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Sundeep Kalantry, PhD

Sundeep Kalantry, PhD

Associate Director of Human Genetics
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Research Interests:
Epigenetics, chromatin modifications, dosage compensation, embryology, and stem cell biology.
Keegan

Catherine Keegan, MD, PhD

Dept. Pediatrics-Genetics
Research Interests:
Use of mouse models to understand the mechanisms that lead to birth defects affecting caudal structures in humans, and understand the mechanisms which telomere dysfunction causes distinct phenotypes
Evan Keller

Evan Keller, PhD, DVM

Professor of Urology, Director of Single Cell Spatial Analysis Program
Accepting new students?
No
Research Interests:
Tumor microenvironment, metastasis, bone, spatial analysis
Rami Khoriaty

Rami Khoriaty, MD

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Accepting new students?
Yes
Research Interests:
hematopoiesis; erythropoiesis; globin switching, secretory pathway, CRISPR screens
Sumin Kim

Sumin Kim

Joined CMB:
2017
CMB Mentor:
William Dauer, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Interest:
Studying the mechanism of nuclear pore complex formation in neurons and the role of torsinA with regards to nuclear pore biology.
Kleer

Celina Kleer, MD

Pathology
Research Interests:
mechanism by which overepression of EZH2 and down-regulation of CCN6 (WISP3) promote breast cancer invasion and metastasis, and their utility as novel tissue biomarkers of prognosis.
Jeffrey Knupp

Jeffrey Knupp

Joined CMB:
2019
CMB Mentor:
Billy Tsai, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Michigan
Research Interests:
ER protein quality control mechanisms and ER-phagy
Nicole Koropatkin

Nicole Koropatkin, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, PIBS Associate Director
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Program Involvement:
CMB Program Committee, CMB 850 Faculty Evaluators, CMB 850 Student Seminar Coordination, CMB Faculty Review Committee
Research Interests:
microbiome, structural biology, glycoside hydrolases, Bacteroides, starch

Anuj Kumar, PhD

Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Research Interests
Genomics and proteomics to study signaling networks regulating yeast cell growth, cell polarity and cell cycle progression.
Steven Kunkel

Steven Kunkel, PhD

Pathology
Experimental research activities directed at understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of cytokine networks that are operative in different immune/inflammatory reactions and host defenses
Curtis Kuo

Curtis Kuo

MSTP Student
Joined CMB:
2022
CMB Mentor:
Andrew Lieberman, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Instutution:
University of Pennsylvania
Student Organizations:
Galens Medical Society, United Asian American Medical Student Association, Life Sciences Orchestra
Shannon Lacy

Shannon Lacy

Joined CMB:
2019
Mentor:
Matthias Truttmann, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
Colgate University
Research Interests
Investigating the role of AMPylation on Hsp70 chaperones in Neurodegenerative Disease models
Amelia Lauth

Amelia Lauth

Joined CMB:
2022
Mentor:
Ajit P. Joglekar, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Instutution:
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Daniel Lawrence

Daniel Lawrence, PhD

Professor of Internal Medicine
Accepting new students?
Yes
Research Interests:
Ischemic stroke, neurodegenerative disease, vascular biology of the CNS, fibrotic disease
Kyoung Lee

Kyoung Lee, PhD

Assistant Professor
Research Interests:
Understand how pancreatic cancer develops in complex tissue environments, with particular interest in hypoxia and immune cells as critical tumor microenvironment components
Scott Leiser

Scott Leiser, PhD

Assistant Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
Implicit Bias Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Research Interests:
Aging, metabolism, stress response, neurobiology, genetics

Kayla Lenshoek

Joined CMB:
2022
Mentor:
Chase Weidmann
Research Interests:
Epigenetics, non-coding genome, RNA, chemistry
Jun Li

Jun Li, PhD

Human Genetics
Research Interests
My group studies the genetic basis of complex human diseases. Current areas include genetic and genomic analyses of mental disorders, somatic DNA alterations in cancer, and human population genetics.
 Peng Li

Peng Li, PhD

Assistant Professor of Life Sciences Institute/Biologic and Materials Science
Accepting new students?
Yes
Research Interests:
Neurobiology, Physiology
Qing Li

Qing Li, MD, PhD

Internal Medicine - Hematology/Oncology
Research Interests:
Intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms underlying leukemic stem cell transformation.
Jiandie Lin

Jiandie Lin, PhD

Bradley M. Patten Collegiate Professor in the Life Sciences
Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
Research Professor, Life Sciences Institute
Research Interests:
Nutrient signaling, interorgan crosstalk, metabolic disease, liver cancer, single-cell biology
Accepting New Students?
Yes

Karena Lin

Joined CMB:
2022
Mentor:
Mark Chiang, Ph.D.
Research Interests:
Cancer biology, leukemia
Xiaoxia "Nina" Lin

Xiaoxia "Nina" Lin, PhD

Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Research Interests:
Microbial communities, microbiome, microfluidics, synthetic biology, biochemical production
Allen Liu

Allen Liu, PhD

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Accepting new students?
Probably not for 2021-2022
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training
Research Interests:
Mechanobiology and mechanotransduction, cell migration, clathrin-mediated endocytosis, cytoskeleton, bottom-up synthetic biology
Mats Ljungman

Mats Ljungman, PhD

Radiation Oncology
Research Interests:
Mechanisms of transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression in normal physiology and in cancer and neurological disease.
Isabelle Lombaert

Isabelle Lombaert , PhD

Assistant Professor
Biologic and Materials Science
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training
Research Interests:
stem cells, regeneration, gene therapy, cancer
Carey Lumeng

Carey Lumeng, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training
Research Interests:
obesity, inflammation
Costas Lyssiotis

Costas A. Lyssiotis, Ph.D.

Maisel Research Professor of Oncology
Associate Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
Director, Graduate Program in Cancer Biology
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Research Interests:
tumor metabolism, immunometabolism, metabolomics, pancreatic cancer
Ormond MacDougald

Ormond MacDougald, PhD

Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, John A Faulkner Professor of Physiology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Immigrant-Identified
Research Interests:
Adipocytes, Adipose Tissue, Diabetes, Bone, Obesity

Jordan Machlin

Joined CMB:
2021
CMB Mentor:
Ariella Shikanov, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
Brandeis University
Research Interests:
Interested in human ovarian folliculogenesis and fertility preservation
Shoji Maeda

Shoji Maeda

Assistant Professor
Pharmacology
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Research Interests
Regulation of GPCR signal transduction

Gabriel Manske

Joined CMB:
2017
CMB Mentor:
Sue Hammoud, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Washington
Research Interests:
Investigating the function of paternally-inherited histones during early embryogenesis.

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