Media Resources

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CRI scientists and physicians can serve as subject matter resources for members of the media who are working on stories about specific biomedical breakthroughs as well as broader stories about biomedical research in general and related public policy issues. To arrange an interview, contact Media Relations
at 214-633-1795.

If you do not see an expert below for a topic in which you have an interest, we should be able to refer you to one of our colleagues at Children’s Medical Center or UT Southwestern Medical Center.

To learn more about stem cells, their current and potential use in therapies, and some of the scientific challenges ahead, Stem Cell Facts from the International Society for Stem Cell Research provides a general introduction and basic glossary of commonly used terms.

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Sean J. Morrison, Ph.D.
Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Children’s Research Institute
Mary McDermott Cook Chair in Pediatric Genetics
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Areas of Expertise:

  • Stem cells research and public policy
  • Cancer biology and public policy

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Ralph J. DeBerardinis, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Associate Professor, Eugene McDermott Center for
Human Growth and Development
Director, Division of Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism
Director, Children’s Research Institute Genetic and
Metabolic Disease Program
Sowell Family Scholar in Medical Research

Areas of Expertise:

  • Cancer metabolism
  • Human genetics
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Metabolomics
  • Newborn screening
  • Pediatric genetics
  • Pediatrics


Hao Zhu, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

Areas of Expertise:

  • Cancer genetics
  • Liver cancer
  • MicroRNAs
  • Organ regeneration