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.
 

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)

Aaron Tward, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Research Summary: 
Head and neck tumor genomics and auditory system development and maintenance

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

Vasanth Vedantham, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Research Summary: 
Integrative Biology of Heart Rhythm and Mechanisms of Arrhythmias: Development, Physiology, Genetics, Disease, and Regeneration.

Eric Verdin, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Virology & Microbial Pathogenesis
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Research Summary: 
HIV Pathogenesis and lymphocyte biology

Zena Vexler, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Research Summary: 
Brain microenvironment as modulator of neurovascular injury and repair after adult and neonatal stroke

Saul Villeda, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Research Summary: 
Mechanisms of Brain Aging and Rejuvenation

Thiennu Vu, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Research Summary: 
The regulation of lung vascularization and development

Dan Wagner, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Research Summary: 
Whole embryo single-cell developmental genomics and lineage; using zebrafish embryos to model human birth defects
Mentorship Development: 

4/23/20    Effective Strategies for IDPs
4/30/20    Mental Health in a Pandemic: Q&A for Faculty
11/10/20    Optimizing the Efficiency of Your Lab

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