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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Steven D. Schwartz
Professor-in-Residence, Ahmanson Professor in Ophthalmology; Chief, Retina; Director, Diabetic Eye Disease and Retinal Vascular Center; Director, Ophthalmic Photography Laboratory, Stein Eye Institute
Melissa Spencer
Professor-in-Residence and Neuromuscular Program Director, Neurology; Co-Director, Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy