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Stem Cell Center Faculty

The Center for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine’s ability to understand, diagnose, treat and prevent disease requires collaboration across multiple disciplines. There are more than 70 faculty scientists and physicians at University of Maryland contributing to the achievement of the Center’s goals. In addition to the University of Maryland School of Medicine, members of the Center are affiliated with special laboratories, programs, and schools throughout the University of Maryland system.

Name 

Title 

Department 

Special Affiliation 

Working Group 

Sergei Atamas, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Medicine; Microbiology & Immunology

Program in Personalized and Genomic Medicine

Skeletal

Laure Aurelian, PhD

Professor

Pharmacology; Microbiology & Immunology

 

Neural

Maria Baer, MD

Professor

Medicine

Program in Oncology

Hematopoietic & Cancer

Arnob Banerjee, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor; Working Group Leader

Medicine

Program in Oncology

Hematopoietic & Cancer

Cynthia Bearer, MD, PhD, FAAP

Professor

Pediatrics

 

Neural

Alexey Belkin, PhD

Assistant Professor

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases (CVID); Program in Oncology

Skeletal

Steven Bernstein, MD, PhD

Professor

Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences; Anatomy & Neurobiology

Program in Personalized and Genomic Medicine

Neural

Christopher Bever, MD, MBA

Professor

Neurology; Pharmacology; Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science

 

Neural

Robert Bloch, PhD

Professor

Physiology

 

Skeletal

Angela Brodie, PhD

Professor

Pharmacology

 

Hematopoietic & Cancer

Jonathan Bromberg, MD, PhD

Professor

Surgery; Microbiology & Immunology

Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases (CVID)

Hematopoietic & Cancer

Xiaochun Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor

Pediatrics

 

Hematopoietic & Cancer

Michael Christy, MD

Associate Professor

Surgery

Program in Trauma

Skeletal

Curt Civin, MD

Professor; Director of the Center for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine; Associate Dean for Research

Pediatrics; Physiology

 

Hematopoietic & Cancer

Shao-jun “Jim” Du, PhD

Associate Professor

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Program in Biology of Model Systems (PBMS)

Cardiovascular

Richard Eckert, PhD

Professor

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Dermatology; Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences

 

Skeletal

Shengyun Fang, PhD

Associate Professor

Physiology; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Center for Biomedical Engineering & Technology (BioMET); Program in Personalized and Genomic Medicine

Skeletal

Ricardo Feldman, PhD

Associate Professor

Microbiology & Immunology

 

Hematopoietic & Cancer

John Fisher, PhD

Professor

Bioengineering

Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials Laboratory, A. James Clark School of Engineering, UMCP

Skeletal

Paul Fishman, MD, PhD

Professor

Neurology; Anatomy & Neurobiology; Pharmacology

 

Neural

Gary Fiskum, PhD

Professor

Anesthesiology; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Pharmacology

Shock, Trauma & Anesthesiology Research (STAR)

Neural

Magali Fontaine, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Pathology

 

Skeletal

Nancy Fossett, PhD

Associate Professor

Pathology

Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases (CVID)

Hematopoietic & Cancer

Bartley Griffith, MD

Professor

Surgery

Artificial Organs Lab; Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases (CVID)

Cardiovascular

Da-Wei Gong, MD PhD

Associate Professor

Medicine

 

Hematopoietic & Cancer

Rao Gullapalli, PhD, MBA

Professor

Diagnostic Radiology & Nuclear Medicine

 

Neural

Anne Hamburger, PhD

Professor

Pathology

 

Hematopoietic & Cancer

L. Elliott Hong, MD

Professor

Psychiatry

Maryland Psychiatric Research Center  (MPRC); Program in Personalized and Genomic Medicine

Neural

Adam Hsieh, PhD

Associate Professor

Bioengineering; Orthopaedics

A. James Clark School of Engineering, UMCP

Skeletal

Feng Jiang, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Pathology

Program in Oncology; Program in Personalized and Genomic Medicine

Hematopoietic & Cancer

Mariusz Karbowski, PhD

Assistant Professor

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Center for Biomedical Engineering & Technology (BioMet)

Skeletal

Sunjay Kaushal, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Surgery

 

Cardiovascular

Carol Keefer, PhD

Associate Professor

Animal & Avian Sciences

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, UMCP

Skeletal

Candace Kerr, PhD

Assistant Professor

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

 

Neural

Tami Kingsbury, PhD

Assistant Professor

Physiology

 

Hematopoietic & Cancer

Eugene Koh, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Orthopaedics

 

Skeletal

Tibor Kristian, PhD

Associate Professor

Anesthesiology

Shock, Trauma & Anesthesiology Research (STAR)

Neural

Jennie Leach, PhD

Assistant Professor

Anatomy & Neurobiology

UMBC

Neural

Jonathan Lederer, MD, PhD

Professor

Physiology

Center for Biomedical Engineering & Technology (BioMet)

Cardiovascular

Marta Lipinski, PhD

Assistant Professor; Working Group Leader

Anesthesiology; Anatomy & Neurobiology

Shock, Trauma & Anesthesiology Research (STAR)

Neural

A-Lien Lu-Chang, PhD

Professor

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

 

Skeletal

Stuart Martin, PhD

Associate Professor

Physiology

Program in Oncology

Hematopoietic & Cancer

Margaret McCarthy, PhD

Professor

Pharmacology; Physiology; Psychiatry

 

Neural

Rosangela Mezghanni, PhD

Assistant Professor

Pediatrics

 

Neural

Mervyn Monteiro, PhD

Professor

Anatomy & Neurbiology; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Neurology

Center for Biomedical Engineering & Technology (BioMet); Program in Personalized and Genomic Medicine

Neural

Sandra Mooney, PhD

Associate Professor

Pediatrics

 

Neural

Maria Nurminskaya, PhD

Associate Professor; Working Group Leader

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

 

Skeletal

Kiran Panickar, PhD

Assistant Professor

Pediatrics

 

Neural

Anthony Passaniti, PhD

Associate Professor

Pathology; Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

 

Cardiovascular

Richard Pierson, MD

Professor; Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Surgery

 

Cardiovascular

Mark Pittenger, PhD

Research Specialist

Surgery

Artificial Organs Lab

Cardiovascular

Elizabeth Powell, PhD

Associate Professor; Working Group Leader

Anatomy & Neurobiology; Psychiatry

Program in Personalized and Genomic Medicine

Neural

Adam Puche, PhD

Associate Professor

Anatomy & Neurobiology

 

Neural

Yun Qiu, PhD

Professor

Pharmacology; Pathology

 

Hematopoietic & Cancer

Aaron Rapoport, MD

Professor

Medicine

Program in Oncology

Hematopoietic & Cancer

Feyruz Rassool, PhD

Associate Professor

Radiology Oncology

Program in Oncology

Hematopoietic & Cancer

Jean-Pierre Raufman, MD

Professor

Medicine

 

Neural

Richardo Rodriquez

Private Practitioner

 

 

Skeletal

Terry Rogers, PhD

Professor; Working Group Leader

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

 

Cardiovascular

Rajabrata Sarkar, MD, PhD

Professor

Surgery; Physiology

Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases (CVID)

Cardiovascular

Kara Scheibner, PhD

Assistant Professor

Pediatrics

 

Hematopoietic & Cancer

Terez Shea-Donohue, PhD

Professor; Working Group Leader

Radiation Oncology; Medicine; Physiology

 

Skeletal

Joseph Stains, PhD

Associate Professor

Orthopaedics; Physiology

 

Skeletal

Yao Tang, MD

Assistant Professor

Medicine

Program in Oncology

Hematopoietic & Cancer

Matthew Trudeau, PhD

Associate Professor

Physiology

 

Cardiovascular

Sheelu Varghese, PhD

Assistant Professor

Surgery

 

Neural

Mark Vesely, MD

Assistant Professor

Medicine

 

Cardiovascular

Tonya Webb, PhD

Assistant Professor

Microbiology & Immunology

 

Hematopoietic & Cancer

Huakun Xu, PhD, MS

Professor

Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering

School of Dentistry

Skeletal

Paul Yarowsky, PhD

Associate Professor

Pharmacology

 

Neural

Bruce Yu, PhD

Associate Professor

Pharmaceutical Sciences; Bioengineering

School of Pharmacy; A. James Clark School of Engineering, UMCP

Skeletal

Norann Zaghloul, PhD

Assistant Professor

Medicine

 

Skeletal

Michal Zalzman, PhD

Assistant Professor

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Otorhinolaryn-gology--Head & Neck Surgery

 

Skeletal

Steven Zhan, PhD

Professor

Pathology; Pharmacology

Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases (CVID); Program in Oncology

Hematopoietic & Cancer

Li Zhang, PhD

Associate Professor

Physiology; Surgery

Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases (CVID)

Skeletal

Zijun Zhang

Senior Investigator

MedStar Health Research Institute

 

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