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Scott Alper
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Immunology
Research Topics: immune responses; innate immunity gene responses
immu;
Steve Anderson
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: Mammary gland development, mammary tumorigenesis, tumor metabolism
canb; molb;
Jason Aoto
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Pharmacology
Research Topics: drug addiction; schizophrenia; synaptic transmission; electrophysiology; neural circuitry
Lab Website: Aoto Lab
phcl;
Bruce Appel
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Human Medical Genetics and Genomics; Molecular Biology; Neuroscience
Research Topics: neural stem cells; zebrafish; developmental, degenerative, and cancerous diseases of the nervous system
csdv; hmgg; molb; nrsc;
Kristin Artinger
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Human Medical Genetics and Genomics; Molecular Biology; Neuroscience
Research Topics: Molecular, genetic mechanisms of neural crest development and disease
csdv; hmgg; molb; nrsc;
John Bankston
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Neuroscience; Pharmacology; Structural Biology and Biochemistry
Research Topics: ion channel biophysics; structural biology; fluorescence microscopy; pain and inflammation; pH regulation;
Lab Website: Bankston Lab
nrsc; phcl; stbb;
Roger Bannister
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Neuroscience
Research Topics: ALS; Lou Gehrig's Disease; nervous system; muscle biology and ion channels in place of nervous system
nrsc;
Linda Barlow
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Neuroscience
Research Topics: Stem cell renewal; molecular regulation of taste bud homeostasis; impact of cancer therapy on taste bud cell renewal and taste function
csdv; nrsc;
David Barton
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Microbiology; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: RNA Viruses, Innate Immunity to RNA Viruses, Endoribonucleases
micb; molb;
Emily Bates
Degree:
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Human Medical Genetics and Genomics; Molecular Biology; Neuroscience
Research Topics: genetics; pediatric disorders; mutations in a gene, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; the role of microtubules in neurodevelopment, ataxia, neurodegeneration
csdv; hmgg; molb; nrsc;
Ulli Bayer
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Molecular Biology; Neuroscience; Pharmacology
Research Topics: molecular memory; cellular signal transduction; neuronal fuction; nervous system
molb; nrsc; phcl;
David Beckham
Degree: MD
Affiliated Programs: Microbiology; Neuroscience
Research Topics: Flavivirus RNA structure and function; Zika virus pathogenesis; Zika virus vertical transmission; viral immune responses; alpha-synuclein; Parkinson’s disease;
micb; nrsc;
Brad Bendiak
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Structural Biology and Biochemistry
Research Topics: human diseases; birth defects; stem cells
csdv; stbb;
Richard Benninger
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Integrated Physiology
Research Topics: Pancreatic islet biology, Molecular mechanisms of diabetes pathogenesis, Emergent multicellular dynamics, Fluorescent biosensors and Optogenetics , Non-invasive imaging
csdv; iphy;
David Bentley
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: gene expression; alternative mRNA processsing in breast cancer; RNA polymerase II; mRNA splicing and polyadenylation, transcription elongation control, co-transcriptional chromatin modification
canb; molb;
Joshua Black
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Molecular Biology; Pharmacology
Research Topics: chromatin microenvironment; genome stability; cancer cell heterogeneity; chemotherapeutic response
molb; phcl;
Andy Bradford
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Integrated Physiology; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: hormone/growth factor signaling and cancer; roles of selective kinase C (PKC) isoforms; cell growth and death in endometrial cancer
canb; iphy; molb;
Joseph Brzezinski
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Neuroscience
Research Topics: mechanisms of cell fate determination
csdv; nrsc;
Cecilia Caino
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Pharmacology
Research Topics: cancer cell metabolism; organelle dynamics; selective autophagy; tumor progression and metastasis.
phcl;
John Cambrier
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Immunology; Integrated Physiology; Structural Biology and Biochemistry
Research Topics: cellular and molecular biology; autoimmunity/rheumatology; chronic obstructive pulmonary disesase
immu; iphy; stbb;
Mair Churchill
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Molecular Biology; Pharmacology; Structural Biology and Biochemistry
Research Topics: biophysical, biochemical, and structural methods; X-ray crystallography; gene expression
molb; phcl; stbb;
Diana Cittelly
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology
Research Topics: Brain microenvironment, brain metastasis, neuroinflammation in metastatic progression, breast cancer, hormone signaling
canb;
David Clouthier
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Human Medical Genetics and Genomics
Research Topics: signaling pathways; cranofacial development; zebrafish and mice
csdv; hmgg;
James Costello
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Computational Bioscience; Pharmacology
Research Topics: systems and network biology approaches to disentangle signaling pathways in cancer development; computational modeling of how therapeutic compounds function across different genomic backgrounds
canb; cpbs; phcl;
Scott Cramer
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Pharmacology
Research Topics: prostate cancer molecular subtypes that associate with aggressive and lethal disease; We model prostate cancer using a novel mouse prostate stem cell model that develops normal glandular structures with wild type cells and develops malignant structures when prostate cancer drivers are altered; use this models and computational approaches to model signaling pathways that act as potential therapeutic vulnerabilities. Areas of signaling interest include hormone signaling, steroid receptor/chromatin interactions, autophagy, apoptosis and necroptosis.
canb; phcl;
Richard Davis
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Microbiology; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: Programmed DNA elimination, novel RNAs, and RNA metabolism
csdv; micb; molb;
James DeGregori
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: cancer development; Adaptive Oncogenesis; development of novel therapeutic strategies; leukemia cells; non-small lung cancers; discovering pathway dependencies in cancers
canb; csdv; molb;
Mark Dell'Acqua
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Neuroscience; Pharmacology
Research Topics: cellular signal transduction; neuropharmacology; cAMP and calcium second messenger signaling pathways; neuronal synapses
nrsc; phcl;
Breck Duerkop
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Microbiology
Research Topics: microbiology; molecular biology; bacterial genetics; bacteriophages; host-microbe interactions; genomics and metagenomics; microbiome
micb;
Robert Eckel
Degree: MD
Affiliated Programs: Clinical Sciences; Neuroscience; Physiology
Research Topics: lipids; nutrition; insulin action; energy balance; body weight regulation
clsc; nrsc; phsl;
Elan Eisenmesser
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Molecular Biology; Pharmacology; Structural Biology and Biochemistry
Research Topics: revealing and controlling molecular interactions through biochemical, biophysical, and biological techniques; molecular basis of inflammation and cancer, which includes signaling complexes both inside/outside of the cell and engineering potent anti-cancer treatments; Molecular characterization of virulence factors for Strep Pneumo and engineering vaccines; Determining the role of dynamics in enzyme function and engineering catalysis.
molb; phcl; stbb;
Patricia Ernst
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Molecular Biology; Pharmacology
Research Topics: hematopoiesis; stem cells; leukemia; histone methyltransferases;
Lab Website: Ernst Lab
molb; phcl;
Thomas Evans
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: Ribonucleoprotein (RNP) dynamics and mRNA control during early development
csdv; molb;
Katherine Fantauzzo
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: receptor tyrosine kinase signaling; mammalian craniofacial development; mouse genetics
Lab Website: Fantauzzo Lab
csdv; molb;
Gidon Felsen
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Integrated Physiology; Neuroscience
Research Topics: nervous system, electrophysiological, behavioral, pharmacological, molecular, computational methods
iphy; nrsc;
Thomas Finger
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Neuroscience
Research Topics: development and organization of taste and smell; molecular and cellular mechanisms; embryonic development in C. elegans; genetic and biochemical approaches
csdv; nrsc;
Christopher Ford
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Pharmacology
Research Topics: Neural circuits, addiction, synaptic transmission, neuromodulators, GPCRs, electrophysiology, imaging
Lab Website: Ford Lab
phcl;
Heide Ford
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Integrated Physiology; Molecular Biology; Pharmacology
Research Topics: Parallels between normal development and tumorigenesis/metastasis, epithelial to mesenchymal transition, role of homeoproteins and their cofactors in breast, ovarian, and pediatric tumors, particularly in metastatic progression.
canb; iphy; molb; phcl;
Curt Freed
Degree: MD
Affiliated Programs: Human Medical Genetics and Genomics; Neuroscience; Pharmacology
Research Topics: Parkinson’s disease research from cell culture to human clinical trials. Stem cells to treat Parkinson’s disease. Stopping progression of Parkinson’s disease by up regulating the DJ-1 gene with a drug.
hmgg; nrsc; phcl;
Rachel Friedman
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Immunology
Research Topics: immune tolerance, type 1 diabetes, in vivo 2-photon imaging, therapeutic development
immu;
Mayumi Fujita
Degree: MD/PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology
Research Topics: Melanoma biology; melanoma immunology; skin immunology; disease biomarker
canb;
Laurent Gapin
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Immunology
Research Topics: Invariant Natural Killer T (iNKT) cells - our lab studies various aspects of iNKT cell biology, including their requirements for development and function. These studies will open up substantial new possibilities for understanding iNKT cell development and effector programming so that it can be exploited for therapeutic usage to improve human health.
immu;
Kathleen Gardiner
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Human Medical Genetics and Genomics
Research Topics:
hmgg;
Arthur Gutierrez-Hartman
Degree: MD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Integrated Physiology; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: role of Ras/MAPK signaling; Ets transcription; epithelial cell development; tumorigenesis; pituitary and mammary model systems
canb; iphy; molb;
James Hagman
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Immunology; Microbiology; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: B cell development; transcriptional regulation; epigenetics; immune responses
immu; micb; molb;
Kirk Hansen
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Structural Biology and Biochemistry
Research Topics: proteins in health and disease; mechanisms of disease. The role of the extracellular matrix in defining cancer cell fate; from dormancy to organ preference for metastasis.
stbb;
Lynn Heasley
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Pharmacology
Research Topics: autocrine and paracrine signaling; receptor tyrosine kinases
canb; phcl;
Peter Henson
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Immunology; Integrated Physiology; Pharmacology
Research Topics: cell biology of inflammation; recognition and removal of apoptotic cells; innate immunity
canb; immu; iphy; phcl;
Jay Hesselberth
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Human Medical Genetics and Genomics; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: DNA repair; RNA repair; genome technology; bioinformatics
hmgg; molb;
Paula Hoffman
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Pharmacology
Research Topics: neuropharmacology, genetics and genomics of alcohol and drug abuse.
phcl;
Joan Hooper
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Computational Bioscience; Integrated Physiology; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: signal transduction; cellular and molecular mechanisms; integrating and molecular genetics; biochemical approaches
cpbs; csdv; iphy; molb;
Alexander Horswill
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Microbiology
Research Topics: bacterial pathogens; quorum-sensing; biofilms; host-pathogen interactions; gene regulation
micb;
Elena Hsieh
Degree: MD
Affiliated Programs: Immunology; Microbiology
Research Topics: systemic lupus erythematosus; mass cytometry; autoimmunity; immunodeficiency; human neonatal immune development;
immu; micb;
Mingxia Huang
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Molecular Biology
Research Topics: DNA Damage; Iron homeostasis; Neurodegeneration
molb;
Larry Hunter
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Computational Bioscience; Human Medical Genetics and Genomics; Pharmacology; Structural Biology and Biochemistry
Research Topics: development and application of advanced computational techniques to biomedicine; molecular assays
cpbs; hmgg; phcl; stbb;
Joe Hurt
Degree: MD/PhD
Affiliated Programs: Integrated Physiology
Research Topics: perinatal biology; preterm birth and parturition signaling; uterine myometrial contractility; gasotransmitters; nitric oxide; hydrogen sulfide; reproductive physiology; maternal fetal medicine; obesity and metabolism; reproductive metabolomics
iphy;
Jordan Jacobelli
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Immunology
Research Topics: autoimmunity; multiple sclerosis; lymphoid malignancies; immune cell migration; cytoskeleton.
immu;
Sujatha Jagannathan
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Molecular Biology; Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development
Research Topics: mRNA quality control; nonsense-mediated RNA decay; facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy; muscle development
molb; csdv;
Edward Janoff
Degree: MD
Affiliated Programs: Immunology; Microbiology
Research Topics: Mucosal immunity; Regulation of B cell responses to vaccines in infants and with HIV-1 infection; Microbiome and immune development
immu; micb;
Paul Jedlicka
Degree: MD/PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology
Research Topics: Mechanisms and targeting of epigenetic dysregulation in pediatric sarcoma
canb;
Aaron Johnson
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Molecular Biology; Structural Biology and Biochemistry
Research Topics: formation and regulation of chromatin domains; mechanisms of heterochromatin
molb; stbb;
Mark Johnston
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Human Medical Genetics and Genomics; Microbiology; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: yeast genetics, nutrient sensing, signal transduction pathways, metabolism
hmgg; micb; molb;
David Jones
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Molecular Biology; Pharmacology; Structural Biology and Biochemistry
Research Topics: structural studies of protein-ligand interactions; neuronal signal transduction; molecular mechanisms
molb; phcl; stbb;
Craig Jordan
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: leukemia; cancer stem cells; experimental therapeutics; cancer metabolism
canb; molb;
Katerina Kechris
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Computational Bioscience; Human Medical Genetics and Genomics
Research Topics: statistics; bioinformatics; genomics; epigenetics; miRNA
cpbs; hmgg;
Ross Kedl
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Immunology; Microbiology
Research Topics: innate immune activation; cellular immunity; T cells, vaccination
immu; micb;
Marijke Keestra-Gounder
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Immunology; Microbiology
Research Topics: Innate immunity; Salmonella; Citrobacter; host-pathogen interaction; pathogen-induced processes
immu; micb;
Matthew Kennedy
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Neuroscience; Pharmacology
Research Topics: Synaptic plasticity, Alzheimer’s disease, optogenetics, protein trafficking
nrsc; phcl;
Jeffrey Kieft
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Microbiology; Molecular Biology; Pharmacology; Structural Biology and Biochemistry
Research Topics: RNA structure; translational control; viral noncoding RNAs; RNA-protein interactions; macromolecular machinery dynamics
micb; molb; phcl; stbb;
Achim Klug
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Integrated Physiology; Neuroscience
Research Topics: auditory brain stem nuclei; sound localization pathway
iphy; nrsc;
Peter Koch
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development
Research Topics: cell adhesion proteins; cytoskeleton; epithelial cell biology; mouse embryonic development; skin cancer; mouse models of human diseases; induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC); human cell-based disease models; ectodermal dysplasias; epithelial stem cell biology
csdv;
Maranke Koster
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development
Research Topics: skin and cornea stem cells; hair follicle morphogenesis and cycling; iPSC-derived models; inherited skin disorders; skin and head & neck cancer
csdv;
Rajendra Kumar
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Integrated Physiology; Neuroscience
Research Topics: pituitary; gonads; reproduction; fertility; osteoporosis; tumors;
iphy; nrsc;
Tatiana Kutateladze
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Molecular Biology; Neuroscience; Pharmacology; Structural Biology and Biochemistry
Research Topics: molecular mechanisms; epigenetic regulation; phosphoinositide signaling
molb; nrsc; phcl; stbb;
Laurel Lenz
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Immunology; Integrated Physiology; Microbiology
Research Topics: innate immunity; Listeria monocytogenes; host-pathogen interactions
immu; iphy; micb;
Changwei Liu
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Molecular Biology
Research Topics: biochemical mechanisms; spinal muscular atrophy protein; survival motor neuron; cell biological; proteomics approaches
molb;
Shi-Long Lu
Degree: MD/PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development
Research Topics: Molecular mechanisms in head & neck cancer and salivary gland cancer, cancer stem cells, saliva-based biomarkers
canb; csdv;
Traci Lyons
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development
Research Topics: mechanisms of lymphatic mediated metastasis of breast cancer
canb; csdv;
Wendy Macklin
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Neuroscience
Research Topics: oligodendrocyte differentiation; myelination in the central nervous system; signaling pathways and mechanisms
csdv; nrsc;
Paul MacLean
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Integrated Physiology
Research Topics: metabolic adaptations to weight loss; obesity and breast cancer; menopause
canb; iphy;
Anna Malykhina
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Integrated Physiology; Neuroscience
Research Topics: electrophysiology; visceral smooth muscle; sensory neurons; chronic pain; neuropharmacology
iphy; nrsc;
Phillippa Marrack
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Immunology
Research Topics: lymphocytes; T cells; MHC proteins
immu;
Sandra Martin
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Human Medical Genetics and Genomics; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: genome evolution; relationship between genotype and hibernation phenotype
hmgg; molb;
Timothy McKinsey
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Pharmacology
Research Topics: Cardiovascular disease; fibrosis, epigenetic regulation of gene expression; signal transduction
phcl;
James McManaman
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Integrated Physiology; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: Cellular and molecular mechanisms of lipid metabolism disorders
csdv; iphy; molb;
Michael McMurray
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: macromolecular assemblies; cellular function; neurodegenrative disorders; systemic amyloidoses
csdv; molb;
Jeffrey Moore
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: organelles; microtubes; mechanochemical enzymes; cell division
csdv; molb;
Thomas Morrison
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Immunology; Microbiology
Research Topics: Immunological mechanisms that influence the clearance or persistence of arboviruses and protozoan parasites; Molecular mechanisms by which pathogens counteract host innate and adaptive immune responses
immu; micb;
Neelanjan Mukherjee
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Medical Science Training Program; Molecular Biology;
Research Topics: human steroid hormones; RNA stability; splicing; translation; RNA-binding proteins; computational biology; high-throughput sequencing; genomics;
molb; canb;
Raphael Nemenoff
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Pharmacology
Research Topics: molecular pathways; progression and metastasis of lung cancer
canb; phcl;
James Nichols
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development;
Research Topics: zebrafish; craniofacial; genetics; development; variability
Lab Website: Nichols Lab
csdv; molb;
Rebecca O'Brien
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Immunology
Research Topics: gamma/delta T lymphocytes; immune regulation; autoimmunity
immu;
Chad Pearson
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: cytoskeleton; microtubule; cilia; centrosome; centriole; cell division; Tetrahymena
csdv; molb;
Roberta Pelanda
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Immunology
Research Topics: Elucidation of genetic and biochemical pathways that regulate B lymphocyte development and selection as well as B cell function in the context of autoimmunity in mice, humanized mice, and humans.
immu;
Anthony Peng
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Neuroscience
Research Topics: Sensory neurobiology, auditory and vestibular mechanotransduction
nrsc;
Anne-Laure Perraud
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Immunology; Neuroscience
Research Topics: Ion homeostasis regulation, ion channels, and calcium signaling in the immune system; Nutritional signaling, metabolism and oxidative stress in immunity and inflammation.
immu; nrsc;
Abigail Person
Degree:
Affiliated Programs: Neuroscience; Physiology
Research Topics: neural control of movement; cerebellar physiology and anatomy; motor planning and kinematics
nrsc; phsl;
Eric Pietras
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Immunology; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: inflammation; hematopoiesis; stem cell function and self-renewal; microbiome; autoimmune disease;
canb; immu; molb;
Eric Poeschla
Degree: MD
Affiliated Programs: Microbiology
Research Topics: virology; innate immunity to viruses (RNA viruses including HIV-1); mouse models of innate immunity; mouse models of protection against autoimmune diseases;
micb;
David Pollock
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Computational Bioscience; Human Medical Genetics and Genomics; Structural Biology and Biochemistry
Research Topics:
cpbs; hmgg; stbb;
David Port
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Pharmacology
Research Topics:
phcl;
Huntington Potter
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Human Medical Genetics and Genomics; Neuroscience
Research Topics: Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative disease; Down syndrome; cell cycle; neuroinflammation
hmgg; nrsc;
Rytis Prekeris
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: regulation and establishment of epithelial cell polarity in vitro and in vivo; molecular mechanisms of cell division and midbody inheritance; cancer cell invasion and metastasis
Lab Website: Prekeris Lab
canb; csdv; molb;
Catherine Proenza
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Integrated Physiology; Neuroscience; Pharmacology
Research Topics: Molecular physiology of cardiac pacemaking; ion channel biophysics
iphy; nrsc; phcl;
Stefan Pukatzki
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Immunology; Microbiology
Research Topics: Cholera; Host-Pathogen Interactions; Bacterial Competition;
immu; micb;
Srinivas Ramachandran
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Molecular Biology; Structural Biology and Biochemistry
Research Topics: Chromatin structure and dynamics in cells
molb; stbb;
Yosef Refaeli
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development
Research Topics:
canb; csdv;
Tania Reis
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Molecular Biology; Neuroscience
Research Topics: The Genetic Basis of Obesity and Neuronal Control of Energy Balance in Drosophila melanogaster
csdv; molb; nrsc;
Diego Restrepo
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Neuroscience
Research Topics:
csdv; nrsc;
Mary Reyland
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: Signaling pathways in apoptosis and proliferation; lung cancer; head and neck cancer
canb; csdv; molb;
Angeles Ribera
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Neuroscience
Research Topics: activity-dependent neuronal development; spinal neurons; zebrafish; ion channels; electrophysiology
csdv; nrsc;
Jennifer Richer
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: Breast and ovarian cancer steroid hormone receptor action, non-coding RNA, and proteins involved in anoikis resistance and their role in disease progression and therapeutic targeting of these entities.
canb; molb;
Olivia Rissland
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Molecular Biology;
Research Topics: Post-transcriptional gene regulation; mRNA decay; translation
Lab Website: Rissland Lab
csdv; molb;
Holger Russ
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: human pancreatic beta cell and thymus biology; autoimmune diabetes; human pluripotent stem cell biology and direct differentiation; genome engineering
csdv; molb;
Mario Santiago
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Immunology; Microbiology
Research Topics: Host genetic control of retrovirus infection in mice and primates; Immunology of HIV restriction factors; HIV-1 innate immunity; Type I interferons
immu; micb;
Carol Sartorious
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Integrated Physiology
Research Topics:
canb; iphy;
William Sather
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Neuroscience; Pharmacology
Research Topics: electrophysiology; live-cell imaging; Ca2+ signaling; ion channels; gene expression and plasticity in hippocampal and spinal cord neurons
nrsc; phcl;
Nathan Schoppa
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Neuroscience
Research Topics: Neurophysiology of olfaction; Synaptic physiology
nrsc;
Rebecca Schweppe
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology
Research Topics: defining the role of key signal transduction mechanisms that regulate thyroid cancer growth and metastasis
canb;
Tamim Shaikh
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Human Medical Genetics and Genomics; Neuroscience
Research Topics: disease gene identification using genomewide technologies; genome rearrangements and copy number variations associated with disease; genetic and genomic analysis of neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders including intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia; model organisms (zebrafish) for functional characterization of disease genes
hmgg; nrsc;
Daniel Sherbenou
Degree: MD, PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology Graduate Program, Medical Scientist Training Program, Immunology Graduate Program
Research Topics: Multiple Myeloma, Plasma Cell Disorders, Drug Development, Precision Medicine, Personalized Medicine, Immunotherapy, Antibody-drug conjugates, Protein Translation Inhibitors, Ex Vivo Drug Sensitivity Profiling
Lab Website: Sherbenou Lab
canb; bsp;
Julie Siegenthaler
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Neuroscience
Research Topics: development of brain blood vessels and pediatric stroke
Lab Website: Siegenthaler Lab
csdv; nrsc;
James Sikela
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Computational Bioscience; Human Medical Genetics and Genomics; Neuroscience; Pharmacology
Research Topics: Advanced genome technologies; human genome organization and evolution; genetics of cognitive and neurodevelopmental disease
cpbs; hmgg; nrsc; phcl;
Matthew Sikora
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Molecular Biology; Pharmacology
Research Topics: steroid hormones; anti-estrogen; breast cancer
Lab Website: Sikora Lab
canb; molb; phcl;
Jill Slansky
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Immunology
Research Topics: tumor immunology; immune therapies; antigen discovery; tumor-influenced lymphocyte activity; T cell repertoires
canb; immu;
Katharine Smith
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Pharmacology; Neuroscience
Research Topics: synaptic plasticity; inhibitory synapses; advanced imaging; cellular signaling
phcl; nrsc;
Kunhua Song
Degree:
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Pharmacology
Research Topics: Molecular mechanisms of heart disease, Cardiac development and regeneration.
csdv; phcl;
Lori Sussel
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: pancreatic islet biology; diabetes mechanisms; mouse embryonic development; transcriptional regulation; long non-coding RNAs
csdv; molb;
Matthew Taliaferro
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: Gene expression; subcellular RNA localization; localized translation in neurons; high-throughput screening; RNA-seq
Lab Website: Taliaferro Lab
csdv; molb;
Beth Tamburini
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Immunology
Research Topics: lymph node lymphatics; antigen archiving; liver disease progression; ectopic lymphoid clusters; tumor immunology; cancer lymphatics
immu;
Ann Thor
Degree: MD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Integrated Physiology
Research Topics:
csdv; iphy;
Daniel Tollin
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Integrated Physiology; Neuroscience
Research Topics: auditory neuroscience; sensitive periods in auditory development; tests of hearing aids and auditory prosthetic devices; auditory injury due to acoustic blast; human auditory perception
iphy; nrsc;
Raul Torres
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Immunology
Research Topics: B lymphocyte development; antibody response; HIV; autoimmunity; CD8 T cell anti-tumor immunity
immu;
Chandra Tucker
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Molecular Biology; Pharmacology; Structural Biology and Biochemistry
Research Topics: Optogenetics; optical control; protein engineering; protein interactions; protein sensors; yeast genetics; synthetic cell biology; protein misfolding
csdv; molb; phcl; stbb;
Kenneth Tyler
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Microbiology; Neuroscience
Research Topics: Viral infections of the Central Nervous System, neuroimmunology and neuroinflammation
micb; nrsc;
Linda van Dyk
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Immunology; Microbiology; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: virus/host interactions; cell cycle; non-coding RNA; viral pathogenesis and cancers; viral immunology
immu; micb; molb;
Andres Vazquez-Torres
Degree: DVM/PhD
Affiliated Programs: Immunology; Microbiology; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: Bacterial Pathogenesis; Innate Immunity; Salmonella; Oxidative and Nitrosative Stress
immu; micb; molb;
Rajeev Vibhakar
Degree: MD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development
Research Topics: examine epigenetic vulnerabilities in pediatric brain tumors focusing on histone lysine methylation; is investigating translational mechanisms of kinase inhibition in pediatric brain tumors; ChIP-seq and iPS cell technology coupled with animal models and traditional tools such as flow cytometry, confocal microscopy and basic molecular biology tools to probe these questions.
canb; csdv;
Sukumar Vijayaraghavan
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Integrated Physiology; Neuroscience
Research Topics: signaling; brain circuits; electrophysiology; optogenetics; live cell imaging; Cholinergic signaling; nicotine addiction
iphy; nrsc;
Eszter Katalin Vladar
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: Motile cilia; Cell signaling; Airway epithelium in health and disease
csdv; molb;
Martin Voskuil
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Microbiology; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: Mycobacterium tuberculosis, dormancy, antibiotic mechanisms, population heterogeneity, and pH homeostasis
micb; molb;
Jing Wang
Degree: MD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Human Medical Genetics and Genomics; Immunology; Molecular Biology
Research Topics: Cancer immunology: mechanisms of immune evasion; Antibody gene diversification: signaling control of class switch recombination
canb; hmgg; immu; molb;
Xiao-Jing Wang
Degree: MD/PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cancer Biology; Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Molecular Biology; Pharmacology
Research Topics: Stem cell biology, tumor microenvironment, therapeutic interventions for cancer and tissue regeneration
canb; csdv; molb; phcl;
Margaret Wierman
Degree: MD/PhD
Affiliated Programs: Integrated Physiology; Neuroscience
Research Topics: Molecular approaches to Reproductive Neuroendocrinology and Endocrine Neoplasia using cell and animal models, translational projects using human tumor samples
iphy; nrsc;
Trevor Williams
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Cell Biology, Stem Cells and Development; Human Medical Genetics and Genomics; Integrated Physiology; Molecular Biology; Neuroscience
Research Topics:
csdv; hmgg; iphy; molb; nrsc;
Ivana Yang
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Human Medical Genetics and Genomics
Research Topics: environmental epigenetics; epigenomics; genomics; lung disease; metabolic disorders
hmgg;
Rui Zhao
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Molecular Biology; Structural Biology and Biochemistry
Research Topics: understand the molecular mechanism of pre-mRNA splicing using a combination of X-ray crystallography, CryoEM, molecular biology, biochemistry and yeast genetics approaches
molb; stbb;
Hongjin Zheng
Degree: PhD
Affiliated Programs: Structural Biology and Biochemistry
Research Topics: mitochondria; membrane protein; structural biology; cryo-EM; X-ray crystallography
stbb;

 

 

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