Faculty

HSCI is a network of over 350 faculty across Harvard who are harnessing the power of stem cells to find new treatments and cures for disease.

HSCI has been breaking down barriers to collaboration in stem cell science since 2004. We have been instrumental in changing the traditional model of research, which kept a wall between exploratory research and commercial development. Now, we bring communities together across sectors to work on shared problems and advance the frontiers of medicine.

Principal Faculty

HSCI's Principal Faculty represent a diverse group of Harvard faculty, each of whom participates actively as a committee member, program leader or scientific mentor in addition to conducting world-class research. Our Principal Faculty members are committed to advancing the mission of HSCI.

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Principal Faculty by Research Interest

Aging

Markus H. Frank, HSCI Skin Program

Markus Frank, M.D.

Boston Children's Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Richard T. Lee, Harvard University

Richard Lee, M.D.

Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Amar Sahay headshot image

Amar Sahay, Ph.D.

Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Photo of Amy Wagers

Amy Wagers, Ph.D.

Co-chair, Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Senior Investigator, Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology, Joslin Diabetes Center

Bioengineering

Elliot Chaikof, M.D., Ph.D.

Elliot Chaikof, M.D., Ph.D.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
Adam Cohen in his lab at Harvard in 2019

Adam E. Cohen, Ph.D.

Harvard University Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harvard University Department of Physics
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Jeffrey Karp, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Karp, Ph.D.

Brigham & Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
Kevin Kit Parker, Ph.D.

Kevin Kit Parker, Ph.D.

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering
Khalid Shah, HSCI

Khalid Shah, M.S., Ph.D.

Vice Chair of Research, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Director, Center for Stem Cell Therapeutics and Imaging, Harvard Medical School

Bioinformatics

Blood Diseases

Stuart Orkin photo credit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Stuart Orkin, M.D.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston Children's Hospital
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Jerry Ritz photo credit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Jerome Ritz, M.D.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
David Scadden, Harvard Stem Cell institute

David Scadden, M.D.

Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Portrait of Daniel G. Tenen, M.D.

Daniel G. Tenen, M.D.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Cancer Science Institute of Singapore
Zuzana Tothova headshot
Zuzana Tothova, MD, PhD, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Zuzana Tothova, M.D., Ph.D.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard Medical School
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Photo of Amy Wagers

Amy Wagers, Ph.D.

Co-chair, Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Senior Investigator, Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology, Joslin Diabetes Center
Photo of Leonard Zon, M.D.

Leonard I. Zon, M.D.

Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Boston Children's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Cancer

Photo of Scott Armstrong credit Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Scott Armstrong, M.D., Ph.D.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston Children's Hospital
Harvard Medical School | Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Markus H. Frank, HSCI Skin Program

Markus Frank, M.D.

Boston Children's Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Stuart Orkin photo credit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Stuart Orkin, M.D.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Boston Children's Hospital
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Jerry Ritz photo credit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Jerome Ritz, M.D.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
David Scadden, Harvard Stem Cell institute

David Scadden, M.D.

Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Khalid Shah, HSCI

Khalid Shah, M.S., Ph.D.

Vice Chair of Research, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Director, Center for Stem Cell Therapeutics and Imaging, Harvard Medical School
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Cardiovascular Diseases

Mark Fishman, M.D.

Mark Fishman, M.D.

Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Richard T. Lee, Harvard University

Richard Lee, M.D.

Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Kevin Kit Parker, Ph.D.

Kevin Kit Parker, Ph.D.

Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering

Diabetes

Chad Cowan at the Center for Life Sciences in Boston

Chad Cowan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Richard T. Lee, Harvard University

Richard Lee, M.D.

Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Yi Zhang, HSCI principal faculty

Yi Zhang, Ph.D.

Boston Children's Hospital
Broad Institute
Harvard Medical School

Eye Diseases

Markus H. Frank, HSCI Skin Program

Markus Frank, M.D.

Boston Children's Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Fibrosis

Gastrointestinal Diseases

Hearing Loss

Immunology

Chad Cowan at the Center for Life Sciences in Boston

Chad Cowan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Markus H. Frank, HSCI Skin Program

Markus Frank, M.D.

Boston Children's Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Kidney Diseases

Liver Diseases

Musculoskeletal Diseases

Photo of Amy Wagers

Amy Wagers, Ph.D.

Co-chair, Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Senior Investigator, Islet Cell and Regenerative Biology, Joslin Diabetes Center

Nervous System Diseases

Paola Arlotta photographed at the Broad Institute

Paola Arlotta, Ph.D.

Chair, Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Golub Family Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University
Associate Member, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute
Adam Cohen in his lab at Harvard in 2019

Adam E. Cohen, Ph.D.

Harvard University Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Harvard University Department of Physics
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Mark Fishman, M.D.

Mark Fishman, M.D.

Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Lee Rubin headshot image

Lee L. Rubin, Ph.D.

Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology
Principal Faculty, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Co-chair, HSCI Nervous System Disease Program

Skin Diseases

Markus H. Frank, HSCI Skin Program

Markus Frank, M.D.

Boston Children's Hospital
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School

Affiliate Faculty

Our Affiliate Faculty have demonstrated responsible scholarship in the field of stem cell biology, and participate in our programs.

Meet our Affiliate Faculty