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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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Zion Tse

Imperial College London, Mechanical Engineering Dept. Ph.D. in Medical Robotics The University of Hong Kong In the Lab Dr. Zion T.H. Tse is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Engineering. Formerly, he was a researcher at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s. His academic and professional experience has…
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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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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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Puliyur S. MohanKumar

BVSc (DVM), Madras Veterinary College, India PhD, Neuroendocrinology, Kansas State University Postdoctoral, Neuroendocrinology, University of Kansas Medical Center Bio Dr. P. S. MohanKumar was born in Tamil Nadu, India. He received his veterinary degree from the Madras Veterinary College, Chennai, India. He went onto pursue a PhD degree in neuroendocrinology…
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Ross Marklein

ORISE Post-Doctoral Fellow, U.S. Food and Drug Administration 2012-2015 Ph.D., Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania, 2012 B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007 In the Lab Functional heterogeneity is a significant barrier to the clinical translation of many cellular therapies, including mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). Though MSCs have shown promise…
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Hitesh Handa

PhD (2010-14) Research Faculty, Department of Surgery, U-M PhD (2008-10) Development Engineer, Accord Biomaterials, Michigan PhD (2008) Material Science Engineering, Wayne State University, MI B.S.(2002) Delhi College of Engineering, India In the Lab Blood/material interaction is critical to the success of implantable medical devices, ranging from simple catheters, stents and…
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Shiyou Chen

DVM (1988) Huazhong Agricultural University PhD (1993) Nanjing Agricultural University In the Lab Vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) differentiation, myofibroblast activation and EMT are important processes during embryonic development as well as the onset of several prominent human diseases including cardiovascular disorders, organ fibrosis and tumor metastasis. Our goals are…
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