Center of Regenerative Medicine



Mariana Beltcheva  

Mariana Beltcheva PhD


Director, hESC Core
Senior Scientist, Solnica-Krezel Lab
beltchevam /@/

Mariana earned her PhD in Biological Research Center, Szeged, Hungary and Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria. After a postdoc in the USA, she rose to associate research professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Saint Louis University.  She joined Dr. Solnica-Krezel’s group in the Department of Developmental Biology as a senior scientist in 2011.  She has considerable experience in hESC biology and runs the hESC Core.

Mariana has expertise in GPCR signaling, and her interest is in learning how these receptors regulate early stages of hESC differentiation.

Bo Zhang  

Bo Zhang PhD


Director, Bioinformatics Research Core
zhangbo /@/


Bo earned his PhD in Bioinformatics from the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Science. After completing postdoctoral training in the Department of Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine with Dr. Ting Wang, he joined Center of Regenerative Medicine WUSTL. He leads the Bioinformatics Research Core and conducts bioinformatics as a Research Assistant Professor in Developmental Biology.