Faculty

Faculty Member Photo Research Description Areas
Siddhesh Aras, MBBS, PhD Siddhesh Aras, PhD Oxidative phosphorylation, Role of mitochondria in infectious diseases, Transcriptional regulation of mitochondrial proteins. Cell and Molecular Biology

Biochemistry

Microbiology
Erin Carmany, MS, CGC
313-577-9138
ecarmany@med.wayne.edu
Erin Carmany, MS, CGC Genetic counseling in the Spanish speaking population, alternative genetic counseling service models. Genetic Counseling
Tiffany Cook, PhD
313-577-9461
tiffany.cook.cmmg@gmail.com
Tiffany Cook, PhD Molecular basis of eye development and disease; differentiation and maintenance of neuronal and non-neuronal cell types in the Drosophila retina; glial support mechanisms; cell-specific transcriptional regulatory mechanisms; cell-cell interactions involved in sensory system development and function.

Genetics

Genomics

Neuroscience

Protein Structure & Function

Gerald Feldman, MD, PhD
313-577-6298
gfeldman@med.wayne.edu
Gerald Feldman, MD, PhD Use of molecular technologies in the diagnosis of genetic diseases, clinical genetics, and dysmorphology; educational programs in medical genetics residency training. Genetics

Genetics Counseling

Medical Genetics
Russell L. Finley, Jr., PhD
313-577-7845
rfinley@wayne.edu
Russell L. Finley, Jr., PhD Regulatory networks that control cell proliferation; cell cycle regulation during development; high throughput technologies to study protein interaction networks. Cancer Biology

Cell & Molecular Biology

Developmental Biology Genetics.

Proteomics
Samiran Ghosh, PhD
313-577-5346
sghos@med.wayne.edu
Samiran Ghosh, PhD Survival analysis, generalized linear model, multilevel model, model selection in high dimensional data, machine learning and Bayesian paradigm.

Biostatistics

Computational Biology

 

Alexander Gow, PhD
313-577-9401
agow@med.wayne.edu
Alexander Gow, PhD Role of the unfolded protein response in neurodegenerative diseases; molecular characterization of the regulation of axoglial junction assembly in CNS myelin; molecular characterization of the claudin family of integral membrane tight junction proteins during development in brain, testes, and inner ear using transgenic and homologous recombination in embryonic stem cells. Cell & Molecular Biology

Developmental Biology

Genomics

Medical Genetics

Neurosciences

Proteomics
James G. Granneman, PhD
313-577-5629
james.granneman@wayne.edu
James G. Granneman, PhD Adipose tissue cell and molecular biology, target identification and high through-put screening for novel obesity and diabetes therapeutics.

Cell & Molecular Biology

Cell Signaling

Diabetes

Metabolism

Protein Structure & Function

Lawrence I. Grossman, PhD
313-577-5326
l.grossman@wayne.edu
Lawrence I. Grossman, PhD Molecular Genetics and evolution of the electron transport chain; cytochrome c oxidase; mitochondria and mitochondrial diseases. Cell & Molecular Biology

Genetics

Genomics

Molecular Evolution
Henry H.Q. Heng, PhD
313-577-9544
hheng@med.wayne.edu
Henry H.Q. Heng, PhD Molecular cytogenetics; genome structure and function; genomic instability and cancer progression. Cancer Biology

Chromatin Structure & Function

Genomics
Maik Hüttemann, PhD
313-577-9150
mhuttema@wayne.edu
Maik Hüttemann, PhD Function of cytochrome c oxidase isoforms, oxygen sensing, and role of mitochondria in cancer. Cancer Biology

Cell & Molecular Biology

Developmental Biology Genetics

Medical genetics

Neurosciences

Proteomics
Gregory Kapatos, PhD
313-577-5965
gkapato@med.wayne.edu
Gregory Kapatos, PhD Cellular and molecular biology of monoamine neurotransmitter secreting neurons. Neurosciences
Stephen A. Krawetz, PhD
313-577-6770
steve@compbio.med.wayne.edu
Stephen A. Krawetz, PhD Gene Therapy; control of development and differentiation; expression of connective tissue genes and genes controlling spermatogenesis; computer-assisted sequence analysis. Bioinformatics

Cell & Molecular Biology

Chromatin Structure & Function

Developmental Biology

Gene Therapy

Genetics

Genomics

Medical Genetics
Markku Kurkinen, PhD
313-577-1027
markku.kurkinen@wayne.edu
Markku Kurkinen, PhD Extracellular matrix; metalloproteinases; gene regulation; development. Genetics
Susan J. Land, PhD
313-577-9605
sland@med.wayne.edu
Susan J. Land, PhD Genomics Cancer Biology Genetics

Medical Genetics

Neurosciences
Li Li, PhD
313-577-8749
lili@med.wayne.edu
Li Li, PhD Gene regulation during cardiovascular and hematopoietic development. Cell & Molecular Biology

Developmental Biology
Leonard Lipovich, PhD
313-577-9683
llipovich@med.wayne.edu
Leonard Lipovich, PhD Genomic complexity; bioinformatics and functional genomics of long noncoding-RNA transcripts; primate-specific genes; computing the genomic basis of species phenotypic uniqueness. Bioinformatics

Genetics

Genomics
Francesca Luca, PhD
313-577-1152
fluca@wayne.edu
Francesca Luca, PhD Functional and population genomics of intermediate phenotypes. Gene-environment interactions. Functional Genomics

Population Genetics

Bioinformatics

Genetics
Roger Pique-Regi, PhD
313-577-0719
rpique@wayne.edu
Roger Pique-Regi, PhD Computational methods and statistical genetic models to study regulation of gene transcription, chromatin state/accessibility, gene-environment interactions, and genetics of complex traits. Machine learning and integrative hierarchical Bayesian analysis of large genomic datasets (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, DNA methylation, DNase-seq, ATAC-seq and also their single cell resolution variants) with genetic variation associated with molecular (eQTL) and complex traits (GWAS).

Bioinformatics

Statistical Genetics

Functional and Computational Genomics

Single Cell Genomics

Gene Regulation

Regulation of Chromatin State

       
Lobelia Samavati, MD
313-745-1718
lobi@wayne.edu
Lobelia Samavati, MD Clinical and laboratory research in sarcoidosis and interstitial lung disease. Molecular Medicine

Genetics
Michael A. Tainsky, PhD
313-578-4340
tainskym@karmanos.org
Michael A. Tainsky, PhD Cancer genetic studies of familial cancers to determine the inherited cancer genes, analyze the mechanism of their action, and factors affecting genetic penetrance of the cancer phenotype. Bioinformatics

Cancer Biology

Cell & Molecualr Biology

Genetic Counseling

Genetics

Genomics

Proteomics
Angela M. Trepanier, MS, CGCD
313-577-3425
atrepani@med.wayne.edu
Angela M. Trepanier, MS, CGCD Educational programs in human genetics and genetic counseling; cancer genetics. Genetic Counseling

Medical Genetics
Jeffrey Tseng, PhD
313-577-0498
ytseng@wayne.edu
Jeffrey Tseng, PhD Protein structure, function, classification and evolution; Disease-associated non-synonymous single-nucleotide polymorphism; Geometric matching techniques; Geometric modeling and molecular simulation. Computational Structural Biology

Molecular Structural Evolution

Bioinformatics
Kezhong Zhang, PhD
313-577-2669
kzhang@med.wayne.edu
Kezhong Zhang, PhD Intracellular stress signaling from the endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondria; unfolded protein response and inflammation in metabolic diseases. Cell and Molecular Biology

Developmental Biology

Genetics

Immunology

Signal Transduction
Ren Zhang, PhD
313-577-0027
rzhang@med.wayne.edu
Ren Zhang, PhD Obesity and diabetes; the leptin signaling pathway and mechanisms of leptin resistance; comparative genomics.

Molecular Genetics

Metabolism

Cell Signaling

Emeritus Faculty

Faculty Member Photo Research Description Areas
Wayne D. Lancaster, PhD
lancaster@wayne.edu
Wayne D. Lancaster, PhD Papillomaviruses: molecular biology, evolution, and role in human carcinogenesis; cancer cell genome instability; ovarian carcinogenesis. Cancer Biology

Cell&Molecular Biology

Medical Genetics

Secondary Faculty

Faculty Member Photo Research Description Areas
Kang Chen, PhD
313-578-4339
kang@wayne.edu
Mucosal Immunology, Reproductive immunology, Immunodeficiency, infection and inflammation, Cancer Immunology.  
Felix Fernandez-Madrid, MD, PhD
313-577-1133
aa1108@wayne.edu
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Autoimmune Diseases.  
Zhengqing Hu, MD, PhD
313-577-0594
zh@med.wayne.edu
Cell Culture, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Immunocytochemistry, Advanced Microscopy, Inner Ear Transplantation, and Functional Evaluation of Hearing.  
Bhanu Jena, PhD
313-577-1532
bjena@med.wayne.edu

Cellular and Molecular Processes Involved in Protein Secretion and Exocytosis.
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Jun Li, MD, PhD
313-577-1245
junli@med.wayne.edu
Inherited Peripheral Nerve Diseases, Myelin Biology, Motor Neuron Diseases, Electromyography, Skin Biopsy for Evaluation of Peripheral Nerve Diseases.  
Karin Przyklenk, PhD
313-577-4630
kprzykle@med.wayne.edu
Conducting translational, bench-to-bedside research focusing on the pathophysiology of acute coronary ischemic syndromes, the identification of cellular mechanisms and signaling pathways that increase the tolerance of the myocardium to ischemia, and the development of novel strategies to limit damage caused to the heart by ischemia-reperfusion.  
Douglas Ruden, PhD
313-577-6688
douglasr@wayne.edu
Toxicogenomics of heavy metal exposure using Drosophila and human embryonic stem cell models.  
Marianna Sadagurski, PhD
313-577-8637
sadagurski@wayne.edu
Obesity and Diabetes, Nutrient-sensing hypothalamic circuits, Neurobiology of aging, Early postnatal environment.  
Assia Shisheva, PhD
313-577-5674
ashishev@med.wayne.edu
Cellular and molecular physiology: Role for phosphoinositides in controlling membrane trafficking and peptide hormone signaling.  
Robert Skoff, PhD
313-577-1165
rskoff@med.wayne.edu
Studies the role of proteolipid protein in neonatal hypoxia ischemia and research of proteins in the myelin sheath that are critical for normal human function.  
Jiemei Wang, MD, PhD
313-577-1715
jiemei.wang@wayne.edu
Diabetes, Cardiovascular disorders, Angiogenesis, Endothelium, Stress signaling.