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Arnold I. Caplan, Ph.D.

Center Director
Professor, Department of Biology
Director, Skeletal Research Center,
Interests: Tissue engineering of mesenchymal tissue, skeletal tissue biology, extracellular matrix; and the aging of the skin.

Jean F. Welter, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Center Associate Director
Research Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Director, Bioreactor Core Facility, Skeletal Research Center,
Interests: Tissue-engineering and cell-based therapies, bioreactor design, mechanobiology, bone transplantation, imaging, fluorescence spectroscopy, drug delivery.

Harihara Baskaran, Ph.D.

Project Director, TR&D-3
Department of Chemical Engineering
Interests: Biotransport applications to Cell and Tissue Engineering, Microvascular tissue engineering

Alex Huang, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Fellowship Director at CWRU and Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital
Interests: two-photon laser scanning microscopy expert, T-cell and chemokine receptor biology and cellular trafficking
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Ming Li, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences
Director for Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
School of Medicine
Interests: Cancer Biostatistics, Proteomic data analysis, High dimensional data, Statistical consulting

Joseph M. Mansour, Ph.D.

Project Director, TR&D-4
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Interests: Mechanical behavior of cartilaginous tissues in normal, diseased & repaired states.

Seunghee Margevicius, Ph.D.

Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences

Rodrigo Somoza Palacios, Ph.D.

Project Director, TR&D-2
Senior Research Associate
Skeletal Research Center
Director, Cell Culture Facility
Interests: Cartilage Tissue Engineering, Somatic Stem Cell Biology, Reprogramming Technology (IPS), Cell Therapy and Tissue Regeneration, Cancer Metastasis.