Member Spotlight

 

Learn more about your colleagues and fellow ISSCR members through this series of biographical interviews spanning the diversity of the society. Discover the backgrounds, experiences, and outside interests of your fellow members - and volunteer to be the next interviewee by contacting media@isscr.org.

  • Michael Laflamme, MD, PhD

    Hometown
    I was a military brat, so don’t really have a hometown, but I often claim Niceville, Florida, USA, where I went to high school.

    Current Residence
    Toronto, ON, Canada

    Graduate Degree
    MD, PhD (Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA)

    Current Position
    Robert McEwen Chair in Cardiac Regenerative Medicine, Senior Scientist, University Health Network

  • Yvanka de Soysa

    Hometown
    Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

    Current Residence
    San Francisco, USA

    Graduate Degree
    PhD candidate in Biomedical Sciences

    Current Position
    Graduate Student, Deepak Srivastava Lab

  • Roger Barker, PhD, MRCP

    Hometown
    Cambridge, UK

    Current Residence
    Cambridge, UK

    Graduate Degree
    University of Oxford and London

    Current Position
    Professor of Clinical Neuroscience, University of Cambridge and Honorary Consultant Neurologist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

  • Sarita Panula, PhD

    Hometown
    Kauhajoki, Finland

    Current Residence
    Stockholm, Sweden

    Graduate Degree
    PhD in Medical Science

    Current Position
    Postdoc, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Douglas Sipp

    Hometown
    Medford, NJ, USA

    Current Residence
    Kobe, Japan

  • Elisa Laurenti, PhD

    Hometown
    Bologna,Italy

    Current Residence
    Cambridge, United Kingdom

    Graduate Degree
    University of Lausanne, Switzerland

    Current Position
    Principal Investigator, Wellcome -Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, Department of Haematology, University of Cambridge

  • Chuck Murry, MD, PhD

    Hometown
    Bismarck, ND

    Current Residence
    Seattle, WA

    Graduate Degree
    MD, PhD

    Current Position
    Conner Chair in Pathology, Bioengineering and Medicine/Cardiology, University of Washington Director, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington

  • Alta Charo, JD

    Hometown
    Brooklyn, NY

    Current Residence
    Madison, WI

    Graduate Degree
    JD

    Current Position
    Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin

  • Thomas Zwaka, MD, PhD

    Hometown
    Raciborz, Poland

    Current Residence
    New York

    Graduate Degree
    Cardiovascular Sciences

    Current Position
    Professor, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  • Jonathan Yuin-Han Loh, PhD

    Hometown
    Singapore

    Current Residence
    Singapore

    Current Position
    Senior Principal Investigator, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology

  • Nils Pfaff, PhD

    Hometown
    Wilhelmshaven, Germany

    Current Residence
    Düsseldorf, Germany

    Graduate Degree
    PhD in Molecular Medicine from Hannover Medical School

    Current Position
    Lab Head Preclinical Pharmacology, Bayer AG (Wuppertal, Germany)

  • Setsuko Hashimoto, PhD

    Hometown
    Fukuoka, Japan

    Current Residence
    Tokyo, Japan

    Graduate Degree
    Doctor of Science in Molecular Biology, Heidelberg University, Germany

    Current Position
    President and CEO, CellSeed Inc.

  • Andrea Ditadi, PhD

    Hometown
    Padova, Italy

    Current Residence
    Milano, Italy

    Graduate Degree
    PhD, Developmental, Molecular and Cell Biology

    Current Position
    Group Leader, San Raffaele - Telethon Institute for Gene Therapy

  • Garrett Heffner, PhD

    Hometown
    Grosse Pointe Farms, MI

    Current Residence
    San Francisco, CA

    Graduate Degree
    PhD Immunology, Stanford University

    Current Position
    Director, Research Immunology, Audentes Therapeutics, Inc.

  • Salvador Aznar-Benitah, PhD

    Hometown
    Montreal / Madrid

    Current Residence
    Barcelona, Spain

    Graduate Degree
    PhD in Molecular Oncology

    Current Position
    Group leader at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Barcelona (ICREA Researcher)

  • Roger Ronn, PhD

    Hometown
    Stockholm, Sweden.

    Current Residence
    Edinburgh, U.K.

    Graduate Degree
    PhD in Medical Science, University of Lund

    Current Position
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Queen's Medical Research Institute, University of Edinburgh.

  • Jiaqian Wu, PhD

    Hometown
    Beijing, China

    Current Residence
    Houston, Texas

    Graduate Degree
    Baylor College of Medicine

    Current Position
    Principle Investigator/Assistant Professor, The Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

  • Marcie Glicksman, PhD

    Hometown
    Princeton, NJ, U.S.

    Current Residence
    Boston, MA, U.S.

    Graduate Degree
    PhD in Neuroscience, Washington University

    Current Position
    Chief Scientific Officer, Orig3n, Inc.

  • Aaron Levine, PhD

    Hometown
    Seattle, WA, USA

    Current Residence
    Atlanta, GA, USA

    Graduate Degree
    MPhil in Biological Sciences, University of Cambridge PhD in Public Affairs, Princeton University

    Current Position
    Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, School of Public Policy, Georgia Tech

  • Kimberley Nicole Babos, BS

    Hometown
    Mesa, AZ, USA

    Current Residence
    Los Angeles, CA, USA

    Graduate Degree
    Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

    Current Position
    PhD Candidate at the University of Southern California

  • Jennifer L. Moody, PhD

    Hometown
    Toronto, ON, Canada

    Current Residence
    Toronto, ON, Canada

    Graduate Degree
    PhD in Genetics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

    Current Position
    Director, Commercialization and Licensing, Center for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • Ola Hermanson, PhD

    Hometown
    Norrköping, Sweden

    Current Residence
    Södermalm, Stockholm, Sweden

    Graduate Degree
    PhD in neurobiology, Linköping University, Sweden

    Current Position
    Associate Professor, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Joshua M. Brickman, DJ, PhD

    Hometown
    New York, NY, USA

    Current Residence
    Copenhagan, Denmark

    Graduate Degree
    PhD, Biochemistry, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

    Current Position
    Professor of Stem Cell and Developmental Biology, Danish Stem Cell Centre (DanStem), University of Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Outi Hovatta, MD, PhD

    Hometown
    Helsinki, Finland

    Current Residence
    Stockholm, Sweden

    Graduate Degree
    MD, PhD at University of Helsinki

    Current Position
    Professor, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

  • Becky Tsai, PhD

    Hometown
    Chino, CA, USA

    Current Residence
    Pasadena, CA, USA

    Graduate Degree
    PhD in Biomedical Sciences, University of California, Irvine

    Current Position
    CIRM Postdoctoral Scholar Laboratory of Ravi Bhatia, City of Hope National Medical Center; President/Chair of the City of Hope Postdoctoral Association; Advisory Chair of Crescendo Young Musicians Guild

  • Steven Kattman, PhD

    Hometown
    Evergreen, CO, USA

    Current Residence
    Madison, WI, USA

    Graduate Degree
    Ph.D. Immunology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, USA

    Current Position
    Senior Group Leader, Cellular Dynamics International, Inc. (CDI), Madison, WI, USA

  • Lygia V. Pereira, Ph.D.

    Hometown
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Current Residence
    São Paulo, Brazil

    Graduate Degree
    M.S. in Biophysics from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (Human Genetics) from CUNY/Mount Sinai Graduate School, NY.

    Current Position
    Full Professor at the National Laboratory of Embryonic Stem Cells (LaNCE) Department of Genetics and Evolutionary Biology at University of São Paulo, Brazil

  • Timothy Caulfield, LLM, FRSC, FCAHS

    Hometown
    Cape Cod, MA, USA (but I think of Canada and Edmonton as home)

    Current Residence
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    Graduate Degree
    BSc; LLB (Alberta); LLM (Dalhousie)

    Current Position
    Canada Research Chair in Health Law & Policy; Trudeau Fellow and Professor, Faculty of Law and School of Public Health; Research Director, Health Law Institute, University of Alberta

  • Jose Polo, PhD

    Hometown
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Current Residence
    Melbourne, Australia

    Graduate Degree
    Biochemistry from University of Buenos Aires, Argentina; PhD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, USA.

    Current Position
    Associate Professor at the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology and the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute, Monash University. Chief Investigator at Stem Cells Australia

  • Eran Meshorer, PhD

    Hometown
    Rehovot, Israel

    Current Residence
    Neve Ilan (outside of Jerusalem), Israel

    Graduate Degree
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

    Current Position
    Principal Investigator/Associate Professor Department of Genetics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • Jiwen Zhang, PhD

    Hometown
    Tongliao, China

    Current Residence
    Philadelphia, PA USA

    Graduate Degree
    Rutgers University and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

    Current Position
    Regulatory Affairs Director at GE Healthcare

  • Fernando Pitossi, PhD

    Hometown
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Current Residence
    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Graduate Degree
    University of Buenos Aires, Argentina PhD, University at Freiburg, Germany

    Current Position
    Laboratory Head, Leloir Institute, Buenos Aires Scientific Coordinator of CICEMA (Argentine stem cell research consortium) Director of PLACEMA (human iPS platform)

  • Tenneille Ludwig, PhD

    Hometown
    Madison, WI, USA

    Current Residence
    Madison, WI, USA

    Graduate Degree
    MS from Washington State University; PhD from the University of Wisconsin

    Current Position
    Director of the WiCell Stem Cell Bank

  • Sebastian Jessberger, MD

    Hometown
    Heidelberg, Germany

    Current Residence
    Zurich, Switzerland

    Graduate Degree
    University of Hamburg, Germany

    Current Position
    Associate Professor, Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich, Switzerland

  • Sabine Middendorp, PhD

    Hometown
    Amsterdam, the Netherlands

    Current Residence
    Utrecht, the Netherlands

    Graduate Degree
    Erasmus MC Rotterdam

    Current Position
    Assistant Professor at Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital (WKZ); University Medical Center Utrecht (Edward Nieuwenhuis lab)

  • Yukiko Yamashita, PhD

    Hometown
    Kobe, Japan

    Current Residence
    Ann Arbor, MI

    Graduate Degree
    Kyoto University

    Current Position
    Associate Professor, Department of Cell & Developmental Biology University of Michigan Medical School