Regenerative Medicine Research

Faculty and Staff

THI Regenerative Medicine Research staff

Doris A. Taylor, PhD, FAHA, FACC
Director of Regenerative Medicine Research, Texas Heart Institute; Adjunct Professor, Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
President Emeritus, Texas Heart Institute

Luiz Sampaio, MD
Associate Medical Director,
Regenerative Medicine Research 
Micheline Resende, PhD
Assistant Director, Biorepository
Sample Profiling Core Laboratory

Postdoctoral Research Associates
Po-Feng Lee, PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Rohan Parikh, MD
Lourdes Chacon, MD
Ayham Alsaab, MD

Research Associates
Shahrzad Abbasi, PhD
Ariadna Contreras Ruiz, MD

Research Assistants

Rangarajan Sreenivasan
Mital Patel
Qian Xiang

Senior Research Technician
Caitlin Winebrenner
Alejandra Narvaez

Student Worker
Spencer Parnell

Center for Organ and Cell Biology (CCOB) Graduate Students
Karis Tang-Quan
Joonhee Kim
Nicole Mehta

Administrative Support
Ericka Echavarria, Office Manager
Dorinda Smith, Executive Secretary to Doris Taylor
Keri Kimler Sprung, Special Assistant
Kathryn Peek, PhD, Consultant

Contact Information

Regenerative Medicine Research
Texas Heart Institute
MC 2-255
6770 Bertner Ave.
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 832-355-9481
Fax: 832-355-9333

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