Faculty

Regenerative Medicine: Multidisciplinary Collaborators Stretching from the Bench to the Bedside

The faculty for The Regenerative Medicine Program is comprised of investigators located throughout the UNMC campus. These Researchers and Physicians make an impact every day in the area of regenerative medicine. They are found in multiple departments with different focuses, techniques, and methods, all working towards the same goal – providing hope where once there was none. Our scientists represent an award-winning group of experts examining regeneration in bones, hearts, and eyes – just about anywhere in the body you can think of. They also represent all phases of science, from the basics of how regeneration works from a cellular level, to how regeneration can play a role in clinical care.

Bioengineering                                                 
Bin Duan, PhD     
Forrest Kievit, PhD                                                
Nicole Iverson, PhD                                          
Srivatsan Kidambi, PhD   
Hyung Joon Kim, PhD                                
Yuguo Lei, PhD                                                   
Jung Yul Lim, PhD                                              
Angela Pannier, PhD      
Mark Riley, PhD
Rebecca Wachs, PhD                                   
Jingwei Xie, PhD 
Ryan Pedrigi, PhD
Ali Tamayol, PhD
                                              
Biomechanics
Nicholas Stergiou, PhD
Sara Myers, PhD
Kota Takahashi, PhD
Jorge Zuniga, PhD
 
Bone & Cartilage
Andrew Dudley, PhD
Hani Haider, PhD
Dong Wang, PhD
 
Cancer                                                                
Hamid Band, MD PhD                                       
Vimla Band, PhD                                                                                          
Angie Rizzino, PhD                                            
Shannon Buckley, PhD                          
Graham Sharp, PhD                                           
Rakesh Singh, PhD                                      
 
Intestinal
Jennifer Black, PhD
David F. Mercer, MD PhD FRCS(C)
Ruben Quiros, MD
 
Neural                                                                           
Sung-Ho Huh, PhD                                                                             
Iqbal Ahmad, PhD                                             
Howard Fox, MD PhD                                      
Jialin Zheng, MD PhD   
Suzanne Sollars, PhD                        
 
Oral Biology                                                                  
Ali Nawshad, PhD                                              
Jeffrey Payne, DDS, M.Dent.Sc.   
Jennifer Keshwani, PhD                   
 
Mechanical Engineering
Yuris Dzenis, PhD
Shane Farritor, PhD
Linxia Gu, PhD
Carl Nelson, PhD
Michael Sealy, PhD
Benjamin Terry, PhD
Ruiguo Yang, PhD
 
Pancreatic
Surinder Batra, PhD
Nora Sarvetnick, PhD
 
Pulmonary
 
Vascular                                                           
B. Timothy Baxter, MD FACS                          
James Hammel, MD
Alexey Kamenskiy, PhD
Brian Lowes, MD PhD
Iraklis Pipinos, MD PhD
Jason MacTaggart, MD
Wanfen Xiong, MD PhD
 
Wound Healing
Mark Carlson, MD
William Velander, PhD