Faculty

Last First MI Title PRG1 PGR2 PRG3 Research Interests Inst.
Berg Patricia E Ph.D. BSB MM   Role of homeobox genes in breast cancer and leukemia; sickle cell anemia therapy GW
Bethony Jeff   Ph.D.     MI Genetic and parasite epidemiology GW
Bollard Catherine   M.D.     MI Development of novel cell therapeutics for cancer and infection CNHS
Bosque-Pardos Alberto   Ph.D., M.B.A.     MI Identification of signaling pathways that reactivate latent HIV-1 GW
Brindley Paul   Ph.D. BSB   MI Functional genomics of schistosomes and other helminth pathogens of Neglected Tropical Diseases. Helminth parasite infection-induced carcinogenesis. GW
Bukrinsky Michael   Ph.D. BSB   MI HIV/AIDS GW
Caldovic Ljubica   Ph.D. BSB MM   Urea cycle disorders CNHS
Ceryak Susan   Ph.D. BSB MM   Signaling pathways involved in cell cycle regulation and dysregulation in cancer GW
Chapman Kimberly   Ph.D.       Responses to stress initiated by a block at metabolic enzymes that cause inborn errors of metabolism  CNHS
Chen Yi-Wen   DVM, Ph.D. BSB     Study of the molecular basis of muscle diseases and physiological adaptation using genome-wide approaches CNHS
Chiappinelli Katherine   Ph.D.    MM   Epigenetic regulation of immune signaling in cancer, specifically focusing on noncoding regions of the genome and the tumor cell immune response GW
Chiappinelli Vincent A Ph.D.   MM MI Patch-clamp electrophysiology; functional and pharmacological studies of nicotinic receptors and presynaptic nerve terminals GW
Chiaramello Anne   Ph.D. BSB MM   Transcription factors and neural development GW
Chung Inhee   Ph.D.        Biophysical Study of Metastatic Cancer Progression GW
Colberg-Poley Anamaris M Ph.D. BSB MM MI Effects of human cytomegalovirus infection on host cells, Intracellular protein trafficking, endoplasmic reticulum-mitochondrial contacts CNHS
Colonnese Matthew   Ph.D.   MM   Neural development GW
Corbin Joshua   Ph.D.   MM   Genetic and cellular basis for development of mammalian amygdala CNHS
Crandall Keith   Ph.D. BSB   MI Development, testing, and application of methodological and bioinformatic approaches for studying the evolutionary biology of infectious diseases  GW
Cruz Russell   M.D., Ph.D.   MM   Development of immune based therapies for cancer and opportunistic infections for patients with various degrees of immune deficiency CNHS
Dimri Goberdhan   Ph.D. BSB     Regulation of cellular senescence, Breast cancer, Regulation and function of Polycomb Group proteins, Biology of aging GW
Donaldson Robert P Ph.D. BSB     Glyoxysomal membrane electron transport GW
Efimova  Tatiana   Ph.D.   MM   Understanding how signal transduction pathways regulate skin homeostasis and repair, and how perturbations in this regulation contribute to skin disease GW
Eleftherianos Ioannis   Ph.D.     MI Molecular and evolutionary insect immunity, bacterial symbiosis and nematode parasitism GW
Fernandes Rohan   Ph.D.   MM  
Development of theranostic nanoparticles, capable of simultaneous therapy and diagnostics, for pediatric inflammatory diseases and cancers.
CNHS
Freishtat Robert J M.D., MPH BSB   MI Gene-environment interactions in asthma CNHS
Fu Sidney W M.D., Ph.D. BSB MM   miRNA biomarker identification and validation for breast cancer early diagnosis and management GW
Gallo Vittorio   Ph.D.   MM   Neurogenesis and gliogenesis; oligodendrocyte development myelination; glial signaling; regulation of glial ionic channels during brain development CNHS
Hahn Andrea   M.D.        Cystic fibrosis, airway microbiome, pharmacokinetic modeling of antibiotics CNHS
Hanley Patrick   Ph.D.   MM   Efficacy of virus-specific T cells for the prophylaxis and treatment of viral infections after transplant CNHS
Hashimoto-Torii Kazue   Ph.D.   MM   Environmental factors/pharmacological agents in fetal brain malformations related to mental illnesses in adulthood CNHS
Hathout Yetrib   Ph.D. BSB MM   Proteomics and mass spectrometry applications to study the pathophysiology of human diseases CNHS
Hawdon John   Ph.D. BSB   MI Hookworm infective process, nematode growth and development, hookworm population genetics GW
Hawley Robert G Ph.D. BSB MM MI Experimental hematology/oncology; gene delivery systems and gene therapy modeling; stem cell and regenerative biology GW
Hill Dana A M.D.       Pediatric embryonal tumors and DICER1 CNHS
Horvath Anelia   Ph.D.   MM  

Identification of genomic and expression signatures to diagnose breast cancer molecular types and stages

GW
Hovel-Miner Galadriel   Ph.D.       Molecular mechanisms of antigenic variation with an emphasis on this pathogenic process in African trypanosomes.  GW
Hsieh Michael    M.D., Ph.D.       Our laboratory is interested in how inflammation protects against pathogens and other noxious stimuli and yet can paradoxically harm the host through secondar effects such as carcinogenesis. The genitourinary tract is our model system. We are examining anti-pathogenic inflammation induced by bacteria such as uropathogenic E. coli, and chronic inflammation mediated carcinogenesis is being studied using models of nitrosamine and Schistosoma haematobium exposure CNHS
Hu Valerie   Ph.D. BSB MM   Autism spectrum disorders GW
Hubal Monica   Ph.D.       Physiology of obesity, type II diabetes, and cardiometabolic disease CNHS
Ishibashi Nobuyuki   M.D.       The overall goal of our laboratory is to maximize intellectual development and minimize neurological injury associated with congential heart anomalies using clinically-relevant experimental models.  CNHS
Jaiswal Jyoti K Ph.D. BSB MM   Dysferlin deficits in Myoshi myopathy CNHS
Jeremic Aleksander   Ph.D. BSB     Pancreatic Beta cell disorders  GW
Jones Brad   Ph.D.        The Jones Lab studies the mechanisms by which HIV persists in individuals on antiretroviral therapy, and to develop novel immunotherapies to cure infection.  GW
Jose Pedro   M.D.,Ph.D. BSB MM   The primary goal of Dr. Jose's research is to determine the genetic and pharmacogenetic bases of human essential hypertension and the metabolic syndrome.  Specifically, the mission of his laboratory is to study the role of dopamine, adrenergic, and angiotensin receptors subtypes and dopamine regulatory genes (e.g., G protein-coupled receptor kinase 4 [GRK4}, sorting nexins, gastrin) or sodium transport in specific nephron segments and their roles in the pathogenesis of genetic hyptertension and metabolic syndrome. GW
Khan Imtiaz   Ph.D.     MI Immune responses to infections by opportunistic pathogens GW
Kim Jeong-Ho   Ph.D. BSB     Regulation of gene expression, glucose sensing and signaling in yeast and mammalian cells GW
Kumar Ajit   Ph.D. BSB MM MI Regulation of viral gene transactivation; role of cellular factors; RNA protein interactions GW
Kusner Linda   Ph.D.       Role of complement in myasthenia gravis and therapeutics GW
Lakshman Raj   Ph.D. BSB     Coronary heart disease; lipids; metabolic and genetic obesity; hepatoxins; gene regulation and expression; retinoids. GW
LaMantia Anthony   Ph.D.   MM   Genetic and molecular mechanisms of early forebrain development GW
Latham Patricia S M.D. BSB MM   Gene regulation and cytokine response of tumoricidal monocytes GW
Lee Norman H Ph.D.   MM   mRNA regulation and global patterns of gene expression with DNA microarrays GW
Leitenberg David   M.D., Ph.D.     MI Regulation of T-cell activation and differentiation; modulation of signal transduction during T-cell development GW
Limperopoulos Catherine   Ph.D.   MM   Neuroimaging CNHS
Liu Judy   M.D., Ph.D.   MM   Developmental neurobiology CNHS
Liu Yang   Ph.D.       Immune recognition; innate and adaptive immunity; selective regulation of inflammatory response to danger-associated molecules. CNHS
Lu Hui   Ph.D.   MM   Mechanisms and rescue of neural circuit dysfunction  GW
Lynch Rebecca   Ph.D.     MI Development of broadly neutralizing antibody responses to HIV-1 infection  GW
Mak I. Tong   Ph.D. BSB     Free radical biology in cardiovascular cells; antioxidant drug therapy and mechanisms; iron overload and lysosomes; endothelial apoptosis GW
Mann Victoria   Ph.D.     MI Molecular aspects of the genome, proteome and biochemistry of the human schistosomes GW
Manzini Chiara   Ph.D. BSB MM   Molecular mechanisms underlying intellectual disabilities GW
Marvar Paul   Ph.D.   MM  

Characterization of the neurocircuitry in the brain that contributes to stress-induced hypertension and other stress-related disorders such as PTSD 

GW
Maynard Thomas   Ph.D.       22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome; Neural Crest; Developmental cell signaling GW
Mazumder Raja   Ph.D.   MM   Applied bioinformatics; comprehensive comparative analysis at the genomic level GW
McCaffrey Timothy A Ph.D. BSB MM   Genomics; cardiovascular disease; growth factors; molecular biology; microarray; apoptosis; biochemistry GW
Mendelowitz David   Ph.D.   MM   Electrophysiology and morphology of cardiac vagal neurons and cardiorespiratory neurons  GW
Miller Robert H Ph.D.   MM   CNS neural development, biology of neural diseases including Multiple Sclerosis, brain tumors and Cerebral Palsy; cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate glial cell determination GW
Moody Sally A Ph.D. BSB MM   Molecular and cellular determination of neuronal phenotypes; regulation of neurotransmitters in the developing retina GW
Morizono Hiroki   Ph.D. BSB     Urea cycle disorders, Gene Therapy  CNHS
Nazarian Javad   Ph.D. BSB     Clinical and Translational Approaches for Understanding Pediatric Brain Tumors GW
Nixon Douglas   M.D., Ph.D.     MI

Immune responses to viruses and pathogens in murine models and using clinical samples,  HIV-1 vaccines and immunopathogenesis studies

GW
Novak James S. Ph.D.       Duchenne muscular dystrophy; Experimental therapeutics and mechanisms of drug delivery; Muscle stem cell biology  CNHS
O'Brien Travis   Ph.D.   MM   Pharmacogenomics GW
Packer Roger   M.D.       Pediatric brain tumors CNHS
Packer Randall K Ph.D.   MM   Electrolyte and acid-base balance; kidney function GW
Partridge Terence A Ph.D. BSB MM   Muscle stem Cell Biology, Experimental Therapeutics CNHS
Pelphrey Kevin   Ph.D.        The Pelphrey lab's autism research involves conducting imaging studies to learn more about development of the brian, specifically the "social brain" that governs facial recognition, eye gaze and other functions.  GW
Peng Weiqun   Ph.D.       Bioinformatics  GW
Penn Anna    M.D., Ph.D.   MM   Neuroplacentology- The role of placenta in protecting and shaping the fetal brain  CNHS
Perez-Losada Marcos   Ph.D. BSB     Evolutionary questions related to invertebrate biodiversity, dynamics of human infectious diseases and host-microbe interactions. GW/CNHS
Peusner Kenna D Ph.D.   MM   Role of synaptic transmission in the development of the central vestibular neural circuit. GW
Polter Abigail   Ph.D.       Circuit and synaptic-level effects of stress and adversity.  GW
Posnack Nikki   Ph.D.       Cardiovascular physiology, endocrine disruptors, and stem cell models CNHS
Preciado Diego   M.D., Ph.D.     MI Otolaryngology CNHS
Quezado Zena   M.D.       Alterations in Nociception and Behavior in Animal Models of Human Diseases  CNHS
Ramezani Ali   Ph.D.     MI Gene Therapy Approaches for HIV/AIDS GW
Rood Brian   M.D.   MM   Proteogenomics of pediatric brain cancer CNHS
Sandler Anthony   M.D.     MI Solid tumors in childhood CNHS
Sarvazyan Narine   Ph.D.   MM   Cellular origins of ectopic arrhythmias, ischemia-reperfusion injury, cell-to-cell coupling, targeted stem cell differentiation GW
Sen Sabyasachi    M.D., Ph.D.   MM  
Hemopoetic and mesenchymal stem cell use for treatment of diabetes and obesity; role of stem cells in response to changes in glycemic level in their environment.
GW
Seto Edward   Ph.D. BSB     Understanding the functions and mechanisms of action of histone deacetylases (HDACs), enzymes that catalyze the removal of acetyl groups from the lysine residues of histones GW
Shanmugam Victoria   M.D.       Wound healing; Scleroderma GW
Shi Dashuang   Ph.D. BSB     Structure-function relationships of nitrogen metabolism-related enzymes CNHS
Simon Gary L M.D., Ph.D. BSB   MI HIV/AIDS Pathogenesis GW
Smith L. Courtney   Ph.D. BSB   MI Origins and evolution of the vertebrate immune system in sea urchins GW
Spurney Christopher   M.D.       Cardiac disease associated with muscular dystrophies CNHS
Stepp Mary Ann   Ph.D.   MM   Cell-cell and cell-substrate interactions; integrins; wound healing; re-epithelization GW
Torii Masaaki   Ph.D.   MM   Molecular and cellular mechanisms that govern unique positioning and connections of various neuronal and glial subtypes in normal development of the cerebral cortex; etiology of cognitive and psychiatric disorders in which abnormalities in these processes may be involved. GW/CNHS
Triplett Jason   Ph.D.   MM   Developmental neurobiology CNHS
Tuchman Mendel   M.D. BSB     Biochemistry and molecular biology of the urea cycle; therapy of hyperammonemia with genetically engineered bacteria; inborn errors of metabolism CNHS
Tyagi Mudit   Ph.D.     MI HIV molecular virology GW
Tzatsos Alexandros   M.D., Ph.D.   MM   Epigenetic progression model of pancreatic cancer;  Epigenetic regulation of Hematopoietic Stem Cells GW
Vanderhoek Jack   Ph.D. BSB     Regulation of eicosanoid metabolism by natural and pharmacological agents; nuclear eicosanoid binding proteins GW
Vanderver Adeline   M.D. BSB     Biochemical genetics; white matter disorders CNHS
Villagra Alejandro   Ph.D.  BSB MM MI Tumor immunoepigenetics and molecular basis of immunotherapy GW
Wang  Yin    Ph.D.        Cancer biology and preclinical models for treatment of pediatric malignancies CNHS
Werling Linda L Ph.D.   MM   Role of Sigma, PCP, and Nicotine receptors in brain function; regulation of catecholamine release in brain; receptor-mediated regulation of transporters GW
Wu Guangying   Ph.D.   MM   Electrophysiological, imaging and behavioral methods to elucidate neural circuitry mechanisms underlying sensory information processing  GW
Wu Ray-Chang   Ph.D. BSB     Oncogenic steroid receptor coactivators and their molecular targets in the development and progression of cancer  GW
Young Colin   Ph.D.   MM   CNS molecular mechanisms underlying cardiovascular and metabolic diseases GW
Zheng Pan   M.D., Ph.D.     MI Tumor immunology, cancer biology and signal transduction in hematopoietic stem cells CNHS
Zheng Xiaoyan   Ph.D.   MM  

Identification of target genes regulated by the Hedgehog signaling pathway and molecular mechanisms activated by Hedgehog in regulating cell-cell interactions

GW
Zhu Wenge   Ph.D.   MM   DNA replication. DNA damage checkpoint and repair, histone modification, and identification of small molecules for cancer therapy GW
Zhu Yuan   Ph.D.   MM   Disease mechanisms and developing therapeutic strategies for neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). CNHS
Zohn Irene   Ph.D.   MM   Development neural biology, Spina Bifida  CNHS