Dr. Civin is Director of the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and also serves as Associate Dean for Research. Before coming to UMD, Dr. Civin held the King Fahd Chair in Pediatric Oncology and the Herman & Walter Samuelson Chair in Cancer Research at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for many years. Dr. Civin is a pioneer in cancer and stem cell research who developed a method to isolate stem cells from other blood cells. He also discovered the CD34 antibody, which has had a major impact on the field of blood cell research. Through his laboratory work, Dr. Civin accomplished the rare feat of making multiple discoveries that are used today not only in laboratory research but also in clinical bone marrow stem cell transplantation and leukemia diagnosis.