Our Team

Tung Chan, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine 215-955-4231

Seo-Hee Cho, PhD Associate Professor of Medicine 215-503-2129

Jason Choi, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology 215-503-5685

Deepak Deshpande, DVM, PhD. Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine 215-955-3305

Boopathi Ettickan, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 215-503-5127

Xin-Liang Ma, MD Professor of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Medicine
215-955-4994

Ajay Nayak, PhD Instructor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine 215-503-0141

Raymond Penn, PhD Professor of Medicine
Director, Center for Translational Medicine
Director, Pulmonary Research
215-955-9982

Tonio Pera, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine 215-503-5127

Khadija Rafiq, PhD Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology 215-503-5593

Maria Ramirez, PhD Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine 215-955-5506

Shey-Shing Sheu, PhD Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology 215-503-5152

Ross Summer, MD Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy & Critical Care Medicine 215-503-3893

Jianxin Sun, PhD Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology
Associate Director, Center for Translational Medicine Director, Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program
215-503-9425

Bin Wang, PhD Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolic Diseases. Director of animal model core, Center for translational medicine. 215-503-8226

Fred Graumuller, PhD
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I completed my PhD in Pharmacy at the University of Nottingham (UK) and I also hold a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree both in 'Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology'. For the work of my PhD, I differentiated pluripotent mouse embryonic stem cells into neuronal precursors and showed biophysical changes of the binding mechanism of the extracellular domain of E-cadherin using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Holographic Optical Tweezers (HOT) at the single molecule level as stem cells differentiate into neuronal lineages

1020 Locust Street Street
Jefferson Alumni Hall,
Philadelphia, PA 19107


Elham Javed, PhD
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I recently graduated from Thomas Jefferson University in 2019 with a PhD in Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine where my thesis focused on understanding the role of desmin and vimentin in (dys)regulating bladder smooth muscle function and contributing to obstructive bladder pathophysiology. I am now a postdoctoral fellow involved with several ongoing projects involving G protein-coupled receptor regulation of airway smooth muscle functions, and am also branching into transitioning bench to bedside science by acting as a coordinator in the current pulmonary clinical trials.

1020 Locust Street Street
Jefferson Alumni Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Stephen Hurst
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Steve received his BS degree in Biotechnology in 2010 from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania.  He is presently a PhD candidate in the Cell and Developmental Biology PhD program.

1020 Locust Street
Jefferson Alumni Hall, Room 533
Philadelphia, PA 19107

215-503-0445


Yanmei Yang
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Yanmei received her MS in 1988 from Hefei University of Technology in Hefei, China.

1020 Locust Street
Jefferson Alumni Hall, Room 541
Philadelphia, PA 19107

215-503-3419


Yuexing Yuan, PhD
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Yuexing received his PhD in 2006 from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China.

1020 Locust Street
Jefferson Alumni Hall, Room 533
Philadelphia, PA 19107

215-503-0445

David Boligitz
Business Manager
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Jefferson Alumni Hall,, Room 543K
Philadelphia, PA 19107

215-955-2518 | 215-955-1690


Margit Neszmelyi
Administrative Assistant
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Jefferson Alumni Hall, Room 543
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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