Leadership & Key Members

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The Broad Stem Cell Research Center’s membership represents a diverse group of UCLA faculty committed to advancing stem cell research and its application to clinical medicine. Faculty members are in pursuit of breakthroughs that may lead to treatments for musculoskeletal diseases, cancer, blood disorders, and neurological disorders, among others. Thomas A. Rando, MD, PhD is the center's renowned founding director. He is joined by co-directors Brigitte Gomperts, MD, Siavash Kurdistani, MD and William Lowry, PhD in leading a team of world-class researchers in the translation of laboratory breakthroughs to new diagnostics and therapies. 

Directory

Leadership

Thomas Rando
Thomas A. Rando, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center; Professor, Neurology; Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
Brigitte Gomperts, M.D.
Brigitte Gomperts, M.D.
Associate Director of Translational Research, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center; Professor, Pediatrics; Pulmonary Medicine
Siavash Kurdistani, M.D.
Siavash Kurdistani, M.D.
Associate Director of Technology Development, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center; Professor and Chair, Biological Chemistry
William Lowry, Ph.D.
William Lowry, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Education and Technology Transfer, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center; Professor, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
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Steven Peckman, Deputy Director
Deputy Director, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center

Members

John S. Adams, M.D.
Director, UCLA/UCI Alpha Stem Cell Clinic; Orthopaedic Hospital Research Center; Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Orthopaedic Surgery; Professor, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
Reza Ardehali, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Cardiology; Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Utpal Banerjee, Ph.D.
Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Professor, Life Sciences; Distinguished Professor, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, Biological Chemistry
Samantha Butler, Ph.D.
Professor and Eleanor I. Leslie Chair in Pioneering Brain Research, Neurobiology
S. Thomas Carmichael, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Frances Stark Chair, Neurology
Yvonne Chen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics; Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Arnold Chin, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Urology
Heather Christofk, Ph.D.
Professor, Biological Chemistry
Amander Clark, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
Peter Clark, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

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