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Newsmaker: Kacey Marra

| Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Kacey Marra, associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh, was tapped to join the scholarly journal “Cells Tissues Organs” as associate editor for stem cells and tissue engineering. The unpaid selection will give Marra a directive voice in the emerging field of regenerative medicine.
Kacey Marra, associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh, was tapped to join the scholarly journal “Cells Tissues Organs” as associate editor for stem cells and tissue engineering. The unpaid selection will give Marra a directive voice in the emerging field of regenerative medicine.

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.

Age: 43

Residence: Canonsburg

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.”

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