People

Rocky S. Tuan, PhD

CMMR Founding Director Rocky S. Tuan, PhD, is Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Executive Vice Chair for Orthopaedic Research, the Arthur J. Rooney Sr. Chair in Sports Medicine, Director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering, Associate Director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and Professor of Bioengineering and Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science in the Swanson School of Engineering.

Peter L. Strick, PhD

CMMR Associate Director Peter L. Strick, PhD, is a Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology, senior research scientist at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, and co-director of the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition.

Ronald K. Poropatich, MD, MS

CMMR Executive Director Ronald Poropatich, MD, MS, is a retired U.S. Army colonel and Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine.

Vijay Gorantla, MD, PhD

CMMR Clinical Initiatives and Research Innovation Director Vijay Gorantla, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Department of Plastic Surgery, the Administrative Medical Director of the Pittsburgh Reconstructive Transplant Program at UPMC, and the Director of the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Upper Extremity Transplant Program.

Ann Gleeson, MS

CMMR Managing Director Ann Gleeson, MS, has extensive experience as a policy analyst and administrator in regenerative medicine research.