Corey Acker, Assistant Professor, Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling. Ph.D., Boston University. Developing advanced quantitative techniques such as computational modeling, imaging, and electrophysiology to study neuro- and cardiac physiology in new, more direct and powerful ways.
Adam J. Adler, Professor of Immunology, Ph.D., Columbia University. Our lab studies mechanisms of T cell tolerization to peripheral self-antigens, as well as the relationship between tolerance and tumor immunity.
Olga Anczuków-Camarda, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., Université Claude Bernard Lyon. Characterizing the role of alternative-splicing misregulation in breast and ovarian cancer by using 3D cell culture and PDX models.
Srdjan Antic, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, M.D., Belgrade University. Prefrontal and somatosensory cortex; pyramidal neurons; synaptic transmission; excitatory neurotransmitters; the role of dendrites in synaptic integration; and dopaminergic modulation of dendritic excitability.
Andrew Arnold, Professor of Medicine and Genetics and Genome Sciences, Murray-Heilig Chair in Molecular Medicine, Director, Center for Molecular Medicine, M.D., Harvard University. Pathogenesis of parathyroid and other endocrine tumors, and role of the cyclin D1 oncogene in neoplasia, including breast cancer.
Byoung-Il Bae, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University. Understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying human cortical development by comparing humans, ferrets, and mice with the same genetic mutation but with strikingly different phenotypes using state-of-the-art tools.
Rashmi Bansal, Professor of Neuroscience, Ph.D., Central Drug Research Institute. Multiple Sclerosis, signaling mechanisms that regulate development, myelination, demyelination and remyelination in transgenic mouse models and in tissue culture.
Jenna Bartley, Assistant Professor of Immunology, Ph.D., University of Connecticut. Uncovering common pathways among the aging process and developing potential interventions to prevent age-related declines in immune responses and help older adults maintain their independence into late life.
Lance Bauer, Professor of Psychiatry. Ph.D., Washington University. Genetic and personality risk factors for addiction and their neurophysiological correlates.
Dashzeveg Bayarsaihan, Associate Professor of Reconstructive Sciences, Ph.D., Wesleyan University. Research interests are complex human disorders using stem cell technology, functional genomics and animal models to understand chromatin architecture and epigenetic modifications.
Jean-Denis Beaudoin, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., Université de Sherbrooke. RNA structure and function in gene regulation during vertebrate development using zebrafish and stem cell models.
Christine Beck, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., University of Michigan. Identifying regions susceptible to non-recurrent human form of SV and investigating the enzymes that limit or promote Alu-mediated rearrangements via computational, molecular biological and genomic techniques.
Leslie R. Bernstein, Professor of Neuroscience, Ph.D., University of Illinois. Behavioral neuroscience: psychoacoustics.
Irina Bezsonova, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Ph.D., University of Toronto. Structural and biochemical characterization of proteins and protein complexes of p53 pathway, especially, proteins responsible for maintenance of an appropriate level of p53 in the cell.
Michael Blinov, Associate Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science. Computational Biology: Modeling of signal transcription systems and protein-DNA interactions. Bioinformatics: Data mining and visualization. Developing software tools and mathematical methods for rule-based modeling of signal transduction systems.
Margaret Briggs-Gowan, Associate Professor of Psychiatry. Ph.D. Yale University. Mental health problems in young children, including identifying risk factors and pinpointing underlying genetic, stress-response, and neurocognitive factors involved in these processes.
Stefan Brocke, Associate Professor of Cell Biology, M.D., Freie Universistaet Berlin School of Medicine. Cellular and molecular mechanisms of brain injury in inflammatory and inflammation-associated disorders of the central nervous system.
Melissa Caimano, Associate Professor of Medicine, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham. The regulatory pathways and molecular mechanisms underlying mammalian host adaptation and maintenance of Borrelia burgdorferi within its natural enzootic cycle.
Ernesto Canalis, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Medicine, M.D., Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. The role of growth factors and their antagonists in skeletal function, such as osteoblast cell fate and function. The role of Notch and Nuclear factor of activated T cells (NFAT) in osteoblasts in vivo and in vitro, and in disease models for Hajdu Cheney Syndrome and Lateral Meningocele Syndrome.
Gordon G. Carmichael, Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., Harvard University. Regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes.
Leslie Caromile, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., University of Washington. Investigating the mechanistic role of prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) in prostate cancer tumor vascularization, progression and metastasis; SNPs in PSMA and prostate cancer health disparities; novel PSMA targeted therapy using 3D bioprinted human prostate cancer tumor models.
Manuel Castro-Alamancos, Professor of Neuroscience, Ph.D., Cajal Institute and University Complutense. Synaptic, cellular and network mechanisms involved in sensorimotor information transmission, coding and storage during motivated behaviors.
Linda Cauley, Associate Professor of Immunology, Ph.D., Oxford University, England. T-cell memory and respiratory virus infections.
I-Ping Chen, Assistant Professor, Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences, D.D.S., Ph.D., UConn Health. Generation of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells from craniometaphyseal dysplasia (CMD) patients and investigation of osteoclast biology in the human stem cell system as well as in CMD mouse models.
Jeffrey Chuang, Associate Professor, Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Computational biology and bioinformatics; genomics, gene regulation, molecular evolution, and metabolomics. Post-transcriptional regulation and cancer genomics.
Kevin Claffey, Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., Boston University School of Medicine. Angiogenesis in cancer progression and metastasis; vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression; hypoxia-mediated gene regulation.
Robert B. Clark, Professor of Immunology, M.D., Stanford. Autoimmunity; immune regulation; regulatory T cells.
Justin Cotney, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., Emory University. Determining how gene regulatory elements, namely enhancers, control gene expression during mammalian development.
Jonathan Covault, Professor of Psychiatry, M.D., Ph.D., University of Iowa. Genetic correlates of alcohol use disorders and the role of neuroactive steroids in the effects of alcohol.
Ann Cowan, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Deputy Director, Center for Biomedical Imaging Technology, Ph.D., University of Colorado. Research encompassing several areas of mammalian sperm development.
Stephen J. Crocker, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Ph.D., University of Ottawa. Stem cells, glia, metalloproteinases, cytokines, development, pathology, tissue culture.
Asis K. Das, Professor of Medicine, Ph.D., University of Calcutta. Genetics, genomics and mechanisms of bacterial adaptive response; genetic control of bacteriophage lysogeny and lysis; and non-coding RNAs in prokaryotic development.
Caroline N. Dealy, Associate Professor of Reconstructive Sciences, Ph.D., University of Connecticut. Regulation of articular cartilage differentiation and homeostasis by matrix and growth factors; genetic control of skeletal development and regeneration; stem cells for repair or regeneration of cartilage or limb tissue; stem cells as models for cartilage disease.
Anne Delany, Associate Professor of Medicine, Ph.D., Dartmouth College. Regulation of osteoblast and osteoclast gene expression by microRNAs; Molecular mechanisms controlling bone remodeling.
Alix Deymier, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Northwestern University. Elucidating the relationship between the musculoskeletal system and the acid/base balance in the body.
Breno Diniz, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Ph.D., University of Sao Paulo. How age-related changes in biological processes (the Pillars of Biological Aging) affect the development and outcomes of late-life mental and neuropsychiatric disorders and how it translates into the repurpose or development of novel interventions to treat and prevent these disorders across the lifespan.
Kimberly Dodge-Kafka, Professor of Cell Biology/Center for Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research, Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston. Molecular mechanism of signaling pathways in the heart.
Anna Dongari-Bagtzoglou, Professor, Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences, D.D.S., Aristotle University, Greece, Ph.D., University of Texas, San Antonio. Pathogenesis of oral opportunistic infections in the immunocompromised host. Regulation of oral mucosal inflammation in response to bacterial or fungal infection. Innate immune factors which limit oral mucosal infection and invasion.
Paul Epstein, Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Targeting the cAMP signaling pathway for treatment of leukemia and breast cancer.
Zhichao Fan, Assistant Professor of Immunology, Ph.D., Fudan University. The development of a comprehensive understanding of the mechanism of integrin activation and leukocyte recruitment and how they contribute to human disease, especially inflammation in cardiovascular diseases.
Guo-Hua Fong, Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., University of Illinois. Developmental biology of the vascular system, VEGF-A receptor signal transduction, embryonic stem cells and gene knock-out in mice.
Julian Ford, Professor of Psychiatry. Ph.D., SUNY-Stony Brook. Developing and validating psychometric assessments and psychosocial interventions for youth, adults and families who are at risk or have experienced traumatic adversity; clinical epidemiological studies of youth/adult traumatic victimization and healthcare utilization.
Emily Germain-Lee, Professor of Pediatrics, M.D. Johns Hopkins University. Albright hereditary osteodystrophy (AHO).
Mallika Ghosh, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., Indian Institute of Chemical Biology. Elucidating the role of a multifunctional transmembrane peptidase CD13 in cell-cell and cell-ECM communication and osteoclast and multinucleated giant cell fusion under pathological conditions.
Brenton R. Graveley, Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., University of Vermont. Regulation of alternative pre-mRNA splicing.
Michael Gryk, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Ph.D., Stanford University. Three dimensional structure and function of proteins involved in DNA repair.
Arthur Günzl, Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences and Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, Ph.D., University of Tübingen. Transcription and Antigenic Variation in the mammalian parasite Trypanosoma brucei.
Kshitiz Gupta, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering. Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Unraveling the language cells employ to converse with each other, how the grammar and the content of the langage adapt to the environment, and how cells behave in response.
Michael Guertin, Associate Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences. Ph.D., Cornell University. Using molecular biology, systems biology, and genomics to study transcription regulation. A goal of the group is to identify and characterize transcription factors that are dysregulated in disease states, maintain homeostasis, and promote differentiation.
Rosaria Guzzo, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Ottowa. Identification of key epigenetic mechanisms that modulate the cartilage-forming potential of human iPS cells.
David Han, Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., Washington University. Apoptosis signaling using proteomics and mass spectrometry and bioinformatics technologies.
Marc Hansen, Professor of Medicine, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Molecular genetics of osteosarcoma and related bone diseases.
Bing Hao, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Ph.D., Ohio State University. Understanding how the cell cycle is regulated by ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis using x-ray crystallography as a primary tool.
Kelly L. Hawley, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts. Exploring the antigenic nature and variability of T. pallidum outer membrane proteins to select syphilis vaccine candidates.
Laura Haynes, Professor of Immunology, Ph.D., University of Rochester School of Medicine. How aging influences immune responses, especially to infectious diseases such as influenza and bacterial pneumonia. Mechanisms involved in specific age-related changes in the immune system and how these changes influence the generation of protective immunity following infection or vaccination.
Christopher Heinen, Associate Professor of Medicine, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati. Biochemical and cellular defects of the DNA mismatch repair pathway during tumorigenesis.
J. Travis Hinson, Assistant Professor of Cardiology and Genetics and Genome Sciences, M.D., Harvard University. Human iPS disease modeling of cardiovascular disorders, functional genomics, regenerative medicine related to the heart, and CRISPR/CAS9 genomewide screens in iPS-cell assays.
Jeff Hoch, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics and Director of Gregory P. Mullen NMR Structural Biology Facility, Ph.D., Harvard University. Biophysical chemistry of proteins.
Marja Hurley, Professor of Medicine, M.D., UConn School of Medicine. Molecular mechanisms by which members of the fibroblast growth factor (FGFs) and fibroblast growth factor receptor (FGFR) families, (produced by osteoblasts, osteoclasts and stromal cells) regulate bone development, remodeling and disorders of bone. Fgf2 knockout and Fgf2 transgenic mice are utilized in loss and gain of function experiments to elucidate the role of FGF-2 in disorders of bone including osteoporosis.
Mayu Inaba-Oguro, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., Kyushu University, M.D., Ehime University School of Medicine. Molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate the asymmetric stem cell division; how niche signal is the spatially restricted with the emphasis on the novel stem cell specific structure, MT (microtubule based) -nanotubes.
Laurinda A. Jaffe, Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., UCLA. The cell biology of fertilization, and the regulation of meiosis in oocytes.
Evan Jellison, Assistant Professor of Immunology, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts.
Sivapriya Kailasan Vanaja, Assistant Professor of Immunology, Ph.D. Michigan State University. Mechanisms by which bacterial pathogens modulate host immune responses.
Ivo Kalajzic, Associate Professor of Reconstructive Sciences, and Genetics and Genome Sciences, M.D., Ph.D., University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Croatia. Bone biology, differentiation of the osteoblast lineage cells.
Yusuf Khan, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chemical, Materials and Biomolecular Engineering, Ph.D., Drexel University. Strategies to synthesize scaffolds that are also capable of delivering proteins and growth factors essential for complete and adequate healing of bone defects through the use of biodegradable polymers alone and in combination with ceramic materials.
Stephen M. King, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Ph.D., University College, London. Cell Biology, Structure and Function of Molecular Motors, Dynein biochemistry and Cell Biology, Structural Biology.
Sathyana Kizhakke Mattada, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., University of Kerala. How fundamental principles of chromosomal organization, epigenetics, and transcription intertwine in regulating tissue homeostasis and how their alterations cause various disease states.
Dmitry Korzhnev, Associate Professor, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Ph.D., Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Liquid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) studies of structure and dynamics of proteins and their assemblies; multi-protein complexes involved in DNA replication and repair; protein folding.
Barbara Kream, Professor of Medicine, and Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., Yale University. Hormonal regulation of bone remodeling.
George Kuchel, Professor of Medicine, M.D., McGill University. Biology of aging and its contribution to altered mobility, voiding, cognition and host defense with aging. Design and validation of geroscience-guided interventions into aging and common chronic diseases of aging.
Liisa T. Kuhn, Associate Professor of Reconstructive Sciences, Ph.D., University of California-Santa Barbara. Biomaterials for drug delivery and bone regeneration and repair.
Sangamesh Kumbar, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Ph.D., Karnatak University. Synthesis and characterization of novel biomaterials/polymers for tissue engineering and drug delivery applications.
Cato Laurencin, University Professor, Van Dusen Distinguished Endowed Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Professor of Craniofacial Sciences, Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science, M.D., Harvard Medical School, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Regenerative Engineering using biomaterials, stem cells, physics, and developmental biology.
Se-Jin Lee, Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University. Understanding the role of signaling molecules in regulating embryonic development and adult tissue homeostasis.
Sun-Kyeong Lee, Associate Professor of Medicine, Ph.D., University of Connecticut. Osteoclast biology and molecular and cellular regulation by cytokines in osteoclastogenesis.
Youngmok Lee, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Seoul National University.
Eric S. Levine, Professor of Neuroscience, Ph.D., Princeton University. Synaptic physiology and plasticity, roles of nerve growth factors and endogenous cannabinoids in hippocampus and cortex.
James Li, Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., University of Texas. Mechanisms underlying normal and abnormal development of the central nervous system; stem cell biology.
Sheng Li, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences. Assessing the performance of next-generation sequencing techniques in accurate genome/epigenome/transcriptome profiling and understanding the clinical and functional role of epigenome heterogeneity in the cancer evolution.
Bruce Liang, Professor of Medicine, M.D., Harvard Medical School. Signal transduction, cardiac and vascular cell biology, receptors, G proteins, transgenic mice.
Changchun Liu, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D., Chinese Academy of Science. Fundamental and applied research at the interface of molecular biology, CRISPR technology, synthetic biology, clinical microbiology and engineering; Using biomedical findings to address current challenges in biomedicine, such as disease diagnostics, medical therapeutics, and personalized medicine.
Edison T. Liu, Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, M.D., Stanford University. President and CEO The Jackson Laboratory.
Leslie M. Loew, Professor of Cell Biology, and Computer Science and Engineering, Ph.D., Cornell. Morphological determinants of cell physiology; image-based computational models of cellular biology; synapse biophysics; new optical methods for probing living cells.
Joseph Lorenzo, Professor of Medicine, B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.D., State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. Relationships between bone-resorbing osteoblasts and immune cells.
Alan G. Lurie, Professor of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences, Head, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, D.D.S., UCLA, Ph.D., University of Rochester. Digital imaging analysis of dental and bone diseases.
Xin-Ming Ma, Professor of Neuroscience, Ph.D., Beijing University School of Medicine. Synaptogenesis and spine plasticity in hippocampal neurons; estrogen hormones, cocaine, stress and synaptic plasticity.
Mark Maciejewski, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Ph.D., Ohio State University. Utilizing NMR to characterize the three dimensional structure, function and dynamics of proteins from a wide range of important biological systems.
David Martinelli, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University. Understanding the molecular logic of how synaptic adhesion proteins orchestrate synaptic formation, modification, and function, and ultimately providing an explanation for how these events influence behaviors, in particular the aberrant behaviors associated with neuropsychiatric diseases.
Nilanjana Maulik, Professor of Surgery, Ph.D., University of Calcutta. Molecular and Cellular signaling during myocardial ischemia and reperfusion.
Peter Maye, Associate Professor of Reconstructive Sciences, Ph.D., Wesleyan University. Isolation, characterization and differentiation of embryonic and adult skeletal stem cells down the osteogenic lineage.
Bruce J. Mayer, Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., Rockefeller University. Mechanisms of signal transduction.
Lisa M. Mehlmann, Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., Kent State University. The regulation of meiosis in mammalian oocytes, as well as the cytoplasmic events that occur during the time an oocyte transitions from an immature cell to a mature egg capable of fertilization.
Pedro Mendes, Professor, Center for Quantitative Medicine; Ph.D., University of Wales. Computational systems biology: better understanding biological systems through the use of computer models.
Mina Mina, Professor of Craniofacial Sciences, D.M.D., National University of Iran, Ph.D., University of Connecticut. Origin, maintenance, proliferation and differentiation of adult stem cells in dental pulp.
Royce Mohan, Professor of Neuroscience, Ph.D., The Ohio State University. Schwann cells in corneal axonal regeneration and fibrosis; retinal Muller glia in age-related macular degeneration. Genetic and pharmacological approaches for discovery of druggable targets in the CNS and PNS; chemical probes for in vivo imaging.
William A. Mohler, Associate Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., Stanford University. Developmental cell fusion; C. elegans genetics; multidimensional imaging of developmental and cell biological processes.
Wendy Mok, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Ph.D. McMaster University. Bacterial persisters: rare cell types in a population that can tolerate lethal doses of antibiotics that kill their genetically identical kin.
Ion Moraru, Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., Carol Davila University of Medicine. Understanding signal transduction mechanisms, in particular related to calcium and phosphoinositides.
Patrick Murphy, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., University of California-San Francisco. Unraveling the complex interplay between recruited immune cells and the endothelial lining of the vasculature in chronic inflammation, with a focus on alternative splicing and changes in the sub-endothelial matrix as critical determinants of that interaction.
Lakshmi Nair, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chemical, Materials and Biomolecular Engineering, Ph.D., SCTIMST, India. Design and development of regenerative biomaterials to favorably modulate the responses of a variety of cell types involved in tissue regeneration and repair.
Hideyuki Oguro, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., University of Tokoyo. Mechanisms that regulate hematopoietic stem cells, and how in conditions where more blood is needed, hormonal signals stimulate the proliferation and mobilization of these stem cells to make more blood cells.
Julia Oh, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., Stanford University. Potential of the human microbiome—the diverse bacteria, fungi, and viruses that inhabit our bodies—to deliver treatments for infectious and other diseases.
Douglas L. Oliver, Professor of Neuroscience, Ph.D., Duke University. Synaptic organization; parallel information processing in the central nervous system; Ionic currents and channel expression and their role in information processing; neurocytology, morphology, and cellular physiology of CNS sensory systems; biology of hearing and deafness.
Joel S. Pachter, Professor of Immunology, Ph.D., NYU. Use of laser capture microdissection for gene profiling of the neurovascular unit in health and disease.
Rebecca Page, Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., Princeton University. Cell signaling, focusing on the chemical language that directs how extracellular and intracellular signals are communicated to and within the cell in both space and time.
Karolina Palucka, Professor of Immunology, Ph.D., Karolinska Institute. Human immunology with a focus on experimental immunotherapy.
John J. Peluso, Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., West Virginia University. Hormonal control of ovarian follicular growth and atresia (apoptosis); characterization of a putative membrane receptor for progesterone.
Wolfgang Peti, Profesor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Ph.D., University of Frankfurt. Molecular and cellular understanding of eukaryotic and prokaryotic signaling pathways.
Carol C. Pilbeam, Professor of Medicine, Ph.D., Yale University, M.D., Yale School of Medicine. Mechanisms of regulation of bone formation and resorption.
Stefan Pinter, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Ph.D., Princeton University. How chromosome topology, non-coding (nc)RNA and chromatin modifiers orchestrate gene expression.
Justin D. Radolf, Professor of Medicine and Center for Microbial Pathogenesis, M.D., University of California-San Francisco. Molecular pathogenesis and immunobiology of spirochetal infections.
T.V. Rajan, Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, M.D., All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Parasitology; filariasisl molecular immunoparasitology.
Vijay Rathinam, Assistant Professor of Immunology, Ph.D., Michigan State University. Understand the immunologic basis of infectious and inflammatory diseases.
Ernst Reichenberger, Professor of Reconstructive Sciences, Ph.D., University of Erlangen. Our laboratory is interested in the complex processes required for generating and maintaining skin and bones. We study rate human genetic disorders where such mechanisms are disrupted on a genetic and functional level from gene discovery to in vitro and in vivo models.
Peter N. Robinson, Professor of Computational Biology, M.D., University of Pennsylvania, M.Sc., Columbia University. Developing algorithms and software for the analysis of exome and genome sequences.
Paul Robson, Associate Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., University of Toronto. Single cell transcriptomics, primate/human early embryonic development, maternal-fetal medicine, fetal programming, pluripotent cell biology, regulatory networks, tumor heterogeneity, circulating tumor cells.
Vladimir Rodionov, Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., Moscow State University. Research in this laboratory is focused on molecular mechanisms of intracellular transport and organization of microtubule cytoskeleton.
Annabelle Rodriguez-Oquendo, Professor of Cell Biology, M.D., New Jersey Medical School. Genetic link between healthy HDL cholesterol, heart disease, and infertility in women.
Blanka Rogina, Associate Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., Zagreb University School of Medicine. Biology of aging including the molecular genetic determinants of aging and longevity.
Daniel W. Rosenberg, Professor of Medicine, Ph.D., University of Michigan. Molecular genetics of colorectal cancer; signaling pathways in the development of tumors; toxicogenomics.
David Rowe, Professor of Reconstructive Sciences, Director of Center for Regenerative Medicine and Skeletal Development, M.D., University of Vermont. Identification and characterization of cells within the mesenchymal lineages that lead to formation and maintenance skeletal tissues. Murine models for assessing cell based therapies for regeneration of adult skeletal structures.
Jianbin Ruan, Assistant Professor of Immunology, Ph.D., University of Science and Technology of China. Elucidating the molecular mechanisms of innate immune signaling, especially signal transduction pathways of pyroptosis and inflammation; host-pathogen interactions by elucidating the mechanisms how pore-forming proteins/toxins recognize the specific receptors.
Juan C. Salazar, Professor of Pediatrics, M.D., Universidad Javeriana. Analysis of the immunologic interactions between syphilis and HIV and the pathogenesis of spirochetal diseases including Lyme disease.
Archana Sanjay, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Ph.D., University of Bombay. Regulation of bone remodeling; osteoblast and osteoclast differentiation and function.
Mansoor Sarfarazi, Professor of Surgery, Ph.D., University of wales College of Medicine. Positional mapping and mutation analysis of human genetic disorders; primary open angle glaucoma, primary congenital glaucoma, synpolydactyly, dyslexia, mitral valve prolapse and ascending aortic aneurysm.
Vanessa M. Scanlon, Assistant Professor of Reconstructive Sciences, Ph.D. UConn Health. Understanding the role the bone marrow microenvironment on hematopoietic progenitor cell fate.
Tannin Schmidt, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of California-San Diego. Understanding the fundamental mechanisms and properties of proteoglycan 4 (PRG4), also known as lubricin (a critical lubricating protein found throughout the human body, recently discovered to also have anti-inflammatory properties), at relevant bio interfaces and biomaterials.
Adam Schuyler, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University. Computational modeling of molecular dynamics and allosteric activation; nonuniform sampling techniques for multidimensional NMR experiments.
Peter Setlow, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Ph.D., Brandeis University. Biochemistry of bacterial spore germination.
Linda Shapiro, Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., University of Michigan. Molecular mechanisms by which large cell surface peptidases regulate numerous pathologic processes ranging from angiogenesis, tumor cell invasion, chronic and acute inflammatory diseases and cardiovascular disease.
Boris Slepchenko, Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., Ural State University.
Henry Smilowitz, Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Pre-clinical experimental therapeutics of cancer using glioma, intracerebral melanoma, as well as breast, head and neck and bladder cancer models. A.) Gold nanoparticles as radiation enhancers (with an emphasis on glioma), B.) Gold and iron nanoparticles for hyperthermia and hyperthermia mediated radiation enhancement (with an emphasis on head and neck cancer), C.) Combination of radiation therapy and immunotherapy for intracerebral tumors.
Timothy Spellman, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Ph.D., Columbia University. Physiological substrates of executive functioning within higher-order association areas of the brain.
Pramod K. Srivastava, Professor of Medicine, Ph.D., Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India. Heat shock proteins as peptide chaperones, roles in antigen presentation and applications in immunotherapy of cancer, infectious diseases and autoimmune disorders.
David Steffens, Professor of Psychiatry, M.D., University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Links between late life depression and subsequent cognitive decline and development of dementia.
Michael Stitzel, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University. Human pancreatic islet cells and the genetic and environmental bases of type 2 diabetes.
Ali Tamayol, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D., Simon Fraser University. Microengineered scaffolds carrying patient-specific cells and growth factors for the treatment of volumetric muscle loss.
Mark R. Terasaki, Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Mechanism of nuclear envelope breakdown; structure and function of the endoplasmic reticulum.
Suzy V. Torti, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Ph.D., Tufts University. Regulation of iron metabolism and the relationship between iron and cancer.
Feliks (Ephraim) Trakhtenberg, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Ph.D., University of Miami. Molecular mechanisms of neuronal development and regeneration in the CNS.
Duygu Ucar, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., Ohio State. Developing computational models to take advantage of existing datasets to study the dynamics and mechanisms of transcriptional gene regulation and propose testable hypotheses.
Derya Unutmaz, Professor of Immunology, M.D., Mamara University Medical School. Decoding the functional and differentiation programs of different human T lymphocyte subsets. Developing various approaches towards development of T cells for cancer immunotherapy, HIV infection and regeneration during aging. Mapping the immune profiles in cancer, HIV and other inflammatory diseases to translate this knowledge as potential diagnostics.
Anthony T. Vella, Professor of Immunology, Ph.D., Cornell University. T-cell immunity; costimulation; adjuvants and cytokines.
Rajkumar Verma, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience. Ph.D., Birla Institute of Technology. Cause-effect-relationships of stroke outcome.
Paola Vera-Licona, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Computational systems biology of cancer, reverse-engineering of biological networks, network theory, development and application of algorithms for mathematical modeling and analysis of biological networks, and discovery and development of combinations of targeted therapies.
Roel Verhaak, , Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., Erasmus University Medical Center. The analysis of cancer genomics data to improve our understanding of cancer biology, specializing in understanding disease progression of brain tumors, particularly glioblastoma and glioma.
Kepeng Wang, Assistant Professor of Immunology, Ph.D., Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Understanding the role of IL-17 in the development, immune regulation, and treatment of colorectal cancer.
Lihong Wang, Associate Professor of Psychiatry. M.D., Bethune Medical University, Ph.D., Yokohama City University School of Medicine. Neural signatures of depression vulnerability and neural plasticity in patients with late-life depression and mild cognitive decline.
Penghua Wang, Assistant Professor of Immunology, Ph.D., The National University of Singapore. Understanding pathogenic mechanisms of viral infection at the cellular and animal levels, and studying the molecular function of host genes that influence viral pathogenesis and the disease outcomes.
Yanlin Wang, Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, M.D., Weifang Medical University, Ph.D., The University of Texas Medical Branch. Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of kidney disease with a focus on the roles of inflammatory cells and fibroblasts in the pathogenesis of kidney injury and fibrosis.
Zhao-Wen Wang, Professor of Neuroscience, Ph.D., Michigan State University. Cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurotransmitter release; potassium and calcium channel function; Synaptic localization of potassium channels.
James Watras, Associate Professor of Medicine, Ph.D., Washington State. The mechanisms by which the sarcoplasmic reticulum regulates intracellular calcium concentration in vascular smooth muscle.
Chia-Lin Wei, Director of Genome Technologies, The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Ph.D., University of California-Davis. Developing genomic and sequencing technologies and applying them to interrogate genomic and epigenomic elements pertinent to genome function and biology.
George Weinstock, Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Associate Director for Microbial Genomics [Professor], The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Sandra K. Weller, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. Molecular genetics and biochemistry of herpes simplex virus DNA replication.
Bruce A. White, Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., Berkeley. Aspects of prolactin and growth hormone gene expression in the rat pituitary and rat pituitary tumor cell lines.
Adam Williams, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., University College London. The role of non-coding RNAs in regulating gene expression relating to immune cell function, in particular, CD4+ T cells.
George Y. Wu, Professor of Medicine, Chief, Hepatology Section, Herman Lopata Chair in Hepatitis Research, M.D./Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Targeted delivery of biological substances specifically to liver cells, viral hepatitis B and C, steatohepatitis, and mitochondrial damage in liver diseases. Details of HCV replication, immunocompetent rat model of HCV infection, targeted DNA delivery, and targeted transplantation of mitochondria to hepatocytes.
Yi Wu, Associate Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., Northwestern University. Developing quantitative imaging tools that are capable of revealing dynamics of cellular signaling at high spatial and temporal resolution (biosensors), or that enable optical control of signaling proteins at precise times and subcellular locations (optogenetics).
Liping Xiao, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, M.D., Heibei Medical University, Ph.D., Tianjin Medical University.
Yulan Xiong, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience. Ph.D., Lancaster University (U.K.), Mechanisms underlying aging and neurodegenerative diseases, with specific emphasis on Parkinson’s disease (PD).
Ming Xu, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., University of Kansas Medical Center. Using novel mouse models, primary human cells, and human tissues to study the role of cellular senescence in aging and obesity, with a goal to devise therapeutic interventions targeting senescent cells to slow down aging process, and alleviate various age-related diseases simultaneously.
Ping Yan, Assistant Professor, Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling, Ph.D., Columbia University. Developing membrane potential probes to image neuronal and cardiac activities, using synthetic organiz chemistry, genetic techniques, optical spectroscopy, and microscopy to decode cells’ secrets.
Riqiang Yan, Professor and Chair, Neuroscience, Ph.D., University of Kentucky. How Alzheimer’s disease (AD) patients develop the pathologies in their brains; therapeutic treatment for this most common neurodegenerative disease.
Siu-Pok Yee, Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., McMaster University. Specialties include molecular biology, mouse genetics and mouse developmental biology.
Daniel Youngstrom, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Ph.D., Virginia Tech. Osteochondral progenitor cell biology and mechanisms of bone regeneration.
Ji Yu, Associate Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin. Optical imaging technology; regulation mechanisms in dendritic RNA translation; cytoskeletal dynamics.
Lixia Yue, Associate Professor of Cell Biology, Center for Cardiology and Cardiovascular Biology, Ph.D., McGill University. TRP channels and Ca2+ signaling mechanisms; Physiological and pathological functions of TRP channels in heart, brain, and kidney.
Beiyan Zhou, Associate Professor of Immunology, Ph.D., Northwestern University. Understanding the systemic network governed by epigenetic factors in immune cell development and function in obesity, incorporating animal models and OMICs-technologies to address the critical questions in the field, including mechanisms underlying histone modification factors and non-coding RNAs in modulating tissue specific stem cell features and immune cell interactions within the host tissue niche.
Yanjiao Zhou, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Ph.D., Tianjin Medical University, M.D., Zhangjiakou Medical College. Developing microbiome-based diagnostics and therapeutics for multiple sclerosis as well as other diseases, with a focus on how nutrition and microbial metabolites influence the gut-brain axis.