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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

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Institute for Cell Engineering

Research Interests

Cardiac Progenitor Cell 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

    1. Cheng P, Andersen P, Hassel D, Kaynak BL, Limphong P, Juergensen L, Kwon C*, Srivastava D*. (2013) Fibronectin Mediates Mesendodermal Cell Fate Decisions. Development. 140(12):2587-96.  View on Pubmed *corresponding authors 
    2. Uosaki H, Andersen P, Shenje L, Lindegren SC, Kwon C*. (2012) Direct Contact with Endoderm-like Cells Efficiently Induces Cardiac Progenitors from Mouse and Human Pluripotent Stem Cells. PLoS One. 7(10):e46413. View on Pubmed  *corresponding author 
    3. Andersen P, Uosaki H, Shenje L, Kwon C*. (2012) Non-Canonical Notch Signaling: Emerging Role and Mechanism. Trends in Cell Biology. 22(5):257-65 View on Pubmed *corresponding author 
    4. van Weerd HV, Koshiba-Takeuchi K, Kwon C, Takeuchi JK. (2011). Epigenetic Factors and Cardiac Development. Cardi­ovascular Research. 92(2):203-211 
    5. Kwon C*, Cheng P, King IN, Andersen P, Shenje L, Nigam V, Srivastava D*. (2011) Notch Post-translationally Regulates ?-Catenin Protein in Stem and Progenitor Cells. Nature Cell Biology 13(10):1244-1251 View on Pubmed *corresponding authors 
    6. King IN, Qian L, Liang J, Huang Y, Shieh J, Kwon C, Srivastava D. (2011) A Genome-Wide Screen Reveals a Role for microRNA-1 in Modulating Cardiac Cell Polarity. Developmental Cell 20(4):951-501 
    7. Kwon C*, Qian L, Cheng P, Nigam V, Arnold J and Srivastava D* (2009) A Regulatory Pathway Involving Notch/b-Catenin/Isl1 Determines Cardiac Progenitor Cell Fate. Nature Cell Biology 11(8):951-957 View on Pubmed *corresponding authors


    The Kwon lab focuses on deciphering the molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate the maintenance and differentiation of cardiovascular progenitor cells with the ultimate goal of developing cell therapies for heart disease and congenital heart defects. Kwon's researchers use mouse models, embryonic stem cells and human induced pluripotent stem cells to study the Notch and Wnt signal pathways responsible for heart development.

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    • Medicine - Cardiovascular

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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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