Professor Nagy established a satellite lab at ARMI in 2015 to more seamlessly integrate his research efforts with collaborators at Monash and in Australia. Many research themes extend across both Canadian and Australian labs. To learn more about the Toronto-based Nagy group and research interests, see

Assisting Professor Nagy in the day to day running of this lab is Associate Professor Jody Haigh who has a main appointment at the Australian Centre for Blood Diseases (ACBD) as well as a secondary appointment at ARMI.  Read more about the laboratory of Associate Professor Jody Haigh at

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Hussein SM, Batada NN, Vuoristo S, Ching RW, Autio R, Närvä E, Ng S, Sourour M, Hämäläinen R, Olsson C, Lundin K, Mikkola M, Trokovic R, Peitz M, Brüstle O, Bazett-Jones DP, Alitalo K, Lahesmaa R, Nagy A, Otonkoski T.

Copy number variation and selection during reprogramming to pluripotency.

Nature. 2011 Mar 3;471(7336):58-62. doi: 10.1038/nature09871. PMID: 21368824, 475 citations.

Samavarchi-Tehrani P, Golipour A, David L, Sung HK, Beyer TA, Datti A, Woltjen K, Nagy A, Wrana JL.

Functional genomics reveals a BMP-driven mesenchymal-to-epithelial transition in the initiation of somatic cell reprogramming.

Cell Stem Cell. 2010 Jul 2;7(1):64-77. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2010.04.015. Epub 2010 Jun 17. PMID: 20621051, 396 citations.

Woltjen K, Michael IP, Mohseni P, Desai R, Mileikovsky M, Hämäläinen R, Cowling R, Wang W, Liu P, Gertsenstein M, Kaji K, Sung HK, Nagy A.

piggyBac transposition reprograms fibroblasts to induced pluripotent stem cells.

Nature. 2009 Apr 9;458(7239):766-70. doi: 10.1038/nature07863. Epub 2009 Mar 1. PMID: 19252478, 923 citations.

International Stem Cell Initiative, Adewumi O, Aflatoonian B, Ahrlund-Richter L, Amit M, Andrews PW, Beighton G, Bello PA, Benvenisty N, Berry LS, Bevan S, Blum B, Brooking J, Chen KG, Choo AB, Churchill GA, Corbel M, Damjanov I, Draper JS, Dvorak P, Emanuelsson K, Fleck RA, Ford A, Gertow K, Gertsenstein M, Gokhale PJ, Hamilton RS, Hampl A, Healy LE, Hovatta O, Hyllner J, Imreh MP, Itskovitz-Eldor J, Jackson J, Johnson JL, Jones M, Kee K, King BL, Knowles BB, Lako M, Lebrin F, Mallon BS, Manning D, Mayshar Y, McKay RD, Michalska AE, Mikkola M, Mileikovsky M, Minger SL, Moore HD, Mummery CL, Nagy A, Nakatsuji N, O'Brien CM, Oh SK, Olsson C, Otonkoski T, Park KY, Passier R, Patel H, Patel M, Pedersen R, Pera MF, Piekarczyk MS, Pera RA, Reubinoff BE, Robins AJ, Rossant J, Rugg-Gunn P, Schulz TC, Semb H, Sherrer ES, Siemen H, Stacey GN, Stojkovic M, Suemori H, Szatkiewicz J, Turetsky T, Tuuri T, van den Brink S, Vintersten K, Vuoristo S, Ward D, Weaver TA, Young LA, Zhang W.

Characterization of human embryonic stem cell lines by the International Stem Cell Initiative.

Nat Biotechnol. 2007 Jul;25(7):803-16. Epub 2007 Jun 17. PMID: 17572666, 566 citations.

Nagy A, Gertsensten M, Vintersten K, Behringer R.

Manipulating the Mouse Embryo: A Laboratory manual.

3rd edition, Cold Spring Harbor Press, Cold Spring Harbor, New York, >9200 copies sold. (2003)

Carmeliet P, Ferreira V, Breier G, Pollefeyt S, Kieckens L, Gertsenstein M, Fahrig M, Vandenhoeck A, Harpal K, Eberhardt C, Declercq C, Pawling J, Moons L, Collen D, Risau W, Nagy A.

Abnormal blood vessel development and lethality in embryos lacking a single VEGF allele. citations

Nature. 1996 Apr 4;380(6573):435-9. PMID: 8602241, 2788 citations.

Nagy A, Rossant J, Nagy R, Abramow-Newerly W, Roder JC.

Derivation of completely cell culture-derived mice from early-passage embryonic stem cells.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1993 Sep 15;90(18):8424-8. PMID: 8378314, 1652 citations.