Regenerative Medicine Faculty
The mission of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) is to harness the body’s ability to heal itself. Using biomaterials, genetic engineering, stem and progenitor cells, and tissue engineering modalities, the Institute investigates translational approaches ranging from gene and cell therapy to the replacement of damaged organs with engineered tissues. More than 130 investigators, students, research fellows, and postdocs work on more than 80 formal research programs. The WFIRM is a truly multidisciplinary environment where biologists, engineers, chemists, materials scientists, and clinicians of all types work side-by-side in a large, open laboratory environment. The training philosophy stresses interactions between investigators with different backgrounds in a team-environment to solve challenging clinical problems.
Colin Bishop The overall focus of my laboratory concerns the genetics of primary sex determination, germ cell development and fertility. Faculty Profile & Publications
George Christ Cell and tissue physiology, advanced tissue maturation Faculty Profile & Publications
Shay Soker Stem and progenitor cell biology and genomics, molecular biology, angiogenesis Faculty Profile & Publications
Stephen Walker Dr. Walker is broadly interested in using and developing molecular tools, especially array-based and sequencing technologies, to better understand transcriptional control that underlies development and disease processes. Faculty Profile & Publications
Patricia G. Wilson Stem cell biology, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells), genetic reprogramming, molecular biology, neurodevelopment, stem cell-mediated neural repair and restoration of function. Faculty Profile & Publications
James Yoo Tissue engineering and clinical translation Faculty Profile & Publications