Our Team:


DarrellDarrell Kotton, MD
David C. Seldin Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Regenerative Medicine


Darrell’s 2017 CV: click here

FinnFinn Hawkins, MB BCh
Assistant Professor of Medicine


jeanJyh-Chang Jean, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Medicine



Laboratory Staff

David Roberts
Laboratory Technician and Laboratory Manager

Education: Case Western Reserve University, MS in Medical Physiology 
Union College, BS in Biological Sciences






Post-Doctoral Fellows

B26C0DFB-E0E9-45B4-8E3C-06E3F02098DD[8]Konstantinos Alysandratos, MD, PhD
Pulmonary Fellow

Education: Graduate: University of Athens
Medical School: University of Athens School of Health Sciences
Residency: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Research Interests: Pathogenesis of familial interstitial lung diseases and IPF







Michael Herriges, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Education: PhD: University of Pennsylania
Research Interests:
 Regulation of lung progenitor fates during development and after lung epithelial injuries






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George Kwong, PhD
Post-Doctoral associate

Education: PhD: Boston University
Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley – BS in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering

Research Interests: Tissue engineering of vascular smooth muscle, endothelium, and vascular cell sheets from iPS cells





Ruobing Wang, MD








Jessie Huang, PhD
Post-Doctoral Associate

Education: PhD: Johns Hopkins University
BSE: University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests: Signaling mechanisms regulating self-renewal and differentiation of alveolar type II cells



Graduate Students

Yuliang_Leon_Sun[2]Leon Sun
MD/PhD Student, Program in Molecular Medicine

Education: University of Wisconsin Madison- BS Biochemistry
Research Interests: 
Function and dysfunction of the lamellar body protein, ABCA3, in lung development and disease.








Claire Burgess
PhD Student, Program in Biomedical Sciences
Education: The University of the South – BS in Biology and Mathematics
Research Interests: Understanding the Mechanisms that regulate alveolar epithelial type I cell differentiation using pluripotent stem cells













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