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.


NameDegreePositionAcademic Institution/AffiliatesPrimary (& Secondary) Apppointment(s)
Appel, BrucePh.D.Professor 
Diane G. Wallach Chair in Pediatric Stem Cell Biology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics/Developmental Biology 
Artinger, Kristin  Ph.D. ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusSchool of Dental Medicine, Department of Craniofacial Biology
Ayers, ReedPh.D.Assistant Research ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Orthopedics 
Bailey, SusanPh.D.ProfessorColorado State University Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
Baker, ChristopherM.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of  Pediatrics/Developmental Biology 
Bamburg, James Ph.D.ProfessorColorado State UniversityDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
Barlow, LindaPh.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Cell and Developmental Biology
Belkind-Gerson, JaimeMD, MScAssociate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics /Digestive Health Institute
Bilousova, GannaPh.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Dermatology
Birlea, StancaM.D., Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Dermatology
Bjornstad, PetterM.D.Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and MedicineUniversity of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
University of Colorado, Children's Hospital
Pediatrics (Endocrinology) and Medicine (Nephrology)
Box, NeilPh.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Dermatology
Boyle, KristenPh.D.Associate Professor (effective July 1, 2019)University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics 
Brown, JeffreyPh.D.Senior ScientistAlloSourceResearch and Development
Bruckner, AnnaM.D., M.S.C.S.Associate ProfessorChildren's Hospital Colorado
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Department of Dermatology/Department of Pediatrics
Brumbaugh, JustinPh.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado BoulderMolecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Brzezinski, JosephPh.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Ophthalmology 
Burnham, EllenM.D., M.S.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care 
Canto-Soler, ValeriaPh.D.Associate Professor 
Doni Solich Family Chair in Ocular Stem Cell Research
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Opthalmology
Chan, SannyM.D., Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorNational Jewish Health Department of Pediatrics/Division of Allergy and Immunology
Chick, WallacePh.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Cell and Developmental Biology 
Crisman, RyanPh.D.Co-founderUmoja Biopharma 
D’Alessandro, AngeloPh.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics/ 
Division of Hematology
DeGregori, James*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
Dempsey, PeterPh.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics 
Dow, StevenDVM, Ph.D.ProfessorColorado State UniversityDepartment of Clinical Sciences 
Dragoo, Jason*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 
Ehrhart, NicoleVMD, MS, Diplomate ACVSProfessor of Surgical OncologyColorado State UniversityDepartment of Clinical Sciences,
 CVMBS School of Biomedical Engineering
Ernst, Patricia*Ph.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics
Fan, Xiying*Ph.D.Research InstructorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Dermatology
Foote, Terri*M.B.A.Director, Program Management and Supply ChainUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusGates Biomanufacturing Facility
Ford, HeidePh.D.Professor
David F. and Margaret Turley Grohne Endowed Chair in Translational Cancer Research
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pharmacology 
Franco, SantosPh.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics/Developmental Biology
Freed, BrianPh.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Allergy and Clinical Immunology 
Freed, CurtM.D.Professor 
Leopold Korn and Michael Korn Chair in Parkinson's Disease
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology 
Friedman, JedPh.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics  
Fry, TerryM.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
Fujita, Mayumi*M.D., Ph.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDermatology (Immunology & Microbiology)
Gavin, KathleenPh.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDivision of Geriatric Medicine
Ghosh, MoumitaPh.D.Assistant ProfessorNational Jewish HealthPulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Goodrich, Laurie DVM, M.S., Ph.D.Associate ProfessorColorado State UniversityCollege of Veterinary Medicine
Gore, LiaM.D.Professor 
Ergen Family Endowed Chair in Pediatric Oncology
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics/Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation
Gubbels, SamuelM.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Otolaryngology
Hagman, JamesPh.D.ProfessorNational Jewish Health University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusNational Jewish Health-Dept. of Biomedical Research; University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus- Primary: Department of Immunology and Microbiology; Secondary: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Program in Molecular Biology, RNA Biosciences Program,
 UC Cancer Center
Hansen, KirkPh.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Herson, PacoPh.D.Principal InvestigatorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Anesthesiology, Neuronal Injury Program
Huang, HuaM.D., Ph.D.ProfessorNational Jewish HealthIntegrated Department of Immunology 
Iyer, SrividhyaPh.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusOrthopedics
Jacot, JeffreyPh.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Bioengineering
Jagannathan, SujathaPh.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Janssen, William M.D.Associate ProfessorNational Jewish HealthDivision of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Jimeno, Antonio 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
Kahook, MalikM.D.Professor 
Slater Family Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology 
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Ophthalmology 
King, KarenPh.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Orthopedics 
Klemm, DwightPh.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Pulmonary Sciences
Kogut, IgorPh.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Dermatology
Krebs, MelissaPh.D.Assistant ProfessorColorado School of MinesChemical and Biological Engineering 
Kumar, RajPh.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Liechty, KennethM.D.Professor                                                                 
The Sandy Wolf Chair in Maternal Fetal Surgery
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Surgery/Pediatric Surgery
Long, CarlinM.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Cardiology 
Lu, Shi-LongM.D., Ph.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Otolaryngology
Lyons, TraciPh.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Medical Oncology 
Magin, ChelseaPh.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Bioengineering
Majka, Susan Ph.D.ProfessorNational Jewish Health,
 University of Colorado  Anschutz Medical Campus
Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Mandava, NareshM.D.Professor 
Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Endowed Chair in Retinal Diseases 
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Opthalmology
Masterson, JoannePh.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics
Meng, XianzhongM.D., Ph.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Cardiology 
Mosimann, ChristianPh.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
Nagaraj, Ram*Ph.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Ophthalmology/School of Pharmacy
Nair, DevathaPh.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center University of Colorado BoulderSchool of Dental Medicine
Neu, Corey Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Donnelly Family Endowed Associate Professor

University of Colorado BoulderDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
Niswander, LeePh.D.Professor  University of Colorado BoulderDepartment of Mollecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Norris, DavidM.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Dermatology
Olson, JeffreyM.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Ophthalmology 
Olwin, BradleyPh.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado BoulderDepartment of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology 
Ormond, David RyanM.D.,Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Neurosurgery/Translational Clinical Research
Patel, VikasM.D.Professor
Endowed Chair in Orthopedic Spinal Innovation 
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Orthopedics 
Payne, KarinPh.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Orthopedics 
Perraud, Anne-LaurePh.D.Assistant ProfessorNational Jewish Health, 
University of Colorado  Anschutz Medical Campus
Department of Biomedical Research/Immunology and Microbiology
Petrash, Mark, J.Ph.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Ophthalmology 
Phiel, ChristopherPh.D.Associate Professor                                                  University of Colorado DenverDepartment of Integrative Biology
Pietras, EricPh.D.

Assistant Professor

Cleo Meador and George Ryland Scott  Endowed Chair in Hematology

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Hematology 
Plenter, Robert Senior PRAUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDivision of Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine
Porter, ChristopherM.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics/Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation  
Refaeli, YosefPh.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Dermatology
Reyland, MaryPh.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartments of Craniofacial Biology/Cell Developmental Biology/Pathology 
Ribera, AngelesPh.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Physiology and Biophysics 
Richer, Jennifer*Ph.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pathology
Roede, James* Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pharmacy
Roop, DennisPh.D.Professor 
Charles C. Gates Endowed Chair in Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Biology  
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Dermatology
Rozance, Paul*M.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics and Integrative Physiology
Rozhok, Andrii*Ph.D.Research InstructorUniversity of Colorado, Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Dermatology
Russ, Holger AndreasPh.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusBarbara Davis Center for Diabetes                                                      
Microbiology and Immunology Department
Sartorius, CarolPh.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pathology 
Seefeldt, MatthewPh.D.Director of Cell TherapyUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusGates Biomanufacturing Facility
Serban, KarinaM.D.Assistant ProfessorNational Jewish HealthDepartment of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine 
Shellman, YiqunPh.D.Associate Professor University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Dermatology
Sherk, VanessaPh.D.InstructorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Endocrinology 
Song, KunhuaPhDAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado School of MedicineDepartment of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Soranno, DanielleM.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics
Stenmark, KurtM.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pediatrics/Critical Care 
Sussel, LoriPh.D.

Professor

Sissel and Findlow Family Chair

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusBarbara Davis Center for Diabetes/
Pediatrics (Cell & Developmental Biology)
Terzian, TamaraPh.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Dermatology
Thamm, Douglas  V.M.D.Assistant ProfessorColorado State UniversityDepartment of Clinical Sciences
Torchia, EnriquePh.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Dermatology
Vagnozzi, RonaldPh.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusCardiology/ Consortium for Fibrosis Research and Translation (CFReT)
Vergara, Maria NataliaPh.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusOphthalmology
Verneris, MichaelM.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
Vladar, EszterPh.D.Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDivision of Pulmonary Sciences, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology
Wagner, DavidPh.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Neurology 
Walker, LoriPh.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Cardiology
Wang, Xiao-JingM.D., Ph.D.Professor 
John S. Gates Endowed Chair in Stem Cell Biology 
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Pathology
Wang, ZhijiePh.D.Assistant ProfessorColorado State UniversityDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
Williams, TrevorPh.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Craniofacial Biology, School of Dental Medicine/Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, SOM 
Wilusz, Carol Ph.D.ProfessorColorado State UniversityDepartment of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology
Wilusz, Jeff Ph.D.ProfessorColorado State UniversityDepartment of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology 
Yi, RuiPh.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado BoulderDepartment of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Zamora, Martin M.D.ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDivision of Pulmonary, Critical Care Medicine
Zaretsky, MichaelM.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
Zhou, WenboPh.D.Associate ProfessorUniversity of Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusDepartment of Medicine/Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology