Raghu Mirmira, MD, PhD (Co-Director)

Dr. Mirmira is Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Cellular and Integrative Physiology, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He received his BA, MD, and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago, then did his residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship in Endocrinology/Diabetes at the University of California, San Francisco.  His research interests are in the area of islet β cell biology and diabetes pathogenesis.  P:  317-274-4145;  E-mail: rmirmira@iu.edu

Maureen Harrington, PhD (Co-Director)

Dr. Harrington is Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  She received her BS from Purdue University, her MS from the University of Texas School of Public Health, and her PhD from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  Dr. Harrington’s research focuses on defining the molecular and cellular events activated by the pro-inflammatory cytokines and how these events relate to various disease pathophysiologies P:  317-274-7527; E-mail: mharrin@iu.edu

Rebecca Chan, MD, PhD (Associate Director)

Dr. Chan is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  She is a graduate of the IU MD-PhD program.  She did her residency in Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Chan’s laboratory is focused on understanding the role of Shp2, the gene mutant in Noonan’s syndrome.  P:  317-278-2807; E-mail:  rchan@iu.edu

Sherry Harbin, PhD (Associate Director)


Dr. Harbin is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Basic Medical Sciences at Purdue University.  She received her BS from IU and MSEE and PhD from Purdue University.  Dr. Harbin’s research interests are in the areas of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, collagen-based biomaterials, engineered 3D tissue/organ constructs, 3D bioprinting, cell-extracellular matrix signaling, and mechanotransduction.  P: 765-496-6128 E-Mail: harbins@purdue.edu.