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Human Stem Cell Engineering Lab

Welcome to the Lian Lab at Penn State University!


Our Purpose

The goal of the Lian Lab is to apply stem cell differentiation and genome editing techniques to convert human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) into functional somatic cells, aiming to treat or even cure Type 1 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases.

Meet the Lab

Our Research

Outreach and Education



Thank you to the following foundations for their support:

NSF Career Award

NIH NIBIB Trailblazer Award for New and Early Stage Investigators

Penn State ENGineering for Innovation and ENtrepreneurship (ENGINE) Grant

Penn State College of Engineering Multidisciplinary Research Seed Grant

Penn State Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences Seed Grant 

Penn State Lab Startup Grant

Interested in joining our lab?


W342 Millenium Science Complex
University Park, PA 16802 


Phone: (814) 865-8093