With its broad range of expertise in biology, agricultural sciences, medicine and veterinary medicine, UC Davis has built a strong foundation in stem cell research. Sharing the lead in this exciting effort, UC Davis School of Medicine researchers have embarked on stem cell studies that will focus on, among other things, Parkinson's disease, autism, HIV/AIDS and cancer.

In addition, UC Davis has experts involved in public policy, bioethical considerations and in the basic medical questions regarding potential results and benefits of stem cell research.

The following faculty members are available for comment on different aspects of this area of research:


Jan A. Nolta, Ph.D., Professor
Director, UC Davis Stem Cell Program
Director, UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures

 Associate Director:

Key Personnel:

  • Delia Roberts - CAO, Stem Cell Program
  • Sean Bissing - Contracts, Grants, Finance, Stem Cell Program
  • Jane McCluskey - Analyst and Assistant to the Director, Stem Cell Program
  • Rian Seike - Analyst, Purchasing and Assets, Stem Cell Program
  • Eliza Cocker - Human Resources, Stem Cell Program 
  • Gerhard Bauer, Professor – Director, GMP Facility
  • Brian Fury - Manager, GMP Facility
  • Jon Walker, CLS - Director, Quality Control Testing Lab, Stem Cell Program
  • Linda Talkin - Director, Large Animal Survival Surgery Facility, Stem Cell Program
  • Whitney Cary - Manager, Translational Lab, Stem Cell Program
  • Suzanne Pontow and Jon Walker - Co-Directors, Umbilical Cord Blood Collection Program, Stem Cell Program 
  • Geralyn Annett, CLS - Director, Alpha Stem Cell Clinic

Advisory Group:

Contact the experts

To contact experts at the UC Davis School of Medicine, please call:

Charles Casey
Health Sciences Public Affairs
(916) 734-9048