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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: Neuroregeneration, Parkinsons disease, Molecular pathways of cell death and pathogenesis of stroke
 
Photo of Dr. Seth Blackshaw, Ph.D.

Blackshaw, Seth, Ph.D.

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

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

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

Cheng, Linzhao, Ph.D.

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

Dawson, Valina L., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Neuronal cell death, Parkinson's disease, Neuronal stem cell development, Neuronal cell survival
 
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: Neuronal Survival and Cell Death, Molecular and Cellular Signals Controlling Neurodegeneration
 
Photo of Dr. Stephen Vincent Desiderio, M.D., Ph.D.

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

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

Gilad, Assaf A., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Stem-cell tracking, Gene replacement, Gene expression, Brain tumors, Brain function, Nanobiosensors, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Molecular imaging, Cellular imaging
 
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: Molecular and Cellular Signals Controlling Neurodegeneration, Parkinson's disease
 
Photo of Dr. Gabsang Lee, Ph.D.

Lee, Gabsang, Ph.D.

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Muscular Dystrophies, Pain, Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Research Interests: Neural crest cell biology, Peripheral nerves disease, Congenital Insensitivity of Pain and Anhidrosis, Familial Dysautonomia, Charcot-Marie-Tooth 1A, Skeletal muscle, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
 
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. 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. Gregg L. Semenza, M.D., Ph.D.

Semenza, Gregg L., M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: Protection of the heart against ischemia-reperfusion injury, Role of HIF-1 in cancer, Gene and stem cell therapy for ischemic cardiovascular disease, Molecular mechanisms of oxygen homeostasis, Genetic syndromes due to mutations in genes encoding transcription factors
 
Photo of Dr. Hongjun Song, Ph.D.

Song, Hongjun, Ph.D.

Research Interests: Adult neural stem cells, neurogenesis, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression
 
Photo of Dr. Piotr Walczak, M.D., Ph.D.

Walczak, Piotr, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Interests: MRI-guided cell therapy, neurological disorders, demyelinating diseases
 
Photo of Dr. Yulan Xiong, Ph.D.

Xiong, Yulan, Ph.D.

Expertise, Disease and Conditions: Parkinson's Disease
Research Interests: Molecular pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease and related neurodegenerative diseases
 
Photo of Dr. Elias Thomas Zambidis, M.D., Ph.D.

Zambidis, Elias Thomas, M.D., Ph.D.

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