Editors and Editorial Board

Editor in Chief



Camillo Ricordi, MD, FNAI
Stacy Joy Goodman Professor of Surgery; Distinguished Professor of Medicine; Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Microbiology and Immunology; Director, Diabetes Research Institute and Cell Transplant Center, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA



Managing Editor








Marco Infante, MD
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Clinical Cell Transplant Program (CCTP), Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), Miami, FL, USA


Editorial Board



Reza Abdi, MD
Renal Division, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA



Rodolfo Alejandro, MD
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA



Julie G. Allickson, PhD
Wake Forest Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA



Anthony Atala, MD
G. Link Professor and Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC, USA



Julio C. Barredo, MD

Medical Director, Alex’s Place at SCCC and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at Holtz Children’s Hospital, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA



Per-Olof Berggren, PhD
Professor and Head Cell Biology and Experimental Endocrinology, Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, Director The Rolf Luft Research Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden








Ekaterina Berishvili, MD
Director, Georgian National Institute of Medical Research, Tbilisi, Georgia



Thierry Berney, MD, MSc, FEBS (Transplant Surgery)
Professor of Surgery, University of Geneva Hospitals, Geneva, Switzerland



Massimiliano Berretta, MD, PhD
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Messina, Messina Italy









Federico Bertuzzi, MD
Head of Diabetes Unit, Niguarda Hospital, Milan, Italy



Michela Bosetti PhD
Professor of Human Anatomy,  Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Research Director Tissue Regeneration Lab, University of Eastern Piedmont, Novara, Italy



Tiziana Brevini, MD
Laboratory of Biomedical Embryology, Centre for Stem Cell Research, University of Milan, Milan, Italy



F. Charles Brunicardi, MD
Department of Surgery, University of Toledo College of Medicine, Dowling, Toledo, OH, USA



Arnold I. Caplan, PhD
Director, Skeletal Research Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA


Sylvia Daunert, PhD
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA


Della morte

David Della Morte, MD, PhD
Department of Systems Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy


Anil Dhawan, MD, FRCPCH

Director, NIHR/Welcome Trust and King’s College Hospital, Cell Therapy Unit, King’s College Hospital, London, UK









Jason Dictenberg, PhD
Cell Biology, State University of New York Downstate, Brooklyn, NY, USA
AccelBio, Brooklyn, NY, USA


Gianluca D’Ippolito, PhD
Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA



Gennaro D’urso, PhD
Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA


De Coppi

Paolo De Coppi, MD
Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Section, DBC Programme, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, UK



Dalton Dietrich, PhD

Professor of Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Biomedical Engineering and Cell Biology, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA



Juan Dominguez-Bendala, MSc, PhD

Res. Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Surgery, Stem Cell & Pancreatic Regeneration Laboratory, Diabetes Research Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA



Massimo Dominici, MD

Laboratory of Cellular Therapy, Program of Cell Therapy and Immuno-Oncology, Division of Oncology, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences for Children & Adults, University-Hospital of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy



Chris Evans, PhD
John and Posy Krehbiel Professor of Orthopaedics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA


FalangaVincent Falanga, MD, FACP
Professor Emeritus, Dermatology and Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA



Fulvio Gandolfi, PhD
Università degli Studi di Milano, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences – Production, Landscape, Agroenergy, Milan, Italy








Marta Garcia-Contreras, PhD
Department of Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA
Stanford ChEM-H, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA




Antonio Gasbarrini, MD

Internal Medicine, and *Area Gastroenterologia ed Oncologia Medica, Dipartimento di Scienze Gastroenterologiche, Endocrino-Metaboliche e Nefro-Urologiche, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli – IRCCS, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy



Nady Golestaneh, PhD, MSc
Departments of Ophthalmology, Neurology, Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA
Director of Research, Department of Ophthalmology; Immediate Past President, Georgetown Women In Medicine (GWIM), Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC, USA



Kenneth W. Goodman, PhD
Department of Medicine, Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, Sylvester Cancer Center/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA



Fabio Grassi, MD, PhD
Mucosal Immunology, Head Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Bellinzona, Switzerland



Bruno Gridelli, MD
Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad alta specializzazione-IsMeTT, Palermo, Italy

Hare ok

Joshua M. Hare, MD
Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA

Department of Medicine, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA


Hering ok

Bernhard J. Hering, MD
Schulze Diabetes Institute, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA



Johnny Huard, PhD

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, Houston, TX, USA

Steadman Philippon Research Institute, Vail, CO, USA



Jeffrey A. Hubbell, PhD
Institute of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago, IL, USA



Suzanne Ildstad, MD
Institute for Cellular Therapeutics, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA



Aisha Khan, MBA
Department of Medicine, University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA



Jonathan RT Lakey, PhD, MSM
Professor of Surgery and Biomedical Engineering, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA



Robert Langer, PhD
MIT and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA









Giacomo Lanzoni, PhD
Diabetes Research Institute, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA


Elina Linetsky, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Diabetes Research Institute, Department of Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA


Wei Liu

Wei Liu, MD, PhD
Plastic Surgery of Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China

Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering of Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China



Livio Luzi, MD
Director, Endocrinology, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases Department, MultiMedica Hospital and Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy



Cinzia Marchese, PhD
Chief of the Lab of Cellular Biotechnology, Director of the Unit of Regenerative Medicine, Dept. Experimental Medicine, University Sapienza of Rome, Rome, Italy


Giovanni Marfia

Giovanni Marfia, MD, PhD
Fondazione IRCCS Ca’Grande Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Neurosurgery Unit, Laboratory of Experimental Neurosurgery and Cell Therapy, University of Milan, Milan, Italy



James F. Markmann, MD, PhD

Chief, Division of Transplantation, Massachusetts General Hospital, Claude E. Welch Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA


Philip O’Connell, MBBS, BSc(Med), PhD, FRACP, FAHMS
Executive Director, Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Westmead, NSW, Australia



Klearchos K. Papas, MD
Department of Surgery, Institute of Cellular Transplantation, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA



Ricardo Pastori, PhD
Research Professor of Medicine at the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA


Bruno Péault, PhD
Orthopedic Hospital Research Center, UCLA/Orthopedic Surgery, Los Angeles, CA, USA.










Lorenzo Piemonti, MD
Professor of Endocrinology, Director, Diabetes Research Institute (SR-DRI), Head, Beta Cell Biology Unit, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy









Marta Pokrywczyńska, PhD, DSc
Head of Department of Regenerative Medicine Cell and Tissue Bank, Ludwik Rydygier Medical College in Bydgoszcz, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun University Hospital No 1, Torun, Poland


Paul Robbins, MD
Institute on the Biology of Ageing and Metabolism, University of Minnesota, MN, USA



Marco Romanelli, MD, PhD
Full Professor of Dermatology, Chairman Dept. of Dermatology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy


Barry Sears, PhD
President of the Inflammation Research Foundation, Peabody, MA USA



Nicolò Scuderi, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery “P. Valdoni”, Unit of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy



A. M. James Shapiro, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery, Medicine and Surgical Oncology, and Director of the Clinical Islet and Living Donor Liver Transplant Programs at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada


Bernard Siegel, MD
Genetics Policy Institute, Palm Beach, FL, USA


StablerCherie Stabler, PhD

J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA









Riccardo Tamburrini, MD, PhD
Department of Surgery, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA


Jianming Tan, MD
Professor of Shanghai Jiatong University, Professor of the Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China



H. Thomas Temple, MD

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Nova Southeastern University, Miami, FL, USA



Alice A. Tomei, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Surgery and Immunology at the University of Miami and Director of the Islet Immunoengineering Lab at the Diabetes Research Institute, Miami, FL, USA


Alan Trounson, MSC, PHD
Hudson Institute for Medical Research, Clayton, VIC, Australia



Aruna V. Vanikar, MD, FICPath, PhD
Litt. I/C Vice Chancellor, Gujarat University of Transplantation Sciences (GUTS) and Prof. and Head, Dept. of Pathology, Lab Medicine, Transfusion Services and Immunohematology, and Prof., Dept. of Stem Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine, G.R. Doshi and K.M. Mehta Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre (IKDRC), Dr. H.L. Trivedi Institute of Transplantation Sciences (ITS), Civil Hospital Campus, Asarwa, Gujarat, India



Carlo Ventura, MD, PhD
Full Professor of Molecular Biology, School of Medicine, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Director, National Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Stem Cell Engineering – Eldor Lab of the Istituto Nazionale di Biostrutture e Biosistemi (INBB – www.inbb.it) at the Innovation Accelerators of CNR, Bologna, Italy



Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD
UF Health Shands Transplant Center, Division of Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA


von Herrath

Matthias von Herrath, MD
Vice President and Head, NovoNordisk Type 1 Diabetes R&D Center, Seattle, WA, USA

Center for Type 1 Diabetes Research, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, La Jolla, CA, USA



Collin J. Weber, MD
Professor Emeritus of Surgery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Voluntary Assoc. Professor of Surgery, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA



Michael D. West, PhD
BioTime, Alameda, CA, USA


Piotr Witkowski, MD, PhD
The Transplantation Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA


Xiumin Xu, MD
Diabetes Research Institute, Cell Transplant Centre; Department of Surgery; Department Medicine; Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA



Editorial Office

Editorial Office Director

Patrizia Verduci

Editorial Office Deputy Directors

Gianni Lombardi

Mariella Verduci