Faculty Directory

Faculty NameResearch Concentration(s)DepartmentResearch Topics
Charles AbramsNeurobiologyNeurology and RehabilitationDiseases of myelin, Gap junctions in glia, Axon-Glia interactions
Steve AckermanMicrobiology, Immunity, and Inflammation, Molecular and Structural BiologyBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsEosinophil effector functions in inflammation and tissue remodeling in asthma and allergy, regulation of eosinophil development
Solomon AfelikCell Biology and Regenerative MedicineSurgeryWe study pancreas development and regeneration. We are especially interested in signaling pathway mediated cell fate decisions in the pancreas.
Olusola AjiloreNeurobiologyPsychiatry
Simon T. AlfordNeurobiologyAnatomy and Cell Biology
Waddah A AlrefaiIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyGastroenterology and Hepatology
Jon ArtNeurobiology, Integrative and Translational Physiology, NeurobiologyAnatomy and Cell BiologyPhysiology & biophysics of hair cells and their synapses in the inner ear
Jose Al ArrudaIntegrative and Translational Physiology

Judith BehnsenMicrobiology, Immunity, and InflammationMicrobiology and ImmunologyWe study the role of the bacterial and fungal microbiota during Salmonella pathogenesis using in vitro and in vivo systems (germ-free mice).
Elizaveta BenevolenskayaMolecular and Structural Biology, Cancer BiologyBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsThe role of tumor suppressor pRB in differentiation through epigenetic mechanisms such as regulating histone demethylases.
Ernesto R. BongarzoneNeurobiologyAnatomy and Cell BiologyWhite matter disease, Parkinson’s, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, Proteopathy
Maarten C. BoslandCancer BiologyPathologyProstate cancer; cancer prevention; anticancer effects of natural compounds; experimental pathology
Marlene BouvierMolecular and Structural BiologyMicrobiology and ImmunologyOur research activities are focused on the cell biology, immunology, and structural biology of class I MHC molecules
Scott T. BradyNeurobiologyAnatomy and Cell BiologyAxonal transport, Neuronal Cytoskeleton, Neurodegeneration
Mark S. BrodieNeurobiologyPhysiology and BiophysicsElectrophysiology of ventral tegmental area neurons in brain slices; actions of ethanol on the central nervous system

Michael CaffreyMolecular and Structural Biology, Microbiology, Immunity, and InflammationBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsBiophysical Studies of Virus Entry
Michael CarrithersNeurobiologyNeurology and Rehabilitation
Zheng W. ChenMicrobiology, Immunity, and InflammationMicrobiology and Immunology
Emma ChildsNeurobiologyPsychiatry
Jaehyung (Gus) ChoMicrobiology, Immunity, and Inflammation, Integrative and Translational PhysiologyCellular and Molecular PharmacologyMy lab studies the molecular mechanisms of cell-cell interactions in thrombosis and vascular inflammation.
Oscar ColamoniciCell Biology and Regenerative MedicineCellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Karen ColleyMolecular and Structural Biology, Cell BiologyBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsControl and organization of protein glycosylation and the role of glycans in protein function.
Jonathan ColoffCancer BiologyPhysiology and Biophysics
Edwin CookNeurobiologyPsychiatry
Jose Cordoba-ChaconIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyEndocrinology, Diabetes and MetabolismHepatic glucose and lipid metabolism. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Regulation of glucose production by conjugated linoleic acids.
Henar Cuervo GrajalIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyPhysiology and Biophysics

Robert DanzigerIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyCardiology
Dawood DarbarIntegrative and Translational Physiology, Cell Biology and Regenerative MedicineCardiology
Luisa A DiPietroIntegrative and Translational Physiology, Microbiology, Immunity, and InflammationPeriodonticsWound healing, tissue regeneration, response to injury
Alan M. DiamondCancer Biology, Molecular and Structural BiologyPathologyRole of selenium containing proteins in prostate cancer risk and outcome
Robert J DonatiIntegrative and Translational Physiology
Erbo DongNeurobiologyPsychiatry
Xiaoping DuMolecular and Structural Biology, Cell Biology and Regenerative MedicineCellular and Molecular PharmacologyMolecular mechanisms of cell adhesion, migration, signaling; platelets, thrombosis, inflammation; develop new drugs
Pradeep K. DudejaIntegrative and Translational Physiology, Microbiology, Immunity, and InflammationMedicinePathophysiology of Diarrheal Diseases, IBD Associated Diarrhea, Gut-Microbe Interactions, Probiotics as antidiarrheals
Steven DudekCell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Integrative and Translational PhysiologyPulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and AllergyEndothelial cell biology, cytoskeletal regulation of vascular leak, inflammatory lung syndromes

Michael FederleMicrobiology, Immunity, and InflammationMicrobiology and Immunology
Douglas FeinsteinNeurobiologyAnesthesiologyMultiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, alcohol abuse, Vitamin K, glia, myelin, oligodendrocytes, genetic risk factor SNPs, environmental toxins
Patricia W FinnMicrobiology, Immunity, and InflammationMedicineImmune-microbiome interactions in pulmonary disorders, including asthma, sarcoidosis, and transplantation.
Jonna FrasorCancer BiologyPhysiology and BiophysicsEndocrinology, hormone receptors, cancer therapeutics,
Nancy FreitagMicrobiology, Immunity, and InflammationMicrobiology and ImmunologyInterests in host-pathogen interactions, mechanisms used by microbes to cause disease, and how common drugs suppress immunity to infection.
Maxim FrolovCancer Biology, Cell Biology and Regenerative MedicineBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsRetinoblastoma and Hippo tumor suppressor pathways, Single cell genomics and Cell Atlas

Ron GabaIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyRadiologyNovel animal models of liver disease and liver cancer (the Oncopig Cancer Model); Interventional Oncology and innovative drug delivery approaches; cancer genomics
Peter H. GannCancer BiologyPathologyIntratumoral heterogeneity in breast cancer, Racial disparity in prostate cancer
Vadim GaponenkoMolecular and Structural BiologyBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
David GavinNeurobiologyPsychiatry
Ravinder K. GillIntegrative and Translational Physiology
Maria Irene GivogriNeurobiologyAnatomy and Cell BiologyGliogenesis, pathophysiology of white matter disease, Metachromatic Leukodystrophy,Multiple sclerosis and extracelluar vesicles
Elizabeth GloverNeurobiologyPsychiatry
Frank GonzalezIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyObstetrics and Gynecology
Swetha GowrishankarNeurobiologyAnatomy & Cell BiologyDelineating the mechanisms underlying neuronal lysosome formation with a specific focus on neurodegenerative diseases
Dennis GraysonNeurobiologyPsychiatry
Paul GrippoCancer biologyGastroenterology and HepatologyCell signals, their interplay with fatty acids and overall impact on cancer
Alessandro GuidottiNeurobiologyPsychiatry

Anantha HarjithIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyMedicine
Nissim HayCancer BiologyBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsEmphasis on the PI3K/Akt/mTOR signaling and cancer metabolism both at the cellular and organismal levels using mouse models of cancer.
Bin HeMicrobiology, Immunity, and InflammationMicrobiology and ImmunologyHerpesvirus, innate immunity, virus-host interaction, oncolytic virus and vaccine
Ahlke HeydemannIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyPhysiology and Biophysics
Guochang HuIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyAnesthesiologyAcute lung injuey, innate immune response and inflammation, vascualr endothelial barrier, sepsis

Nao IkegakiCancer BiologyAnatomy and Cell BiologyNeuroblastoma pathogenesis, MYC family proteins
Christopher JansonNeurobiologyNeurology and Rehabilitation
Yuwei JiangIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyPhysiology and BiophysicsAdipose stem cell, vascular niche plasticity, and their impact on metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Barbara JungCancer biologyGastroenterology and Hepatology
Andre Kajdacsy-BallaIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyPathologyEnvironmental cadmium effect on prostate cancer progression and on early atherosclerosis.
Jack KaplanMolecular and Structural BiologyBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Andrei KarginovMolecular and Structural Biology, Cell Biology and Regenerative MedicinePharmacologyProtein engineering and synthetic biology, Cell-cell interactions and cell migration.
Alisa L. KatzenCell Biology and Regenerative MedicineBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Andrius KazlauskasCell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Integrative and Translational Physiology, Microbiology, Immunity and InflammationPhysiology and Biophysics; Ophthalmology and Visual SciencesMy research program seeks to improve treatment options for patients afflicted by blinding eye diseases and is focused on signaling events that govern angiogenic homeostasis.
Linda KenneyMicrobiology, Immunity, and InflammationMicrobiology and Immunology
Amy L. KenterMicrobiology, Immunity, and Inflammation, Molecular and Structural BiologyMicrobiology and Immunology
Jiyeon KimCancer BiologyBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsInvestigating correlation between oncogenotypes and metabolic reprogramming, and identifying metabolic vulnerabilities
Rhonda KinemanIntegrative and Translational Physiology
Jan K. KitajewskiIntegrative and Translational Physiology, Cancer BiologyPhysiology and BiophysicsVascular Biology, Angiogenesis, Tumor Microenvironment,
Yulia KomarovaCell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Integrative and Translational PhysiologyCellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Shafi KuchayCancer Biology, Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Molecular and Structural BiologyBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsRegulation of protein degradation at cellular membranes via ubiquitylation
Mary Jo LaDuNeurobiologyAnatomy and Cell BiologyWe focus on the interactions of two proteins that are genetically linked to Alzheimer’s disease: amyloid-beta peptide and apolipoprotein E.
Primal de LanerolleCell Biology and Regenerative MedicinePhysiology and Biophysics
Scott LangneckerNeurobiologyPsychiatry
John LarsonNeurobiologyPsychiatryLearning & Memory, Synaptic Plasticity, Autism
Amy LasekNeurobiologyPsychiatryMolecular and cellular mechanisms underlying alcohol and drug addiction; hormonal factors and sex differences in addiction
Lester LauCell Biology and Regenerative MedicineBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsExtracellular matrix signaling in wound healing, inflammation, and tissue regeneration.
Arnon LavieMolecular and Structural BiologyBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Brian Thomas LaydenIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyEndocrinology/Diabetes and Metabolism
Orly LazarovNeurobiologyAnatomy and Cell BiologyMolecular and cellular processes underlying cognitive dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease; hippocampal neurogenesis and plasticity.
Monica LeeIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyPhysiology & Biophysics Endothelial cell function, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis
Renee de LeeuwCancer biologyPathologyKinase and phosphatase signaling in prostate cancer progression
Alex Leow (Wei-Hsun Liao)NeurobiologyPsychiatry
Irena LevitanIntegrative and Translational Physiology, Cell Biology and Regenerative MedicinePulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy
Xiubei LiaoMolecular and Structural BiologyBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Chong Wee LiewIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyPhysiology and BiophysicsTranscriptional regulation of adipocyte biology and whole body energy metabolism as well as functional maturation of the pancreatic b-cell.
Yuru LiuCell Biology and Regenerative MedicineCellular and Molecular PharmacologyWe study the mechanisms that controls alveolar type II cells to behave as stem cells during lung repair
Jeffery LoebNeurobiologyNeurology and Rehabilitation
Sarah E. LutzNeurobiology, Integrative and Translational PhysiologyAnatomy and Cell Biology
Anna LysakowskiNeurobiologyAnatomy and Cell Biology
Alexander V. LyubimovIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyCellular and Molecular Pharmacology

Donna MacDuffMicrobiology, Immunity, and InflammationMicrobiology and ImmunologyWe study inflammation, interferons and innate immunity to viral and bacterial challenges, using small animal models, cell culture systems, biochemical analyses
Ajay V MakerCancer biologySurgery and Microbiology and Immunology
Asrar B MalikCell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Integrative and Translational Physiology, Microbiology, Immunity, and Inflammation, Cancer BiologyCellular and Molecular PharmacologyI study mechanisms of inflammation that underlie cardiovascular diseases . I challenge my trainees is to ask transformational questions.
Glenn MarsboomCell Biology and Regenerative MedicinePharmacologyPulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis, energy metabolism, vascular dysfunction, lung endothelium
Jason McAnanyNeurobiologyOphthalmology and Visual SciencesNon-invasive assessment of visual function and structure in patients who have acquired and inherited retinal degenerative diseases.
Alan McLachlanMicrobiology, Immunity, and InflammationMicrobiology and ImmunologyHepatitis B virus (HBV), gene regulation, hepatocellular carcinoma, mouse development, DNA methylation
Dolly MehtaMicrobiology, Immunity, and Inflammation, Integrative and Translational Physiology, Cell Biology and Regenerative MedicineCellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Brad MerrillCell Biology and Regenerative Medicine,  Molecular and Structural BiologyBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsCRISPR-Cas9 genome editing, Wnt Signaling, Stem Cell Biology, and Synthetic Biology
Richard MinshallIntegrative and Translational Physiology, Cell Biology and Regenerative MedicineCellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Gary MoCell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Molecular and Structural BiologyPharmacologyVisualization of compartmentalized live cell signaling at super-resolution. Imaging of complex tissue biochemical interplay in living organisms.
Gerardo MorfiniNeurobiologyAnatomy and Cell BiologyKinase-based intracellular signaling relevant to axonal function in health and disease.

Alexandra NabaCell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Cancer BiologyPhysiology and BiophysicsMy lab uses cutting-edge proteomics and bioinformatics to study the role of the extracellular matrix in development, health, and cancer.
Toru NakamuraMolecular and Structural BiologyBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsRegulation of telomere maintenance mechanism
Viswanathan NatarajanIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyCellular and Molecular PharmacologyAreas of Interest: Endothelial Permeability; Bioactive Lipid Mediators in lung inflammation and injury; Mitochondria in lung cancer
Natalia NietoCell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Integrative and Translational Physiology, Cancer BiologyPathologyLiver, fibrosis, alcoholic liver disease, cancer
Larisa NonnCancer BiologyPathologyProstate cancer, vitamin D, microRNA, health disparities
Adam ObersteinMicrobiology, Immunity, and Inflammation.Microbiology and ImmunologyHerpesvirus host-pathogen interaction; computational virology; oncolytic herpesviruses.
J. Michael O’DonnellIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyPhysiology and BiophysicsCardiac function and metabolism in heart disease

Sang Ging OngCell Biology and Regenerative MedicineCellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Kostandin PajciniCell Biology and Regenerative MedicineCellular and Molecular PharmacologyWe work on Notch signaling in hematopoietic development and disorders and we study how blood stem cells are formed in the fetal environment.
Ghanshyam PandeyNeurobiologyPsychiatry
Subhash PandeyNeurobiologyPsychiatry
David PerkinsIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyMedicineAnalysis of the metagenome in health and disease; functional interactions between the microbiome and the host
Luan K. Phan (Kinh Luan Phan)NeurobiologyPsychiatry
Neil PliskinNeurobiologyPsychiatry
Carol PodlasekCell Biology and Regenerative MedicineUrology
Sergey PopovCell Biology and Regenerative MedicinePhysiology and Biophysics
Bellur S. PrabhakarMicrobiology, Immunity, and Inflammation, Cancer BiologyMicrobiology and ImmunologyInduction of tolerance to treat autoimmune diseases; Cancer biology; MADD function in Anaplastic Thyroid cancer
Amynah PradhanNeurobiologyPsychiatry
Gail S. PrinsCell Biology and Regenerative MedicinePathologyProstate stem cells, prostate cancer, developmental programming, steroid receptors, estrogenic and environmental exposures

Usha RajIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyPediatrics
Ajay RanaCancer biologySurgery
Basabi RanaCancer biologySurgerySignal transduction and transcriptional regulation of growth/apoptosis and mechanisms of therapeutic resistance in cancer
Mrinalini C. RaoMolecular and Structural BiologyPhysiology and Biophysics
Mark M. RasenickNeurobiology, Cell Biology and Regenerative MedicinePhysiology and BiophysicsG protein signaling, the cytoskeleton and lipid rafts: Neurobiology of Depression and antidepressants.
Pradip RaychaudhuriCancer BiologyBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsFoxM1 and Tumor Metastasis
Jalees RehmanCell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Microbiology, Immunity and Inflammation, Integrative and Translational PhysiologyCellular and Molecular Pharmacology, MedicineStem cell differentiation and tissue regeneration, Host defense/Inflammation and metabolism, Blood brain barrier in Alzheimer’s disease
Justin M. RichnerMicrobiology, Immunity, and InflammationMicrobiology and ImmunologyViral Immunology, vaccine development
Adrienne Rogalski-WilkCell Biology and Regenerative MedicineAnatomy and Cell BiologyLatent HIV cell-specific biomarkers and pathways; Cell biology of gp105, surface marker of polarized, caveolin-enriched cell surface domains
Liudmila RomanovNeurobiologyNeurology and Rehabilitation
Lijun RongMicrobiology, Immunity, and InflammationMicrobiology and Immunology
Mark RosenblattNeurobiologyOphthalmology and Visual Sciences
Susan R. RossMicrobiology, Immunity, and InflammationMicrobiology and Immunologyretrovirus, arenavirus, restriction factor, genetics of susceptibility to infection, innate immunity

Rob SargisIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyMedicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes, and MetabolismEnvironmental Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals in the Pathogenesis of Metabolic Disorders
Nava SegevCell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Molecular and Structural BiologyBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsRegulation of Intracellular Trafficking by Molecular Switches
Kamal SharmaNeurobiologyAnatomy and Cell Biology
Rajiv SharmaNeurobiologyPsychiatry
Dan ShayeCell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Integrative and Translational PhysiologyPhysiology and BiophysicsTubulogenesis, C. elegans, Angiogenesis, Vascular Development and Disease, Kidney Development and Disease
Sojin ShikanoCell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Molecular and Structural BiologyBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Jae-Won ShinCell Biology and Regenerative MedicineCellular and Molecular PharmacologyMechanobiology, Biomaterials, Biophysics, Stem Cells
Deepak ShuklaMicrobiology, Immunity, and InflammationMicrobiology and Immunologyherpesvirus infection: mechanism, immunity, & antivirals
Miljan SimonovicMolecular and Structural BiologyBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsStudying mechanisms that regulate human gene translation.
Konstantin SlavinNeurobiologyNeurology and Rehabilitation
Neil SmalheiserNeurobiologyPsychiatryInformatics, neuroscience, psychiatry, data science
R. John SolaroIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyPhysiology and BiophysicsCardiac and Vascular Dysfunction and Therapies in Cardiomyopathies
Fei SongNeurobiologyNeurology and Rehabilitation
Carlos StoccoIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyPhysiology and BiophysicsOur research focuses on the processes controlling ovarian function and the hormone signaling and genomic pathways regulating fertility.
Jun SunMicrobiology, Immunity, and InflammationMedicineMicrobiome in inflammation and cancer

Soroush TahmasebiCell Biology and Regenerative MedicineCellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Leon TaiNeurobiologyAnatomy and Cell Biology
Owen TamplinCell Biology and Regenerative MedicineCellular and Molecular PharmacologyHematopoietic stem cell regulation
Fernando TestaiNeurobiologyNeurology and Rehabilitation
Chinnaswamy TiruppathiMicrobiology, Immunity, and InflammationCellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Pieter de TombeCell Biology and Regenerative MedicinePhysiology and Biophysics
Kuei Y. TsengNeurobiologyAnatomy and Cell Biology
Angela TynerCancer BiologyBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsEpithelial cell biology, tyrosine kinase signaling, colon, breast, prostate cancer

David UckerMicrobiology, Immunity, and Inflammation, Cell Biology and Regenerative MedicineMicrobiology and Immunology
Terry G UntermanIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyEndocrinology/Diabetes and Metabolism
Terry Vanden HoekIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyEmergency Medicine

Donald Vander GriendCancer BiologyPathologyStem cell and developmental transcription factors involved in prostate development, regeneration, hyperplasia, and prostate cancer.
Karl W. VolzMolecular and Structural BiologyMicrobiology and Immunology

William E. WaldenMolecular and Structural BiologyMicrobiology and Immunology
Michael John WalshIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyPathology
Kishore WaryCell Biology and Regenerative MedicineCellular and Molecular PharmacologyMy laboratory investigates the underlying molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular development and disease
Beata M. WolskaIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyPhysiology and BiophysicsMembrane and myofilament control of cardiac function both in physiological and pathological conditions such as hypertrophy and heart failure(HF)

Akira YoshiiNeurobiologyAnatomy and Cell BiologySynaptic plasticity, critical period, cortical circuit, neurodevelopmental disorders, lysosomal storage diseases

Pingwen XuIntegrative and Translational PhysiologyEndocrinology, Diabetes and MetabolismCentral estrogenic regulation of obesity, diabetes, alcohol binge drinking and fear extinction.