Samantha England, PhD

Samantha England, PhD

​Laboratory Technician at University of Calgary, Canada​

2012 NYSCF – Druckenmiller Fellow Alumna

PhD, University of Rochester

Postdoctoral Training, University of Rochester


Dr. England worked to find an unlimited supply of red blood cells for anemic patients. Blood transfusions are associated with infectious risks, high costs, and supply bottlenecks, particularly for rare blood types. By using stem cells, scientists can generate safe blood cells for transfusion therapy. Therefore, she examined whether stem cell-derived blood cells would be as effective in a clinical setting as standard blood transfusions, laying the foundation for universal donor red blood cells. She completed her postdoctoral studies at Rochester in Dr. James Palis’ lab.

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