Faculty

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Rhoda Alani, MD
Specialization: Cancer biology, tumor biomarkers, epigenetic therapies for cancer

Yuriy Alekseyev, PhD
Specialization: Microarrays, Sequencing, Core management, Experimental Design

Deborah Jean Anderson, PhD
Specialization: Mucosal immunology, virology

Stephan Anderson, MD
Specialization: Radiology, computed tomography, imaging of thoracoabdominal malignancies

Christopher Andry, MPhil, PhD
Specialization: Biospecimen collection, biobanking, tissue samples

Ruslan Afasizhev,  PhD
Specialization: Molecular mechanisms of RNA processing

Inna Afasizheva, PhD
Specialization: Mitochondrial gene expression, RNA editing, molecular biology

 

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Manish Bais, DVM, PhD
Specialization: Orthotropic nude mouse models of non-metastatic and metastatic tongue cancer

Tracy Battaglia, MD
Specialization: Women’s health, cancer prevention

Jennifer Beane, PhD
Specialization: Lung Cancer

Aaron Beeler, PhD
Specialization: Medicinal chemistry, photochemical transformations

Kimberly Bertrand, ScD
Specialization: Epidemiology of breast cancer

Traci Bethea, PhD, MPA
Specialization: Breast Cancer, Ovarian cancer, Sleep disturbances

Irving Bigio, PhD
Specialization: Biomedical optics, Neural Tissues

Jan Blusztajn, PhD
Specialization: Prenatal programming of brain development and aging by essential nutrient availability during gestation

Ulrike Boehmer, PhD
Specialization: Health disparities, women’s health, LGBT health, and cancer prevention and control

Belinda Borrelli, PhD
Specialization: Testing treatments for smoking reduction, oral health, and chronic diseases

Markus Bosmann, MD
Specialization: Pulmonary disorders and their connections to innate immunity, host-pathogen interactions, and inflammation

Daniel Brooks, DSc
Specialization: Chronic kidney disease of undetermined etiology, increasing cessation among low-income smokers

Camron Bryant, PhD
Specialization: Determining the genetic basis of behavioral and molecular traits relevant to substance dependence in mice

Peter Burke, MD
Specialization: Clinical research, general surgery, nutritional support, surgical critical care

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Josh Campbell, PhD
Specialization: Computational biology and bioinformatics, identifying early drivers of lung cancer, therapeutic development and pathogenesis of COPD

Christine Cheng, PhD, MS
Specialization: Systems biology, single-cell, epigenetic and transcriptional regulation, immune system, bioinformatics, Alzheimer’s Disease, substance addiction, Type 2 diabetes

Daniel Cifuentes, PhD
Specialization: Mechanisms of post-transcriptional regulation during vertebrate embryogenesis using zebrafish as a model system

Jiang-Fan Chen, MD, PhD
Specialization: A2A receptor action under physiological and pathological conditions

Jack Clark, PhD
Specialization: Chronic diseases, cancer care, patient care

Herbert Cohen, MD
Specialization: Jade family of proteins, VHL protein, cell biology, kidney diseases

Tonya Colpitts, PhD
Specialization: Arbovirus pathogenesis and cellular interactions during infection in the mosquito and the mammal

John Connor, PhD
Specialization: Virus-host interaction

Ronald Corley, PhD
Specialization: Emerging infectious diseases, innate and adaptive immunity

Catherine Costello, PhD
Specialization: Determining the structures and functions of biologically important polymers

Robin Cotton, PhD
Specialization: DNA identification and analysis of biological evidence

Rutao Cui, MD, PhD
Specialization: Understanding molecular mechanisms of melanoma development, defining the molecular effects of UVB radiation on melanocyte growth and differentiation, and Developing murine genetic models for human melanoma.

L. Adrienne Cupples, PhD
Specialization: Statistical methods for epidemiologic studies, for survival data analysis and for genetic epidemiology

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Shoumita Dasgupta, PhD
Specialization: Basic and medical genetics and genomics, graduate education, and medical education

Serkalem Demissie, PhD
Specialization: Application, evaluation, and development of statistical methods for genetic, genomic and epidemiologic studies, including methods for genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and meta-analysis; methods for survival, correlated, and multivariate data; and modeling and clustering of temporal gene expression data

Gerald Denis, PhD
Specialization: BET bromodomains proteins, breast cancer, metabolic disease

Anita L. DeStefano, PhD
Specialization: Statistical genetics

Maria Isabel Dominguez, PhD
Specialization: Cellular and molecular mechanisms regulated by Wnt/ß-catenin signaling during embryonic organ morphogenesis, molecular mechanism leading to activation (stabilization and nuclear translocation) of ß-catenin

Hans Dooms, PhD
Specialization: Role of T cells in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases and to apply this knowledge for the development of new therapeutic interventions

Gheorghe Doros, PhD
Specialization: Methodological approaches and strategies for clinical trials

Josée Dupuis, PhD
Specialization: Development and application of methods for genome-wide association studies, gene by environment interaction investigation, genetic meta-analysis and rare variant analysis, with special emphasis on the development of novel statistical approaches to analyze genetic data collected on large families

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Andrew Emili, PhD
Specialization: Systems biology, molecular/protein interaction networks, mass spectrometry, molecular genetics/genomics, proteomics, biochemistry, bioinformatics

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Lindsay Farrer, PhD
Specialization: Age-related macular degeneration, Alzheimer disease, gene mapping, genetic epidemiology, illicit drug dependence

Hui Feng, MD, PhD
Specialization: Cancer Therapeutics, tumor intravasation, zebrafish, MYC

Shannon Fisher, MD, PhD
Specialization: Skeletal dysplasias in zebrafish

Rachel Flynn, PhD
Specialization: Mechanisms regulating mammalian telomere maintenance and to understand how defects in this process contribute to premature aging and cancer progression

Juan Fuxman Bass, PhD
Specialization: Mechanisms controlling the expression of immune genes

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Christopher V. Gabel, PhD
Specialization: Femtosecond laser ablation, neuronal damage, neuronal regeneration, C. elegans

James E. Galagan, PhD
Specialization: Computational biology, infectious diseases, mycobacterium

Neil Ganem, MD
Specialization: High-resolution microscopy, genome-wide RNAi screening, cell biology, and bioinformatics, genome instability in human cancer

Mikel Garcia-Marcos, PhD
Specialization: Heterotrimeric G proteins, cytoplasmic factors that mimic the action of GPCRs

Gretchen Gignac, MD
Specialization: Genitourinary medical oncology, hormonal agents, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapies, radioactive pharmaceuticals, bone-targeted therapies, supportive and palliative care

Thomas Gilmore, PhD
Specialization: Molecular biology, cell biology, signal transduction, cancer, molecular ecology

Tony Godfrey, PhD
Specialization: Barrett’s esophagus, cancer genomics, lung cancer, molecular diagnostics, translational cancer research, Esophageal Adenocarcinoma

Mark Grinstaff, PhD
Specialization: Biomaterials, drug delivery, macromolecular chemistry and engineering, nanodevices, tissue engineering

Alla Grishok, PhD
Specialization: New mechanisms of gene regulation by short RNAs and chromatin-modifying complexes, C. elegans

Christine Gunn, PhD
Specialization: Risk communication, decision-making, and the utilization of evidence-based care

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Ulla Hansen, PhD
Specialization: Regulation of mammalian cell growth and cell cycle

Tarik Haydar, PhD
Specialization: Mammalian brain development, Trisomy 16 mouse model

David A. Harris, MD, PhD
Specialization: Prion Diseases, Alzheimer’s Disease

Andrew Henderson, PhD
Specialization: Cellular mechanisms that regulate HIV replication and transcription

Linda E. Hyman, PhD
Specialization: Molecular genetics

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Robert Jackman, PhD
Specialization: Health Sciences, Human Physiology

William Evan Johnson, PhD
Specialization: Computational biology, biostatistics, developing tools for data processing

Matthew R. Jones, PhD
Specialization: Cytokines, pneumonia, posttranscription

Gyungah Jun, PhD
Specialization: Bioinformatics, computational biology, epidemiology, genetics, neurology, ophthalmology, statistics

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Susan Kandarian, PhD
Specialization: Skeletal muscle atrophy

Hasmeena Kathuria, MD
Specialization: Tobacco dependence; pulmonary, critical care, and sleep physician

Mark Katz, MD
Specialization: Urological oncology; prostate, bladder, kidney, and testicular cancer

Thomas Kepler, PhD
Specialization: Developing computational tools, systems-level experimentation relating to immunology and vaccine development

Catherine Klapperich, PhD
Specialization: Engineering medical devices for use in low resource settings and at the point of care

Naomi Ko, MD, MPH, AM
Specialization: Breast cancer, cancer disparities, health services delivery research

Darrell Kotton, MD
Specialization: Stem cell biology, iPS cells, reprogramming, gene therapy, lung developmental biology

Igor Kramnik, MD, PhD
Specialization: Tuberculosis

Maria Kukuruzinska, PhD
Specialization: Regulatory mechanisms underlying the interactions between the metabolic pathway of protein N-glycosylation and intercellular adhesion in tissue development and disease

Vidhya Kumaresan, PhD
Specialization: Behavioral neuropharmacology

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Vyacheslav Labunskyy, PhD
Specialization: Biology of aging and understanding the basic mechanisms that underlie the pathogenesis of age-related diseases

Nelson Lau, PhD
Specialization: PIWI Subfamily of Argonaute Proteins, Piwi-interacting RNA

Matthew Layne, PhD
Specialization: Identify novel pathways that control extracellular matrix(ECM) synthesis and assembly as they relate to fibroproliferative and connective tissue diseases

Marc Lenburg, PhD
Specialization: Computational approaches to leverage genome-wide datasets (especially genome-wide gene-expression) for clinical and biological insight

Adam Lerner, MD
Specialization: CLL; Leukemia; Lymphoid malignancies; Sarcoma; Breast cancer; cAMP signaling

David E. Levin, PhD
Specialization: Stress signaling and cell wall biogenesis in fungi

Pinghua Liu, PhD
Specialization: Chemical basis of pathogen and host interactions, and the chemical nature of the biological clock

Mark Logue, PhD
Specialization: Psychiatric and neurological disorders including panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and Alzheimer’s disease

Kathryn L Lunetta, PhD
Specialization: Statistical problems and study design and analysis issues in human genetics, particularly in the mapping of complex genetic diseases

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Joseph Mizgerd, ScD
Specialization:  Immunology in the lung and its influence on acute lower respiratory tract infections

Pritiraj Mohanty, PhD
Specialization: Nanoscale materials, wireless communications and sensors

Stefano Monti, PhD
Specialization: Development of machine learning and knowledge discovery methodologies, probabilistic reasoning and Bayesian approaches to modeling biomedical data

Gareth Morgan, PhD
Specialization: Molecular mechanisms of AL amyloidosis with the aim of developing new treatments for this disease

Gustavo Mostoslavsky, MD, PhD
Specialization: Stem cells, gene transfer, lentiviruses, hematopoietic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells

Elke Muhlberger, PhD
Specialization: Molecular biology of Marburg and Ebola viruses and other highly pathogenic viruses,  BSL4 work, virus-host interaction

Richard H. Myers, PhD
Specialization: Adult-onset diseases with complex etiology; Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease

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Richard Near, PhD
Specialization: Molecular biology as applied to signal transduction in cancer; Mouse genetics; Lentiviral cloning and expression; Zinc finger proteins and RNA zipcodes

John Ngo, PhD
Specialization: Live-cell imaging of dynamic signal transduction in cells and neurons, development of new labeling techniques for high-resolution cellular imaging, protein engineering

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George T. O’Connor, MD, MS
Specialization: Asthma, COPD, Epidemiology, sleep apnea

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Maria Panchenko, PhD
Specialization: Chromatin and histone acetyl transferase complexes in DNA transcription and replication; Epithelial cell biology and stress response

Stephen I. Pelton, MD
Specialization: Effects of recurrent disease and the long term effects of HIV, Hepatitis C and B, and Herpes

Gina Peloso, PhD
Specialization: Statistical genetics, complex cardiovascular traits, exome and whole genome

Valentina Perissi, PhD
Specialization: Transcriptional and non-transcriptional functions of various cofactors with a particular focus on their misregulation during disease states such as cancer, diabetes and other inflammatory disorders

Rebecca Perkins, MD, MSc
Specialization: Cervical cancer prevention in underserved women, HPV vaccination

Susan Perrine-Faller, MD
Specialization: Novel globin gene modulators

John Porco, PhD
Specialization: Chemical syntheses of complex molecules and synthesis of complex chemical libraries of novel structural types

Tyrone Porter, PhD
Specialization: Integration of ultrasound technologies with chemical and biomolecular engineered vesicles for diagnostic and therapeutic applications

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Lisa Quintiliani, PhD
Specialization: Behavioral science intervention research

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Nader Rahimi, PhD
Specialization: Cell signaling in particular in receptor tyrosine kinases, protein modification; Mouse and cell culture-based angiogenesis and tumor models

Maria Isabel Ramirez, PhD
Specialization: Genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation driving the differentiation of distinct epithelial cell lineages during development, and the potential alteration of these mechanisms in lung disease

Katya Ravid, DSc
Specialization: Mechanisms that regulate lineage commitment and the subsequent steps of cellular maturation of bone marrow cells into polyploid megakaryocytes

Daniel Remick, MD
Specialization: Grant Reviewer; Manuscript reviewer

Darren Roblyer, PhD
Specialization: Use of optical technologies to study cancer at the molecular, cellular, and tissue levels

Carla Romney, DSc
Specialization: CityLab

Lynn A. Rosenberg, PhD
Specialization: Cancer epidemiology, cardiovascular epidemiology, and drug epidemiology, with an emphasis on women’s health, particularly that of African American women

Hemant Roy, MD
Specialization: GI cancer risk stratification using intermediate biomarkers of field carcinogenesis

Nelson Ruiz-Opazo, PhD
Specialization: Molecular biology and genetics, hypertension, learning and memory

Shelley J. Russek, PhD
Specialization: Dysregulated Plasticity of the Nervous System

Byungwoo Ryu, PhD
Specialization: Dermatology; Molecular events that dictate melanoma tumorigenicity and malignant progression

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Vishakha Sabharwal, MBBS
Specialization: Pediatrics in Infectious Diseases

Valentina Sabino, PhD
Specialization: Neurobiology of addiction and stress-related disorders

Miklos Sahin-Toth, MD, PhD
Specialization: Role of proteases in pancreatitis

Osamu Sakai, MD, PhD
Specialization: Neuroradiology and head and neck radiology

John C. Samuelson, MD, PhD
Specialization: Glycobiology of protozoan parasites that cause diarrhea, dysentery, birth defects, and blindness

Vaishali Sanchorawala, MBBS
Specialization: AL amyloidosis – clinical trials, treatment; Stem cell transplantation; Myeloma.

Michelle Sander, PhD
Specialization: Femtosecond lasers and fiber devices, Infrared spectroscopy and biomedical applications, Infrared nerve stimulation, Ultrafast photonics applications and femtosecond micromachining

Scott Schaus, PhD
Specialization: Enantioselective catalytic synthetic methodologies for chemical synthesis and biomedical research

Barbara M. Schreiber, PhD
Specialization: Role of inflammation on aortic smooth muscle cell function

Paola Sebastiani, PhD
Specialization: Statistics and computer science

Daniel Segre, PhD
Specialization: Systems biology, evolution of biochemical networks, genomics, metabolic engineering, microbial ecology

Sudha Seshadri, MD
Specialization: Alzheimer disease, epidemiology, genetics, stroke, vascular cognitive impairment, neuroepidemiology

David Sherr, PhD
Specialization: How common environmental pollutants adversely affect the growth and behavior of several different types of normal and malignant cells

Richard Sherva, PhD
Specialization: Design and analysis of genetic association studies of complex disease

Anurag Singh, PhD
Specialization: Cancer biology, functional genomics and cancer pharmacology

Mark Sloan, MD
Specialization: Clinical hematology, especially lymphoma, leukemia, myeloma, amyloidosis, myelodysplasia and bone marrow transplantation

Jennifer Snyder-Cappione, PhD
Specialization: Regulation of IFN-gamma and cytotoxic effector functions by CD8+ T cells

Avrum Spira, MD, MSc
Specialization: Bioinformatics, COPD, airway epithelium, cancer biomarkers, lung cancer

Deborah J. Stearns-Kurosawa, PhD
Specialization: Development and characterization of animal models of infectious disease to identify host-pathogen interactions and evidence-based therapeutic interventions.

Katrina Steiling, MD
Specialization: Gene expression profiling, lung neoplasms, pulmonary disease, computational biology

Martin H. Steinberg, MD
Specialization: Clinical aspects of hemoglobinopathies; Genetics of hemoglobin disorders.

Kei Suzuki, MD
Specialization: Lung Cancer, Esophageal Cancer/Disease, and Mediastinal Disease

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Jean-Bosco Tagne, PhD
Specialization: Nano-emulsion technology for drug and MiRNAs deliveries, Role of NKX2.1-Regulated MiRNAS, Lung regulators in lung development and diseases

Sam Thiagalingam, PhD
Specialization: Cancer genetics, epigenetics, signaling pathways, SMAD genes

Philip Trackman, PhD
Specialization: Molecular mechanisms of the connective tissue enzyme, lysyl oxidase, and its potential therapeutic effects in oral cancer

Vickery E. Trinkaus-Randall, PhD
Specialization: Wound response and repair of epithelium, neurons and extracellular matrix

Maria Trojanowska, PhD
Specialization: Molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate ECM synthesis in healthy tissues and in pathological conditions such as fibrosis and tumorigenesis

Minh Tam Truong, MBBS
Specialization: Treatment of head and neck, skin and central nervous system malignancies, as well as benign diseases, including Airway Amyloidosis

Thomas Tullius, PhD
Specialization: Hydroxyl radical footprinting, genome damage and aging, Deuterium kinetic isotope effect on hydroxyl radical cleavage of RNA

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Selim Unlu, PhD
Specialization: Near-field optical microscopy and spectroscopy of semiconductor materials and devices, nanoscale imaging of biological samples, biosensors

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Thomas Van Dyke, PhD
Specialization: Translational research, Applied Oral Sciences; drug treatment for periodontitis and issues related to systematic diseases

Xaralabos Varelas, PhD
Specialization: Hippo signaling pathway, YAP/TAZ, Cell polarity, cancer biology

Arturo Vegas, PhD
Specialization: Targeted therapeutic carriers for the treatment of multiple human diseases such as cancer and diabetes

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Elisha M Wachman, MD
Specialization: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome; Examining the safety, efficacy, pharmacokinetics, pharmacogenomics, and long-term maternal and infant outcomes of extended-release naltrexone for pregnant women with opioid use disorder

Catharine Wang, PhD
Specialization: Public health genomics, health communication/e-health, health literacy, and cancer prevention and control

David Waxman, PhD
Specialization: Molecular endocrinology and cell signaling; Cancer gene therapy and pharmacology; Liver genes and transcriptional control; Orphan receptors and responses to foreign chemicals

Susan Winandy, PhD
Specialization: Role of the nuclear protein Ikaros in both normal and abnormal blood cell development

Benjamin L. Wolozin, MD, PhD
Specialization: Pathophysiology of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease

Joyce Wong, PhD
Specialization: Biomimetic Materials Engineering, tailoring cell-material interfaces for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications

Wilson Wong, PhD
Specialization: Synthetic and systems biology in immune cells


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Joseph Zaia, PhD
Specialization: Glycomics, glycosaminoglycan expression, bioinformatics, glycosaminoglycans

Huiping Zhang, PhD
Specialization: Genetic and epigenetic studies of substance use disorders (SUDs) and related psychiatric disorders and traits

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