Samantha comes to us from Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School where she has been a postdoctoral research fellow in the laboratory of George Daley. Her current work focuses on directing cell fate using information gleaned from gene regulatory network analysis. Using insights from these analyses, she plans to study liver development and to induce fibroblasts to differentiate into cells closely resembling normal human hepatocytes. In the future, she plans to translate new insights in cell fate specification into better models of liver disease and eventually into the development of novel therapeutic strategies. Samantha will be a wonderful addition to our departments and the entire WUSM community.