinating Center.


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