The Beaudin Lab was established in 2016 at the University of California, Merced, in the Molecular and Cell Biology unit in the School of Natural Sciences. Our primary research focus is to understand the contribution of fetal hematopoietic, or blood, progenitors to adult immune function. Adult hematopoietic stem cells are both capable and responsible for generating all blood and immune cells across the lifespan. Recently, the advent of sophisticated fate-mapping or lineage tracing approaches has provided evidence that specific cell types of the adult immune system are not produced by adult hematopoietic stem cells. Instead, these unique cells that mediate tolerance, rapid response to infection, and have unique function in their resident tissues, are specified only during development from fetal progenitors. The Beaudin Lab is interested in defining the basic mechanisms regulating the establishment of these functionally-distinct cells during development, as well understanding how perturbation of development during this "limited window" of immune development drives immune dysfunction in adulthood.
Diego successfully passed his qualifying exam and is officially a PhD candidate. Congrats Diego!
Congratulations to Beaudin Lab undergraduate Lorena Moreno Aguilar for receiving the outstanding student award.
April successfully defended her dissertation proposal! Congrats April!!
Congratulations to Dr. Beaudin for being part of Merced Sun Star’s 20 under 40 for the year 2018!
Congratulations to Beaudin Lab graduate student April Apostol for receiving the Top Poster Award at the 47th Annual ISEH Pre-Meeting Workshop. Along with the award April received a $100 cash prize.
Congratulations to Beaudin Lab undergraduates Lorena Aguilar and Eric Lebish for successfully presenting their work at the UROC Summer Research Symposium at UC Merced.
Congratulations to one of our graduate students, Gabriel Leung, for receiving the “Excellence in Research” award at the 2018 Midwinter Conference of Immunologists.
Congratulations to Clint Valencia for his Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) at UC Merced!