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. Dr. Owen Witte is the center's internationally renowned founding director. He is joined by co-directors Drs. Utpal Banerjee, Gay Crooks and S. Thomas Carmichael in leading a team of world-class researchers in the translation of laboratory breakthroughs to new diagnostics and therapies.

Directory

Leadership

Dr. Owen Witte headshot
Owen N. Witte, M.D.
Director, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center; University Professor, University of California; Presidential Chair in Developmental Immunology; Professor, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
Utpal Banerjee, Ph.D.
Utpal Banerjee, Ph.D.
Co-Director, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center; Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Professor, Life Sciences; Distinguished Professor, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, Biological Chemistry
Dr. Gay Crooks
Gay M. Crooks, M.B.B.S.
Co-Director, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center; Professor and Rebecca Smith Endowed Chair, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Professor, Pediatrics
S. Thomas Carmichael, MD, PhD
S. Thomas Carmichael, M.D., Ph.D.
Co-Director, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center; Professor and Chair, Neurology
Steve Peckman headshot
Steven Peckman, Deputy Director
Deputy Director, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center

Members

John S. Adams
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
Associate Professor, Cardiology; Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Utpal Banerjee
Co-Director, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center; Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Professor, Life Sciences; Distinguished Professor, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, Biological Chemistry
Samantha Butler
Associate Professor and Eleanor I. Leslie Chair in Pioneering Brain Research, Neurobiology
S. Thomas Carmichael
Co-Director, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center; Professor and Chair, Neurology
Yvonne Chen
Associate Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Arnold Chin
Associate Professor, Urology
Heather Christofk
Associate Professor, Biological Chemistry; Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
John Chute
Professor of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology, Radiation Oncology; Director, Outpatient Stem Cell Transplantation Program
Amander Clark
Professor and Chair, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

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