Majesky Lab

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Mark W. Majesky, PhD

Mark W. Majesky, PhD

Dr. Majesky is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington and director of the Myocardial Regeneration Initiative at Seattle Children's Research Institute. The goal of this groundbreaking initiative is to understand the molecular mechanisms involved in the embryonic development of the heart and vascular system in order to discover and develop applications for stem and progenitor cell-based therapies. Eventually, Majesky hopes to lead a multidisciplinary team of experts in genetics, bioengineering, developmental biology, pathology and clinical pediatrics in translating discoveries made in the laboratory into therapeutic opportunities in the areas of congenital heart defects and other cardiac abnormalities. Additionally, he leads the stem cell research efforts for Seattle Children's Heart Center, where his work will benefit the heart failure program.

An internationally recognized expert in the field of stem cell biology, Majesky began his research career at the University of Washington and has held faculty positions at both Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served as president of the North American Vascular Biology Association from 2008 to 2009 and in 2009 received the American Heart Association Special Recognition Award in Vascular Biology.

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  • Sarah Collins, MS

    Sarah Collins, MS

  • Xiu Rong Dong, MD

    Xiu Rong Dong, MD

  • Kevin Yoon, PhD

    Kevin Yoon, PhD

Lab Alumni

David Bernard
Status in the lab: KO8 trainee
Current position: Medical Director of Clinical Pathology, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX

Chris Brewer
Status in the lab: Post-doc
Current position: Research Scientist, Sony Biotechnology, Bothell, WA

David Chang
Status in the lab: Grad student
Current position: Post-doc, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Mikayla Chang
Status in the lab: Undergrad
Current position: Physician’s Assistant Program, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Matt DeAugustinis
Status in the lab: Undergrad
Current position: Physician, Mercy Medical Center, Redding, CA

Colin Enderlein
Status in the lab: Undergrad
Current position: Project Leader, DeciBio Consulting LLC, Los Angeles, CA

Benjamin Eng
Status in the lab: Undergrad
Current position: Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Stephen Foster
Status in the lab: Post-doc
Current position: Clinical Pathologist, Lab Physicians Associates, Dallas, TX

Gavin Ford
Status in the lab: Undergrad
Current position: Physician, Walter Reed National Military Center, Bethesda, MD 

Ginny (Hoglund) Schultz
Status in the lab: Grad student
Current position: Histotechnologist, Ben Towne Cancer Center, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, Seattle, WA

Robert Kao
Status in the lab: Post-doc
Current position: Associate Professor, Natural Science, Heritage University, Toppenish, WA

Po-Tsan Ku
Status in the lab: Post-doc
Current position: Career Development Specialist, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Tom Landerholm
Status in the lab: Grad student
Current position: Professor, Biological Sciences, California State University, Sacramento

Augustine Lee
Status in the lab: Undergrad
Current position: Colorectal Surgeon, Medical City Healthcare, Ft. Worth, TX

Mira Levensen
Status in the lab: Undergrad
Current position: Medical School, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Jun Lu
Status in the lab: Grad student
Current position: Booth School of Business, MBA Program, University of Chicago

Colin Maguire
Status in the lab: Grad student
Current position: Director, Cellular Translational Research Core, University of Utah

Kenichi Nomoto
Status in the lab: Post-doc
Current position: President, Oncology Product Creation Unit, Eisai Inc., Cambridge, MA

Jana Pindur
Status in the lab: Post-doc
Current position: Physician-Pathologist, Kaiser Permanente, Anaheim, CA

Britta (Perkins) Braaten
Status in the lab: Undergrad
Current position: Science & Math Teacher, North Carolina        

Jenna (Passman) Regan
Status in the lab: Grad student
Current position: Assistant Professor, Health Science Education (Genetics), University of Illinois-Peoria

Laurel Rodgers, PhD
Status in the lab: Post-doc
Current position: Associate Professor, Biology, Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA

Shivraj Sohur
Status in the lab: Undergrad
Current position: Physician, Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Liz (Stanley) Shepherd
Status in the lab: Undergrad
Current position: Co-Founder, Novome Biotechnologies, South San Francisco, CA

Chang Su
Status in the lab: Post-doc
Current position: Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Neuroscience, University of North Texas, Ft. Worth, TX

Graham Strub
Status in the lab: Post-doc
Current position: Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR

Stavros Topouzis, PhD
Status in the lab: Post-doc
Current position: Associate Professor, Pharmacology & Toxicology, University of Patras, Patras, Greece        

Jun Wei
Status in the lab: Grad student
Current position: Staff Scientist, Genetics Branch, Center for Cancer Research, NCI, NIH, Bethesda, MD

San-Pin Wu
Status in the lab: Grad student
Current position: Staff Scientist, Reproductive & Developmental Biology Laboratory, NIEHS, NIH, Durham, NC