Sandra Pinho, PhD
Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Chicago
2013 NYSCF – Druckenmiller Fellow Alumna
PhD, Imperial College School of Medicine, London, England
Postdoctoral Training, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dr. Pinho investigated the environment in which blood stem cells found in bone marrow reside and how they regulate themselves. She found that multiple cell types contribute to the growth of these stem cells, increasing the difficulty of imitating the environment in the laboratory. Therefore, she tried to understand which cells were needed to keep the blood stem cells healthy and growing. She completed her postdoctoral studies at Albert Einstein in Dr. Paul Frenette’s lab.