Report of the ISCI Scientific Advisory Board
Stem Cell Institute
University of Miami
November 24, 2010
There has been a general consensus among the members of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) that the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute (ISCI) at the University of Miami has achieved in very short time important targets (click here for the program).
The laboratory space, equipment, and core facilities are of high quality and will allow expansion of personnel and scientific goals.
Currently, the cardiovascular component predominates, although most disciplines are represented and are in a phase of rapid growth.
The major objective of the ISCI is translational research with a strong mechanistic underpinning which reflects the leadership of the Director, Dr. Joshua Hare.
The ISCI Scientific Advisory Board Members are:
- Piero Anversa, M.D., Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Professor of Anesthesia, Professor of Medicine and Director, Center for Regenerative Medicine
- Curt Civin, M.D., Director of the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Associate Dean for Research, University of Maryland
- Armand Keating, M.D., FRCP(C), Professor of Medicine, Director, Division of Hematology, Epstein Chair in Cell Therapy and Transplantation and a Professor in the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto
- Jeffrey D. Molkentin, Ph.D., NIH grant awarding study section CCHF and a member of the editorial board for several publications, including The Journal of Biological Chemistry, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, Circulation Research, JMCC and Physiological Reviews
- Benjamin Reubinoff, M.D., Ph.D., Director, The Hassah Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Center, Sidney Swartz Chair in Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research, The Department of Gynecology and The Goldyne Savad Institute of Gene Therapy, Hadassah University Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
- Joseph Wu, M.D., PhD, assistant professor, Department of Medicine (Cardiology) and Department of Radiology, Stanford School of Medicine