Regenerative Medicine Faculty

Learn more about this group by contacting Dr. Hongxiang Liu (RBC Grad Program Inquiry Form) or visiting the Regenerative Bioscience Center website.

Regenerative medicine translates biology, chemistry and physics into materials, devices, systems and a variety of therapeutic strategies which repair, replace or regenerate organs and tissues. This rapidly evolving interdisciplinary field in human and veterinary healthcare is transforming the practice of medicine, medical innovation and the production of medical devices and therapies. The purpose of this IG is to foster research and training in this rapidly developing area of bioengineering, veterinary medicine and human health

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Oshri Avraham

Assistant Professor
Cellular Biology

Deciphering the mechanisms that regulate the diversity of peripheral glial cells to achieve a better understanding of their role in the context of disease and injury.

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Pengpeng Bi

Assistant Professor
Genetics

We use​ the advanced genetic mouse models to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying
several diseases: obesity, diabetics, muscle and heart diseases.

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Jarrod Call

Associate Professor
Physiology & Pharmacology

Mitochondrial bioenergetics of muscle, brain, and stem cells. Skeletal muscle physiology. Regenerative medicine and rehabilitation following traumatic tissue damage, disease, aging.

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Charles A. Easley, IV

Associate Professor
Environmental Health Science, Regenerative Bioscience Center

Research in the Easley lab focuses on 3 major goals: 1) impacts of environmental exposures on spermatogenesis and future generations, 2) regenerative medicine by developing stem cell treatment options for male factor infertility, and 3) drug discovery for identifying unique compounds which may serve as male contraceptives.

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Phillip Greenspan

Associate Professor
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences

Inhibition of glycation and LDL oxidation by natural products and nutraceuticals.

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Hitesh Handa

Associate Professor
Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences

Translational research in biomaterials (antifouling, antiplatelet, antibacterial, and antiviral) for tissue engineering and medical device applications

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Natalia Ivanova

Associate Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Genetics

Transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms regulating preimplantation development, pluripotency, differentiation and cellular reprogramming in humans

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Lohitash Karumbaiah

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience

Developing Translational Glycomaterials for Neural Tissue Repair and Neural Interfacing.

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James Lauderdale

Associate Professor
Cellular Biology; Neuroscience

Developmental neurobiology: molecular genetic mechanisms of vertebrate eye and forebrain development.

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Hongxiang Liu

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience

Sensory organs of taste: development, maintenance, and molecular regulations using genetically modified mouse models.

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Jason Locklin

Professor
Chemistry

Our research is focused on functional polymer interfaces. We are
currently developing methodologies and platforms that can be used
to study biological lubrication, patterning of cellular components in
two and 3 dimensions, patterning of glycosaminoglycans to study
nerve regeneration, 3D printing of biodegradable scaffolds, and antimicrobial coatings.

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Piliyur Seshadri MohanKumar

Professor
Neuroscience

Neuroendocrinology Reproductive Aging, Stress Axis and Metabolic Function,
Neuroendocrine-Immune Interactions, Prenatal Programming and its Neuroendocrine Consequences,
Neuroendocrine Effects of Exposure to Environmentally Relevant Chemicals

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Sheba M.J.MohanKumar

Associate Professor
Neuroscience

Neuroendocrine immune interactions in the context of
Reproduction and Stress; Prenatal Stress and programming
of obesity; Environmental exposures and their impact
on Stress and Reproduction; Biomarker development for
various human diseases.

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Luke Mortensen

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience

In vivo optical microscopy for bone and tissue regeneration.

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Jarrod J. Mousa

Assistant Professor
Infectious Diseases

Human antibody-mediated immunity to inform next-generation
vaccine development; focus on immunity to major viral, bacterial,
and fungal human pathogens using multidisciplinary approaches in
immunology, structural biology,and biochemistry to study
antibody-antigen interactions at the molecular level.

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Brad Nelms

Assistant Professor
Plant Biology

Cell differentiation during plant reproduction, genomics and gene regulatory networks, single-cell RNA-sequencing, reprogramming cell fate

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Rachel Roberts-Galbraith

Assistant Professor
Cellular Biology; Neuroscience

Regeneration and development; understanding cellular/molecular mechanisms that underlie neural regeneration in planarians.

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Tania Rozario

Assistant Professor
Genetics

Understanding mechanisms that regulate stem cell behavior, regeneration, and reproductive development in tapeworms

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Bob Schmitz

Professor
Genetics

Population epigenomics and mechanisms of epigenetic inheritance.

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Steven Stice

D.W. Brooks Distinguished Professor
GRA Eminent Scholar
Regenerative Bioscience Center Director
Neuroscience; Toxicology

We are developing stem cell approaches to repairing bone and nerve injury in addition to
use of stem cells as a tool to screen toxins and potential drug therapies.

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Maria Viveiros

Associate Professor
Physiology & Pharmacology; Toxicology

Mammalian germ cell and early embryonic development; meiotic chromosome segregation in oocytes;
genomic instability; impact of age and environment on meiotic division.

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Franklin West

Associate Professor
Neuroscience; Regenerative Medicine

Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide. We explore the potential of neural stem cells
and other regenerative therapies to recover lost and damaged brain tissue. We utilize a novel
pig ischemic stroke model in conjunction with magnetic resonance imaging, cognitive,
motor function testing and histology.

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Jing Xu

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience

Identify behavioral, cognitive, and neural mechanisms for dexterity; learning and control principles for skilled movement; rehabilitation after neuromuscular injuries.

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Yao Yao

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience

Develop regenerative therapies for neurological diseases by investigating the pathological and therapeutic roles of extracellular vesicles in cellular and animal models.

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Hang Yin

Assistant professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Stem cell biology, brown fat development and induction, non-coding
RNA, development of novel therapies for human obesity and type 2 diabetes

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Nadja Zeltner

Assistant Professor
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Cellular Biology; Neuroscience

Effects of pathological stress on cells of the peripheral nervous system and the adrenal gland. In vitro disease modeling using human pluripotent stem cells.

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