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.


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S. Thomas Carmichael
Co-Director, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center; Professor and Chair, Neurology
Yvonne Chen
Assistant 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
Peter Clark
Assistant Professor, Molecular and Medical Pharmacology
Hilary Coller
Associate Professor, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology; Biological Chemistry
Gay M. Crooks
Co-Director, UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center; Professor and Rebecca Smith Endowed Chair, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Professor, Pediatrics