Newsmaker: Kacey Marra
Noteworthy: She joins the journal “Cells Tissues Organs” as associate editor for stem cells and tissue engineering. The position is an unpaid, honorary selection that allows Marra a directive voice in the emerging field of regenerative medicine.
Family: Husband, Bill; children, Ethan, 16, LeeAnna, 14 and Nicholas, 7
Background: Marra teaches at the University of Pittsburgh in the departments of plastic surgery and bioengineering. She is co-director of the Adipose Stem Cell Center and a faculty member in the McGowan Institute of Regenerative Medicine.
Education: She earned her Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 1996 from Pitt, and was a post-doctoral fellow at Emory University from 1996 to 1997.
Quote: “This will allow me to participate in the publication of cutting-edge research in the area of regenerative medicine, which is the backbone of our research efforts here in Pittsburgh.”