Frank, Suprynowicz, PhD
Department of Pathology
Dr. Suprynowicz has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology since 1997. He is a graduate of the University of California – Berkeley’s Department of Zoology, Cell Biology and took his Postdoctoral Fellowship at Johns Hopkins University Medical School’s Department of Cell Biology and Anatomy. His research also took him to the Research Institute of Scripps Clinic in California where he worked with the Cell Biology Group. He continued to the National Institutes of Health as a Senior Staff Fellow working in Biochemistry, Cell Physiology, and Cell Biology. His research interests include: The application of quantitative biochemical and cell biological methods to understand intracellular signaling pathways essential to cellular reprogramming and to identify extracellular factors that induce reprogramming. The bilateral approach towards understanding the basic biology of CRCs is intended to develop an improved technology that utilizes a minimal, completely defined set of conditions to reprogram primary cells. Most recently, he led the research which established that the CRC technique rapidly and reversibly reprograms primary epithelial cells to an adult stem cell-like state that maintains tissue-specific developmental potential.