Hope Lab, Hope Laboratory, Kristin Hope

Located in Hamilton, Canada, the Hope lab is based at McMaster University’s Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute (SCC-RI).


Our research program is focused on dissecting the molecular regulation that underlies the self-renewal of normal hematopoietic stem cells and their malignant leukemia stem cell counterparts. In doing so we aim to identify the processes that when dysregulated lead to leukemic transformation and relapse and therefore represent critical therapeutic targets.


We take a multidisciplinary approach grounded in studies with primary human cells that capitalize on functional genetics, global approaches to map gene expression at multiple levels and pre-clinical modelling to identify novel stem cell regulators.

Kristin Hope, Hope Lab


Research supported by:

Dr. Kristin Hope  |  Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences  |  Scientist, McMaster Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute

Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery, Room 5025  |  McMaster University  |  1280 Main Street West  |  Hamilton, Ontario L8S4L8