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Dirk Bohmann, Ph.D.Dirk Bohmann, Ph.D.
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Biomedical Genetics
Bohmann Lab

The biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics of signal-transducing transcription factors and their role in development, aging and disease
Michael Bulger, Ph.D.Michael D. Bulger, Ph.D.
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Bulger Lab

Chromatin domains and long-range activation by enhancers
W. Richard Burack, M.D., Ph.D.W. Richard Burack, M.D., Ph.D.
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Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Burack Lab

Whether the level of activation induced cytidine deaminase (AID) activity in Follicular lymphoma (FL) tumors can be used as a prognostic factor to identify FL patients who are more likely to transform into Diffuse Large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL)
Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.
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Microbiology & Immunology
Dewhurst Lab

Influenza Viruses; Virus Polymerase HIV Vaccine Development; NeuroAIDS Research
Timothy Dye, Ph.D.Timothy Dye, Ph.D.
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dye Lab

Developing and understanding community-driven solutions to public health problems
Justin Fay, Ph.D.Justin Fay, Ph.D.
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The genetic basis of evolutionary change and specifically interested in the role of changes in gene regulation
Dragony Fu, Ph.D.Dragony Fu, Ph.D.
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Fu Lab

Nucleic acid modification and repair mechanisms linked to neurodevelopmental disorders, mitochondrial diseases, and cancer.
Steven Gill, Ph.D.Steven R. Gill, Ph.D.
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Microbiology & Immunology
Gill Lab
Center for Tumor Immunology Research

Microbial pathogens and the impact of human microbial flora on human health and disease.
Elizabeth Grayhack, Ph.D.Elizabeth Grayhack, Ph.D.
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Biochemistry & Biophysics
Grayhack Lab

Role of the genetic code in regulating protein synthesis and mRNA metabolism in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
Alan Grossfield, Ph.D.Alan M. Grossfield, Ph.D.
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Biochemistry & Biophysics
Grossfield Lab

Investigating membranes and membrane proteins via computer simulation
Henry Kautz, Ph.D.Henry Kautz, Ph.D.
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Computer Science
Kautz Lab

Artificial intelligence; Pervasive computing; Data science
Hartmut Land, Ph.D.Hartmut Land, Ph.D.
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Biomedical Genetics
Land Lab

Molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis. Signaling and Cancer Cell Metabolism
Xin Li, Ph.D.Xin Zhiguo Li, Ph.D.
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Biochemistry & Biophysics
Li Lab

Our research is to define the RNA functions in reproduction and transgenerational epigenetic inheritance.
Richard Libby, Ph.D.Richard Libby, Ph.D.
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Libby Lab

Neurobiology of glaucoma; specifically the death of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), the output neurons of the retina.
Lynne Maquat, Ph.D.Lynne Maquat, Ph.D.
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Biochemistry & Biophysics
Maquat Lab

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.Thomas Mariani, Ph.D.
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Mariani Lab

Systems Biology of Lung Development and Disease
David Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.David H. Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.
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Biochemistry & Biophysics
Mathews Lab

Computational biology of RNA, including structure prediction, molecular dynamics, and genomics.
Matthew McCall, Ph.D.Matthew McCall, Ph.D.
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Biostatistics & Computational Biology

Developing methods to estimate gene regulatory networks from gene pertubation experiments
Tim Mosmann, Ph.D.Tim R. Mosmann, Ph.D.
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Microbiology & Immunology
Mosmann Lab

The regulation of cytokine responses of human and mouse T-cell subsets in infections asthma, allergy and autoimmunity
Joshua Munger, Ph.D.Joshua C. Munger, Ph.D.
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Biochemistry & Biophysics
Munger Lab

Mechanisms of metabolic network manipulation induced by viral infection and oncogenic mutation.
Patrick Murphy, Ph.D.Patrick J. Murphy, Ph.D.
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Biomedical Genetics
Murphy Lab

The genetics, genomics, and chromatin biochemistry of cell state transitions that occur during embryonic development and carcinogenesis.
Mitchell O'Connell, Ph.D.Mitchell O'Connell, Ph.D.
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Biochemistry & Biophysics
O'Connell Lab

Biochemical mechanisms of RNA-mediated gene regulation; RNA-targeting CRISPR tool development
Eric Phizicky, Ph.D.Eric Phizicky, Ph.D.
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Biochemistry & Biophysics
Phizicky Lab

tRNA biogenesis, function and quality control; intellectual disability due to deficiencies in tRNA modifications.
Christoph Pröschel, Ph.D.Christoph Pröschel, Ph.D.
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Biomedical Genetics
Pröschel Lab

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, Ph.D.Andrew V. Samuelson, Ph.D.
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Biomedical Genetics
Samuelson Lab

Understanding Aging at the Genetic, Molecular, Cellular, and Organismal Level
Gaurav Sharma, Ph.D.Gaurav Sharma, Ph.D.
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Electrical & Computer Engineering
Sharma Lab

Computational biology of RNA; RNA comparative sequence analysis; RNA structure prediction; analysis of HIV RNA genomes.
Juilee Thakar, Ph.D.Juilee Thakar, Ph.D.
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Microbiology & Immunology
Thakar Lab

Identification of immune signatures and characterization of dynamics of immune responses by using systems biology approaches.
David Topham, Ph.D.David Topham, Ph.D.
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Microbiology & Immunology
Topham Lab
Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging

Conducting clinical and translational research on respiratory pathogens, immunity, and infectious disease, including the study of environmental factors that affect immune responses to influenza and vaccination, seeking new approaches to enhance immunity, reduce pathology, and prevent disease.
Peng Yao, Ph.D.Peng Yao, Ph.D.
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Yao Lab

Pathophysiological function of microRNAs, RNA-binding proteins, and defects in protein synthesis in cardiovascular disease; RNA riboswitch-like mechanisms of gene regulation