IBSC Leadership

UCSC Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells

Executive Committee

Lindsay Hinck, Co-Director
Professor, MCD Biology
Hinck earned her Ph.D. in cancer biology with W. James Nelson at Stanford University and received postdoctoral training in neuroscience with Marc Tessier-Lavigne at UC San Francisco.
Primary focus: cellular interactions during organogenesis and tumorigenesis.

Camilla Forsberg, Co-Director
Professor, Biomolecular Engineering
Forsberg earned her Ph.D. in molecular and cellular pharmacology with Emery Bresnick at the University of Wisconsin and received postdoctoral training in stem cell biology with Irv Weissman at Stanford University.
Primary focus: stem cell fate decisions of the blood system.

Sofie Salama
Senior Scientist, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and UCSC Research Associate (Haussler lab, UCSC)
Salama earned her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley with Jeremy Thorner and received postdoctoral training in molecular oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, with Ed Harlow. After her postdoctoral training, she was a senior scientist and director of core technology for Microbia Inc. in Cambridge, MA.
Primary focus: genome evolution, comparative genomics, alternative splicing, and functional genomics

Zhu Wang
Assistant Professor, MCD Biology
Wang earned his Ph.D. in developmental biology with Daniel Kalderon at Columbia University and received postdoctoral training in cancer biology with Michael Shen at Columbia University Medical Center.
Primary focus: adult stem cells and cancer stem cells in the prostate


Bari Holm Nazario
Facilities and Flow Cytometry Manager, QB3/IBSC Staff

Ben Abrams
Life Sciences Microscopy Center Facility Manager, IBSC Staff

Ann Pace
Senior Director of Research Development, Genomics Institute

Catharina Lindley
Research Grant Program Officer, IBSC