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Kate Ackerman, M.D.
Kate G. Ackerman, M.D.
Associate Professor

Pediatrics

Ackerman Lab

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Cheryl Ackert-Bicknell, Ph.D.
Cheryl Ackert-Bicknell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Orthopaedics
Danielle Benoit, Ph.D.
Danielle Benoit, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Benoit Lab

Therapeutic Biomaterials
Daniel Bergstralh,
Daniel Bergstralh, 
Assistant Professor

Biology

Bergstralh Lab

Investigating cell division and adhesion in epithelial tissues, with a particular interest in how tissue integrity is established and maintained during development.
Bradford Berk, M.D., Ph.D.
Bradford C. Berk, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor

Medicine

Berk Lab

Signal transduction mechanisms in the vasculature
Xin Bi, Ph.D.
Xin Bi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Biology

Bi Lab

Chromatin-mediated regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes.
Benoit Biteau, Ph.D.
Benoit Biteau, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Biomedical Genetics

Biteau Lab

Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms that Control Tissue Homeostasis and Somatic Stem Cells
Dirk Bohmann, Ph.D.
Dirk Bohmann, Ph.D.
Professor

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.
Associate Professor

Pediatrics

Bulger Lab

Chromatin domains and long-range activation by enhancers
Joe Chakkalakal, Ph.D.
Joe V. Chakkalakal, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Orthopaedics

Chakkalakal Lab

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.
Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.
Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.
Professor

Microbiology & Immunology

Dewhurst Lab

Influenza Viruses; Virus Polymerase HIV Vaccine Development; NeuroAIDS Research
Mark Dumont, Ph.D.
Mark E. Dumont, Ph.D.
Professor

Biochemistry & Biophysics

Dumont Lab

Signal transduction; membrane protein structure, yeast molecular biology
Thomas Eickbush, Ph.D.
Thomas Eickbush, Ph.D.
Professor

Biology

Eickbush Lab

Retrotransposable elements, protein: RNA and protein: DNA interactions, sequence specific endonucleases.
Dmitri Ermolenko, Ph.D.
Dmitri N. Ermolenko, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Biochemistry & Biophysics

Ermolenko Lab

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 Freeman, Ph.D.
Robert S. Freeman, Ph.D.
Professor

Pharmacology & Physiology

Freeman Lab

Molecular biology of programmed cell death
James Fry, Ph.D.
James D. Fry, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Biology

Fry Lab

Identifying the genetic changes underlying the temperate-tropical difference
Lin Gan, Ph.D.
Lin Gan, Ph.D.
Professor

Ophthalmology

Gan Lab

Development and degenerative diseases of sensory neurons, gene regulation
David Goldfarb, Ph.D.
David S. Goldfarb, Ph.D.
Professor

Biology

Goldfarb Lab

Molecular mechanisms that control the exchange of molecules and information between the nucleus and cytoplasm
Elizabeth Grayhack, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Grayhack, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Biochemistry & Biophysics

Grayhack Lab

Role of the genetic code in regulating protein synthesis and mRNA metabolism in <em>Saccharomyces cerevisiae</em>.
Jeffrey Hayes, Ph.D.
Jeffrey J. Hayes, Ph.D.
Professor
Chair

Biochemistry & Biophysics

William A. Bernhard Memorial Lab

Hayes Lab

DNA structure; chromatin; protein-DNA interactions
Aram Hezel, M.D.
Aram Francis Hezel, M.D.
Associate Professor

Medicine
The molecular biology and genetics of pancreatic and biliary tract cancers
Wei Hsu, PhD
Wei Hsu, PhD
Professor

Biomedical Genetics

Hsu Lab

Cellular Signaling in Neural Development and Disease
Amy Kiernan, Ph.D.
Amy Kiernan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Ophthalmology

Kiernan Lab

Molecular development of the inner ear; regeneration; congenital deafness and vestibular dysfunction
Vyacheslav Korshunov, Ph.D.
Vyacheslav A. Korshunov, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Medicine

Korshunov Lab

Vascular Remodeling
Catherine Kuo, Ph.D.
Catherine K. Kuo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Biomedical Engineering

Kuo Lab

Adult stem cell biology; Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; Embryonic tendon development; Scarless wound healing
Hartmut Land, Ph.D.
Hartmut Land, Ph.D.
Professor
Chair

Biomedical Genetics

Land Lab

Molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis. Signaling and Cancer Cell Metabolism
Xin Li, Ph.D.
Xin Zhiguo Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Biochemistry & Biophysics

Li Lab

Small non-coding RNA regulation in germ cells; paternal aging; transgenerational inheritance.
Richard Libby, Ph.D.
Richard Libby, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Ophthalmology

Libby Lab

Neurobiology of glaucoma; specifically the death of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), the output neurons of the retina.
Sanjay Maggirwar, Ph.D.
Sanjay Maggirwar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Microbiology & Immunology

Maggirwar Lab

Platelets, HIV, and inflammation
Lynne Maquat, Ph.D.
Lynne Maquat, Ph.D.
Professor

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.
Associate Professor

Pediatrics

Mariani Lab

Systems Biology of Lung Development and Disease
David Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.
David H. Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Biochemistry & Biophysics

Mathews Lab

Computational biology of RNA, including structure prediction, molecular dynamics, and genomics.
Margot Mayer-Pröschel, Ph.D.
Margot Mayer-Pröschel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Biomedical Genetics

Mayer-Pröschel Lab

Stem Cells in the mammalian CNS / Gestational insults and embryonic CNS development / Astrocyte dysfunction
Helene McMurray, Ph.D.
Helene R. McMurray, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Biomedical Genetics

McMurray Lab

Systems Biology of Cancer Cells
Joseph Miano, Ph.D.
Joseph M. Miano, Ph.D.
Professor
Associate Professor

Medicine

Miano Lab

Discovery and function of long noncoding RNAs and CArG regulatory elements in mouse and human genomes; genome editing in mice
Keith Nehrke, Ph.D.
Keith Webster Nehrke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Medicine

Nehrke Lab

Integrative Physiology
Mark Noble, Ph.D.
Mark Noble, Ph.D.
Professor

Biomedical Genetics

Noble Lab

Neural Diseases and Neoplasia
Michael O'Reilly, Ph.D.
Michael A. O'Reilly, Ph.D.
Professor

Pediatrics

O'Reilly Lab

Developmental Biology of the Lung
Catherine Ovitt, Ph.D.
Catherine E. Ovitt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Biomedical Genetics

Ovitt Lab

Analysis of Genes Involved in Salivary Gland Function
Alexander Paciorkowski, M.D.
Alexander R. Paciorkowski, M.D.
Assistant Professor

Neurology

Paciorkowski Lab

Pediatric Neurology, Human Genetics
James Palis, M.D.
James Palis, M.D.
Professor

Pediatrics

Palis Lab

Pediatric Hematology and Oncolog
Archibald Perkins, M.D., Ph.D.
Archibald S. Perkins, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Perkins Lab

Genes that impact the development of leukemias and other human malignancies
Eric Phizicky, Ph.D.
Eric Phizicky, Ph.D.
Professor

Biochemistry & Biophysics

Phizicky Lab

tRNA biogenesis, function and quality control; intellectual disability due to deficiencies in tRNA modifications.
Douglas Portman, Ph.D.
Douglas Portman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Biomedical Genetics

Portman Lab

Neural circuit development and function; Genetic control of behavior; Sex differences in neurobiology
Christoph Pröschel, Ph.D.
Christoph Pröschel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Biomedical Genetics

Pröschel Lab

Glial progenitors and the role of astrocytes in CNS disease and repair.
Jacques Robert, Ph.D.
Jacques Robert, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Microbiology & Immunology

Robert Lab

Evolution of Immune Surveillance, Tumor and Viral Immunity
Andrew Samuelson, Ph.D.
Andrew V. Samuelson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Biomedical Genetics

Samuelson Lab

Understanding Aging at the Genetic, Molecular, Cellular, and Organismal Level
Edward Schwarz, Ph.D.
Edward M. Schwarz, Ph.D.
Professor

Orthopaedics

Schwarz Lab

Pro-inflammatory cytokine signal transduction and novel drug and gene therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Ruchira Singh, Ph.D.
Ruchira Singh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Ophthalmology

Singh Lab

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of retinal and neurodegenerative diseases in patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) model systems
Harold Smith, Ph.D.
Harold C. Smith, Ph.D.
Professor

Biochemistry & Biophysics

Smith Lab

RNA regulation of innate immune modulators and small molecule inhibitors of HIV RNA-binding proteins.
Laurie Steiner, M.D.
Laurie A. Steiner, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Professor

Pediatrics
Medicine

Steiner Lab

Pediatric Biomedical Research
Juilee Thakar, Ph.D.
Juilee Thakar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Microbiology & Immunology

Thakar Lab

Identification of immune signatures and characterization of dynamics of immune responses by using systems biology approaches.
Charles Thornton, M.D.
Charles A. Thornton, M.D.
Professor

Neurology

Thornton Lab

Neurogenetic disorders, including myotonic dystrophy; therapeutics, including antisense approaches.
Michael Welte, Ph.D.
Michael A. Welte, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Biology

Welte Lab

How microtubule motors, such as kinesins and dyneins, transport organelles and other cargoes throughout the cell.
Jack Werren, Ph.D.
Jack Werren, Ph.D.
Professor

Biology

Werren Lab

Evolutionary Genetics
Lei Xu, Ph.D.
Lei Xu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Biomedical Genetics

Xu Lab

GPR56 in Cancer
Jiyong Zhao, Ph.D.
Jiyong Zhao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Biomedical Genetics

Zhao Lab

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