Faculty

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.
 

Jonathan Weissman, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
None
Research Summary: 
Prion-Based Inheritance, Protein Folding/Misfolding, and Analysis of Cellular Systems

Zena Werb, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Research Summary: 
Determining mechanisms controlling stem cell fate decisions, cell migration and invasion, inflammation and angiogenesis during mammary gland development and breast tumorigenesis.

Arun Wiita, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
None
Research Summary: 
We are interested in understanding the complex links between alterations in the genome and therapeutic perturbation in driving changes in cellular phenotype at the level of the proteome.

Holger Willenbring, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Research Summary: 
Mechanisms of Liver Regeneration and Cancer

Michael Wilson, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Virology & Microbial Pathogenesis
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Research Summary: 
Genomic approaches to identifying causes and understanding the pathogenesis of autoimmune and infectious neuroinflammatory conditions including encephalitis, meningitis and multiple sclerosis

Torsten Wittmann, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Research Summary: 
Microtubule control of cell dynamics

Prescott Woodruff, MD, MPH

Primary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Research Summary: 
Genomics of Obstructive Lung Diseases

Allison Xu, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Research Summary: 
Hypothalamic regulation of appetite, body weight, hepatic lipid and glucose metabolism

Keith Yamamoto, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
None
Research Summary: 
Signal Transduction and Transcriptional Regulation

Jimmie Ye, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Research Summary: 
Genetics of human immune response

Noah Zaitlen, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Research Summary: 
Development of statistical methods for uncovering the genetic basis of human disease

Julie Zikherman

Primary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
None
Research Summary: 
Shaping the B cell repertoire in health and disease

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