Faculty

Ken Inoki

Ken Inoki, MD, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, and Life Sciences Institute
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
Anti-Racism Training, Intercultural Training
Research Interests:
mTOR, cancer, metabolic disorders, diabetes, diabetic kidney disease
Lori Isom

Lori Isom, Ph.D.

Maurice H. Seevers Professor and Chair of Pharmacology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Allyship Training, Anti-Racism Training, Change It Up!, Disability Awareness Training, Bystander Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Research Interests:
We study the mechanisms of pediatric epileptic encephalopathy, sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), and cardiac arrhythmia linked to mutations in voltage-gated sodium channel genes.
Ursla Jakob

Ursula Jakob, Ph.D.

Molecular Cellular and Development Biology
Research Interests:
Role of reactive oxygen species in lifespan and host defense / Function of chaperones in stress defense and disease
Paul Jenkins

Paul Jenkins, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Bystander Training, first generation-identified
Research Interests:
Neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders, Pharmacology, Cell Biology
Ajit Joglekar, PhD

Ajit Joglekar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Research Interests:
mitosis, cancer cell biology, synthetic biology, microscopy, image analysis
Sundeep Kalantry, PhD

Sundeep Kalantry, Ph.D.

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, Ph.D.

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, DVM, Ph.D.

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
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.
Nicole Koropatkin

Nicole Koropatkin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology, PIBS Associate Director
Accepting New Students?
No
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, Ph.D.

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, Ph.D.

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
Ken Kwan

Ken Kwan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Human Genetics / MNI
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Research Interests:
Genetic mechanisms and chromatin regulation of cortical development, neural circuit wiring, and developmental brain disorders
Training and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Bystander Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Daniel Lawrence

Daniel Lawrence, Ph.D.

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, Ph.D.

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, Ph.D.

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
Jun Li

Jun Li, Ph.D.

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, Ph.D.

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

Qing Li, MD, Ph.D.

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

Jiandie Lin, Ph.D.

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
Xiaoxia "Nina" Lin

Xiaoxia "Nina" Lin, Ph.D.

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, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training
Research Interests:
Mechanobiology and mechanotransduction, cell migration, clathrin-mediated endocytosis, cytoskeleton, bottom-up synthetic biology
Training and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training
Mats Ljungman

Mats Ljungman, Ph.D.

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 , Ph.D.

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, Ph.D.

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, Ph.D.

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
Shoji Maeda

Shoji Maeda, Ph.D.

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

David Markovitz, MD

Internal Medicine
Research Interests:
Interaction between retroviruses and human cellular proteins. Mechanism of action of the DEK oncoprotein. Role of vimentin in immunity and cancer. Kaposi’s Sarcoma.
Donna Martin

Donna Martin, MD, Ph.D.

Human Genetics
Research Interests:
Molecular genetics of transcription factor mediated neuronal development; gene targeting; studies of human and mouse developmental disorders.

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