Edit 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 Nolta, Ph.D.
    Director, UC Davis Stem Cell Program
    Director, UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures

Associate Directors:

Key Personnel:

  • Gerhard Bauer – Director, GMP Laboratory
  • Carol Richman, Ph.D. – Medical Director, GMP Laboratory
  • Jon Walker – Supervisor, Laboratory Quality Control
  • Karen Pepper – Director, Retroviral and Lentiviral Vector Core
  • Carol Oxford – Director, FACS Core (shared between Sacramento and Davis campuses)
  • Immunodeficient mouse core contacts: Jan Nolta, Yetsy Olusanya, Bill Gruenloh

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