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Primary Faculty

Benoit Biteau

Benoit Biteau, Ph.D.

Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms that Control Tissue Homeostasis and Somatic Stem Cells

Dirk Bohmann

Dirk Bohmann, Ph.D.

The biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics of signal-transducing transcription factors and their role in development, aging and disease

Wei Hsu

Wei Hsu, PhD

Cellular Signaling in Neural Development and Disease

Hartmut Land

Hartmut Land, Ph.D.

Molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis. Signaling and Cancer Cell Metabolism

Margot Mayer-Pröschel

Margot Mayer-Pröschel, Ph.D.

Deciphering the impact of nutritional, toxicological, viral, and genetic insults, singly and in combination, on mammalian brain development and disease later in life.

Mark Noble

Mark Noble, Ph.D.

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

Catherine E. Ovitt, Ph.D.

Analysis of Genes Involved in Salivary Gland Function

Douglas Portman

Douglas Portman, Ph.D.

Neural circuit development and function; Genetic control of behavior; Sex differences in neurobiology

Christoph Pröschel

Christoph Pröschel, Ph.D.

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

Andrew V. Samuelson, Ph.D.

Understanding Aging at the Genetic, Molecular, Cellular, and Organismal Level

Jiyong Zhao

Jiyong Zhao, Ph.D.

Signal transduction and development of therapeutic agents in B-lymphomas; Cell cycle regulation

Secondary Faculty

Kate Ackerman

Kate G. Ackerman, M.D.

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Daniel Bergstralh

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

David S. Goldfarb, Ph.D.

Molecular mechanisms that control the exchange of molecules and information between the nucleus and cytoplasm

Aram Hezel

Aram Francis Hezel, M.D.

The molecular biology and genetics of pancreatic and biliary tract cancers

Amy Kiernan

Amy Kiernan, Ph.D.

Molecular development of the inner ear; regeneration; congenital deafness and vestibular dysfunction

Richard Libby

Richard Libby, Ph.D.

Neurobiology of glaucoma; specifically the death of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), the output neurons of the retina.

Thomas Mariani

Thomas Mariani, Ph.D.

Systems Biology of Lung Development and Disease

Matthew McCall

Matthew McCall, Ph.D.

Developing methods to estimate gene regulatory networks from gene pertubation experiments

James Palis

James Palis, M.D.

Pediatric Hematology and Oncolog

Ruchira Singh

Ruchira Singh, Ph.D.

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of retinal and neurodegenerative diseases in patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) model systems