Genetics and Genomics

Richard Myers, Director
Shoumita Dasgupta, Director Graduate Studies

Kenn Albrecht, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Genome Science Institute
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Genetics
Specialty: Mammalian Gonadal Sex Determination

Yuriy Alekseyev, Ph.D. (not GMS faculty)
Director, Microarray Resource Center
Research Assistant Professor, Pathology and Lab Medicine
Specialty: Protemics, Microarray, and Bioinformatics

Clinton T. Baldwin, Ph.D.
Professor, Pediatric Medicine
Specialty: Genetic Risk factors, including genome wide scan analysis, contributing to complex traits such as Alzheimer Disease, modifiers of Sickle Cell Disease and exceptional Longevity (Centenarians)

Camron D. Bryant, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Psychiatry
Specialty: Addiction genetics, focusing on the genetic basis of behavioral and molecular traits relevant to substance dependence in mice

Shoumita Dasgupta, Ph.D.
Co-Director Graduate Program in Genetics and Genomics
Co-Director, Foundations in Biomedical Sciences curriculum
Associate Professor, Biomedical Genetics
Specialty: Genetics and genomics education

Lindsay Farrer, Ph.D.
Professor and Chief, Biomedical Genetics
Specialty: Genetic Risk Factors for Neurodegenerative Disease

Richard Goldstein, Ph.D.
Director, Section of Molecular Genetics, Maxwell Finland Laboratory for Infectious Diseases
Professor, Pediatrics
Specialty: Genomic strategies for Vaccine Development

Alan Herbert, MBChB, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Neurology
Genetics of complex traits in the NHLBI Framingham Heart Study Cohort
Specialty: Brain Genetics

Tien Hsu, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Specialty: Tumor suppressor gene functions in development
Specialty: Post-transcriptional gene regulation and innate immunity in the lungs

Matt Jones, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Graduate Program in Genetics and Genomics
Assistant Professor, Pulmonary Center
Specialty: Post-transcriptional gene regulation and innate immunity in the lungs

Igor Kramnik, MD, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Medicine
Director of the Aerobiology Core and Investigator,
National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL)
Specialty: Mechanisms of innate host resistance and susceptibility to tuberculosis

Darrell Kotton, M.D.
Associate Professor, Pulmonary Center
Specialty: Stem Cell Biology and Gene Therapy

Marc Lenburg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Computational Biomedicine
Specialty: Genome-wide approaches for improving lung disease treatment

David E. Levin, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Molecular and Cell Biology
Specialty: Stress signaling and cell wall biogenesis in fungi

Weining Lu, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Nephrology
Specialty: Molecular Genetics of Kidney Development and Congenital Anomalies

Zhijun Luo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biochemistry
Specialty: Regulation of tumor cell growth and metabolism by protein phosphorylation

Kim McCall, Ph.D.  (not GMS faculty)
Associate Professor, Biology
Specialty: Drosophila developmental biology, cell death, oogenesis

Monty Montano, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor, Infectious Disease
Specialty: HIV Pathogenesis, Muscle biology, and Aging

Stefano Monti, Ph.D. (not GMS faculty)
Associate Professor, Computational Biomedicine
Specialty: Computational biology and genomics

Rick Myers, Ph.D.
Professor, Neurology
Director, Genome Science Institute
Specialty: Genetics of Adult Onset Complex Disease

Caryn Navarro, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Genetics
Specialty: Oocyte Specification and Development

Katya Ravid, D.Sc./Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry
Director, Transgenic Core and Animal Research Resource Center
Director, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research
Specialty: Blood Stem Cells, Cardiovascular Biology, and Cell Cycle Control

Avi Spira, M.D.
Professor and Chief, Computational Biomedicine
Specialty: Lung Cancer and COPD Genomics

Martin Steffen, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Specialty: Systems Biology and Serum Proteomics

Sam Thiagalingam, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biomedical Genetics
Specialty: Molecular Genetics of Breast and Lung Cancer

David Waxman, Ph.D.  (not GMS faculty)
Professor of Biology
Specialty: Genomic and Epigenetic mechanisms controlling Gene Expression

Benjamin Wolozin, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Pharmacology and Neurology
Specialty: Pathophysiology of Neurodegeneration