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Kate Ackerman, M.D.

Kate Ackerman, M.D.

  | Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Research Interests

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

 

Cheryl Ackert-Bicknell, Ph.D.

Cheryl Ackert-Bicknell, Ph.D.

  | Associate Professor, Orthopaedics

Research Interests

Genetic basis of bone density and predisposition to osteoporosis

 

Danielle Benoit, Ph.D.

Danielle Benoit, Ph.D.

  | Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Novel polymeric materials for drug and cell delivery

Daniel Bergstralh

Daniel Bergstralh, 

  | Assistant Professor, Biology

Research Interests

Molecular analysis of epithelial tissue formation

Bradford Berk, M.D., Ph.D.

Bradford Berk, M.D., Ph.D.

  | Professor, Medicine 

Research Interests

Signal transduction mechanisms in the vasculature

Xin Bi, Ph.D.

Xin Bi, Ph.D.

  | Associate Professor, Biology

Research Interests 

Chromatin-mediated regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes.

Benoit Biteau, Ph.D.

Benoit Biteau, Ph.D.

  | Assistant Professor, Biomedical Genetics 

Research Interests

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

Dirk Bohmann, Ph.D.

Dirk Bohmann, Ph.D.

  | Professor, Biomedical Genetics

Research Interests

Genetics of transcription factors and their role in aging and disease

Michael Bulger, Ph.D.

Michael Bulger, Ph.D.

  | Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Research Interests

Chromatin domains and long-range activation by enhancers

Joe Chakkalakal, Ph.D.

Joe Chakkalakal, Ph.D.

  | Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics

Research Interests

Skeletal muscle stem cells and regeneration

Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.

Stephen Dewhurst, Ph.D.

  | Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Interests

Influenza Viruses; Virus Polymerase HIV Vaccine Development; NeuroAIDS Research

Mark Dumont, Ph.D.

Mark Dumont, Ph.D.

  | Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research Interests

Signal transduction; membrane protein structure, yeast molecular biology

Thomas Eickbush, Ph.D.

Thomas Eickbush, Ph.D.

  | Professor, Biology

Research Interests

Retrotransposable elements, protein: RNA and protein: DNA interactions, sequence specific endonucleases.

Dmitri Ermolenko, Ph.D.

Dmitri Ermolenko, Ph.D.

  | Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research Interests

Regulation of protein synthesis by mRNA structure

Robert Freeman, Ph.D.

Robert Freeman, Ph.D.

  | Professor, Pharmacology & Physiology

Research Interests

Molecular biology of programmed cell death

James Fry, Ph.D.

James Fry, Ph.D.

  | Assistant Professor, Biology

Research Interests

Genetics of adaptation

Lin Gan, Ph.D.

Lin Gan, Ph.D.

  | Professor, Ophthalmology

Research Interests

Development and degenerative diseases of sensory neurons

David Goldfarb, Ph.D.

David Goldfarb, Ph.D.

  | Professor, Biology

Research Interests

Nucleo-cytoplasmic transport

Elizabeth Grayhack, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Grayhack, Ph.D.

  | Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research Interests

Role of the genetic code in regulating protein synthesis and mRNA metabolism

Jeffrey Hayes, Ph.D.

Jeffrey Hayes, Ph.D.

  | Professor, Chair - Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research Interests

 Chromatin structure and control of gene expression

Aram Hezel, M.D.

Aram Hezel, M.D.

  | Associate Professor, Medicine

Research Interests

Genetics of pancreatic and biliary tract cancers

Wei Hsu, PhD

Wei Hsu, PhD

  | Professor, Biomedical Genetics

Research Interests

Cellular Signaling in Neural Development and Disease

Amy Kiernan, Ph.D.

Amy Kiernan, Ph.D.

  | Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Research Interests

Genetic mechanisms of inner ear and vestibular development and disease

Vyacheslav Korshunov, Ph.D.

Vyacheslav Korshunov, Ph.D.

  | Assistant Professor, Medicine

Research Interests

Vascular Remodeling

Catherine Kuo, Ph.D.

Catherine Kuo, Ph.D.

  | Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Stem cell approaches to tendon and ligament repair

Hartmut Land, Ph.D.

Hartmut Land, Ph.D.

  | Professor & Chair, Biomedical Genetics

Research Interests

Molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis and cancer cell metabolism

Xin Li, Ph.D.

Xin Li, Ph.D.

  | Assistant Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research Interests

Small non-coding RNA regulation in germ cells; paternal aging; transgenerational inheritance.

Richard Libby, Ph.D.

Richard Libby, Ph.D.

  | Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Research Interests

Neurobiology of glaucoma and retinal ganglion cell loss

Alayna Loiselle, Ph.D.

Alayna Loiselle, Ph.D.

  | Assistant Professor, Orthopaedics

Research Interests

Molecular mechanisms of musculoskeletal tissue regeneration and pathology

Sanjay Maggirwar, Ph.D.

Sanjay Maggirwar, Ph.D.

  | Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Interests

Platelets, HIV, and inflammation

Lynne Maquat, Ph.D.

Lynne Maquat, Ph.D.

  | Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research Interests

The role of RNA metabolism in human disease

Thomas Mariani, Ph.D.

Thomas Mariani, Ph.D.

  | Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Research Interests

Systems Biology of Lung Development and Disease

David Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.

David Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.

  | Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research Interests

Computational biology and genomics of RNA

Margot Mayer-Pröschel, Ph.D.

Margot Mayer-Pröschel, Ph.D.

  | Associate Professor, Biomedical Genetics

Research Interests

Role of epigenetic insults in brain development and disease

Helene McMurray, Ph.D.

Helene McMurray, Ph.D.

  | Assistant Professor, Biomedical Genetics

Research Interests

Systems Biology of Cancer Cells

Joseph Miano, Ph.D.

Joseph Miano, Ph.D.

  | Professor, Medicine

Research Interests

Genetics of long, noncoding RNAs in cardiovascular disease

Keith Nehrke, Ph.D.

Keith Nehrke, Ph.D.

  | Associate Professor, Medicine

Research Interests

Integrative Physiology

Mark Noble, Ph.D.

Mark Noble, Ph.D.

  | Professor, Biomedical Genetics

Research Interests

Targeting stem cells for cancer and regenerative therapy

Michael O'Reilly, Ph.D.

Michael O'Reilly, Ph.D.

  | Professor, Pediatrics

Research Interests

Effects of newborn hypoxia on lung and heart development

Catherine Ovitt, Ph.D.

Catherine Ovitt, Ph.D.

  | Associate Professor, Biomedical Genetics

Research Interests

Analysis of Genes Involved in Salivary Gland Function

Alexander Paciorkowski, M.D.

Alexander Paciorkowski, M.D.

  | Assistant Professor, Neurology

Research Interests

Pediatric Neurology, Human Genetics

James Palis, M.D.

James Palis, M.D.

  | Professor, Pediatrics

Research Interests

Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

Archibald Perkins, M.D., Ph.D.

Archibald Perkins, M.D., Ph.D.

  | Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Research Interests

Genes that impact the development of leukemias and other human malignancies

Eric Phizicky, Ph.D.

Eric Phizicky, Ph.D.

  | Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research Interests

tRNA biogenesis and the role of tRNAs in intellectual disabilities

Douglas Portman, Ph.D.

Douglas Portman, Ph.D.

  | Associate Professor, Biomedical Genetics

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Research Interests

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

Research Interests

Role of astrocytes in CNS disease and repair

Jacques Robert, Ph.D.

Jacques Robert, Ph.D.

  | Associate Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Interests

Environmental impacts on immune system development

Andrew Samuelson, Ph.D.

Andrew Samuelson, Ph.D.

  | Assistant Professor, Biomedical Genetics

Research Interests

Aging at the Genetic, Molecular and Organismal Level

Edward Schwarz, Ph.D.

Edward Schwarz, Ph.D.

  | Professor, Orthopaedics

Research Interests

Novel therapies for musculoskeletal diseases

Ruchira Singh, Ph.D.

Ruchira Singh, Ph.D.

  | Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

Research Interests

Molecular mechanisms of retinal and neurodegenerative diseases

Harold Smith, Ph.D.

Harold Smith, Ph.D.

  | Professor, Biochemistry & Biophysics

Research Interests

RNA regulation of immune modulators & Inhibitors of HIV RNA-binding proteins

Laurie Steiner, M.D.

Laurie Steiner, M.D.

  | Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Research Interests

Genetic and epigenetic control of red blood cell development

Juilee Thakar, Ph.D.

Juilee Thakar, Ph.D.

  | Assistant Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

Research Interests

Systems-based analysis and modeling of immune responses

Charles Thornton, M.D.

Charles Thornton, M.D.

  | Professor, Neurology

Research Interests

Myotonic dystrophy and mechanisms repeat expansion diseases

Michael Welte, Ph.D.

Michael Welte, Ph.D.

  | Associate Professor, Biology

Research Interests

Mechanisms of microtubule motors

Jack Werren, Ph.D.

Jack Werren, Ph.D.

  | Professor, Biology

Research Interests

Evolutionary Genetics

Lei Xu, Ph.D.

Lei Xu, Ph.D.

  | Assistant Professor, Biomedical Genetics

Research Interests

GPR56 in Cancer

Jiyong Zhao, Ph.D.

Jiyong Zhao, Ph.D.

  | Associate Professor, Biomedical Genetics

Research Interests

Signal transduction and therapeutic targets in B-cell lymphomas.