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Principal Investigator

​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
Email: mghani@health.ucsd.edu

Ashley Hartford
Executive Assistant to Dr. Dan Kaufman
Division of Regenerative Medicine (DRM)
Office 3804
Phone: 858.246.1294
Email: ahartford@health.ucsd.edu


Preeta Dasgupta
Research Strategic Advisor
Division of Regenerative Medicine (DRM)
Phone: 858.534.0253
Email: p1dasgupta@health.ucsd.edu

​Project Scientists


Xiao-Hua Li
Kaufman Lab - 3rd Floor
Phone: 858.246.1494
Email: x7li@health.ucsd.edu

​Postdoctoral Researchers


Davide Bernareggi
Kaufman Lab - 3rd Floor
Phone: 858.246.1494
Email: dbernareggi@health.ucsd.edu

Somayeh Pouyanfard
Kaufman Lab - 3rd Floor
Phone: 858.246.1494
Email: spouyanfard@health.ucsd.edu

Michael Coffey
Kaufman Lab - 3rd Floor
Phone: 858.246.1494
Email: mjcoffey@health.ucsd.edu

Kenta Yamamoto
Kaufman Lab - 3rd Floor
Phone: 858.246.1494
Email: keyamamoto@health.ucsd.edu


Ben Goldenson
Clinical Heme/Onc Fellow
Kaufman Lab - 3rd Floor
Phone: 858.246.1494
Email: bgoldenson@health.ucsd.edu

​Lab Staff


Edith Lopez
Lab Manager
Kaufman Lab - 3rd Floor
Phone: 858.246.1494
Email: e8lopez@health.ucsd.edu

Luis Cruz
Kaufman Lab - 3rd Floor
Phone: 858.246.1494
Email: lucruz@health.ucsd.edu

Graduate Students


Jiyoung Yun
Kaufman Lab - 3rd Floor
Phone: 858.246.1494
Email: jiy259@ucsd.edu

​Undergraduate Student Workers


Andres Bahena
Kaufman Lab - 3rd Floor
Phone: 858.246.1494
Email: abahena@ucsd.edu

Juancarlos Cancilla
Kaufman Lab - 3rd Floor
Phone: 858.246.1494
Email: jcancill@ucsd.edu