The UNMC regenerative medicine program has enlisted several experts amongst all fields of science to help guide it’s direction.  It is necessary to have input from experts in other fields utilized by Regenerative Medicine in order to ensure that each area is being developed appropriately to ensure success.  The advisory board is comprised of scientists and clinicians, those who know the patients’ needs and those who want to understand how to develop new therapies to contribute to these patients’ quality of life. 

Click on the links below to read more about the Advisory Committee and their areas of expertise   


Vimla Band, Chair and Professor of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy
Bradley Britigan, Dean College of Medicine
Kenneth Cowan, Director of Eppley Institute
John Davis, Director of Research & Development Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kevin Garvin, Professor and Chair of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
Howard Gendlemen, Chair Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Hani Haider, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation 
Thomas Hejkal, Professor and Chair Dept of Ophthalmology
George Hemstreet, Professor Urological Surgery
Lynell Klassen, Professor and Chair of Internal Medicine, COM
Alan Langnas, Chair of Surgery-Transplant
Brian Lowes, Professor and Chair Dept of Cardiology
Richard Lutz, Director Munroe-Meyer Institute
Tom Petro, Dean College of Dentistry
Ruben Quiros , Chief Professor Dept of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology
John Sparks, Chair Dept of Pediatrics
William Velander, Chair and Professor Bioengineering UNL
Craig Walker, Professor and Chair Dept of Radiology
Steven Wengel, Chair Dept of Psychiatry

The regenerative medicine program currently has 4 available Faculty positions.  A search committee was gathered to bring the best talent in the world right here to UNMC.  Members of this committee gather to network, share their thoughts and inputs on potential applicants, and discuss the best avenues for recruiting top talent.  Each member of the search committee has an established laboratory at UNMC and a connection to the Regenerative Medicine or Tissue Engineering Field.  The links below will help you learn more about these excellent reserachers and their work.

Iqbal Ahmad
Hamid Band
Vimla Band
Andy Dudley
Mayumi Naramura
Angie Rizzino
Steve Rennard
Jim Turpen 
Jialin Zheng
Irving Zucker