About the Institute : Leadership

ISCI Director’s Advisory Commitee

The ISCI Director’s Advisory Committee (DAC) ensures that the vision of the SAC and GAB is executed across platform activities. Comprised of faculty members, the DAC identifies collaborations and effective partnerships as important means for quality enhancement, adding value and continuous improvement to ISCI Platforms. In addition, the DAC identifies novel therapies that have commercial potential for possible spin-off companies and makes recommendations regarding research on emerging therapies using stem cells. DAC members include:

  • Evangelos Badiavas, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Dermatology
  • Chunming Dong, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Cardiology
  • Bradley Goldstein, M.D., Ph.D, Associate Professor of Medicine, Otolaryngology
  • J. William Harbour, M.D., Professor & Vice Chairman, Dr. Mark J. Daily Endowed Chair, Director of Ocular Oncology Service
  • Tan Ince, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Pathology
  • Roario Isasi, JD, MPH, Research Assistant Professor
  • Lena Koorse, Senior Development Director, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute
  • Joshua M. Hare, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A., Louis Lemberg Professor of Medicine and Director, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute.
  • Tony Izquierdo, Senior Center Administrator, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute
  • Aisha Khan, Director, GMP Lab, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute
  • Krishna Komanduri, M.D., Director, Sylvester Stem Cell Transplantation Program, Associate Director, Translational Research, Miami Transplant Institute, Jackson Memorial Hospital.
  • Claudia Rodrigues, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor
  • Ivonne Schulman, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director, Fellowship Training Program
  • Lina Shehadeh, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Dileep R. Yavagal, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, Director of Interventional Neurology, Co-Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery.