Graduate Program Faculty

Yuriy Alekseyev, Ph.D.
Director, Microarray Resource Center
Research Associate Professor, Pathology and Lab Medicine
Specialty: Proteomics, Microarray, and Bioinformatics

Ramon Bonegio, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Nephrology
Specialty: Clinical Nephrology; General Internal Medicine; Basic Science of Kidney disease – esp. Autoimmune kidney disease

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

Daniel Cifuentes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry
Specialty: Embryonic programming, developmental biology

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

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

Hui Feng, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Specialty: Zebrafish Genetics and Cancer Therapeutics

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

Valerie Gouon-Evans, Ph.D., Pharm.D.
>Associate Professor, Gastroenterology
Specialty: Personalized therapy for AATDassociated liver disease via IPS modeling

Alla Grishok, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biochemistry
Co-Director, Genome Science Institute
Specialty: Gene regulation by RNA and chromatin

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

Laertis Ikonomou, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Specialty: Lung developmental biology, lineage specification, and stem cell biology

Thomas Kepler, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology
Specialty: Quantitative systems immunology and vaccine development

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.
Professor, Pulmonary Center
Specialty: Stem Cell Biology and Gene Therapy

Vyacheslav Labunskyy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Dermatology
Specialty: Biology of Aging

Nelson Lau, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biochemistry
Director, Genome Science Institute
Specialty: Transposable element regulation, RNAi, regulatory RNAs, gene silencing

Marc Lenburg, Ph.D.
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.
Associate 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

Sarah Mazzilli, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Computational Biomedicine
Specialty: Lung Cancer and targeted chemoprevention

Kim McCall, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Biology
Specialty: Drosophila developmental biology, cell death, oogenesis

Stefano Monti, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Computational Biomedicine
Specialty: Computational biology and genomics

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

Valentina Perissi, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biochemistry
Specialty: Inflammation and Metabolism transcription, Ubiquitin signaling

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
Director, BMC Cancer Center
Specialty: Lung Cancer and COPD Genomics

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

David Waxman, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology, Medicine, and Biomedical Engineering
Specialty: Genomic and Epigenetic mechanisms controlling Gene Expression

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

Huiping Zhang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Biomedical Genetics
Specialty: Substance Use Disorders, Psychiatric Genetics, Epigenetics