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Primary Faculty

Brian Altman
Connections between cancer, metabolism, and circadian rhythm
Benoit Biteau
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms that Control Tissue Homeostasis and Somatic Stem Cells
Dirk Bohmann
The biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics of signal-transducing transcription factors and their role in development, aging and disease
Wei Hsu
Cellular Signaling in Neural Development and Disease
Hartmut Land
Molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis. Signaling and Cancer Cell Metabolism
Margot Mayer-Pröschel
Deciphering the impact of nutritional, toxicological, viral, and genetic insults, singly and in combination, on mammalian brain development and disease later in life.
Stephano Mello
Understanding how nuclear proteins and non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) regulate gene transcription in pancreatic preneoplastic lesions, gaining knowledge of the process of cellular transformation and tumor initiation.
Patrick Murphy
The genetics, genomics, and chromatin biochemistry of cell state transitions that occur during embryonic development and carcinogenesis.
Mark Noble
Discovering new treatments for afflictions that lack satisfactory therapies, and to better understand the toxicity of currently used medicines; studies span normal and pathological cell function, with focus on stem and progenitor cells.
Catherine Ovitt
Analysis of Genes Involved in Salivary Gland Function
Douglas Portman
Neural circuit development and function; Genetic control of behavior; Sex differences in neurobiology
Christoph Pröschel
Defining roles of glial progenitor cells and astrocytes as critical modulators in responses to chemical exposure, injury, or stress; discovering how exogenous factors contribute to neurodegenerative diseases; and developing new approaches to treat traumatic injury and neurodegenerative diseases.
Andrew Samuelson
Understanding Aging at the Genetic, Molecular, Cellular, and Organismal Level
Paula Vertino
Dr. Vertino's research interests are focused on the areas of cancer epigenetics and novel mechanisms of gene silencing in cancer.
Jiyong Zhao
Signal transduction and development of therapeutic agents in B-lymphomas; Cell cycle regulation

Secondary Faculty

Kate Ackerman
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Daniel Bergstralh
Investigating cell division and adhesion in epithelial tissues, with a particular interest in how tissue integrity is established and maintained during development.
David Goldfarb
Molecular mechanisms that control the exchange of molecules and information between the nucleus and cytoplasm
Aram Hezel
The molecular biology and genetics of pancreatic and biliary tract cancers
Amy Kiernan
Molecular development of the inner ear; regeneration; congenital deafness and vestibular dysfunction
Richard Libby
Neurobiology of glaucoma; specifically the death of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), the output neurons of the retina.
Thomas Mariani
Systems Biology of Lung Development and Disease
Matthew McCall
Developing methods to estimate gene regulatory networks from gene pertubation experiments
James Palis
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Ruchira Singh
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of retinal and neurodegenerative diseases in patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) model systems