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Faculty in the Human Medical Genetics And Genomics Program at UCD

Training Faculty

Richard Spritz, M.D. Program DirectorMapping, discovery, and function of disease genes affecting skin, autoimmunity, and craniofacial development
Bruce Appel, Ph.D.Genetic analysis of neural
Kristin Artinger, Ph.D.Developmental genetics of the neural
Emily Bates, Ph.D.Molecular mechanisms of pediatric
Neil Box, Ph.D.Genetics of pigmentation and melanoma
David Clouthier, Ph.D.Genetics of craniofacial and cardiovascular
Jorge DiPaola, M.D.Genetic analysis of hematological development and blood
Mark Duncan, Ph.D.Clinical proteomics; biochemical markers of disease, including
Tasha E. Fingerlin, Ph.D.Association studies of complex disorders; type 2 diabetes
Curt R. Freed, M.D.Genetic causes of Parkinson's disease. Modeling human genetic diseases with patient-derived induced pluripotent stem
Robert Freedman, M.D.Genetics of schizophrenia; a7-nicotonic
Katheleen Gardiner, Ph.D.Molecular Genetics of Down
Stephen Goodman, M.D.Genetics of glutaric acidemias; characterization of defects in glutaryl-CoA
Jay Hesselberth, Ph.D.Genomics of gene
Larry Hunter, Ph.D.Bioinformatics and computational
Mark Johnston, Ph.D.Glucose sensing and signaling and functional
Katerina Kechris, Ph.D.Statistical
Jan Kraus, Ph.D.Molecular genetics of cystathionine ß-synthase and propionyl CoA carboxylase
Amanda Law, Ph.D.Genetics of psychiatric, neurodevelopmental, and behavioral
Sandra Martin, Ph.D.Molecular evolutionary
Lee Niswander, Ph.D.Mammalian developmental
Jill Norris, Ph.D.Genetic epidemiology of type 2 diabetes and autoimmune
David Pollock, Ph.D.Evolutionary
Chris Porter, M.D.Novel therapeutic strategies for myeloid
Huntington Potter, Ph.D.Neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer's Disease, and trisomy 21/Down
Richard Radcliffe, Ph.D.CNS gene expression in genetic differences in acute alcohol sensitivity and
Yosef Refaeli, Ph.D.Functions of proto-oncogenes in health and diseases of hematopoietic
Marian Rewers, M.D., Ph.DEtiology, epidemiology and clilincal outcomes of type 1 diabetes & cardiovascular complications of both type 1 and type 2
Dennis Roop, Ph.D.Genetics of skin disease and skin development: stem cell
Stephanie Santorico, Ph.D.Statistical
David Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D.Genetics and epigenetics of environmental lung
Robert Sclafani, Ph.D.Cell cycle control of DNA replication and mutagenesis in yeast and human cancer cells; Mechanisims of cancer
Max Seibold, Ph.D.Genetics/Genomic Analysis of the Airway Epithelium in
Tamim Shaikh, PhDCopy number variation in developmental delay, intellectual disabilities and related conditions. Genome structure, rearrangements and
James Sikela, Ph.D.Genome variation in human evolution and
Matthew Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.Genetics studies of inherited cardiomyopathies, polycystic kidney disease, intellectual disabilities, hereditary vascular diseases, Barth syndrome, Danon disease, and lysosmal storage
Dan Theodorescu, M.D., Ph.D.RhoGDI2 in human
Johan Van Hove, M.D., Ph.D.Biochemical genetics, mitochondrial diseases, and
Jing Wang, Ph.D.Genomic instability and cancer
Trevor Williams, Ph.D.Transcriptional control of development and
Ivana Yang, Ph.D.Genetic and biological determinants of environmental and occupational lung

Non-Training Faculty

Marileila Varella Garcia, Ph.D.Cancer
Judith Gault, Ph.D.Genetics of cerebral vascular
Nancy Hadley-Miller, Ph.D.Genetics idiopathic scoliosis complex orthopedic
Audrey Hendricks, Ph.D.Huntington Disease and
Greggory LaBerge, Ph.D.Forensic
David Manchester, M.D.Clinical genetics, genetic
Luisa Mestroni, M.D.Genetics of adult heart disease;
York E. Miller, M.D.Mouse models of lung cancer risk; Use of genetically modified mice to asses potential lung cancer chemoprevention
Elaine Spector, Ph.DClinical molecular genetics, transition of research findings to clinical
Janet Thomas, M.D.Clinical genetics, biochemical genetics, and genetic
Chun-hui Tsai, M.D.Dysmorphology and inborn errors of