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. Our faculty 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 BSCRC’s internationally renowned founding Director. He is joined by esteemed colleagues and co-directors Drs. Utpal Banerjee and Gay Crooks 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
Dr. Gay Crooks headshot
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

Members

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
Associate Professor, Cardiology; Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology
Co-Director, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center
Associate Professor, Neurobiology
Co-Director, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center; Professor and Chair, Neurology
Assistant Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Associate Professor, Urology
Associate Professor, Biological Chemistry; Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
Professor and Chair, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

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