Alice F. Tarantal

Position Title

  • General Pediatrics (School of Medicine)
  • Cell Biology and Human Anatomy

Dr. Tarantal’s research program includes the following areas of translational research:

  • Gene therapy and somatic cell gene editing
  • Stem and progenitor cell therapies / Regenerative Medicine
  • Fetal: Pediatric models of human disease
  • Fetal: maternal microchimerism and precision models
  • In vivo translational imaging applications

Stem/Progenitor cell projects focus on hematopoietic, mesenchymal, endothelial, and pluripotent stem cells for tissue regeneration and repair, transplantation, and tissue engineering.

Accepting students per funding availability.

Research Interests & Expertise
  • Hematopoietic, mesenchymal, endothelial, organ-specific, and pluripotent stem/progenitor cells for tissue regeneration and repair and transplantation in preclinical models and IND-enabling studies
  • Tissue engineering with natural scaffolds and matrices, organoid cultures, and innovative stem/progenitor labeling for in vivo translational imaging (e.g., bioluminescence, PET/CT)