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All of the faculty associated with the BMS graduate program are listed below. Click on a faculty name to view a detailed description of an individual research program, contact information, recent publications and links to other relevant websites. Each of our faculty is associated with one or more of our eight thematic areas; click on the thematic area name listed by each of our faculty to read more about the research going on in that area, and to view a list of all faculty associated with that thematic area.

Faculty

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Primary Research Interest: Immunology
T-cell regulation in tolerance and immunity
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Defining the interaction between tumor cells and the microenvironment in glioblastoma, including during therapeutic resistance
Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsSecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Gene regulation and human disease
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Growth factors and genetic modifiers in vascular biology and cancer
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Mechanisms of formation and maintenance of epigenetic elements
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Cellular Dynamics of Allergic Immune Responses
Primary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologySecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Skeletal Cell Differentiation and Matrix Quality
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Birth and Migration of New Neurons
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Human GeneticsThe Genetic Control of Autoimmune Disease
Primary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial Pathogenesis
Replication of RNA Viruses and Vaccine Development
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
MicroRNA regulation in the immune system
Primary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologySecondary Research Interest: Neurobiology
Analysis of genetic and neuronal networks that regulate fat content
Primary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologySecondary Research Interest: Immunology
Extracellular matrix regulation of metabolism, pulmonary disease, and cardiovascular disease

B

Primary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisHost-Pathogen Interactions at the Maternal-Fetal Interface
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Mouse models for the study of human cancer susceptibility and cancer progression
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSignal Transduction and Cytoskeleton Organization
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisInnate and adaptive immunity to viral pathogens
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologyThe Neurological Basis of Pain and Its Control
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologyCNS injury and repair
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Elucidating the dialogue between the tumor cell compartment and the vascular niche
Primary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologySecondary Research Interest: NeurobiologyGut-brain cross-talk: mediation by stress hormone system
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologyRegulation of cellular differentiation and function by calciotropic hormones
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Human Genetics
Molecular Pathogenesis and Targeted Therapy of Lung Cancer
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac BiologyTranscriptional Control of Mammalian Organogenesis
Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsSecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingTelomere Synthesis and Function
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Molecular basis of stem cell self-renewal, differentiation and contribution to cancer
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Regulation of T-cell activation and tolerance during autoimmune and transplantation responses
Primary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingRole of Homeobox genes in cancer, angiogenesis and wound healing
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologyRas signaling in cancer stem cells
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Intracellular Membrane Traffic: Mechanisms & Immune Function
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingHematopoiesis and cell signaling
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac BiologyTranscriptional regulation of cardiac morphogenesis and differentiation
Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsSecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologyGenetics approaches to study of the biology of the liver in health and disease
Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsPharmacogenomics and Genetic Epidemiology of Pulmonary Diseases
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologyT Cell Development and Function in the Fetus and Newborn
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Human Genetics
Signaling control of craniofacial development and congenital disease

C

Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Lung Peptidases in Allergy and Host Defense
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac BiologyUnderstanding tumor oxygen homeostasis and angiogenesis
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologyNeuronal/Glial Interactions that Control Myelination
Primary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingStem Cells in Lung Tissue Remodeling and Repair
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologyImmune determinants of metabolism and regeneration
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Regulation of allergic inflammation
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Wnt Signaling in Development and Function of the Mammalian Brain
Primary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisMetagenomics-Based Technologies for Virus Detection and Discovery
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Human GeneticsDNA Repair Mechanisms and Human Disease
Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsProteasomes, substrate recognition and processing
Primary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac BiologySecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell Biology

Receptors, Stem Cells and Pharmacology

Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologyMechanisms of Action of Peptide Hormones and Growth Factors
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySynapses, Circuits and Development in Retina
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Human Genetics
Integrated genomic and epigenomic mechanisms contributing to cancer
Primary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac BiologySecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologyRegulatory mechanisms in cardiovascular biology and disease
Primary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisSecondary Research Interest: Immunology

Host-Pathogen Interactions Responsible for M. tuberculosis Virulence

Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsSecondary Research Interest: Immunology
Genetics and epidemiology of human autoimmune disease
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisCell Migration and Interaction Dynamics underlying Humoral and Barrier Immunity

D

Primary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac BiologyBiology of Nuclear Pore Complexes
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Autophagy In Cell Survival and Cancer Progression 
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingRegulation of B Lymphocyte and Macrophage Function by Cell Surface Receptors
Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsSecondary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac BiologyComputational and cellular approaches to metabolic disease
Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsGenomic approaches to yeast molecular biology and infectious disease
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingTransmembrane TGF-a and TGF-b Receptor Signaling in Cell Proliferation and Differentiation
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Mechanics of chromosome segregation

E

Primary Research Interest: Neurobiology

The Molecular Basis of Neurotransmitter Release and Its Role in Synaptic Physiology, Behavior and Disease

Primary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisSecondary Research Interest: Immunology
Bacterial host-Cell Interactions
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & Endocrinology

Immunopathogenesis of Asthma; Genomics of Disease

F

Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologyMechanism Oriented Clinical Research in Airway Disease
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Neurobiology
Molecular regulation of oligodendrocyte myelination during brain development and remyelination following injury
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial Pathogenesis
Immunopathogenesis of HIV and malaria in childhood
Primary Research Interest: Neurobiology
CNS Plasticity, Bioinformatics, and Recovery from Injury
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologyInjury Response in the Developing Nervous System
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingMolecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Plasticity and Neurodegeneration
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac BiologyPlacental Biology/Bacterial Adhesion
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingImmunobiology of Dendritic Cells in Disease
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologyCorollary Discharge Mechanism in Psychosis
Primary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingAlveolar epithelial barrier regulation and repair in the lung
Primary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisRNA-Protein Recognition
Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsSecondary Research Interest: NeurobiologyHuman genetics in neurodegenerative disease and circadian/sleep behavior

G

Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologyMolecular pathways in neurodegenerative diseases
Regulation of collective cell behaviors and cell-cell interactions in tissues
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologyNeural Mechanisms of Attention and Memory
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologyDevelopment and Biology of the Pancreatic Islets
Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsSecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingPharmacogenomics of Membrane Transporters
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologyNormal and abnormal endometrial development
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologyOncogene Signaling Pathways that Regulate the Cell Cycle, microRNAs and Metabolism
Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsSecondary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac Biology

Genetic Dissection of Extracellular Matrix in Development and Disease

Primary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisSecondary Research Interest: Immunology
Molecular Analysis of HIV Pathogenesis
Primary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisSecondary Research Interest: Human Genetics
Regulation of Gene Expression
Primary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac BiologySecondary Research Interest: ImmunologyMetabolic Changes and the Host Response to Infection

H

Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac BiologyLipoproteins and Immune Responses to Infection and Acute Injury
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac BiologyTranscriptional regulation of cardiovascular development and differentiation.
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac BiologyTGFbeta family of signaling pathway
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingMolecular mechanisms of pancreas development, function and disease
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac BiologyInnate Immune Pathways and the Endothelium in Inflammatory Critical Illness
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisMucosal immunoregulation at barrier surfaces
Primary Research Interest: Immunology
Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsHuman population genomics
Primary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologySecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Hormonal and genetic regulation of human skeletal disease
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologyMolecular Mechanisms Controlling Neuronal and Neurovascular Development
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac BiologyComparative study of organ development and regeneration
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Molecular Mechanisms and Therapeutic Strategies of Neurodegenerative Diseases

I

Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingMechanisms of Hormone Action in Organ Development and Disease

J

Primary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologyGrowth and Differentiated Function in Human Fetal Adrenal and Gonad
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySecondary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac Biology

Potassium Channels

Primary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisSecondary Research Interest: Human GeneticsVirulence and Evolution of a Human Pathogen
Primary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologyRole of the alveolar epithelium in lung fluid balance
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologyMolecular Biology of Neurotransmitter Receptors and Ion Channels
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac BiologyMolecular basis for Receptor Tyrosine Kinase signaling across the plasma membrane

K

Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Molecular Basis of Fat Cell Development and Energy Homeostasis
Control of Gene Expression
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologyProgrammed Cell Death and the Pathophysiology of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Primary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisSecondary Research Interest: ImmunologyImmune recognition and control of malaria
Molecular Physiology of Mitochondrial Membranes; Mitochondrial Ion Channels and Transporters
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Human Genetics
Developmental genetics of organ formation and regeneration
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
The role of neuronal-epithelial interactions during organogenesis and regeneration
Primary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisPathogenic Interactions Between the Hemotrophic Bacterium Bartonella and Mammalian Host Cells
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologyCooperating Events in Myeloid Leukemogenesis and Their Reversal
Primary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologySecondary Research Interest: Immunology
The Intersection between Dietary Lipids, Inflammation, and Metabolic Disease
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Human GeneticsOrganogenesis and patterning during development
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySynaptic plasticity and circuit function in the basal ganglia
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Neurobiology

Neural Stem Cells and Embryonic Cortical Development

Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingThe Immune Response in 4 Dimensions
Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsAnalysis of Complex Genetic Traits

L

Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Mechanisms of Cellular and Behavioral Plasticity
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingGenetic and environmental mechanisms of germline development
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
NK cell receptors in viral immunity, tumor immunity, and autoimmunity
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySecondary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial Pathogenesis
Axonal Transport Mechanisms of Herpes Simplex Virus in CNS Neurons
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Hematopoietic Stem Cells and Megakaryocytopoiesis
Primary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologySecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Stem Cells and Microvesicles in Lung Injury and Cancer
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisHIV Pathogenesis
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingRegulation of Eukaryotic DNA Replication
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySmall RNA-mediated epigenetic and transcriptional regulation mechanisms and their implications for cancer
Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsSecondary Research Interest: ImmunologyIntegrated Genomic and Environmental Analysis of Inflammatory Skin Disease
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: NeurobiologyEpigenetic determinants of neural stem cell fate
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: ImmunologyMetabolism and Regulation of Nitric Oxide Bioactivity
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisThe Locksley lab is studying the foundations of allergic immunity and attempting to define the underlying processes mediated by this type of host response
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologyIdentification and characterization of stochastic choices in the nervous system
Primary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologySecondary Research Interest: ImmunologyMechanisms of lung inflammation and injury
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingRegulation of Intracellular Signaling in Innate Immune Cells
Primary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisSecondary Research Interest: ImmunologyHuman Microbiome, Chronic Inflammatory Disease

M

Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingUbiquitination, Cell Signaling and Immunity
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Tolerance induction after in utero stem cell transplantation or gene therapy
Primary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisSecondary Research Interest: ImmunologyCryptococcus neoformans: from model pathogen to model organism
Primary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologySecondary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac BiologyTissue-protective cytokines; fatty liver disease
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologyThe Regulation of Cell Fate by Oxygen and Mitochondria
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologyCraniofacial development, evolutionary biology, trauma, bone repair, angiogenesis
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologyMetabolism, Excitability, and Neurologic Disease
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisLymphocyte Migration and Autoimmune Disease
Primary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologySecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologyIonic Fluxes Control Keratinocyte Adhesion, Differentiation and Secretion
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingNew approaches to targeting Ras
Primary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisSecondary Research Interest: ImmunologyPathogenic Mechanisms, Treatment, and Prevention of HIV Disease
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologyMolecular Mechanisms of Cancer Initiation, Progression and Therapy
Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsSecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologyNoncoding RNAs - the Dark Matter of the Genome
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologyCortical Development and Plasticity Following Early Brain Injury
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: NeurobiologyDevelopmental Regulation, Molecular Biology and Novel Actions of Steroid/Neurosteroid Synthesis
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac BiologyDevelopmental Regulation of Organogenesis
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySecondary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac BiologyMolecular Basis of Electrical Signaling
Primary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisSecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Viral Genome Organization
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologyTyrosine kinase signaling in cancer
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingFormation of Epithelial Tissues and Tubes
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologyNeurobiology of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Cognitive Disorders

Primary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisSecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingBacterial manipulation of host membrane transport pathways
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: ImmunologyGenetic analysis of signal transduction in B cell development and leukemia

N

Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologyMitochondrial Pathobiology in Neurodegenerative Disease
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Genetic alterations in pediatric brain tumors
Primary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSignal Transduction Mechanisms in Bone Cell Differentiation and Function
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologyNeurobiology of CNS Injury
Primary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisSecondary Research Interest: Immunology
The Biology of Candida albicans, a Unique Fungal Commensal-Pathogen of Humans
Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsSecondary Research Interest: Neurobiology
Genetic Analysis of Parkinson's disease and other disorders
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Epithelial stem cells and cancer

O

Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Neurobiology
The Biochemistry of Apoptosis (or Programmed Cell Death)
Primary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac BiologyMechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias
Primary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisSecondary Research Interest: Immunology
Molecular Pathogenesis of HIV and Hepatitis C Virus Infections

P

Primary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologySecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologyProtein misfolding diseases and novel therapies
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingMolecular and cellular understanding of normal and leukemogenic hematopoiesis
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologyNetwork Dynamics and Plasticity in Epilepsy
Primary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologySecondary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac BiologyRegulation of gene expression and epithelial ion transport by stress steroids
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Development and biology of brain tumors
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisMolecular biology of MHC II and HIV
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Neurobiology
Tumor-microenvironment interactions regulating brain tumorigenesis
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologyControl of Neural Stem Cell Fate and Migration in the Cortex
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologyMesenchymal tissue regeneration
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial Pathogenesis

Cellular immune dysfunction during persistent viral infections

Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsSecondary Research Interest: NeurobiologyGenetics and biology of human nervous system disorders
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Human GeneticsInherited disorders of lymphocyte development

R

Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Regulation of Stem Cell Pluripotency and Reprogramming
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Extracellular Factors Affecting Neuron Development
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSignaling at the Primary Cilium, the Cell's Antenna
Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsHuman Genetics, Population Genetics, Statistical Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Stem cells in lung development, maintenance and disease
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingMolecular neurobiology of drug addiction
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Immunology
Ras Signal Transduction in Lymphocytes and Cancer
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingRoles of biological sulfation in leukocyte trafficking and tumorigenesis
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologyDefining the cellular and molecular mechanisms of immune regulation in peripheral tissues
Primary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisSecondary Research Interest: Human GeneticsMolecular, translational, and clinical studies of malaria
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologyNeuroinflammation, synaptic plasticity and cognitive function
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Neurobiology
CNS Development and Disease
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Immunology
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologyGenetic Regulation of Regional Specification and Differentiation in the Forebrain
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Human GeneticsDynamics of translation control in gene expression, cancer, and disease

S

Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisMucosal Antiviral Immunity
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Craniofacial Morphogenesis and Evolution
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingRegulation of Innate Immunity
Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsSecondary Research Interest: ImmunologyPopulation Genetics and Human Genetics of Host Defense, Autoimmune Disease, and Diabetes
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Human GeneticsImproving targeted therapeutics for hematologic malignancies
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologyNeural control of sexually dimorphic behaviors
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Human Genetics

Molecular Genetics and Therapy of Myeloid Leukemia

Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & Endocrinology
In vivo function of integrins and molecular basis of lung diseases
Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsSecondary Research Interest: NeurobiologyThe genetics of autism and epilepsy: studies in cerebral development and connectivity
Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsSecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologyGenomic Determinants in Human Developmental Disorders
Primary Research Interest: Immunology
Antigen presentation by dendritic cells and its role in immune tolerance and allergy
Primary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologyParathyroid hormone secretion and physiology, calcium receptors, metabolic bone disease
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologyThe Shum lab performs research in mouse and human models to understand basic mechanisms controlling the development of lung disease in patients with autoimmunity.
Primary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisSecondary Research Interest: Immunology
Regulation of cell shape and virulence by temperature in the fungal pathogen Histoplasma capsulatum
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologyRegulation of Cellular Identity during Cancer Progression
Primary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac BiologyAngiogenesis & vascular biology, myocardial repair, endothelial function, and second hand smoke
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: NeurobiologyMechanisms of axon injury, disease, and novel methods of axon repair
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Human GeneticsMolecular and Genetic Dissection of Cardiogenesis and its role in human disease
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling

Telomere Dysfunction in Human Cancer

Primary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial Pathogenesis
Pathogenetic mechanisms of Gram-positive pathogens
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologyBioenergetics, inflammation, and cell death in the central nervous system

T

Primary Research Interest: Immunology
Regulatory T cell function and their therapeutic applications in autoimmunity and transplantation
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Human Genetics
Pathogenetic basis of human cancers and their response to therapy
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologyRegulation of Genomic Instability in Mammalian Cells
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingActivation of the DNA damage checkpoint
Primary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisSecondary Research Interest: Human GeneticsImpact of the human gut microbiome on pharmacology and nutrition.

U

Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologyMy laboratory is interested in the interactions between neurons and glia that are required for the proper development and function of the nervous system.

V

Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsSecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologyGenetics of Metabolic Diseases
Primary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisSecondary Research Interest: ImmunologyHIV Pathogenesis and lymphocyte biology
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologySecondary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Brain microenvironment as modulator of neurovascular injury and repair after adult and neonatal stroke
Primary Research Interest: NeurobiologyVesicle Trafficking and Neurotransmitter Release
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & Endocrinology
The regulation of lung vascularization and development

W

Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingAutoimmune Disease
Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsEvolutionary and Human Genetics
Primary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingRegulatory mechanisms of adipose tissue development and function
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingMolecular Regulation of Mammalian Arterial Venous Specification
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologyForcing tissue morphogenesis and malignancy
Primary Research Interest: Virology & Microbial PathogenesisSecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Regulatory Circuitry of Viruses and Engineering Novel Therapeutics
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Signal transduction in lymphocytes
Primary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologySecondary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac BiologyHormonal regulation of energy metabolism/ Novel mechanisms of thrombosis susceptibility
Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsSecondary Research Interest: Neurobiology
The Genetics of Autism
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Human GeneticsModeling tumors of the nervous system
Proteomics, Prions, Protein Folding
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Functions of the Extracellular Microenvironment in Development and Cancer
Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsSecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingEtiology and genetics of childhood leukemia and brain cancer
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Mechanisms of Liver Regeneration and Cancer
Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologyMicrotubule control of cell dynamics
Primary Research Interest: Immunology
Development of Novel Therapies for Autoimmune Diseases
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologyCellular and molecular pathogenesis of lung disease
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: Human GeneticsGenomics of Obstructive Lung Diseases

X

Primary Research Interest: Tissue/Organ Biology & EndocrinologySecondary Research Interest: NeurobiologyHypothalamic regulation of appetite, body weight, hepatic lipid and glucose metabolism

Y

Primary Research Interest: Cancer Biology & Cell SignalingSignal Transduction and Transcriptional Regulation

Z

Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsSecondary Research Interest: Immunology
Development of statistical methods for uncovering the genetic basis of human disease
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologySecondary Research Interest: NeurobiologyPathogenesis and immune modulation of CNS autoimmunity
Primary Research Interest: ImmunologyShaping the B cell repertoire in health and disease
Primary Research Interest: Human GeneticsApplication of Population Genetics to the Study of Complex Traits in Humans
Primary Research Interest: Developmental & Stem Cell BiologySecondary Research Interest: Vascular & Cardiac BiologyVascular contributions to hematopoiesis, and other unique properties of endothelium