Hong Qian, PhD., a group leader, was recruited to Center for hematology and Regenerative Medicine, Karolinska Institutet as an assistant professor in 2012. She received her Ph.D. degree in Stem Cell Biology from Lund University, Sweden (2007) and did a postdoc at Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linköping University, Sweden (2008-2011).
Our research program mainly focuses on characterization of native mesenchymal stem and progenitor cells from bone marrow by using multi-color flow cytometry, transgenic mouse models as well as human materials.
We are aiming to identify in vivo activities of mesenchymal stem cells in bone marrow under physiological conditions such as normal hematopoiesis and under diseases including hematological disorders.
The potential findings from this research program may help to understand cellular mechanisms underlying the regulation of hematopoiesis and to develop better stem cell- and microenvironment-based therapeutic strategies in regenerative medicine.
2004-2007. Ph.D. study in Stem Cell Biology from Lund University, Sweden.
2008-2011, postdoc at Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linköping University, Sweden (2008-2011).