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.
 

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

Chaz Langelier, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Virology & Microbial Pathogenesis
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Research Summary: 
My lab utilizes genomic and proteomic technologies to study host/pathogen biology in the context of clinical outcomes, develop new diagnostics, and track outbreaks. Key Focus: Pneumonia (including COVID-19), ARDS, sepsis and emerging pathogen surveillance

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.

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.

Joachim Li, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Secondary Thematic Area: 
None
Research Summary: 
Regulation of Eukaryotic DNA Replication

Wilson Liao, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Human Genetics
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Virology & Microbial Pathogenesis
Research Summary: 
Integrated Genomic and Environmental Analysis of Inflammatory Skin Disease

Daniel Lim, MD, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Developmental & Stem Cell Biology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Research Summary: 
Chromatin regulators and long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) in neural development and disease

Qili Liu, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Cancer Biology & Cell Signaling
Research Summary: 
Cellular and Molecular basis of nutrient-specific appetite.

Jialing Liu, PhD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Neurobiology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Vascular & Cardiac Biology
Research Summary: 
Neuroprotection and functional recovery after brain injury
Mentorship Development: 

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Richard Locksley, MD

Primary Thematic Area: 
Immunology
Secondary Thematic Area: 
Virology & Microbial Pathogenesis
Research Summary: 
The Locksley lab is studying the foundations of allergic immunity and attempting to define the underlying processes mediated by this type of host response

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