Faculty

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Kate G.. Ackerman, M.D.  
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Robert A.. Bambara, Ph.D.  
Professor Emeritus of Microbiology & Immunology
Human genome stability, DNA damage response, HIV replication and evolution
Danielle Benoit, Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Therapeutic Biomaterials
Bradford C.. Berk, M.D., Ph.D.  
Professor of Medicine
Signal transduction mechanisms in the vasculature
Xin Bi, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Biology
Chromatin-mediated regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes.
Benoit Biteau, Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Genetics
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms that Control Tissue Homeostasis and Somatic Stem Cells
Dirk Bohmann, Ph.D.  
Program Director
Professor of Biomedical Genetics
The biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics of signal-transducing transcription factors and their role in development, aging and disease
Michael D.. Bulger, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Bulger Lab
Chromatin domains and long-range activation by enhancers
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
Thomas Eickbush, Ph.D.  
Professor of Biology
Retrotransposable elements, protein: RNA and protein: DNA interactions, sequence specific endonucleases.
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.
Robert S.. Freeman, Ph.D.  
Molecular biology of programmed cell death
James D.. Fry, Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor of Biology
Identifying the genetic changes underlying the temperate-tropical difference
Lin Gan, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Development and degenerative diseases of sensory neurons, gene regulation
David S.. Goldfarb, Ph.D.  
Professor of Biology
Molecular mechanisms that control the exchange of molecules and information between the nucleus and cytoplasm
Elizabeth Grayhack, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics
Role of the genetic code in regulating protein synthesis and mRNA metabolism in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Jeffrey J.. Hayes, Ph.D.  
Chair  and  Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics
DNA structure; chromatin; protein-DNA interactions
Aram Francis. Hezel, M.D.  
Associate Professor of Medicine
The molecular biology and genetics of pancreatic and biliary tract cancers
Wei Hsu, PhD  
Professor of Biomedical Genetics
Cellular Signaling in Neural Development and Disease
Heinrich Jasper, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Biology
Regulatory Mechanisms that Control Stress Tolerance, Metabolism and Aging in Multi-Cellular Organisms
Amy Kiernan, Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Molecular development of the inner ear; regeneration; congenital deafness and vestibular dysfunction
Vyacheslav A.. Korshunov, Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Vascular Remodeling
Hartmut Land, Ph.D.  
Chair  and  Professor of Biomedical Genetics
Molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis. Signaling and Cancer Cell Metabolism
Xin Zhiguo. Li, Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics
Small non-coding RNA regulation in germ cells; meiosis; male infertility.
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.
Sanjay Maggirwar, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Platelets, HIV, and inflammation
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.
Thomas Mariani, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Systems Biology of Lung Development and Disease
David H.. Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics
Computational biology of RNA, including structure prediction, molecular dynamics, and genomics.
Margot Mayer-Pröschel, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Biomedical Genetics
Stem Cells in the mammalian CNS / Gestational insults and embryonic CNS development / Astrocyte dysfunction
Helene R.. McMurray, Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Genetics
Systems Biology of Cancer Cells
Edward Messing, M.D.  
Professor of Urology
Urologic oncology
Joseph M.. Miano, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Medicine
Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Growth and Differentiation Control
Keith Webster. Nehrke, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Medicine
Integrative Physiology
Mark Noble, Ph.D.  
Professor of Biomedical Genetics
Neural Diseases and Neoplasia
Michael A.. O'Reilly, Ph.D.  
Professor of Pediatrics
Developmental Biology of the Lung
Catherine E.. Ovitt, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Biomedical Genetics
Analysis of Genes Involved in Salivary Gland Function
Alexander R.. Paciorkowski, M.D.  
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Pediatric Neurology, Human Genetics
James Palis, M.D.  
Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Hematology and Oncolog
Archibald S.. Perkins, M.D., Ph.D.  
Genes that impact the development of leukemias and other human malignancies
Eric Phizicky, Ph.D.  
tRNA biogenesis, function and quality control; intellectual disability due to deficiencies in tRNA modifications.
Douglas Portman, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Biomedical Genetics
Genetics and genomics of nervous system development in the Nematode C. elegans
Christoph Pröschel, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Biomedical Genetics
Glial progenitors and the role of astrocytes in CNS disease and repair.
Jianwen Que, B.M., Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Genetics
Development, Stem Cells and Diseases of the Lung and Esophagus
Jacques Robert, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology
Evolution of Immune Surveillance, Tumor and Viral Immunity
Andrew V.. Samuelson, Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Genetics
Understanding Aging at the Genetic, Molecular, Cellular, and Organismal Level
Edward M.. Schwarz, Ph.D.  
Professor of Orthopaedics
Pro-inflammatory cytokine signal transduction and novel drug and gene therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Ruchira Singh, Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of retinal and neurodegenerative diseases in patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) model systems
Harold C.. Smith, Ph.D.  
RNA regulation of innate immune modulators and small molecule inhibitors of HIV RNA-binding proteins.
Laurie A.. Steiner, M.D.  
Professor of Medicine  and  Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Biomedical Research
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.
Charles A.. Thornton, M.D.  
Professor of Neurology
Neurogenetic disorders, including myotonic dystrophy; therapeutics, including antisense approaches.
Michael A.. Welte, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Biology
How microtubule motors, such as kinesins and dyneins, transport organelles and other cargoes throughout the cell.
Jack Werren, Ph.D.  
Professor of Biology
Evolutionary Genetics
Lei Xu, Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Genetics
GPR56 in Cancer
Jiyong Zhao, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Biomedical Genetics
Signal transduction and development of therapeutic agents in B-lymphomas; Cell cycle regulation