Dr. Daylon James
Dr. Daylon James is a former guest of the Stem Cell Podcast and fan favorite. He received his PhD from the Rockefeller University, specializing in Molecular Embryology, then did a post-doc at Weill Cornell Medical College. Currently, Dr. James is an Associate Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine at Weill Cornell, where his work uses human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells to generate endothelial and hematopoietic cells for regenerative therapy of cardiovascular and blood disease. In addition to being a super smart, knowledgeable and successful stem cell researcher, Dr. James is charming and funny with a unique ability to talk deep science in an approachable, accessible way.
Dr. Arun Sharma
Dr. Arun Sharma is a former guest of the Stem Cell Podcast, and a long-time fan. He received his PhD from the Stanford University, specializing in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, and then did a postdoctoral fellowship at the Harvard Medical School. Currently, Dr. Sharma is an Assistant Professor at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Regenerative Medicine Institute, where he uses human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing to model cardiovascular diseases “in-a-dish” and to develop cell-based screening platforms for drug toxicity. Dr. Sharma is a long-time proponent of science communication and enjoys public speaking about topics in stem cell biology. He also actively engages both scientific and non-scientific audiences on Twitter (@arunsharmaphd) to discuss new scientific advances.