About the Consortium
The goal of the NHLBI Progenitor Cell Biology Consortium (NHLBI PCBC), is 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.
The Consortium will:
- Assemble clusters of synergistic research projects, each with a multi-disciplinary team of Principal Investigators
- Establish virtual Research Hubs focused on progenitor cell biology
- Contain core research support facilities and skills development components
The aim of this initiative is to markedly accelerate progress by forming a coordinated Consortium that includes leading scientists in the field of cardiovascular, pulmonary and hematopoietic cell biology, working closely with experts in the general field of progenitor cell biology.