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Faculty Department  Lab Affiliation(s) Interests
Hani A. Awad, Ph.D. Professor of Biomedical Engineering Awad Lab Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering
Michael Becker, M.D. Associate Professor of Medicine   Malignant stem cell populations in myeloid neoplasms
Danielle Benoit, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Benoit Lab Therapeutic Biomaterials
Abdellatif Benraiss, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Neurology Goldman Lab The use of gene therapeutic strategies to induce and regulate neurogenesis from endogenous neural stem cells in the adult mammalian brain, with a particular emphasis on developing this as a therapeutic strategy in Huntington's disease.
Benoit Biteau, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biomedical Genetics Biteau Lab Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms that Control Tissue Homeostasis and Somatic Stem Cells
Dirk Bohmann, Ph.D. Professor of Biomedical Genetics Bohmann Lab The biochemistry, molecular biology and genetics of signal-transducing transcription factors and their role in development, aging and disease
Laura M. Calvi, M.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine Calvi Lab Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Microenvironmental Regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells in the Bone Marrow
Joe V. Chakkalakal, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of 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.
Lin Gan, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Ophthalmology Gan Lab Development and degenerative diseases of sensory neurons, gene regulation
Steven A. Goldman, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Neurology Goldman Lab Identify the expression patterns of the major categories of stem and progenitor cells of the adult human brain and to use that information to define the signaling pathways that distinguish one progenitor from another, as well as those that distinguish brain tumor stem and progenitor cells from their normal counterparts.
Wei Hsu, PhD Professor of Biomedical Genetics Hsu Lab Cellular Signaling in Neural Development and Disease
Paul Kingsley, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics   Embryonic hematopoiesis
Vyacheslav A. Korshunov, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine   Vascular Remodeling
Hartmut Land, Ph.D. Chair and Professor of Biomedical Genetics Land Lab Molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis. Signaling and Cancer Cell Metabolism
Xin Z. Li, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics Xin Li Lab Small non-coding RNA regulation in germ cells; meiosis; male infertility.
Nanhong Lou, M.D. Research Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery Nedergaard Lab The role of gliosis and glial cell signaling in stroke by using in vivo multiphoton imaging and electrophysiological methods.
Margot Mayer-Pröschel, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biomedical Genetics Mayer-Pröschel Lab Stem Cells in the mammalian CNS / Gestational insults and embryonic CNS development / Astrocyte dysfunction
Kathleen McGrath, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Palis Lab A fundamental curiosity about how cells decide which fate to adopt as embryos develop.
Joseph M. Miano, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Medicine Miano Lab Vascular Smooth Muscle Cell Growth and Differentiation Control
Maiken Nedergaard, M.D. DMSc Professor of Neurosurgery Nedergaard Lab The basic biology of glial cells in the CNS and the role of astrocytes in several neurological diseases, including stroke, spinal cord injury, epilepsy, tremor, and ALS. Research is aimed at defining new strategies for the treatment of neurological diseases that target astrocytic dysfunction.
Mark Noble, Ph.D. Professor of Biomedical Genetics Noble Lab Neural Diseases and Neoplasia
Michael A. O'Reilly, Ph.D. Professor of Pediatrics O'Reilly Lab Developmental Biology of the Lung
Catherine E. Ovitt, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biomedical Genetics Ovitt Lab Analysis of Genes Involved in Salivary Gland Function
James Palis, M.D. Professor of Pediatrics Palis Lab Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Weiguo Peng, M.D. Research Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery Nedergaard Lab Spinal cord and spinal nerve injury; more specifically the secondary injury after spinal cord trauma and how to improve the recovery of spinal cord injury.
Douglas Portman, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biomedical Genetics Portman Lab Genetics and genomics of nervous system development in the Nematode C. elegans
Christoph Pröschel, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biomedical Genetics Pröschel Lab Glial progenitors and the role of astrocytes in CNS disease and repair.
J. E. Puzas, Ph.D. Professor of Orthopaedics Puzas Lab Molecular and Cellular Biology of the Skeletal System

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Associate Professor of Surgery Redmond Lab Notch and Hedgehog in vessel remodeling. The cardiovascular effects of alcohol.
Randy N. Rosier, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Orthopaedics Rosier Lab Regulation of Endochondral Ossification.
Edward M. Schwarz, Ph.D. Professor of Orthopaedics Schwarz Lab Pro-inflammatory cytokine signal transduction and novel drug and gene therapies for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Takahiro Takano, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery   Purinergic signaling in peripheral nociceptive nerve, neurovascular coupling, stroke injury and astrocytic communication
Su Wang, M.D., Ph.D. Research Associate Professor of Neurology Goldman Lab Differentiation of human striatal neural progenitor cells into medium spiny neurons, and the additional changes in their gene expression that accompany their expression of mutant Huntington protein. His goal is to identify targets for intervention in Huntington’s Disease. Working together with Dr. Windrem, Dr. Wang also studies the oligodendrocytic differentiation of human glial progenitor cells, as derived from pluripotential stem cells, for the purpose of establishing iPS and ES cell-based sources of oligodendrocyte progenitors for cell therapy.
Xinping Zhang, B.Med., Ph.D. Associate Professor of Orthopaedics Zhang Lab Skeletal repair and reconstruction
Michael J. Zuscik, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Orthopaedics Zuscik Lab Contribution of chondrogenesis and chondrocyte differentiation to the process of fracture repair and the study of the behavior of the articular chondrocyte under normal conditions in healthy joints and during pathologic situations