Einstein Experts

Eric E. Bouhassira, Ph.D.

Eric E. Bouhassira, Ph.D.

Professor, Cell Biology

Professor, Medicine (Hematology)

Ingeborg and Ira Leon Rennert Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Stem cell researchBlood-forming stem cellsCell therapy

Dr. Bouhassira’s work focuses on prompting human embryonic stem cells to develop into hematopoietic (blood-forming), as well as stem cells, and into red blood cells. This work could potentially help patients needing transfusions and save lives by expanding the production of customized cells that could be transplanted without risk of rejection. The cells produced by Dr. Bouhassira can also be used to deliver therapeutic proteins to the circulatory system. 

Dr. Bouhassira’s research also aims to find cures for sickle cell disease by developing novel gene therapy strategies.


Additional Areas of Expertise

Bioinformatics, Embryonic stem cells, Gene therapy, Globin genes, Hematopoiesis, Red blood cells, Sickle cell anemia, Thalassemia, Transcriptional regulation


Highlighted Media Coverage

New York Times

United Press International (UPI)


Professional Links

Ruth L. and David S. Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Department of Medicine

Department of Cell Biology

News Releases

Latest News Releases


Email: eric.bouhassira@einsteinmed.edu

Collexis Research Profile