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


-August 26, 2021: Congratulations to Yuqian for publishing a paper in Stem Cell Reports!

-March 2021: Dr. Lian is promoted to Associate Professor. Congrats!

-August, 2020: Alessandro, Tahir, Michael, Xuyue, and Majeed joined the lab. Welcome!

-June, 2020: Lauren defened her dissertation. Congrats!

-March, 2020: Dr. Lian received the NSF CAREER Award!

-November 01, 2019: Congratulations to Lauren for publishing a paper in Scientific Reports!

-October 16-19, 2019: Lauren and Dr. Lian presented at BMES!

-June 26-29, 2019: Lauren presented a poster at ISSCR

-November 30, 2018: Congratulations to Yuqian for publishing a paper in iScience!

-September 1, 2018: Congrats to Agamoni and Lauren on their review paper in Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine!

-May 8, 2017: Congratulations to Lauren for publishing in Scientific Reports!


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                    

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