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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Avraham, Oshri

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. Website

Bi, Pengpeng

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. Website

Call, Jarrod A.

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. Website

Easley IV, Charles A.

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 …

Greenspan, Phillip

Phillip Greenspan Associate Professor Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Inhibition of glycation and LDL oxidation by natural products and nutraceuticals. Website

Handa, Hitesh

Hitesh Handa Associate Professor Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Sciences Translational research in biomaterials (antifouling, antiplatelet, antibacterial, and antiviral) for tissue engineering and medical device applications Website

Ivanova, Natalia

Natalia Ivanova Associate Professor Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Genetics Transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms regulating preimplantation development, pluripotency, differentiation and cellular reprogramming in humans Website

Karumbaiah, Lohitash

Lohitash Karumbaiah Assistant Professor Neuroscience Developing Translational Glycomaterials for Neural Tissue Repair and Neural Interfacing. Website

Lauderdale, James

James Lauderdale Associate Professor Cellular Biology; Neuroscience Developmental neurobiology: molecular genetic mechanisms of vertebrate eye and forebrain development. Website

Liu, Hongxiang

Hongxiang Liu Assistant Professor Neuroscience Sensory organs of taste: development, maintenance, and molecular regulations using genetically modified mouse models. Website

Locklin, Jason

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. Website

MohanKumar, Piliyur Seshadri

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 Website

MohanKumar, Sheba

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. Website

Mortensen, Luke

Luke Mortensen Assistant Professor Neuroscience In vivo optical microscopy for bone and tissue regeneration. Website

Nelms, Brad

Brad Nelms Assistant Professor Plant Biology Cell differentiation during plant reproduction, genomics and gene regulatory networks, single-cell RNA-sequencing, reprogramming cell fate Website

Roberts-Galbraith, Rachel

Rachel Roberts-Galbraith Assistant Professor Cellular Biology; Neuroscience Regeneration and development; understanding cellular/molecular mechanisms that underlie neural regeneration in planarians. Website

Rozario, Tania

Tania Rozario Assistant Professor Genetics Understanding mechanisms that regulate stem cell behavior, regeneration, and reproductive development in tapeworms Website to come

Schmitz, Bob

Bob Schmitz Professor Genetics Population epigenomics and mechanisms of epigenetic inheritance. Website

Stice, Steven

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. Website

Viveiros, Maria

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. Website

West, Franklin

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. …

Xu, Jing

Jing Xu Assistant Professor Neuroscience Identify behavioral, cognitive, and neural mechanisms for dexterity; learning and control principles for skilled movement; rehabilitation after neuromuscular injuries. Website

Yao, Yao

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. Website

Yin, Hang

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 Website

Zeltner, Nadja

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. Website