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Meet the scientists at ICE

The Institute for Cell Engineering comprises a faculty of 19 primary members listed here and affiliated faculty members listed below. Primary faculty take part in the every day activities of ICE, including planning and running journal clubs, planning seminar series and guiding the general research focus of the Institute.

Primary faculty

Photo of Dr. Syed Shaida Ahmad Andrabi, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Andrabi, Syed Shaida Ahmad, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Brain Injury, Stroke
Research Interests: Molecular pathways of cell death and pathogenesis of stroke, Parkinsons disease, Neuroregeneration
Photo of Dr. Seth Blackshaw, Ph.D.

Blackshaw, Seth, Ph.D.

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Neurogenetics, Obesity
Research Interests: Molecular basis of neuronal and glial cell fate specification and survival, High throughput screening, Functional analysis of candidate regulators of cell specification and survival in retina, Regulation of hypothalamic cell fate specification and function
Photo of Dr. Jeff W.M. Bulte, M.S., Ph.D.

Bulte, Jeff W.M., M.S., Ph.D.

Research Interests: MRI cell tracking techniques, Computed tomography, Ultrasound, Bioluminescent imaging
Photo of Dr. Linzhao Cheng, Ph.D.

Cheng, Linzhao, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine, Human blood develoment and diseases
Photo of Dr. Valina L. Dawson, Ph.D.

Dawson, Valina L., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Neuronal cell survival, Neuronal cell death, Neuronal stem cell development, Parkinson's disease
Photo of Dr. Ted M. Dawson, M.D., Ph.D.

Dawson, Ted M., M.D., Ph.D.

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Neurological Disease, Neurology, Parkinson's Disease
Research Interests: Molecular and Cellular Signals Controlling Neurodegeneration, Neuronal Survival and Cell Death
Photo of Dr. Stephen Vincent Desiderio, M.D., Ph.D.

Desiderio, Stephen Vincent, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Mechanisms of development in the immune system, Molecular mechanisms of lymphocyte differentiation and activation, Immunoglobulin and T-cell receptor gene assembly
Photo of Dr. Assaf A. Gilad, Ph.D.

Gilad, Assaf A., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Cellular imaging, Molecular imaging, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Nanobiosensors, Brain function, Brain tumors, Gene expression, Gene replacement, Stem-cell tracking
Photo of Dr. Miroslaw Janowski, M.A., M.D., Ph.D.

Janowski, Miroslaw, M.A., M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Magnetic resonance imaging, Stem cell tracking
Photo of Dr. Han Seok Ko, Ph.D.

Ko, Han Seok, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Parkinson's disease, Molecular and Cellular Signals Controlling Neurodegeneration
Photo of Dr. Abraham Kupfer, Ph.D.

Kupfer, Abraham, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Lymphocyte activation, Signaling, Cell-cell interaction, Intercellular communication, Multi-dimensional live cell imaging, Recombinant biosensors
Photo of Dr. Gabsang Lee, Ph.D.

Lee, Gabsang, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Neural crest cell biology, Peripheral nerves disease, Familial Dysautonomia, Congenital Insensitivity of Pain and Anhidrosis, Charcot-Marie-Tooth 1A
Photo of Dr. Guo-li Ming, M.D., Ph.D.

Ming, Guo-li, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms of neuronal development in embryos and adults, Functions of risk genes in mental disorders
Photo of Dr. Mathias Oelke, Ph.D.

Oelke, Mathias, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Cellular immunology, Immunopathology, Adoptive immunotherapy, Antigen-specific T cells, T cell detection and modulation, Bead-based technologies, Artificial antigen presenting cell (aAPC)
Photo of Dr. Joel L. Pomerantz, Ph.D.

Pomerantz, Joel L., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Functional specificity and design of signal transduction pathways
Photo of Dr. Jonathan Schneck, M.D., Ph.D.

Schneck, Jonathan, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Immunology
Photo of Dr. Elias Thomas Zambidis, MD PhD

Zambidis, Elias Thomas, MD PhD

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Chronic Myeloid Leukemia, Hodgkin's Disease, Leukemia, Medical Oncology, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Stem Cell Transplants

Affiliate Faculty

Visit our Affiliate Faculty Webpage to meet our researchers.

Researchers and clinicians who become affiliate members of the ICE will contribute to this multidisciplinary environment aiming to harness the power of stem cells and regenerative medicine to improve human health. Becoming a member has such benefits as receiving announcements of ICE sponsored guest lectures and seminars. Members will also receive funding announcements and an ICE newsletter. Members are encouraged to collaborate with other ICE members and participate in ICE sponsored events. Members will also receive discounted rates for ICE core facilities.

For more information on becoming a member of ICE, please visit here.



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