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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

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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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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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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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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