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Current Clinical Collaborators:

1. Jose Abdenur, MD, Chief, Division of Metabolic Genetics, Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange , CA

2. Nick Anas, MD, Chief, Division of Pediatric Intensive Care, Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange , CA

3. Bruce Barshop, MD, PhD, Co-Director, Biochemical Genetics Laboratory, Department of Pediatrics; Assistant Director, Pediatric Pharmacology Research Unit; Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, CA

4. John Cleary, MD, Division of Pulmonology and Neonatology, Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange , CA

5. Dawn Darling, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Neonatology, School of Medicine , University of California , San Diego , CA

6. Gregory Evans, MD, Professor & Chief/Division of Plastic Surgery -- Professor of Surgery, Center for Biomedical Engineering, University of California , Irvine

7. Sidney Gospe, MD, Sarkowsky Professor and Division Head, Pediatric Neurology, Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

8. Claudia Greco, MD, Associate Physician, Department of Pathology (Neuropathology), School of Medicine , University of California , Davis , CA

9. Rick Harrison, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Co-Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Children's Hospital, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

10. Thomas Heinz, MD, Chairman, Department of Pathology, Saint Joseph Hospital and Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange, CA

11. Kenneth Kaye, MD, Medical Director, Blood Bank and Tissue Banking, Mission Hospital and Children's Hospital at Mission , Mission Viejo , CA

12. Robert Naviaux, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor In Residence, Pediatrics, Biochemical Genetics and Metabolism; Co-director, The Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease Center (MMDC); Co-director, The Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, MMDC, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA

13. Steven Romansky, MD, Clinical Professor of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of California, Irvine; Pathologist, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

14. Robert Steiner, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Molecular and Medical Genetics, Head: Division of Metabolism, Oregon Health & Sciences University , Portland , OR

Current Research Collaborators:

1. Hava Avraham, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard University, Boston, MA 'Molecular biology of brain specific nuclear restricted protein''

2. Steven Back, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics (Neurology), Oregon Health and Sciences University , Portland , OR 'Transplantation of ovine stem cells in a sheep model of periventricular leukomalacia''

3. Peter Bryant, PhD, Professor and Director of the Molecular Biology, Genetics and Biochemistry Training Program, School of Biological Sciences , University of California , Irvine , CA 'Asymmetric cell division in human neural stem cells''

4. Melissa Carpenter, PhD, Principal Investigator, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, The Robarts Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada 'Determination of epigenetic differences in human embryonic stem cell lines''

5. K.V. Chalam, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Florida, Jacksonville, Florida Differentiation of human neural stem cells into photoreceptors''

6. Jerold Chun, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Molecular Biology, The Helen L. Dorris Child & Adolescent Neuropsychiatric Disorder Institute, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 'Aneuploidies in the Developing Nervous System''

7. Stephen J. Crocker, Ph.D., Department of Neuropharmacology, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA 'Temporin Expression as a Regulator of Oligodendrocyte Differentiation''

8. Jean de Vellis, PhD, Director, Mental Retardation Research Center, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 'Generation of oligodendrocytes form human neural stem cells''

9. Steven Dewhurst, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York HIV infection of human neural stem cells''

10. Lisa Flanagan, PhD, Assistant Research Biologist, Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 'Participation of the extracellular matrix in the proliferation, migration, and differentiation of human neural stem cells''

11. Lee Fortunato, PhD, Assistant. Professor, University of Idaho , Department. of Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Moscow , ID 'Interaction of Human Cytomegalovirus with Cells in the Developing Fetal Brain''

12. Vittorio Gallo, PhD, Director, Center for Neuroscience Research, Children's National Medical Center , Washington , DC 'Transplantation of human neural stem cells in animal models of stroke''

13. Paul Hagerman, MD, PhD, Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis 'Molecular mechanisms of FMRP dysregulation in Fragile X and FXTAS''

14. Carolyn Horrocks, PhD, Director of Cell Development, NeuroNova AB, Stockholm, Sweden Generation of clinically useful neural stem cells from human brain biopsy tissue''

15. Samie Jaffrey, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Cornell University, New York, New York Alterations of mRNA transcription in Fragile X''

16. Noo Li Jeon, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Sciences, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine, CA "Human neural stem cell growth and differentiation in a gradient-generating microfluidic device"

17. Michael Joiner, PhD, Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Wayne State University , Detroit , MI The radiation response of human neural stem cells''

18. Henry J. Klassen, MD, PhD, Senior Scientist, Stem Cell Research, Neuroscience Laboratories, Children's Hospital of Orange County Research Institute 'Transplantation of retinal and neural stem cells in retinal disease and injury''

19. Abraham Lee, PhD, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine, CA "Characterization of neural cells for cell sorting using flow induced electrical admittance spectra in microfluidics"

20. Jeanne Loring, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, Stem Cells and Regeneration Program, The Burnham Institute, La Jolla, CA 'Gene expression analysis in human stem cells''

21. Franz-Josef Muller, MD, PhD , Germany 'Pro- and anti-migratory chemokines in the development of the nervous system''

22. Karin Narfstrőm, PhD, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO 'Feline neural stem cells in a cat model of retinal degeneration''

23. Diane K. O'Dowd, PhD, Professor, Departments of Anatomy and Neurobiology and Developmental and Cell Biology, College of Medicine and School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA 'Electrophysiology in human neural stem cells''

24. Malla Padidam, PhD, Director, Functional Genomics, RheoGene, Inc., Norristown , PA 'Adenovirus transduction of human neural stem cells''

25. Theo Palmer, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 'Participation of the NOTCH pathway in the differentiation of human neural stem cells''

26. Roger Prather, PhD, Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, MO 'Porcine neural stem cells from the transgenic pig''

27. Stevens K. Rehen, PhD, Associate Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 'Aneuploidies in human embryonic and neural stem cells''

28. Gerald Schatten, PhD, Director, Pittsburgh Development Center, Magee-Women's Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA 'Neural stem cells from the non-human primate''

29. Stuart Schreiber, PhD, Chair, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, The Broad Institute, Harvard University, Boston, MA 'High-throughput small molecule screening with human neural stem cells''

30. Lamya Shihabuddin, PhD, Section Leader, Neural Regeneration, Genzyme Pharmaceuticals, Framingham, MA 'Transplantation of human neural stem cells in animal models of mucopolysaccharidosis''

31. Evan Snyder, MD, PhD, Director, Stem Cells and Regeneration Program, The Burnham Institute, La Jolla , CA 'Transplantation of human neural stem cells in animal models of gangliosidosis''

32. Flora Tassone, PhD, Assistant Research Biochemist, Department of Biological Chemistry, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 'Molecular biology of FMRP dysregulation in Fragile X syndrome and FXTAS''

33. Alexey Terskikh, PhD, Assistant Professor, Stem Cells and Regeneration Program, The Burnham Institute, La Jolla, CA 'In vitro and in vivo comparisons of human neural stem cells and neuralized human embryonic stem cells''

34. Douglas C. Wallace, PhD, Director, Center for Molecular and Mitochondrial Medicine and Genetics, University of California , Irvine 'Application of cybrid technology to genomic replacement in human neural and embryonic stem cells''

35. Michael Young, PhD, Assistant Professor, department of Ophthalmology, Harvard medical School, Boston , MA 'Retinal and neural stem cells in the treatment of large animal models of retinal disease and injury''

36. Kyuson Yun, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dartmouth University Medical Center , Lebanon , New Hampshire Transcription factors in neural stem cell tumorigenesis''

37. W. Michael Zawada, PhD, Associate Professor, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 'Effect of reactive oxygen species on the immunology of human neural stem cells''

 

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