Stem Cell Biology

Our faculty and their research areas
Faculty Research Area(s)

Jonathan Butcher

Mechanobiology of development; developmental signaling reactivation in adult cardiovascular diseases; tissue engineering and regeneration - lab


Jonathan Cheetham

Regenerative medicine; peripheral nerve injury and repair; laryngeal function - lab

Soon Hon Cheong
Cellular and molecular medicine; developmental and reproductive biology; infectious diseases; population medicine and epidemiology; structural and functional biology - lab

Scott Coonrod
Reproductive physiology; molecular and cellular physiology; epigenetic reprogramming during the egg-to-embryo transition; mechanisms by which specific histone modifications are dynamically regulated during hormone-dependent gene transcription in breast cancer cells

Dr. Michelle Delco
Michelle Delco

Investigating mitochondria as a link between cartilage trauma and osteoarthritis to understand how joint injury leads to arthritis in horses and humans

Claudia Fischbach-Teschl
Tissue-engineered model systems for analysis of microenvironmental conditions fundamental to cancer pathogenesis and therapy - lab

Lisa Fortier
Osteoarthritis and the link between insulin-like growth factor-I and the small G-proteins, Cdc42, Rac, and Rho - lab

Kei Hayashi
Arthroscopy; total joint arthroplasty; biological approach to joint surgery; minimally invasive fracture treatment and application of novel research discoveries (such as stem cell and regenerative medicine technologies) to clinical patients

Michael I. Kotlikoff
Muscle biology; mouse genetics; molecular imaging; ion channels; physiological genomics; cellular signaling; genetic cell sensors; conditional gene targeting - lab

Andrew Miller

Anatomic pathology; small and large animal neuropathology; CNS tumorigenesis; disease diagnostics; stem cell pathology - lab


Budhan Pukazhenthi

Comparative reproductive biology; assisted reproductive technologies; wildlife conservation

Faculty member located at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute- works with Smithsonian Joint Graduate Training Program students 

Dr. Praveen Sethupathy
Praveen Sethupathy

Functional genomics; gene regulation; molecular genetics; gastrointestinal physiology; stem cell biology; metabolic disease - lab


Vimal Selvaraj
Pluripotency and stem cells; regenerative medicine; animal biotechnology; technologies for wildlife conservation - lab

Paul Soloway
Epigenetic regulatory mechanisms in mammals; Chromatin changes associated with neuropathy using single cell analyses - lab

Alexander J. Travis
Comparative biology of male germ cells; signaling and metabolism of sperm during capacitation; organization of lipid raft membrane sub-domains in sperm; applications of technologies using reproductive stem cells for wildlife conservation - lab

Andrew Yen
Leukemia; cell growth and differentiation; oncogenes/genetics - lab

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