Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine 2017-11-29T13:03:36+00:00

Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

The biology of adult stem cells, embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells and the study of adult tissue regeneration. Fields of study range from defining the basic biological mechanisms of stem cell function using cell biology and molecular biology to applying insights derived from stem cells in disease settings such as hematopoiesis, neurodegenerative disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, lung disease or acute and chronic inflammation.

NameDepartmentResearch Topics
Vinay Aakalu Ophthalmology and Visual Sciencesdry eye disease, orbit inflammation, epithelial biology, stem cell, peptide therapeutics
Solomon AfelikSurgeryWe study signaling pathway mediated control of pancreas development and regeneration, with emphasis on pancreatic beta-cell regeneration.
Amelia BartholomewSurgerystem cell induction of immunologic tolerance; stem cell based wound and organ regeneration; laser based tissue regeneration
Ernesto R. BongarzoneAnatomy and Cell BiologyWhite matter disease, Parkinson’s, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, Proteopathy
Dawood DarbarMedicineArrhythmias; genetics; pharmacogenomics; iPSCs; atrial fibrillation
Luisa DiPietroPeriodonticsOur lab studies how wounds heal, with the goal of developing therapies that will allow humans to regenerate perfect tissue after injury.
Anne GeorgeOral Biology, College of DentistryExtracellular matrix proteins and the biology of the calcification process.
Maria Irene GivogriAnatomy and Cell Biology
Lester LauBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics Tissue regeneration, injury repair, and wound healing
Orly LazarovAnatomy and Cell BiologyMolecular and cellular processes underlying cognitive dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease; hippocampal neurogenesis and plasticity.
Yuru liuCellular and Molecular PharmacologyWe use genetic models to study the mechanisms in the transition of type II cells to type I cells required for recovery from lung injury.
Nadim MahmudMedicine (Hematology/Oncology)Stem Cell Expansion, Hematopoiesis, Stem Cell Transplantation, Cell based therapy, & Leukemia
Asrar B. MalikCellular and Molecular PharmacologyI study mechanisms of inflammation that underlie cardiovascular diseases . I challenge my trainees is to ask transformational questions.
Brad MerrillBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsCRISPR-Cas9 genome editing, Wnt Signaling, Stem Cell Biology, and Synthetic Biology
Kostandin PajciniCellular and Molecular PharmacologyWe work on Notch signaling in hematopoietic development and disorders and we study how blood stem cells are formed in the fetal environment.
De-Ann M. PillersPediatricsSensory neurobiology, muscular dystrophy, causes/consequences premature birth, developmental origins disease, molecular evolution, genetics
Jalees RehmanCellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Steven RothAnesthesiology Vision research; retinal degneration; ischemic tolerance; preconditioning; stem cell; extracellular vesicles; clinical research; big data
Brenda RussellPhysiology and BiophysicsHeart remodeling, stem cells, mechano-transduction, signaling pathways, cytoskeleton, imaging, cell/mol biology, proteomics, bioengineering
Jae-Won ShinCellular and Molecular PharmacologyMechanobiology, Biomaterials, Biophysics, Stem Cells
Owen TamplinCellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Angela L. TynerBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics Epithelial cell biology, tyrosine kinase signaling, colon, breast, prostate cancer
Kishore WaryCellular and Molecular PharmacologyMy laboratory investigates the underlying molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular development and disease