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

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Medicine


  • 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

    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.
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    *corresponding authors

    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.
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    *corresponding author

    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
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    *corresponding author

    van Weerd HV, Koshiba-Takeuchi K, Kwon C, Takeuchi JK. (2011). Epigenetic Factors and Cardiac Development. Cardi­ovascular Research. 92(2):203-211

    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
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    *corresponding authors

    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

    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
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    *corresponding authors
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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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