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Stem Cells Faculty

Wei-Chun Chin

Research Interests: Develop efficient support matrices for human embryonic stem cells derived neuronal transplants for spinal cord injury patients.

Wei-Chun Chin

Michael Cleary

Research Interests: Drosophila neural stem cells as a model for regulation of stem cell self-renewal, differentiation, and temporal identity

  • Email:mcleary4@ucmerced.edu
  • Office Phone: (209) 228-4554
  • Lab phone: (209) 228-4378
  • Website: click here
  • Science & Engineering Bldg., rm 328 (office), rm 325 (lab)
Mike Cleary

Michael Colvin

Research Interests: Utilizing a wide range of simulation methods to model biological systems at different levels

Michael Colvin

Anand Gadre

Director, Stem Cell Instrumentation Foundry (SCIF)

  • Email:agadre@ucmerced.edu
  • Office Phone: (209) 658-3879
  • Fax: (209) 228-4424
  • Science & Engineering Bldg., rm 180
Anand Gadre

Marcos Garcia-Ojeda

Research Interests: Bone marrow stem cells; HIV/AIDS research

Marcos Garcia-Ojeda

Dan Hirleman

Research Interests: Rapid, label-free identification and characterization of stem cells using optical scattering

  • Email:dhirleman@ucmerced.edu
  • Office Phone: (209) 228-4021
  • Lab phone:
  • Website: coming soon
  • Science & Engineering Bldg., rm 270 (office)
Dan Hirleman

Jennifer Lu

Research Interests:

Jennifer Lu

Yanbo Ma

Research Interests: Rational bioreactor design for stem cell tissue engineering

  • Email:yma5@ucmerced.edu
  • Office Phone: (209) 228-4046
  • Lab phone: (209) 228-4378
  • Website: coming soon
  • Science & Engineering Bldg.,
Yanbo Ma

Jennifer O. Manilay

Research Interests: Cell fate decisions in immune system development

  • Email:jmanilay@ucmerced.edu
  • Office Phone: (209) 228-4175
  • Lab phone: (209) 228-4378
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  • Science & Engineering Bldg., rm 320 (office), rm 325 (lab)
Jennifer Manilay

Kara McCloskey

Research Interests: Stem cell tissue engineering; heart tissue; blood vessel tissue

Kara McCloskey

Néstor Oviedo

Research Interests: We use the planarian model system to understand stem cell regulation during tissue regeneration and abnormal cell proliferation.