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.
 

Hua Su, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Research Summary: 
My research is focused on uncovering the mechanisms and development of new therapies for the cerebrovascular diseases including brain vascular malformations, stroke, and cognitive dysfunction.

Sara Suliman, PhD, MPH

Primary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Virology & Microbial Pathogenesis
Research Summary: 
Dissecting host mechanisms of tuberculosis (TB) pathogenesis and disease progression, defining immunological correlates of protection, and validating biomarkers and point-of-care diagnostics for TB and COVID-19

Raymond Swanson, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
None
Research Summary: 
Bioenergetics and oxidative signaling in neurological disease

Alejandro Sweet-Cordero, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Research Summary: 
Functional genomic and genetic analysis of therapy resistance, tumor heterogeneity and oncogenic mechanisms in cancer.
Mentorship Development: 

12/12/19  ACRA: Setting training expectations for trainees on the academic career track.
5/25/21  Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS) 

Qizhi Tang, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Research Summary: 
Cellular therapies for type 1 diabetes and transplantation
Mentorship Development: 

5/2021 - Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS)

Thea Tlsty, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Research Summary: 
Regulation of Genomic Instability in Mammalian Cells
Mentorship Development: 

4/30/20    Mental Health in a Pandemic: Q&A for Faculty
2/16/21    Three Truths and Three Tries: Facing and Overcoming Critical Social Justice Challenges at the Micro, Mezzo, and Macro Levels

David Toczyski, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
None
Research Summary: 
Activation of the DNA damage checkpoint

Peter Turnbaugh, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Virology & Microbial Pathogenesis
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Research Summary: 
Impact of the human gut microbiome on pharmacology and nutrition
Mentorship Development: 

4/12/19  Acknowleding and Negotiating the Mentee-Mentor Tensions Inherent in the Research Lab (Parnassus)
5/2021 Sharpening your Mentoring Skills (SyMS)

Erik Ullian, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Research Summary: 
My laboratory is interested in the interactions between neurons and glia that are required for the proper development and function of the nervous system.

Christian Vaisse, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Research Summary: 
Genetics of Metabolic Diseases

Laura Van 't Veer, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling

Harish Vasudevan, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Research Summary: 
The Vasudevan Laboratory studies growth factor signaling through receptor tyrosine kinases and the Ras signaling pathway in development and cancer with an emphasis on neurofibromatosis.

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