Thomas P Zwaka

Thomas P Zwaka, MD, PhD

  • PROFESSOR | Cell, Developmental & Regenerative Biology

Research Topics:

Apoptosis/Cell Death, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Embryology, Epigenetics, Gene Regulation, Gene Therapy, Stem Cells, Tissue Engineering, Transcription Factors, Transcriptional Activation and Repression

Dr. Zwaka’s research focuses on fundamental questions surrounding stem cell biology, including how to reverse the process of differentiation and “re-program” any given cell type into a pluripotent stem cell.  Zwaka Lab website:

Multi-Disciplinary Training Area

Development Regeneration and Stem Cells [DRS]


MD PhD, University of Ulm

Postdoctoral, University of Wisconsin, Madison