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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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