Faculty Directory – Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Faculty NameDepartmentResearch Topics
Solomon AfelikSurgeryWe study pancreas development and regeneration. We are especially interested in signaling pathway mediated cell fate decisions in the pancreas.
Oscar ColamoniciCellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Karen ColleyBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsControl and organization of protein glycosylation and the role of glycans in protein function.
Dawood DarbarCardiology
Xiaoping DuCellular and Molecular PharmacologyMolecular mechanisms of cell adhesion, migration, signaling; platelets, thrombosis, inflammation; develop new drugs.
Steven DudekPulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and AllergyEndothelial cell biology, cytoskeletal regulation of vascular leak, inflammatory lung syndromes
Maxim FrolovBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsRetinoblastoma and Hippo tumor suppressor pathways, Single cell genomics and Cell Atlas
Andrei KarginovPharmacologyProtein engineering and synthetic biology, Cell-cell interactions and cell migration.
Alisa L. KatzenBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Andrius KazlauskasPhysiology 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.
Yulia KomarovaCellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Shafi KuchayBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsRegulation of protein degradation at cellular membranes via ubiquitylation
Primal de LanerollePhysiology and Biophysics
Lester LauBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsExtracellular matrix signaling in wound healing, inflammation, and tissue regeneration.
Monica LeePhysiology and BiophysicsEndothelial cell function, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis.
Irena LevitanPulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy
Yuru LiuCellular and Molecular PharmacologyWe study the mechanisms that controls alveolar type II cells to behave as stem cells during lung repair
Asrar B MalikCellular and Molecular PharmacologyI study mechanisms of inflammation that underlie cardiovascular diseases. I challenge my trainees is to ask transformational questions.
Glenn MarsboomPharmacologyPulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis, energy metabolism, vascular dysfunction, lung endothelium
Dolly MehtaCellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Brad MerrillBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsCRISPR-Cas9 genome editing, Wnt Signaling, Stem Cell Biology, and Synthetic Biology
Richard MinshallCellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Gary MoPharmacologyVisualization of compartmentalized live cell signaling at super-resolution. Imaging of complex tissue biochemical interplay in living organisms.
Alexandra NabaPhysiology and BiophysicsMy lab uses cutting-edge proteomics and bioinformatics to study the role of the extracellular matrix in development, health, and cancer.
Natalia NietoPathologyLiver, fibrosis, alcoholic liver disease, cancer
Sang Ging OngCellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Kostandin PajciniCellular 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.
Carol PodlasekUrology
Sergey PopovPhysiology and Biophysics
Gail S. PrinsPathology
Mark M. RasenickPhysiology and BiophysicsG protein signaling, the cytoskeleton and lipid rafts: Neurobiology of Depression and antidepressants.
Jalees RehmanCellular and Molecular PharmacologyStem cell differentiation and tissue regeneration, Host defense/Inflammation and metabolism, Blood brain barrier in Alzheimer’s disease.
Adrienne Rogalski-WilkAnatomy and Cell BiologyLatent HIV cell-specific biomarkers and pathways; Cell biology of gp105, surface marker of polarized, caveolin-enriched cell surface domains
Nava SegevBiochemistry and Molecular GeneticsRegulation of Intracellular Trafficking by Molecular Switches
Dan ShayePhysiology and BiophysicsTubulogenesis, C. elegans, Angiogenesis, Vascular Development and Disease, Kidney Development and Disease
Sojin ShikanoBiochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Jae-Won ShinCellular and Molecular PharmacologyMechanobiology, Biomaterials, Biophysics, Stem Cells
Soroush TahmasebiCellular and Molecular Pharmacology
Owen TamplinCellular and Molecular PharmacologyHematopoietic stem cell regulation
Pieter de TombePhysiology and Biophysics
David UckerMicrobiology and Immunology
Kishore WaryCellular and Molecular PharmacologyMy laboratory investigates the underlying molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular development and disease