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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

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  • Cell Engineering, Institute for
  • Heart and Vascular Institute

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. 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]                                
    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                                    
    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                                        
    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       
    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


    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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