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:

  • Geralyn Annett, CLS - Director, Clinical Research
  • Gerhard Bauer, Professor – Director, GMP Laboratory
  • Delia Roberts - Manager, Stem Cell Program
  • Carol Richman, M.D. – Medical Director, GMP Laboratory
  • Jon Walker – Supervisor, QC Testing Laboratory
  • Karen Pepper – Director, Retroviral and Lentiviral Vector Core
  • Immunodeficient mouse core contacts: Jan Nolta, Jeannine White (formerly McGee), Karyn Tschida
  • Bridget McLaughlin - Director, FACS Core (shared between Sacramento and Davis campuses)

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