Baylor College of Medicine
Vivian L. Smith Chair in Regenerative Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, United States


BS from Fordham University
MD from University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
PhD from University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
Post-Doctoral Fellowship at University Of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Professional Interests

  • Cardiac and craniofacial stem cell biology
  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Human Disease
  • Cardiovascular Sciences

Professional Statement

We are interested in understanding how developmental pathways are connected to adult tissue regeneration. We are investigating the Hippo, Wnt, and Bmp-signaling pathways for developmental and regenerative capabilities. Our goal is to obtain an in depth understanding of these pathways in order to develop ways to regenerate heart muscle and craniofacial bone.

Selected Publications