Scientific Advisory Board

Ben Alman, M.D. Scientific Advisory Board Member, Duke Regeneration CenterBen Alman, MD
Chair & Distinguished James R. Urbaniak Professor,
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Alman’s research focuses on understanding the role of developmentally important processes in repair and pathologies involving the musculoskeletal system. His lab studies the role of genes and cell processes important in tumor cell heterogeneity, changes in repair and regenerative capacity in aging, and metabolism in cartilage. AlmanLabWebsite



Nenad Buras, PhD, Scientific Advisory Board Member, Duke Regeneration CenterNenad Bursac, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Nenad Bursac’s group studies striated muscle physiology and disease in tissue-engineered and animal models. The main goal of this research is to develop effective cell- and gene-based therapies for heart and skeletal muscle disorders.




David Sherwood, PhD,Scientific Advisory Board Member, Duke Regeneration CenterDavid Sherwood, PhD
Jerry G. & Patricia Crawford Professor & Associate Chair of Biology
Dr. Sherwood’s research program focuses on elucidating mechanisms underlying cell-extracellular matrix interactions during cell invasion, stem cell niche formation, and extracellular matrix construction, which are important in development, regeneration, cancer, and aging. SherwoodLabWebsite




Cagla Eroglu, PhD,Scientific Advisory Board Member, Duke Regeneration CenterCagla Eroglu, PhD
Associate Professor of Cell Biology &
Associate Professor of Neurobiology
The Eroglu lab investigates the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie synaptic connectivity in the CNS. Distinct from many other laboratories, we view astrocytes as an integral part of the synapse with roles in synapse development, function, and plasticity.  ErogluLabWebsite