Chong Bin (Edward) obtained his B.S. degree in 2014 with a major in biochemistry and a minor in biomedical research from the University of California, Los Angeles. Edward joined Crooks lab through the UCLA undergraduate research program. Working closely with William Kim, Edward’s aim was to investigate the efficiency of controlling the timing of gene expression during the process of hematopoietic differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells using various approaches including lentiviral vectors containing Tet-on inducible system and electroporation mediated RNA transfection. Upon graduation, Edward continues to work as a Staff Research Associate in the lab, where he participates in multiple projects such as engineering of a thymic aggregate for implantation, analysis of molecular factors necessary for neonatal thymopoiesis, and generation of definitive hematopoietic stem cells from pluripotent stem cells.