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

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  • Director, Cardiovascular Stem Cell Program
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Research Interests

Cardiovascular Regenerative Biology; Cardiac Progenitor Cell Biology more


Dr. Chulan Kwon is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Heart and Vascular Institute. He studies cardiac regenerative 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


  • Director, Cardiovascular Stem Cell Program
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Associate Professor of Cell Biology

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • 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.

Lab Website: Chulan Kwon Laboratory

Contact for Research Inquiries

720 Rutland Avenue
Ross 954
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Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Mouse Study Points To Potentially Powerful Tool For Treating Damaged Hearts, Johns Hopkins Medicine (April 30, 2014)

Researchers Pinpoint Roadblocks to Lab-Grown Stem Cells’ Maturation, Johns Hopkins Medicine (November 12, 2015)

Mature Heart Muscle Cells Created in the Laboratory from Stem Cells, Johns Hopkins Medicine (January 26, 2017)

Hopkins Researchers Discover Newborn Rats Hold Secret to Manufacturing Human Heart Cells, The Baltimore Sun (February 11, 2017)

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