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.
 

Gregory Ku, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Research Summary: 
Whole genome approaches to identify novel regulators of pancreatic beta cell function

Matthew Kutys, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Research Summary: 
We develop and apply biomimetic human tissue models to dissect mechanisms of morphogenesis and mechanobiology as applied to cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Pui-Yan Kwok, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Secondary Thematic Area: 
None
Research Summary: 
Analysis of Complex Genetic Traits

Noelle L'etoile, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Research Summary: 
Mechanisms of Cellular and Behavioral Plasticity
Mentorship Development: 

4/30/20    Mental Health in a Pandemic: Q&A for Faculty    
10/22/20    Gathering in Community: a Training for Faculty and Staff    
9/11/20    Mentoring Across Differences

Diana Laird, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Research Summary: 
Genetic and environmental mechanisms of germline development
Mentorship Development: 

4/30/20    Mental Health in a Pandemic: Q&A for Faculty
5/26/20    Effective Strategies for IDPs for Partial Resumption of Lab Research
11/10/20    Optimizing the Efficiency of Your Lab

Aparna Lakkaraju, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Tissue / Organ Biology & Endocrinology
Research Summary: 
Molecular mechanisms and novel therapeutic targets for retinal degenerations

Deepak Lamba, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Research Summary: 
Stem Cell Technologies to Understand Retinal Development and Disease

Lewis Lanier, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Research Summary: 
NK cell receptors in viral immunity, tumor immunity, and autoimmunity

Andrew Leavitt, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
None
Research Summary: 
Hematopoietic Stem Cells and Megakaryocytopoiesis

Sulggi Lee, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Research Summary: 
Clinical translational research to identify host genetic and immunologic predictors of infectious diseases (e.g., HIV and SARS-CoV-2) using high dimensional single cell and systems biology approaches.

Jay Levy, MD

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

Jingjing Li, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Research Summary: 
Large-scale analysis of disease genomes by integrating multi-omics data, evolutionary insights, health records, and digitized clinical traits from imaging and wearable sensor readouts.

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