Gates Center Research & Clinician Members

The Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine brings together and supports brilliant researchers and clinicians in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine in order to accelerate discoveries from the lab through clinical trials to therapies and cures. Gates Center members are from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, CU Boulder, CU Denver, Colorado State University, Colorado School of Mines and National Jewish Health, as well as private industry.


NamePositionAcademic Institution/AffiliatesPrimary (& Secondary) Apppointment(s)
Bruce Appel, Ph.D.Professor 
Diane G. Wallach Chair in Pediatric Stem Cell Biology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics/Developmental Biology 
Kristin Artinger, Ph.D.  ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusSchool of Dental Medicine, Department of Craniofacial Biology
Reed Ayers, Ph.D.Assistant Research ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Orthopedics 
Susan Bailey, Ph.D.ProfessorColorado State University Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
Christopher Baker, M.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of  Pediatrics/Developmental Biology 
James Bamburg, Ph.D.ProfessorColorado State UniversityDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
Linda Barlow, Ph.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Cell and Developmental Biology
Jaime Belkind-Gerson, MD, MSc Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics /Digestive Health Institute
Kambez Benam, D.Phil.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus 
Ganna Bilousova, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Dermatology
Stanca Birlea, M.D., Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Dermatology
Petter Bjornstad, M.D.Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and MedicineUniversity of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
University of Colorado, Children's Hospital
Department of Pediatric Endocrinology and Nephrology
Neil Box, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Dermatology
Kristen Boyle, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics 
Jeffrey Brown, Ph.D.Senior ScientistAlloSourceResearch and Development
Anna Bruckner, M.D., M.S.C.S.Associate ProfessorChildren's Hospital Colorado
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Department of Dermatology/Department of Pediatrics
Justin Brumbaugh, Ph.D.*Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado BoulderMolecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Joseph Brzezinski, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Ophthalmology 
Ellen Burnham, M.D., M.S.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care 
Valeria Canto-Soler, Ph.D.Associate Professor 
Doni Solich Family Chair in Ocular Stem Cell Research
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Opthalmology
Sanny Chan, M.D., Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorNational Jewish Health Department of Pediatrics/Division of Allergy and Immunology
Wallace Chick, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Cell and Developmental Biology 
Ryan Crisman, Ph.D.Co-founderUmoja Biopharma 
Angelo D’Alessandro, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics/ 
Division of Hematology
James DeGregori, Ph.D.Professor 
Courtenay C. and Lucy Patten Davis Endowed Chair in Lung Cancer Research 
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Peter Dempsey, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics 
Steven Dow, D.V.M., Ph.D.ProfessorColorado State UniversityDepartment of Clinical Sciences 
Jason Dragoo, M.D.Professor and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs / Endowed Chair of Regenerative Medicine / Head Team Physician Denver Nuggets / Director UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic DenverUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Orthopedics 
Nicole Ehrhart, V.M.D., M.S., Diplomate ACVSProfessor of Surgical OncologyColorado State UniversityDepartment of Clinical Sciences,
 CVMBS School of Biomedical Engineering
Patricia Ernst, Ph.D.*

Professor
Postle Family Chair in Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics
Xiying Fan, Ph.D.Research InstructorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Dermatology
Terri Foote, M.B.A.Director, Program Management and Supply ChainUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusGates Biomanufacturing Facility
Heide Ford, Ph.D.Professor
David F. and Margaret Turley Grohne Endowed Chair in Translational Cancer Research
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pharmacology 
Santos Franco, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics/Developmental Biology
Brian Freed, Ph.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Allergy and Clinical Immunology 
Curt Freed, M.D.Professor 
Leopold Korn and Michael Korn Chair in Parkinson's Disease
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology 
Jed Friedman, Ph.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics  
Terry Fry, M.D.

Professor
Robert J. and Kathleen A. Clark Endowed Chair 
for Pediatric Cancer Therapies

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartments of Pediatrics/ Hematology and Immunology
Mayumi Fujita, M.D., Ph.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDermatology (Immunology & Microbiology)
Christopher Garbe, M.B.A.Senior Director CMC and Allogeneic Cell Therapy ProgramUmoja Biopharma 
Kathleen Gavin, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDivision of Geriatric Medicine
Moumita Ghosh, Ph.D.*Assistant ProfessorNational Jewish HealthPulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Laurie Goodrich, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D.Associate ProfessorColorado State UniversityCollege of Veterinary Medicine
Lia Gore, M.D.Professor 
Ergen Family Endowed Chair in Pediatric Oncology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics/Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation
Samuel Gubbels, M.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Otolaryngology
James Hagman, Ph.D.ProfessorNational Jewish Health University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Immunology and Genomic Medicine, Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Program in Molecular Biology

Kirk Hansen, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Paco Herson, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Anesthesiology, Neuronal Injury Program
Hua Huang, M.D., Ph.D.ProfessorNational Jewish HealthIntegrated Department of Immunology 
Srividhya Iyer, Ph.D.*Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusOrthopedics
Nicholas Jacobson, M.Des.Research FacultyUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusInworks Innovation Initiative
Jeffrey Jacot, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Bioengineering
Sujatha Jagannathan, Ph.D.*Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
William Janssen, M.D.Associate ProfessorNational Jewish HealthDivision of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Antonio Jimeno, M.D., Ph.D.Professor 
Daniel and Janet Mordecai Chair in Cancer Stem Cell Biology 
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Medical Oncology
Malik Kahook, M.D.Professor 
Slater Family Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology 
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Ophthalmology 
Karen King, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Orthopedics 
Dwight Klemm, Ph.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Pulmonary Sciences
Igor Kogut, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Dermatology
Melissa Krebs, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorColorado School of MinesChemical and Biological Engineering 
Raj Kumar, Ph.D.

Professor
Edgar L. and Patricia M. Makowski Family Endowed Chair

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Katherine Lee, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics/Infectious Disease
Kenneth Liechty, M.D.Professor
The Sandy Wolf Chair in Maternal Fetal Surgery
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Surgery/Pediatric Surgery
Carlin Long, M.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Cardiology 
Shi-Long Lu, M.D., Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Otolaryngology
Traci Lyons, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Medical Oncology 
Chelsea Magin, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Bioengineering
Susan Majka, Ph.D.ProfessorNational Jewish Health,
 University of Colorado  Anschutz Medical Campus
Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Naresh Mandava, M.D.Professor 
Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Endowed Chair in Retinal Diseases 
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Opthalmology
Joanne Masterson, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics
Xianzhong Meng, M.D., Ph.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Cardiology 
Christian Mosimann, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Chair for the Cardiac Research Director

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics/Section of Developmental Biology
Ram Nagaraj, Ph.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Ophthalmology/School of Pharmacy
Devatha Nair, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center University of Colorado BoulderSchool of Dental Medicine
Corey Neu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Donnelly Family Endowed Associate Professor

University of Colorado BoulderDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
Lee Niswander, Ph.D.Professor  University of Colorado BoulderDepartment of Mollecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
David Norris, M.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Dermatology
Jeffrey Olson, M.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Ophthalmology 
Bradley Olwin, Ph.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado BoulderDepartment of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology 
David Ryan Ormond, M.D., Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Neurosurgery/Translational Clinical Research
Vikas Patel, M.D.Professor
Endowed Chair in Orthopedic Spinal Innovation 
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Orthopedics 
Karin Payne, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Orthopedics 
Anne-Laure Perraud, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus National Jewish HealthDepartment of Biomedical Research/Immunology and Microbiology
Mark Petrash, Ph.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Ophthalmology 
Christopher Phiel, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado DenverDepartment of Integrative Biology
Eric Pietras, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Cleo Meador and George Ryland Scott  Endowed Chair in Hematology

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Hematology 
Robert PlenterSenior Professional Research AssistantUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDivision of Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine
Christopher Porter, M.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics/Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation  
Huntington Potter, Ph.D.

Professor
Director CU Alzheimer's and Cognition Center

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Department of Neurology
Chaitanya Puranik, B.D.S., M.S., M.Dent.Sci., Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Children's Hospital ColoradoSchool of Dental Medicine Children's Hospital Colorado
Yosef Refaeli, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Dermatology
Mary Reyland, Ph.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartments of Craniofacial Biology/Cell Developmental Biology/Pathology 
Angeles Ribera, Ph.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Physiology and Biophysics 
Jennifer Richer, Ph.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pathology
James Roede, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pharmacy
Dennis Roop, Ph.D.Professor 
Charles C. Gates Endowed Chair in Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology  
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Dermatology
Paul Rozance, M.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics and Integrative Physiology
Andrii Rozhok, Ph.D.Research InstructorUniversity of Colorado, Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Dermatology
Holger Andreas Russ, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusBarbara Davis Center for Diabetes
Microbiology and Immunology Department
Branden Salinas, Ph.D.

Senior Director
Manufacturing Science and Technology

Umoja Biopharma 
Carol Sartorius, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pathology 
Matthew Seefeldt, Ph.D.Director of Cell TherapyUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusGates Biomanufacturing Facility
Karina Serban, M.D.Assistant ProfessorNational Jewish HealthDepartment of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 
Kartik Shankar, Ph.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusPediatrics, Section of Nutrition
Yiqun Shellman, Ph.D.Associate Professor University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Dermatology
Daniel Sherbenou, M.D., Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDerpartment of Medicine
Vanessa Sherk, Ph.D.InstructorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Endocrinology 
Kunhua Song, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado School of MedicineDepartment of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Danielle Soranno, M.D.Assistant Professor

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Department of Pediatrics
Balaji Sridhar, M.D., Ph.D.Resident

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

University of Colorado Boulder

Department of Orthopedics
Kurt Stenmark, M.D.

Professor
La Cache Endowed Chair in Pediatric Critical Care

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics/Critical Care 
Lori Sussel, Ph.D.

Professor
Sissel and Findlow Family Chair

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusBarbara Davis Center for Diabetes/
Pediatrics (Cell & Developmental Biology)
Tamara Terzian, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Dermatology
Douglas Thamm, V.M.D.Assistant ProfessorColorado State UniversityDepartment of Clinical Sciences
Enrique Torchia, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Dermatology
Ronald Vagnozzi, Ph.D.*Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusCardiology/ Consortium for Fibrosis Research and Translation (CFReT)
Maria Natalia Vergara, Ph.D.*Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Ophthalmology
Michael Verneris, M.D.

Professor
The Barton Endowed Chair of Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics/Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation
Eszter Vladar, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDivision of Pulmonary Sciences, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology
David Wagner, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Neurology 
Lori Walker, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Cardiology
Xiao-Jing Wang, M.D., Ph.D.Professor 
John S. Gates Endowed Chair in Stem Cell Biology 
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pathology
Zhijie Wang, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorColorado State UniversityDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
Trevor Williams, Ph.D.

Professor
Timpte/Brownie Endowed Chair in Craniofacial/Molecular Biology

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Craniofacial Biology, School of Dental Medicine/Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, SOM 
Carol Wilusz, Ph.D.ProfessorColorado State UniversityDepartment of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology
Jeff Wilusz, Ph.D.ProfessorColorado State UniversityDepartment of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology 
Rui Yi, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado BoulderDepartment of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Martin Zamora, M.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDivision of Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine
Michael Zaretsky, M.D.*Associate Professor
Medical Director Colorado 
Fetal Care Center
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Children's Hospital Colorado
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maternal Fetal Medicine
Wenbo Zhou, Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology