Garza Laboratory Staff


Luis Andres Garza, MD, PhD

Principle Investigator

  • University of Pennsylvania MSTP MD-PhD
  • University of Michigan Dermatology Residency
  • University of Pennsylvania Research Fellowship
  • Board Certified in Dermatology

Dr. Garza practices dermatology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. His clinical interests include general dermatology and wound healing.  

Dr. Garza's laboratory at The Johns Hopkins Hospital East Baltimore campus is studying skin stem cells and prostaglandins in regeneration and wound healing.


Zulfiquer Hossain, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

  • BS, Brandeis University
  • PhD, University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Oncology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


Sashank Reddy, MD, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

  • BA, Johns Hopkins University
  • MD-PhD, Harvard University
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University
  • Resident, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


Dongwon Kim, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

  • BS, Korea University
  • MS Yonsei University
  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University


Amadeus Zhu


  • BS, Johns Hopkins University



Sydney Resnik


  • BA Candidate, Johns Hopkins University



Tabetha Ratliff


  • BS, Johns Hopkins University
  • MS Candidate, Johns Hopkins University


Ashley Nieves

Medical Student

  • BA, Columbia University
  • MD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University


Garza2_lab2014Garza Laboratory Former Staff Members
MenteeDates in Garza LaboratoryRole in Garza LaboratoryTitle of ProjectSubsequent Position
Amanda Nelson,PhD09/01/2010 - Post-doctoral Fellow"Role of IL-6 in wound induced hair neogenesis"Assistant Professor and Laboratory PI, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey
Brinda Alagesan07/01/2006-07/01/2009Undergraduate Laboratory Assistant, Laboratory Volunteer"Mass Spectrometry analysis for prostaglandins in alopecia"Medical Student, SUNY Downstate
Elizabeth Loy07/01/2009 - 06/30/2011Research Assistant“PGD2 modulation of hair follicle neogenesis regeneration” MD-PhD Candidate,  University of Pennsylvania
Adiya Katseff07/01/2011-07/01/2013Research Assistant“IL6 modulation of hair follicle neogenesis regeneration"PhD Candidate, Vanderbilt University
Tinni Shalini Maitra07/01/2011-07/01/2012Research Assistant“Mechanisms of volar identity control”MD Candidate, Thomas Jefferson Medical School