Hematology Division

Luis F. Z. Batista, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Hematology Division
Department of Developmental Biology

Research Interests

  • Induced pluripotent stem cells
  • Telomere maintenance


  • 314-362-8816 (office)
  • 314-362-8826 (fax)
  • Room 8816 Clinical Sciences Research Building (lab)
  • Hematology Division
    Campus Box 8125
    Washington University School of Medicine
    660 South Euclid Avenue
    St. Louis, MO 63110
  • Batista Lab


2000-2003 BSc, Biology (Genetics), University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
2004-2008 PhD, Cellular Biology, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and University of Mainz, Germany
2008-2012 Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Medicine/Hematology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Academic Positions
2012-2013 Instructor of Medicine, Department of Medicine/Hematology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA
2013-present Assistant Professor, Departments of Medicine and Developmental Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Major Honors & Awards
2007 1st Place, Top Young Investigator Award, Brazilian Society of Mutagenesis and Carcinogenesis
2009 Pew Postdoctoral Fellow, The Pew Charitable Trusts
2011 CIRM Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
2014 Early Career Development Award, Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research
2015 Scholar Award, V Foundation for Cancer Research
2015 Early Stage Investigator Award, Edward Mallinckrodt, Jr. Foundation
2016 Conquer Cancer Now Award, Concern Foundation
2017 Young Scholar Award, American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR)
Other Honors & Awards
2001 CNPQ Undergraduate Student Fellowship
2001 Best Undergraduate Student Scientific Project, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
2003 Best Poster Award, 4th International Conference on Environmental Mutagens in Human Populations, Florianopolis, Brazil
2004 FAPESP PhD Fellowship
2005 CAPES International PhD Fellowship
2005 Travel Award, 9th International Conference on Environmental Mutagenesis, San Francisco, CA
2006 Best Poster Award, "DNA Repair Meeting: From Molecular Mechanism to Human Disease", Noorwijkerhout, Netherlands
2007 Best Poster Award, Third Meeting in Fundamental Aspects of DNA Repair and Mutagenesis, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2008 Travel Award, Salk-Caltech Conference on DNA Replication and Genome Integrity, San Diego, CA
Professional Societies
Member, International Society for Stem Cell Research
Member, Central Society for Clinical and Translational Research
Member, American Society of Hematology