People


Principal Investigator

Dr. Dan Kaufman

​Dr. Dan Kaufman

Professor of Medicine
Director of Cell Therapy

​Division of Regenerative Medicine Staff



Michelle Ghani
Division Administrator
Division of Regenerative Medicine (DRM)
Office 1115
Phone: 858.822.4258

Ashley Hartford
Executive Assistant to Dr. Dan Kaufman
Division of Regenerative Medicine (DRM)
Office 3804
Phone: 858.246.1294

Preeta Dasgupta
Research Strategic Advisor
Division of Regenerative Medicine (DRM)
Phone: 858.534.0253

Project Scientists


Xiao-Hua Li
Kaufman Lab - 3rd floor
Phone: 858.246.1494

Postdoctoral Fellows


Huang Zhu
Kaufman Lab - 3rd floor
Phone: 858.246.1494

Davide Bernareggi
Kaufman Lab - 3rd Floor
Phone: 858.246.1494

Somayeh Pouyanfard
Kaufman Lab - 3rd Floor
Phone: 858.246.1494
Michael Coffey
Kaufman Lab - 3rd floor
Phone: 858.246.1494

​Lab Staff


Edith Lopez
Lab Manager
Kaufman Lab - 3rd floor
Phone: 858.246.1494

Robert Blum
Kaufman Lab - 3rd floor
Phone: 858.246.1494
Luis Cruz
Kaufman Lab – 3rd floor
Phone: 858.246.1494

​Lab Student Workers

Andres Bahena
Kaufman Lab - 3rd Floor
Phone: 858.246.1494
Alessa Ruiz-Cisneros
Kaufman Lab - 3rd Floor
Phone: 858.246.1494