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Joshua M. Hare, M.D.

Director, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute,
Chief, Division of Cardiology

Louis Lemberg Professor of Medicine

Dr. Hare received his B.A. at University of Pennsylvania and his M.D. at Johns Hopkins University. He completed fellowships at Johns Hopkins University and Brigham and Women's Hopital in Boston. He was a Research Fellow at Harvard University. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

At the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Hare is the Director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, the Chief of Cardiology and the Louis Lemberg Professor of Medicine.

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Herman S. Cheung
Michael S. Kapiloff
Ian McNiece
Paul C. Schiller

Richard Schwarz

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Herman S. Cheung, Ph.D.
James L. Knight Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Senior VA Research Career Scientist
Professor of Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery

Herman S. Cheung, James L. Knight Professor of Biomedical Engineering, holds secondary appointments in the Divisions of Geriatrics and Rheumatology. He is also the Senior Veteran Affairs Research career Scientist. Dr. Cheung serves on the editorial boards of 2 journals, Osteoarthritis & Cartilage and Frontiers in Bioscience. He has served on 2 NIH study sections, VA Merit Review Boards, and various foundations. He was the site Director of NSF Industry/University Center for Biosurfaces (1999-2002) and is one of the founding members and board members of the Walter H. Coulter Center for Translation Research. He is the co-Director of the Cellular Therapy and Tissue Engineering Initiative at University of Miami. During his career, Dr. Cheung has received many grants and awards. His research is supported NIH, NSF, Veteran Affairs Merit Review and Arthritis Foundation. He has over 140 full-length peer-reviewed publications in basic and clinical journals.
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Michael S. Kapiloff, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, Cardiac Signal Transduction and Cellular Biology Laboratory

Dr. Kapiloff received his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and his B.A from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kapiloff is a faculty member at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in the departments of Medicine and Pediatrics, and was also a faculty member at the Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Kapiloff is also the director of the Cardiac Signal Transduction and Cellular Biology Laboratory at the Miller School of Medicine. Research in the lab targets the elucidation of the signal transduction pathways of the cardiac myocyte along with the role that multimolecular signaling complexes play in the regulation of myocyte function.



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Ian McNiece, Ph.D.
Director, Experimental and Clinical
Cell-Based Therapies Program

Dr. McNiece received his Ph.D. in 1986 from the University of Melbourne undertaking his thesis work in studies of blood cell development at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute in Melbourne. He has worked at the University of Virginia, the University of Colorado and Johns Hopkins University. He has also worked at Amgen Inc. as a Research Scientist and Laboratory Head.

In July 2007 he will join the Stem Cell Institute at the University of Miami as Director of the Experimental and Clinical Cell-Based Therapies Program.


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Paul C. Schiller, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Director, Adult Stem Cells Research Program GRECC-VAMC


Dr. Schiller received his B.Sc. at Universidad Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, and his Ph.D. in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University Miami Miller School of Medicine in 1987. He became faculty at University of Miami in 1989 and is the Director of the Adult Stem Cell Program at the GRECC-VAMC.


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Richard Schwarz, Ph.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Director of Translational Clinical Sciences, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute

Richard P. Schwarz Jr., PhD is an expert in the discovery and development of novel cardiovascular therapeutics. He has 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical/ biotechnology industry and in government service. Dr. Schwarz has also served as an adjunct faculty member at several medical institutions, most recently as Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Director of Translational Clinical Sciences, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. His bibliography lists over 40 publications and two books.




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