Primary Faculty

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Pierre Coulombe

Pierre Coulombe

G. Carl Huber Professor
Department Chair, Cell & Developmental Biology
Professor, Department of Dermatology
Research Focus: Epithelia, skin, cell differentiation, tissue homeostasis, tissue repair, genetic diseases, cancer, intermediate filament, keratin, nucleus

Dawen Cai

Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Neuronal stem cell, single-cell transcriptome, Neural circuit formation, plasticity

Doug Engel

Research Focus: hematopoiesis, erythropoiesis, T cell development, hematopoietic stem cells, transcription

Diane Fingar

Associate Professor
Research Focus: Cell signaling; growth factors; nutrients; protein kinases; mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR); mTORC1; mTORC2; cell growth; cell proliferation; cell survival

Roman Giger

George Linius Streeter Collegiate Professor
Research Focus: Central nervous system, axon regeneration, axon-glia interaction, myelin, neuroinflammation, optic nerve injury, spinal cord injury, synaptic plasticity, mouse genetics

Deborah Gumucio

James Douglas Engel Collegiate Professor
Research Focus: Hedgehog signaling, morphogenesis, epithelial-mesenchymal interactions, lumen formation, cell polarity
Michael Hortsch

Michael Hortsch

Associate Professor
Research Focus: Medical education, histology, e-learning, educational technology, virtual microscopy

Lei Lei

Assistant Professor
Research Focus: Germ cell fate determination during mammalian oogenesis, Differentiation and transdifferentiation of the mammalian ovarian somatic cells and their role in maintaining normal ovarian function

Jiandie Lin

Bradley M. Patten Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences
Research Focus: Metabolic disease, energy metabolism, transcription, secreted factors, lncRNA

Sue O'Shea

Crosby-Kahn Collegiate Professor
Research Focus: Pluripotent stem cells, nervous system development, bipolar disorder

Billy Tsai

Corydon Ford Collegiate Professor
Research Focus: Host-pathogen interactions, ER protein quality control, viral infection, diabetes

Kristen Verhey

A. Kent Christensen Collegiate Professor
Research Focus: Intracellular Trafficking, Microtubules, Motor proteins, Cilia, Axonal transport, Posttranslational Modifications

Lois Weisman

Sarah Winans Newman Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences
Research Focus: Intracellular Trafficking, myosin V motors, signaling lipids, neurons, neurodegeneration, yeast, lysosomes

Bing Ye

Associate Professor
Burton L. Baker Collegiate Professor of the Life Sciences
Research Focus: Neuron, development, circuit, dendrite, axon, brain disorders, Drosophila, mouse