Yu Wei Zhang

from Montréal, Canada
IMPRS fellow since October 2017 in Cabezas Wallscheid lab


Research interests
Dormant hematopoietic stem cells (dHSCs) are atop the hematopoietic hierarchy and are identified through long-term label retaining assays. Technical limitations have prevented the identification of a dormant HSC population in humans. Recently, Cabezas-Wallscheid et al. identified Gprc5c as a surface receptor marking dormant mouse HSC. In the context of human HSCs, transcriptome data has shown that GPRC5C may also be a potential marker for human HSC dormancy. We aim to identify the first dormant human HSC population using GPRC5C as a potential surface marker. ​
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