Who We Are

Educating and Researching to Make a Difference

Richard Schlegel, MD, PhD.

Director for The Center for Cell Reprogramming
Richard Schlegel, MD, PhD.

“It’s a dream of a scientist to be able to discover something in a laboratory that might not only be interesting to other scientists but have an impact on healthcare in the country, or in this case, the entire world…so it’s an exciting time!”

– Dr. Richard Schlegel, Chair of Department of Pathology and Director of Center for Cell Reprogramming, GUMC

Faculty

Seema Agarwal, PhD

Associate Professor

• In Vitro Cell Line Models
• Signaling Pathways
• Cell Model Systems

Seema Agarwal, PhD

Ewa Krawczyk, PhD

Assistant Professor

• CRC Lab Manager
• E5 Protein
• CRC Cultures

Ewa Krawczyk, PhD

Xuefeng Liu, MD

Professor

• Co-Director of Center for Cell Reprogramming
• Director of Telomeres & Cell Immortalization
• Scientific Director of Conditional Reprogramming Laboratory (CRL)
• Papillomavirus Oncoproteins

Xuefeng Liu, MD

Hang Yuan, PhD

Associate Professor

• Director of HPV Biology Program
• Canine Papillomavirus
• Vaccine Development

Hang Yuan, PhD

Jeffrey K. Huang, PhD

Assistant Professor

• Department of Biology
• Oligodendrocyte Regeneration
• Molecular Signals in Injury Microenvironments

Jeffrey K. Huang, PhD

Frank Suprynowicz, PhD

Assistant Professor

• Signaling Pathways
• CRC Biology
• CRC Technique

Frank Suprynowicz, PhD

Priscilla A. Furth, MD

Professor and Associate Dean

• Professor of Oncology & Medicine
• Associate Dean for Faculty Development
• Primary Epithelial Cell Development

Priscilla A. Furth, MD

Christopher Albanese, PhD

Associate Professor

• Department of Oncology
• Growth Regulation of Cancer
• Development of High-Energy Imaging Technologies

Christopher Albanese, PhD

Anton Wellstein, MD

Assistant Professor

• Oncology & Pharmacology
• Growth Factor Pleiotrophin and its Signaling through the ALK Kinase Receptor
• Discovery of Mechanisms of Cancer Metastasis and Genes

Anton Wellstein, MD

Michael Johnson, PhD

Assistant Professor

• Department of Oncology
• Proteases, Invasion and Metastasis and the Progression of Breast Cancer.
• The Pharmacogenetics of Drugs used in Cancer Therapy

Michael Johnson, PhD

Elena Silva, PhD

Professor

• Department of Biology
• Professor and Vice Dean
• Nervous System Development

Elena Silva, PhD

Steve Singer, PhD

Professor

• Department of Biology
• Pathogenesis in Giardia and Giardia-host-microbiota interactions
• Innate immunity in Giardia Infection, Vaccine Development, Giardia co-infections

Steve Singer, PhD

Center Members

Sujata Choudhury, PhD

Research Associate II

• Working with Dr. Seema Agarwal
• Feeder free CRC system
• Role of p53 in normal/tumor CRCs and Rock1/Rock2 in cell reprogramming

Jie Lu, MS

Research Assistant II

• Working with Dr. Ewa Krawczyk
• Processing tissues and using conditional reprogramming method to establish new cell lines

Dan Zhou, MS

Research Assistant III

• Working with Dr. Hang Yuan
• Managing papillomavirus vaccine development and production
• 3D Air-liquid Interface culture to analyze HPV-related cancers in vitro

Jerry Xiao

MD-PhD Candidate

• Working with Dr. Seema Agarwal
• Exploring Circulating Tumor Cells and their role in tumor metastasis

Administrative

Haewon Park, MPH, CRA

Director of Business Operations

• Financial and Administrative Leadership
• Business outreach initiatives, commercial and research projects
• Marketing for CRC technology

Vera Simic, BS

Program Coordinator

• Lab Management
• Laboratory finances
• Maintaining and conditionally repgoramming tissue culture cells

Rachel Choi, CPA

Office Manager

• Office operations for Dr. Richard Schlegel
• Center for Cell Reprogramming website development