Lab Projects

The Biology of Pluripotent Cells

  • cell cycle
  • cell signaling
  • self-renewal mechanisms
  • mechanisms of cell fate specification
  • metabolomics and cell identity

Lab Members

Ben-Boward

Ben Boward

Tim Cliff

Tim Cliff

Amar Singh

Amar Singh

Robert David Trost

Robert Trost

Tianming Wu

Tianming Wu

Xiangran Zhao

Xiangran Zhao

The Mesothelium Lineage and Vasculature Progenitor Cells

  •  tissue repair using mesothelium: regeneration of lung, gut, heart, liver
  • vascularization of tissue using mesothelium-derived progenitor cells
  • mesothelium-derived mesenchymal stem cells
  • mechanisms controlling mesothelium development
  • identification of new progenitor cells in human tissue for regenerative medicine

Lab Members

Thomas Colunga

Thomas Colunga

Luoman-Chen

Luoman Chen

Diana Yi Qi

Diana Yi Qi

Glycobiology of Pluripotent Stem Cells

  • analysis of cell surface glycans in pluripotent, cardiac and pancreatic lineages
  • identification of cell surface markers
  • the role of protein and lipid glycosylation in pluripotency and differentiation

Lab Members

Ryan Berger

Ryan Berger

Michael Kulik

Michael Kulik

Mesoderm, skeletal muscle and brown adipocyte biology

Lab Members

Jay Avery

Jay Avery

Brian-Liang-Zhang

Brian Liang Zhang