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Founded in 2014 by David Stachura, the Stachura laboratory is located at California State University, Chico (Chico State).  We are dedicated to understanding blood and immune cell formation, differentiation, and proliferation in order to treat diseases such as anemia, thrombocytopenia, and leukemia.  We perform our research in zebrafish (Danio rerio), which are an excellent model system for visualizing blood cell development and for performing genetic and drug screens.  Zebrafish have an immune system similar to mammals, allowing us to understand how this complex system evolved over the past 400+ million years.

Picture of fluorescent zebrafish with green mpx+ myeloid cells
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