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


Olivia Hix
Research Technician and Laboratory Manager

Education: Wellesley College, BA in Biological Sciences and Japanese Language & Culture






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







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




Sheng Si, M.D.

Pulmonary Fellow

Education: Residency, Washington University in Saint Louis

New York University School of Medicine, M.D.

Harvard University, B.A. in Neurobiology

Research Interests: Profiling and phenotyping Muc5B expression in iPSC derived lung epithelium







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


Martin Ma
MD/PhD student, Program in Molecular and Translational Medicine
Education: Tufts University, B.S. in Biochemistry
Research Interests: Engraftment of lung stem cells in injury and disease models











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