Meet the Regenerative Orthobiologics Center Team

Meet the leaders and management team comprised of researchers, medical doctors and administrative staff who specialize in musculoskeletal disorders.


Clive Svendsen, PhD
Center Co-Director
Bert Mandelbaum, MD
Center Co-Director
Juliane Glaeser, PhD
Program Manager

Juliane Glaeser, PhD, is a cell and molecular biologist with an extensive background in musculoskeletal research. She supports the program’s mission with her profound experience in project management, team supervision and scientific writing, as well as the design, implementation and optimization of in vitro and in vivo studies.

Program Members

Dmitriy Sheyn, PhD
Principal Investigator
Pablo Avalos, MD
Regulatory Liaison and Adviser
Wafa Tawackoli, PhD
Regulatory Liaison and Adviser
Helen S. Goodridge, PhD
Immunology Expert
Khosrowdad (Koz) Salehi, BS
Research Associate III and Laboratory Manager

Khosrowdad (Koz) Salehi is supporting the ROC by managing the laboratory operations and by performing sample preparation and analysis using various assays.

Giselle Kaneda, BS
Research Associate I

Giselle Kaneda is assisting with sample documentation as well as the preparation and analysis of study samples.

Karen Mohr
Clinical Process Expert

Karen Mohr is director of Research and Education at the Kerlan-Jobe Institute. She supports the Regenerative Orthobiologics Center with her knowledge in database management.

Jasmine Galloway
Clinical Research Coordinator II

Jasmine Galloway supports the Regenerative Orthobiologics Center with her knowledge in study monitoring, patient recruitment and communication, as well as data collection.

Mark Vrahas, MD
Department Chair and Adviser
Steven Shin, MD
Department Liaison and Adviser
Melodie Metzger, PhD
Biomechanics Expert
Jennifer Van Eyk, PhD
Core Director
Sarah Parker, PhD, MS
Research Scientist
Koen Raedschelders, PhD
Akil Merchant, MD, PhD
Core Director
Joslyn Foley
Research Associate III

Joslyn Foley supports the Regenerative Orthobiologics Center by performing cell surface marker expression analysis using CyTOF technology.

John Crues, MD

John Crues, MD, has an extensive history in the field of musculoskeletal magnetic resonance imaging and is supporting the Regenerative Orthobiologics Center with his expertise.

Joseph Giaconi, MD
Christopher J. Zarembinski, MD
Anesthesiologist and Pain Expert
Linda "Lea" Kanim, MA

Linda “Lea” Kanim is a statistician supporting the Regenerative Orthobiologics Center with her profound research experience in translational and clinical trial studies in orthopaedics.

Have Questions or Need Help?

If you have questions or would like to learn more about the Regenerative Orthobiologics Center, please contact Program Manager Juliane Glaeser, PhD.

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127 S. San Vicente Blvd., Suite A8521
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