Kate G.. Ackerman, M.D.
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Danielle Benoit, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Xin Bi, Ph.D.
Chromatin-mediated regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes.
Dirk Bohmann, Ph.D.
The biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics of signal-transducing transcription factors and their role in development, aging and disease
Joe V.. Chakkalakal, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics
Satellite cells are a population of resident stem cells that serve as a renewable source of progenitors for the growth and regeneration of skeletal muscle.
Mark E.. Dumont, Ph.D.
Signal transduction; membrane protein structure, yeast molecular biology
Dmitri N.. Ermolenko, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics
Structural dynamics of the ribosome and ribosomal ligands during proteins synthesis, regulation of protein synthesis by mRNA structure in normal and diseased cells, and mechanisms of antibiotic action.
James D.. Fry, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Identifying the genetic changes underlying the temperate-tropical difference
David S.. Goldfarb, Ph.D.
Molecular mechanisms that control the exchange of molecules and information between the nucleus and cytoplasm
Jeffrey J.. Hayes, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics
DNA structure; chromatin; protein-DNA interactions
Wei Hsu, PhD
Cellular Signaling in Neural Development and Disease
Amy Kiernan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Molecular development of the inner ear; regeneration; congenital deafness and vestibular dysfunction
Hartmut Land, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor of Biomedical Genetics
Molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis. Signaling and Cancer Cell Metabolism
Richard Libby, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Neurobiology of glaucoma; specifically the death of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), the output neurons of the retina.
Lynne Maquat, Ph.D.
RNA metabolism in human cells (nonsense-mediated mRNA decay/mRNA surveillance); influence of pre-mRNA splicing on mRNA translation; Staufen-mediated mRNA decay and Staufen-regulated RNA metabolism; post-transcriptional gene control via lncRNAs and SINEs; miRNA metabolism; Fragile X Mental Retardation Syndrome/Autism; therapeutics of nonsense diseases.
David H.. Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics
Computational biology of RNA, including structure prediction, molecular dynamics, and genomics.
Helene R.. McMurray, Ph.D.
Systems Biology of Cancer Cells
Joseph M.. Miano, Ph.D.
Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Growth and Differentiation Control
Catherine E.. Ovitt, Ph.D.
Analysis of Genes Involved in Salivary Gland Function
Eric Phizicky, Ph.D.
tRNA biogenesis, function and quality control; intellectual disability due to deficiencies in tRNA modifications.
Christoph Pröschel, Ph.D.
Glial progenitors and the role of astrocytes in CNS disease and repair.
Jacques Robert, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Evolution of Immune Surveillance, Tumor and Viral Immunity
Edward M.. Schwarz, Ph.D.
Professor of Orthopaedics
Pro-inflammatory cytokine signal transduction and novel drug and gene therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Harold C.. Smith, Ph.D.
RNA regulation of innate immune modulators and small molecule inhibitors of HIV RNA-binding proteins.
Juilee Thakar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Identification of immune signatures and characterization of dynamics of immune responses by using systems biology approaches.
Michael A.. Welte, Ph.D.
How microtubule motors, such as kinesins and dyneins, transport organelles and other cargoes throughout the cell.