Dr. Margaret A. Goodell is an American scientist working in the field of stem cell research. Goodell is Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and Director of the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (STaR) Center. She is best known for her discovery of a novel method to isolate adult stem cells. Goodell has been on the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine since 1997 as a member of the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, and the Departments of Pediatrics, Molecular and Human Genetic, and Immunology. She holds the Vivian L. Smith Chair in Regenerative Medicine, and has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and research.
Goodell is the President of the International Society for Experimental Hematology, and has served on the board of the International Society for Stem Cell Research. She has also served as the chair of the Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine committee for the American Society of Hematology. She is an Associate Editor for Blood Journal.