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

Ruslan Afasizhev,  PhD
Specialization: Molecular mechanisms of RNA processing

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

 

B


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

Gary Benson, PhD
Specialization: Algorithm development for DNA sequence analysis

Kimberly Bertrand, ScD
Specialization: Epidemiology of breast cancer

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

Jan Blusztajn, PhD
Specialization: Prenatal programming of brain development and aging by essential nutrient availability during gestation
Specialization: Clinical Nephrology; General Internal Medicine; Basic Science of Kidney disease – esp. Autoimmune kidney disease

Markus Bosmann, MD
Specialization: Pulmonary disorders and their connections to innate immunity, host-pathogen interactions, and inflammation
Specialization: Developmental biology; embryonic pattern formation; systems biology
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

C


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

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

D



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

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

E


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

F


Stephen Farmer, PhD
Specialization: Fat cell differentiation

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

Rachel Fearns, PhD
Specialization: paramyxovirus genome transcription and replication mechanisms
Specialization:  innate immunity and dendrite cell immunology, mathematical modeling of immunity

Hui Feng, MD, PhD
Specialization: Cancer Therapeutics, tumor intravasation, zebrafish, MYC
Specialization: Evolution of development, developmental genetics, phylogenetics, evolutionary genomics, invertebrate zoology; coral conservation

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

Horacio Frydman, PhD
Specialization: Host-microbe interactions at the molecular, cellular and organismal level; mechanisms of bacterial transmission through stem-cell niche infection

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

G


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

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
Specialization: Personalized therapy for AATDassociated liver disease via IPS modeling

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
Specialization: Dendritic cells (DCs) in the initiation and propagation of HIV-1 replication

H


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

I

Specialization: Lung developmental biology, Lung Epithelial Lineage Specification, Development of new platforms for stem cell expansion and differentiation
Specialization: Innate immune system, sexually transmitted infections,

J


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

K


Konstantin Kandror, PhD
Specialization: Insulin action; Adipocyte biology; Membrane traffic

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

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

L


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: Uncovering the role of the genetic mutations in the extracellular matrix protein ACLP/AEBP1 in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome 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

Weining Lu, MD
Specialization:  Chronic kidney disease, kidney and urinary tract development

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

M




Sarah Mazzilli, PhD
Specialization:  molecular events associated with the progression of premalignant squamous lung lesions for targeted chemoprevention

Kim McCall, PhD
Specialization:  Drosophila developmental biology, cell death, oogenesis

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

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

N



Francisco Naya, PhD
Specialization: Cardiac development and disease, muscle regeneration, muscular dystrophy, mouse developmental biology, gene regulation

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

O



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

P



Julie Palmer, ScD
Specialization: Cancer epidemiology, health disparities, breast cancer subtypes

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

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

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

Q

Specialization: Acute pulmonary inflammation and the innate immune response to microorganisms in the lung

R


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

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: Immunobiology of Trauma
Specialization: Immunology; Autoimmunity; Systemic lupus erythematosus; and Nephrology

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

 

S


Mohsan Saeed, PhD
Specialization: Virology; Identifying and characterizing host proteins that are cleaved by viral proteases

Manish Sagar, PhD
Specialization: Pathogenesis of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 heterosexual transmission

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

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

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
Specialization: systems biology of the immune and inflammatory systems, gene regulation in immune and inflammatory systems, inflammatory diseases, transcriptional networks, DNA-binding of transcription factors and transcriptional regulatory complexes, computational genomics, cis-regulatory logic in transcription

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

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.

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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

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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Xaralabos Varelas, PhD
Specialization: Hippo signaling pathway, YAP/TAZ, Cell polarity, cancer biology
Specialization:  Co-factors that influence the mucosal transmission of HIV-1; the role of endogenous nucleic acid autoantigens as mediators of systemic lupus erythematosus

W



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

Lee Wetzler, MD
Specialization:  Innate and adaptive immunity and microbial pathogenesis, vaccine development

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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