People

Jonathan Williams

Jonathan Williams

Joined CMB:
2021
CMB Mentor:
Jayakrishnan Nandakumar, Ph.D.
Research Interests:
meiosis, protein structure
Thomas Wilson

Thomas Wilson, MD, PhD

Professor of Pathology
Faculty Director, Advanced Genomics Core
Accepting new students?
No
Research Interests:
DNA repair, mutagenesis, transcription, genomics, bioinformatics.
Wobus, Christiane

Christiane Wobus, PhD

Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Bystander Training, Immigrant-Identified
Research Interests:
virus-host interactions in the intestine, norovirus, astrovirus, human intestinal organoids
Sunny Wong

Sunny Wong, PhD

Associate Professor of Dermatology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Research Interests:
Cancer biology, stem cell biology, skin, epithelial tissue
Josephanie Wu

Josephine Wu

Joined CMB:
2021
CMB Mentor:
Sami Barmada, MD, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Maryland, College Park
Research Interests:
Mechanism of neurodegeneration in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Jun Wu

Jun Wu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Research Interests:
Diabetes, obesity, thermogenic fat, alcoholic liver disease
Haoxing Xu

Haoxing Xu, PhD

Professor of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
Research Interests:
Our laboratory is focused on ion channels in the lysosome and their roles in the pathogenesis of lysosome storage diseases, metabolic diseases, and common neurodegenerative diseases.
Shawn Xu

Shawn Xu, PhD

Professor of Life Sciences Institute
Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Research Interests:
Neuroscience; Sensory Biology; Aging; Behavior; Neural Circuits
Zhaohui Xu

Zhaohui Xu, PhD

Biological Chemistry
Research Interests:
We study the molecular mechanisms regarding protein folding and protein trafficking within eukaryotic cells.
Swathi Yadlapalli

Swathi Yadlapalli, PhD

Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
Immigrant scientist
Research Interests:
Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Live imaging, Circadian Rhythms, Genome Organization.
Bing Ye

Bing Ye, PhD

Burton L. Baker Professor of the Life Sciences
Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training
Research Interests:
Neuron development, neural circuits, neurological disorders, Down syndrome, Drosophila and mice
Lei Yin

Lei Yin, PhD

Associate Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, CMB DEI Month Book Club, Bystander Training, Self-Identified: Female, Working Mother
Research Interests:
Hepatic lipid metabolism; Circadian rhythm; post-translational modifications; Non-Alcoholic fatty liver disease
YE Yuan

Ye Yuan

Joined CMB:
2021
CMB Mentor:
Swathi Yadlapalli, Ph.D.
Research Interests:
circadian rhythm, genome organization, membraneless organelles
David Zacks

David Zacks, MD, PhD

Cell and systems Biology
Biochemistry and Structural Biology
Molecular mechanisms of Disease
Research Interests:
Dr. Zacks is a vitreo-retinal specialist and clinician-scientist at the University of Michigan, Kellogg Eye Center.
Rachel Zemans

Rachel L. Zemans, MD

Professor
Internal Medicine
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Research Interests:
1. regeneration 2. Stem cells 3. epithelial-immune crosstalk 4. lung disease 5. epithelial cell signaling
Trainings and Identities:
Implicit Bias Training

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