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Chulan Kwon, M.S., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Medicine

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  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • Cell Engineering, Institute for
  • Heart and Vascular Institute

Research Interests

Cardiovascular Regenerative Biology


Dr. Chulan Kwon is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Heart and Vascular Institute. He studies cardiac progenitor cell biology.

Dr. Kwon holds a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and a graduate degree from the University of Illinois. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the J. David Gladstone Institutes at the University of California, San Francisco before joining the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2010. 


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    • University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
    • Iowa State University


    • J. David Gladstone Institutes, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
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    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    Recent Publications

    • Cho GS, Fernandez L, Kwon C (2014) Regenerative Medicine for the Heart: Perspectives on Stem-Cell Therapy. Antioxid Redox Signal  Nov 10;21(14):2018-31                                    
    • Shenje L, Andersen P, Uosaki H, Fernandez L, Cho GS, Rainer P, Zhong W, Harvey RP, Kass DA, Kwon C (2014) Precardiac Deletion of Numb and Numblike Reveals Renewal of Cardiac Progenitors. eLife 3:e02164          
    • Shenje L, Andersen P, Halushka M, Lui C, Fernandez L, Collin G, Amat-Alarcon N, Meschino M, Cutz E, Chang K, Yonescu R, Batista D, Chen Y, Chelko S, Crosson J, Scheel J, Vricella L, Craig B, Marosy B, Mohr D, Hetrick K, Romm J, Scott A, Valle D, Naggert J, Kwon C, Doheny KF, Judge DP. (2014) Mutations in Alström Protein Impair Terminal Differentiation of Cardiomyocytes. Nature Commun 5:3416




    The Kwon lab focuses on understanding the biology and regenerative potential of multi-potent cardiac progenitor cells by deciphering the molecular and cellular mechanisms that control their induction, differentiation, and maintenance. Kwon's researchers developed several novel approaches to dissect the mechanisms, including the use of human pluripotent stem cells and animal models.

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    • Medicine - Cardiology

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    Phone: 410-502-2154
    Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270
    Fax: 443-287-6638
    720 Rutland Avenue
    Ross 954
    Baltimore, MD 2120
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