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Yao Yao (ADS)

Asst. Research Scientist UGA (2017-2019) Research Assoc. UPenn (2014-2017) Post-doc fellow UPenn (2009-2014) PhD, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2009) BS, Shanghai Jiao Tong University(2004) In the Lab Enhancers, one type of non-coding DNA regulatory element facilitating proper spatiotemporal gene expression, are fundamental to our understanding of development and disease. Majority…
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Franklin West

B.S., Morehouse College Ph.D., University of Georgia In the Lab Reproductive challenges in both human and livestock populations are of significant concern and are often a direct result of abnormal germ cell (oocyte and sperm) development. Aberrant germ cell development significantly affects human fertility, is the leading cause of early…
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Sha Tao

Ph.D. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 2012 M.S. Henan University of Technology, Zhengzhou, China 2007 B.S. Henan University of Technology, Zhengzhou, China 2004 In the Lab Environment and diseases affect dairy cows’ production, reproduction, health, and overall welfare. In livestock industries, heat stress is a primary constraint to efficient animal…
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Steven Stice

B.S., University of Illinois M.S., Iowa State University Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Stice Bio Dr. Steve Stice is a University of Georgia, DW Brooks Distinguished Professor and Director of the Regenerative Bioscience Center, who holds a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar endowed chair, and is CSO of ArunA Biomedical Inc….
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Rachel Roberts-Galbraith

PhD, Vanderbilt University (2010) BS, Emory University (2003) In the Lab After injury, an organism must mount a series of responses to minimize and — if possible — repair damage. Some organisms regenerate poorly, while others (including humans) regenerate to differing degrees depending on the tissue that is damaged. Rarely,…
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Simon Platt

BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology), DECVN Residency in Neurology & Neurosurgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida (1995-1998) Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada (1992-1993) Veterinary degree from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland (1992) In the Lab Efforts to develop stroke…
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John Peroni

Equine Surgery Training, Michigan State University, completed 1999 MS Michigan State University, 1999 DVM University of Parma, Italy, 1994 Diplomate American College of Veterinary Surgeons In the Lab Research in the Peroni laboratory focuses on the use of regenerative therapies ranging from cellular to blood derived products to treat musculoskeletal…
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Robert Pazdro

Postdoc, Genetics, The Jackson Laboratory 2013 Ph.D., Nutrition Science, Purdue University 2010 B.A., Sociology/Biology, Oakland University 2004 In the Lab According to the CDC, chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer account for seven of the 10 leading causes of death in the U.S. Advanced age is a common…
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Luke J. Mortensen

Post-doctoral fellow MGH, Harvard Medical School 2011-2014 Ph.D. University of Rochester 2011 M.S. University of Rochester 2006 B.S. University of Toledo 2003 In the Lab The Mortensen Lab is interested in using engineering approaches to solve important biological problems where canonical techniques and methods of thinking have failed. This requires…
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Sheba M. J. MohanKumar

BVSc (eq to DVM), Madras Veterinary College, India, 1988 MS (Biochemistry), Kansas State University 1992 PhD (Neuroendocrinology), Kansas State University 1996 In the Lab Interleukin-1 beta (IL-1ß) is a cytokine that is produced by the immune system and a variety of cells in response to an insult. Previous work in…
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