October 2009 Newsletter Precursor Cell and Organ Development Research A highly interactive group of the researchers in the Pediatric Center for Biomedical Research, the Pediatric Program in Lung Biology, and the Strong Children’s Research Center studies precursor cell and developmental biology from molecular genetic and cell biological standpoints. This issue focuses on the research of the pulmonary system (lung and diaphragm). Kate Ackerman, M.D. Patricia R. Chess, M.D. David Dean, Ph.D. Jacob N. Finkelstein, Ph.D. William M. Maniscalco, M.D. Thomas Mariani, Ph.D. Michael A. O'Reilly, Ph.D. Gloria S. Pryhuber, M.D. Arshad Rahman, Ph.D. Look for our January 2010 issue highlighting blood, heart, and kidney.