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

Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Titles

  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Centers & Institutes

  • Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Institute for Cell Engineering

Research Interests

Cardiac Progenitor Cell Biology

Biography

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. 

Languages

  • English
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    Education

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

    Fellowships

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

    Selected Publications View all on PubMed

    1. Cho GS, Fernandez L, Kwon C (2014) Regenerative Medicine for the Heart: Perspectives on Stem-Cell Therapy. Antioxid Redox Signal Aug 18 [Epub ahead of print]                                         http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/ars.2014.6063 
    2. 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 PMCID: PMC4007206                                              http://elifesciences.org/content/3/e02164
    3. 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 PMCID: PMC3992616                                                  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3992616/
    4. Cheng P, Andersen P, Hassel D, Kaynak B, Limphong P, Juergensen L, Kwon C*, Srivastava D*. (2013) Fibronectin Mediates Mesendodermal Cell Fate Decisions. Development 140(12):2587–96 PMCID: PMC3666385 *corresponding authors                 http://dev.biologists.org/content/140/12/2587.long
    5. Uosaki H, Magadum A, Seo K, Fukushima H, Takeuchi A, Nakagawa Y, Moyes KW, Narazaki G, Kuwahara K, Laflamme M, Matsuoka S, Nakatsuji N, Nakao K, Kwon C, Kass DA, Engel F, Yamashita JK. (2013) Identification of Chemicals Inducing Cardiomyocyte Proliferation in Developmental State-Specific Manner with Pluripotent Stem Cells. Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics 6:624-33 PMCID: PMC3898889 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3898889/

    Lab

    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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    Department/Division

    • Medicine - Cardiovascular

    For Research Inquiries Contact

    Phone: 410-502-2154
    Appointment Phone: 443-997-0270
    Fax: 443-287-6638
    720 Rutland Avenue
    Ross 954
    Baltimore, MD 2120
    Email Dr. Kwon: ckwon13@jhmi.edu

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