- Nadine Grossmann
- Vitali Y. Lounev, Ph.D.
- Diana Renteria
- Loreilys Mejias Rivera
- Douglas Roberts
- Nava Schein
- Jeffrey Xi
- Deyu Zhang
- Niambi Brewer
- Bob Caron
- Michael Convente, Ph.D.
- Andria Culbert
- John Fong, Ph.D.
- Ann George
- Amber Hamilton
- Julia Haupt, Ph.D.
- Ruth McCarrick-Walmsley
- Sun H. Peck, Ph.D.
- Girish Ramaswamy, Ph.D.
- Lexy Stanley
- Aparna Sumanth
- Will Towler
- Yue "Jenny" Tu
- Haitao Wang, Ph.D.
- Victoria Wong
- Jianing Xu
- Meiqi Xu
- Abhishek Chandra, Ph.D
- Tzipora Schein
- Salin Chakkalakal, Ph.D.
Former Lab Members (listed chronologically)
Robyn Allen CAMB Graduate Student (DSRB), 2015-2019: FOP-ACVR1 Signals by Multiple Modalities in the Developing Zebrafish; PhD thesis defense: November 2019.
Alexandra Stanley, PhD Postdoc, 2019-2019: ACVR1 R206H and Muscle Stem Cells and Repair
Azadeh Timnak, PhD Postdoc, 2018-2019: Inflammation and Heterotopic Ossification in FOP Mouse Models
Alexandra Stanley CAMB Graduate Student (DSRB), 2014-2019: Cellular Mechanotransduction and Skeletal Muscle Regeneration in FOP; PhD thesis defense: April 2019
John Fong, PhD Postdoc, 2013-2017: A Novel Mouse Model for HO Induction by Gnas Inactivation
Girish Ramaswamy, PhD Postdoc, 2012-2016: Ablation of Gsa signaling in osteoclast progenitor cells adversely affects skeletal bone maintenance.
Julia Haupt, PhD Postdoc, 2012-2015: ACVR1 R206H FOP mutation alters mechanosensing and tissue stiffness during heterotopic ossification
Michael Convente CAMB Graduate Student (DSRB), 2010 – 2017: In vivo Consequences of Enhanced BMP Signaling on Non-Bone Tissues; PhD thesis defense: May 2017
Bettina Mucha Le-Ny, PhD Postdoc/Fellow 2009-2012 BMP Signaling Activity of Variant FOP ACVR1 Mutations in Zebrafish Assay Systems
Jan-Jan Liu, PhD Postdoc 10/2009 - 2012 GNAS Inactivation in Adipogenic Differentiation
Andria Culbert CAMB Graduate Student (GT) 4/2009 - 2014 Effects of Altered BMP Receptor Signaling on Cell Differentiation; PhD thesis defense: May 2014
Haitao Wang, PhD Postdoc 8/2007- 2013 The Roles of Hypoxia in Cell Differentiation
Salin Chakkalakal, PhD Postdoc 2/2007 - 2015 In vivo Mouse Model of FOP
Shengliang Zhang, MD, PhD Postdoc 2/2007 –2010 GNAS Expression in Osteogenic Differentiation
Josef Kaplan, PhD Postdoc 1/2007 –6/2012 Regulation of Osteoblast Differentiation using Gene Knockdown Approaches
Qi Shen, MD, PhD Postdoc 6/2006 –12/2008 Functional Analysis of the FOP ACVR1 R206H Mutation
Vitali Lounev, PhD Postdoc 10/2005 -2014? Origin of Cells that Participate in Heterotopic Ossification
Nichelle Adegbite, MD Postdoc 7/2005 – 6/2006 Clinical Features and Diagnostic Criteria for Progressive Osseous Heteroplasia (POH) and POH-like Syndromes
Michael O’Connell, PhD Graduate student 10/2004 -10/2006 Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycan Modulation of BMP Signaling in Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva; PhD thesis defense: September 2006
Gisela Melcon, MD Postdoc 8/2004 - 7/2005 Microarray Analysis of Differential Gene Expression in FOP
Berangere Saucy, PhD Postdoc 6/2004 - 1/2006 GNAS-regulated Signaling Pathways
Rishi Gupta Medical student 1/2004 - 3/2005 The Lineage-Specific Origin of Osteoprogenitor Cells in Skeletal Regeneration
Reem Kanaan, PhD Postdoc 12/2003 -4/2006 Effects of Inactivating GNAS Mutations on Osteoblast Differentiation
Brett Gibson, MD Medical student 7/2003 - 6/2004 Cell Lineage Participation in Fracture Healing
Jennifer Fiori, PhD CAMB Graduate Student (GGR) 7/2002 – 8/2006 The Role of Overexpression BMPRIA on BMP Signaling Pathways; PhD thesis defense: April 2006
Nader Hebela, MD Medical student 7/2002 - 6/2003 BMPRIA Expression in Peripheral Blood Cells in FOP
Xiangyang Jiao, MD Postdoc 6/2002 – 6/2005 Novel Treatments of Heterotopic Ossification
Greg Deirmengian, MD Medical student 6/2001 - 6/2004 The Role of HSPGs in FOP
Richard Scarlett, MD Medical student 11/2000 - 5/2002 Candidate Gene Analysis in the FOP Linkage Region
Yangguan Wu, PhD Postdoctoral trainee 8/2000 -12/2002 Angiogenic Pathways in Genetic Disorders of Heterotopic Ossification
Raj Patel, MD Medical student 7/2000 - 6/2001 Candidate Gene Analysis in the FOP Linkage Region
Jaimo Ahn, MD, PhD Postdoc 1/2000 - 8/2003 Molecular Genetics of BMP Antagonists
Lourdes Serrano de la Pena, PhD Postdoc 6/1999 - 2/2003 BMP Receptor Expression in FOP
Stephen Fitzgerald, MD Medical student 6/1999 - 6/2000 Gs-alpha Protein Expression in POH
David Chang, MD Medical student 9/1998 - 5/2000 Regulatory DNA Binding Factors for the BMP4 Gene
Sameer Mathur, MD Medical student 5/1998 - 4/1999 Cbfa1 Gene Expression in POH
Melinda Yin, PhD Graduate student 1/1998 - 9/1999 Role of Myoblasts in Ectopic Bone Formation
Brian Alverson, MD Medical student 10/1997 - 10/1998 Heterotopic Bone Formation and Spinal Cord Injury
George Yeh, MD Medical student 7/1997 - 6/1998 Cbfa1 Gene Expression in a Patient with Osteoma Cutis
David Glaser, MD Postdoc/resident 7/1996 - 6/1997 BMP4 Gene Expression in FOP
Elizabeth Olmsted, PhD Postdoc 7/1994 - 10/1998 Molecular Pathogenesis of Heterotopic Ossification in FOP