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, 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
Hilary Coller, Ph.D.
Professor, Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology; Biological Chemistry
Gay M. Crooks, M.B.B.S.
Professor and Rebecca Smith Endowed Chair, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Professor, Pediatrics; Director, UCLA Immunology, Inflammation, Infection and Transplantation Research Theme