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Chulan Kwon, M.S.

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Medicine



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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

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720 Rutland Avenue
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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. more

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  • Education +
    • B.S., Iowa State University (Iowa) (1996)
    • M.S., University of Illinois (Illinois) (1999)
    • Ph.D., University of Illinois (Illinois) (2004)

    Additional Training

    J. David Gladstone Institutes, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • Research & Publications +


    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.

    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

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