Lab Members

Akbarshakh "Shah" Akhmerov, MD
Postdoctoral Scientist
Antonio "Tony" Chavez, DVM
Research Associate III, Animal Surgeon
James Dawkins, DVM
Project Scientist
Geoffrey de Couto, PhD
Assistant Professor

Geoffrey de Couto, PhD, is researching the cardioprotective role of cardiosphere-derived cells following ischemia-reperfusion injury. Currently, his work is focused on gaining a better understanding of the endogenous cardiac and inflammatory responses governing repair.

Kevin Holm
Research Associate II
Ahmed Ibrahim, PhD
Assistant Professor
Peter Kilfoil, PhD
Postdoctoral Scientist

Peter Kilfoil, PhD, is researching the electrophysiological remodeling that occurs during heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Currently, his work focuses on elucidating changes in calcium handling and excitation-contraction coupling consequent to this disease, and understanding the contribution of these changes to cardiac dysfunction.

Chang Li
Research Associate I
Weixin "Jane" Liu
Research Associate III
Ryan Middleton, PhD
Postdoctoral Scientist
Hoang "Kim" Nguyenle
Research Lab Assistant I
Thassio Ricard Ribeiro Mesquita, PhD
Postdoctoral Scientist
Russell Rogers, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Russell Rogers, PhD, is researching the efficacy of cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs) to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy. His work focuses on developing clinically relevant treatment paradigms to attenuate the pathology in both the heart and skeletal muscle. In addition, he investigates the mechanisms related to the potency of CDCs to identify candidates for next-generation therapeutics.

Lizbeth Sanchez
Research Associate I
Jackelyn Valle
Research Associate III
Contact the Marbán Lab

8700 Beverly Blvd.
Davis Research Building, Room 1090
Los Angeles, CA 90048