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Nadja Zeltner

Post Doc Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY 2018 Ph.D. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY 2009 Masters University of Zürich, Department of Zoology, Switzerland 2004 In the Lab The peripheral nervous system (PNS) comprises all nerves outside the brain and spinal cord and is essential for innervation…
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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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Yao Yao

PhD, Stony Brook University (2006-2011) MS, Sichuan University (2004 – 2006) BS, Sichuan University (2000 – 2004) In the Lab The Yao Lab is interested in basement membrane (BM) biology with a focus on the CNS and skeletal muscle. Specifically, the Yao Lab has been studying: (1) how the BM…
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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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Maria Viveiros

1996 PhD University of Guelph In the Lab Research in my laboratory focuses on mammalian germ cell and early embryonic development, with a major emphasis on the regulation of meiotic division in oocytes. Gametes (oocytes and sperm) have the incomparable task of transmitting the genome to successive generations. Therefore, ensuring…
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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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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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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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Woo Kyun Kim

Post-doctoral fellow University of California Los Angeles, 2010 PhD Pennsylvania State University, 2002 M.S. Pennsylvania State University, 1998 B.S. Konkuk University, 1992 In the Lab Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are powerful multipotent progenitor cells that are present in many tissues, such as blood, bone, adipose tissue, muscle, and cartilage. MSCs…
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Chas Easley

Ph.D. Biochemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University 2008 M.S. Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University 2005 B.S., Biology, College of William and Mary 2002 In the Lab Medical treatments such as chemotherapies, exposure to environmental and industrial toxicants, and injury have all been shown to cause male factor infertility resulting in a complete loss…
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