The Center for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine is a collaboration between two universities and multiple disciplines created to design innovative strategies for the treatment of degenerative conditions caused by the symptoms of metabolic syndrome and other chronic disease. CTERM brings together clinical and research faculty to address the needs of citizens in North Louisiana. In addition CTERM provides a training environment for undergraduates, graduate students, medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and research scientists where they can all work together in areas of basic science and translational research to advance our understanding and clinical use of stem cells.

Partners in CTERM are Louisiana Tech University, LSU Health-Shreveport, and LifeShare.


  • Dr. Mary Caldorera-Moore, Biomedical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University
  • Dr. Yufeng Dong, Orthopedics, LSU Health 

Board of Directors

  • Dr. Jamie Newman, Biological Sciences, Louisiana Tech   
  • Dr. Patrick O’Niel, Biomedical Engineering, Louisiana Tech         
  • Dr. Yuping Wang, Obstetrics and Gynecology, LSU Health          
  • Dr. Stephen Alexander, Cell and Molecular Physiology, LSU Health      

Post-doctoral Fellows

Graduate Students   

  • Tyler Arrington, Biomedical Engineering – PhD, Louisiana Tech
  • Haley Barnett, MSNT – PhD, Louisiana Tech
  • India Pursell, MSNT – MS, Louisiana Tech

Research scientists  


Undergraduate Students    

  • Alisha Brown, Biomedical Engineering, Louisiana Tech
  • Fatima Hussain,  Biomedical Engineering, Louisiana Tech
  • Terrance Lymon, Biomedical Engineering, Louisiana Tech
  • Marissa Nguyen, Biomedical Engineering, Louisiana Tech
  • Ross Nunez, Biomedical Engineering, Louisiana Tech
  • Nellie Perez, Chemistry, Louisiana Tech
  • Heather Vogel, Biological Sciences, Louisiana Tech