Ya-Chieh Hsu, PhD（許雅捷博士）
Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Ya-Chieh was born and raised in Taiwan and obtained her BS degree in life science from National Tsing-Hua University. She completed her PhD at Baylor College of Medicine, where she studied organ size control using Drosophila as a model. During her postdoctoral research at The Rockefeller University, she delineated the lineage contribution and identified critical niche components for hair follicle stem cells. She joined Harvard University as an assistant professor in the summer of 2014. The general interest of the Hsu Laboratory is to discover how the choreographed interaction of diverse cell types enables development, regeneration, and repair of complex organs such as the mammalian skin. Ya-Chieh finds her academic position gratifying because it gives her the freedom to explore her scientific passion, and she also feels privileged to interact with and influence the next generation.