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Stem Cell Research

Several research teams throughout Stark Neurosciences Research Institute focus their research on the use of stem cells for a better understanding of human nervous system development. They use stem cell research as a tool to elucidate mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disease or as a source for the replacement of cells that have been lost in disease states. Researchers range from established investigators with strong backgrounds in stem cell research as well as those who include stem cell research as part of a broader research program. Collectively, researchers within the research institute work collaboratively on many basic and translational studies utilizing stem cells as part of many studies that are federally funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense, as well as several leading private foundations.

Faculty Investigators

Stephanie J. Bissel, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics

Nickolay Brustovetsky, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Randy R. Brutkiewicz, PhD

Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Scott G. Canfield, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Shaoyou Chu, PhD, MD

Senior Research Professor of Medicine

Evan M. Cornett, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Jeff Dage, PhD

Senior Research Professor of Neurology

Arupratan Das, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Jason Doles, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Chunhai Hao, MD, PhD

Bicentennial Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Yoshikazu Imanishi, PhD, MSC, BSC

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Jungsu Kim, PhD

P. Michael Conneally Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics

Bruce T. Lamb, PhD

Executive Director, Paul and Carole Stark Neurosciences Research Institute

Cristian A. Lasagna Reeves, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Jason Meyer, PhD

A. Donald Merritt Investigator in Medical & Molecular Genetics

Kwangsik Nho, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Adrian L. Oblak, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Brian Pierchala, PhD

Sherry Sonneborn Professor of ALS Research

Andrew J. Saykin, MS, PsyD

Director, Center for Neuroimaging and Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Tasneem P. Sharma, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

Chandler L. Walker, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Dentistry