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

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Ackerman Lab

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

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

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Benoit Lab

Biomedical Engineering
Research projects are at the interface of medicine and engineering, with an emphasis on precisely controlling biomaterial functionality and architecture to treat diseases, control cell behavior, or answer fundamental biological questions.
Daniel Bergstralh,
Daniel Bergstralh, 
Assistant Professor

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Bergstralh Lab

Biology
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

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Berk Lab

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

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Bi Lab

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

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Biteau Lab

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

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Bohmann Lab

Biomedical Genetics
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

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Bulger Lab

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

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Chakkalakal Lab

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

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Dewhurst Lab

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

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Dumont Lab

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

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Eickbush Lab

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

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Ermolenko Lab

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

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Freeman Lab

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

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Fry Lab

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

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Gan Lab

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

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Goldfarb Lab

Biology
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

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Grayhack Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics
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

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William A. Bernhard Memorial Lab

Hayes Lab

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

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

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Hsu Lab

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

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Kiernan Lab

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

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Korshunov Lab

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

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Kuo Lab

Biomedical Engineering
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

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Land Lab

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

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Li Lab

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

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Libby Lab

Ophthalmology
Neurobiology of glaucoma; specifically the death of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), the output neurons of the retina.
Alayna Loiselle, Ph.D.
Alayna E. Loiselle, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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Loiselle Lab

Orthopaedics
cellular and molecular mechanisms of musculoskeletal tissue regeneration and pathology
Sanjay Maggirwar, Ph.D.
Sanjay Maggirwar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

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Maggirwar Lab

Microbiology & Immunology
Platelets, HIV, and inflammation
Lynne Maquat, Ph.D.
Lynne Maquat, Ph.D.
Professor

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Maquat Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics
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

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Mariani Lab

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

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Mathews Lab

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

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Mayer-Pröschel Lab

Biomedical Genetics
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

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McMurray Lab

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

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Miano Lab

Medicine
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

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Nehrke Lab

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

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Noble Lab

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

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O'Reilly Lab

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

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Ovitt Lab

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

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Paciorkowski Lab

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

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Palis Lab

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

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Perkins Lab

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

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Phizicky Lab

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

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Portman Lab

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

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Pröschel Lab

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

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Robert Lab

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

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Samuelson Lab

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

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Schwarz Lab

Orthopaedics
Novel therapies for musculoskeletal diseases
Ruchira Singh, Ph.D.
Ruchira Singh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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Singh Lab

Ophthalmology
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

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Smith Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics
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

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Steiner Lab

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

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Thakar Lab

Microbiology & Immunology
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

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Thornton Lab

Neurology
Myotonic dystrophy, repeat expansion diseases, and therapeutic development for neuromuscular disorders.
Michael Welte, Ph.D.
Michael A. Welte, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

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Welte Lab

Biology
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

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Werren Lab

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

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Xu Lab

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

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Zhao Lab

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