Faculty by Alphabetical Order

Director of the Center:

Ruth Lehmann, PhD
Director, Kimmel Center for Stem Cell Biology

Director, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Professor of Cell Biology
HHMI Investigator

Members of the Center:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Abramson, Steven, MD
Professor, Departments of Pathology and Medicine
 
Role of oral and intestinal microbiota in rheumatoid arthritis.
Aifantis, Ioannis, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
 
Genetic and genomic studies addressing the balance between physiological stem cell differentiation and transformation leading to cancer.

B

Bach, Erika, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
 
Roles of JAK/STAT pathway in growth and stem cell self-renewal in Drosophila.
Bar-Sagi, Dafna, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry
 
Role of Ras protein in cell proliferation and oncogenic transformation in pancreatic cancer.
Barchellos-Hoff, Mary Helen, PhD
Professor, Departments of Radiation Oncology and Cell Biology
 
Action of radiation as a carcinogen in breast and as a cancer therapy in brain, breast and lung cancer.
Basilico, Claudio, MD
Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Pathology
 
Control of proliferation in normal and cancer cells and the genes and gene-products whose interplay regulates proliferation and differentiation.
Burden, Steven, PhD

Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine; Departments of Cell Biology and Pharmacology  

Signaling mechanisms for neuromuscular synapse formation in mice.

C

Carroll, William, MD
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Pathology

Genetic and epigenetic mechanisms leading to relapse of pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with emphasis on developing new rational therapies.

Ceradini, Daniel, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Plastic Surgery

Physiologic properties of stem/progenitor cells and how they can be manipulated for tissue regeneration, tissue engineering, and composite tissue allotransplantation.

Cowin, Pamela, PhD
Professor, Departments of Dermatology and Cell Biology

Embryonic patterning pathways in mammary development and breast cancer.

D

Dailey, Lisa, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology

Functional identification of the transcriptional determinants of the Embryonic Stem Cell state and early lineage commitment.

Dasen, Jeremy, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Neuroscience

Specification of neuronal identity and connectivity.

Dasgupta, Ramanuj, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Pharmacology and Cancer Institute

Dissection of the Wnt/Wingless signaling pathway using functional genomic approaches.

F

Fishell, Gordon, PhD
Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Developmental Genetics and early development of cortical interneurons.

Fishman, Glenn, MD
Professor, Departments of Medicine (Cardiology Division) and Pharmacology

Developmental biology and electrophysiology of cardiac stem cells.

Froemke, Robert, PhD
Assistant Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine; Departments of Otolaryngology and Physiology and Neuroscience

Organization and plasticity of cortical synapses, and the relations between circuit dynamics and the control of perception and behavior.

H

Hansis, Christoph, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Elucidating molecular and cellular pathogenic mechanisms using novel human embryonic stem cell lines.

Hernando, Eva, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology

The role of miRNAs in differentiation and tumor initiation or metastasis.

Hubbard, E. Jane, PhD
Associate Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine; Department of Pathology

Developmental and physiological control of stem/progenitor cells.

I

Ito, Mayumi, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Dermatology and Cell Biology

The regulation of stem cells in cutaneous tissue regeneration.

K

Keefe, David, MD
Professor, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Cell Biology

Reproductive aging, oocyte dysfunction, telomeres, meiosis, stem cells. Internal Advisory Board Member

Knaut, Holger, PhD
Assistant Professor, Skirball Instititute of Biomolecular Medicine; Department of Cell Biology

In vivo analysis of dynamic processes that shape complex structures in zebrafish.

Koralov, Sergei, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology

Short non-coding RNAs in lymphocyte development and function.

L

Lehmann, Ruth, PhD
Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine; Department of Cell Biology

Germ line stem cell development in Drosophila.

Levy, David, PhD
Professor, Departments of Pathology and Microbiology

Interaction of signal transduction, transcriptional regulation, and metabolism in the growth and differentiation of stem cells.

Littman, Dan, MD, PhD
Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine; Departments of Pathology and Microbiology

Signaling pathways and transcriptional networks involved in the development of T lymphocytes and in their responses to inflammatory microbial signals.

Logan, Susan, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Urology and Pharmacology

Regulation of androgen receptor in male development.

N

Nance, Jeremy, PhD
Associate Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine; Department of Cell Biology

Analysis of morphogenetic events that establish germ layers and organ primordia.

P

Philips, Mark, MD
Professor, Departments of Medicine, Cell Biology, and Pharmacology

Internal Advisory Board Member

Placantonakis, Dimitris, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

Regulation of human stem cell function in neurogenesis, brain tumors and neuropsychiatric disorders.

R

Reinberg, Danny, PhD
Professor, Department of Biochemistry

Molecular mechanisms of epigenetic transcriptional regulation.

Rifkin, Daniel, PhD
Professor, Departments of Cell Biology and Medicine

Internal Advisory Board Member 

S

Salzer, James, MD, PhD
Professor, Departments of Cell Biology and Neurology

Axonal-glial interactions of myelinated fibers, including pathology of demyelination and role of stem cells/progenitors in remyelination.

Schneider, Robert, PhD
Professor, Departments of Microbiology and Radiation Oncology

Development, progression and metastasis of breast cancer as controlled by translational regulation.  Internal Advisory Board Member

Schober, Markus, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Cell Biology and Dermatology

Homeostasis, regeneration, and carcinogenesis in skin epithelium.

Sfeir, Agnel, PhD
Assistant Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine; Department of Cell Biology

Telomere maintenance and function in mammalian cells.

Skok, Jane, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology

Understanding epigenetic regulation of lymphocyte development through chromosome dynamics and nuclear architecture.

Smith, Susan, PhD
Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine; Department of Pathology

Human telomere structure and function in stem cell cells, aging and cancer.

Stadtfeld, Matthias, PhD
Assistant Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine; Department of Cell Biology

Molecular and epigenetic mechanisms that control the fate of embryonic and adult stem cells.

Sun, Tung-Tien, PhD
Professor, Departments of Cell Biology, Dermatology, Pharmacology, and Urology

Identification and characterization of adult epithelial stem cells.

T

Tahiliani, Mamta, PhD
Assistant Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine; Department of Biochemistry

Interconnection between DNA modifications and genomic regulation.

Tanese, Naoko, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology

Role of Huntington’s disease protein in ES cells.

Terracio, Louis, PhD
Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Cell-extra­cellular matrix interactions; Tissue engineering of skeletal and cardiac.

Turnbull, Daniel, PhD
Professor, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine; Departments of Radiology, and Pathology

Development and application of In vivo magnetic resonance and ultrasound methods for imaging mouse brain and cardiovascular development.

W

Warren, Stephen, MD
Associate Professor, Departments of Plastic Surgery and Cell Biology

Tissue engineering, outcomes research, and regenerative medicine.

Wilson, E. Lynette, PhD
Professor, Departments of Cell Biology and Urology

Isolation and characterization of the stem and progenitor cell populations of the adult and the fetal prostate and their relationship to the etiology of prostate cancer.