Siddhesh Aras

Siddhesh Aras works on oxidative phosphorylation, role of mitochondria in infectious diseases, transcriptional regulation of mitochondrial proteins.

Erin P. Carmany

Erin Carmany is a genetic counselor who works on genetic counseling in the Spanish speaking population, alternative genetic counseling service delivery models, patient written communication.

Cristina Espinosa-Diez

Molecular Biology, Epigenetics, vascular biology, non-coding-RNAs.

Russell L. Finley

Functional genomics and systems biology;  Regulatory networks that control cell division in development and disease.

Alexander Gow

Dr. Gow focuses on generating (knockout, knockin, transgenic) and characterizing mouse models of developmental and adult-onset human CNS diseases: multiple sclerosis, leukodystrophies, cerebal palsy.

James G. Granneman

Adipose tissue cell and molecular biology and therapeutic tissue remodeling; single-cell functional genomics; lipolysis activation; co-evolution of lipid droplet binding proteins; novel therapeutic targets for metabolic disease and cancer.

Lawrence I. Grossman

Lawrence Grossman works on molecular genetics of the electron transport chain; cytochrome c oxidase; mitochondrial signaling and regulation; mitochondrial diseases.

Henry H.Q. Heng

Molecular cytogenetics and cytogenomics; genome structure, function, and stability; genome chaos-created system information and macroevolution; karyotype coding and genome architecture theory; cancer evolution and drug resistance.

Maik Hüttemann

Mitochondrial energy metabolism and apoptosis; regulation of cytochrome c and cytochrome c oxidase; cell signaling; noninvasive infrared light technology to treat ischemia-reperfusion injury; cancer

Stephen A. Krawetz

Gene Therapy; control of development and differentiation; expression of connective tissue genes and genes controlling spermatogenesis; computer-assisted sequence analysis.

Li Li

Regulation of smooth muscle cell dedifferentiation in response to genetic mutations and metabolic stresses during the pathogenesis of aortic aneurysms and atherosclerosis.

Francesca Luca

Functional and population genomics of intermediate phenotypes. Gene-environment interactions. Functional Genomics

Roger Pique-Regi

Computational and statistical methods to study regulation of gene transcription, chromatin states, gene-environment interactions, and complex traits. Machine learning and integrative hierarchical Bayesian analysis of large genomic datasets.

Lobelia Samavati

Clinical and laboratory research in sarcoidosis and interstitial lung disease. Molecular Medicine.

Michael A. Tainsky

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.

Adi L. Tarca

Perinatal systems biology, Personalized medicine, Genomics data analysis, and machine learning.

Angela M. Trepanier

Integrating genomics into primary care through provider education approaches; increasing access to genetic counseling; genetic counseling student admissions, education, and evaluation; genetic counselor career development.

Jeffrey Tseng

Protein structure, function, classification and evolution; Disease-associated non-synonymous single-nucleotide polymorphism; Geometric matching, modeling, and molecular simulation. Computational Structural Biology.

Kezhong Zhang

Intracellular stress signaling from the endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondria; unfolded protein response and inflammation in metabolic diseases. Cell and Molecular Biology.

Ren Zhang

The lab studies the functions of ANGPTL8 (lipasin) and NADK2 (MNADK), two metabolism regulators that the lab identified, in mediating lipid metabolism and glucose homeostasis.

Emeritus Faculty

Gerald L. Feldman

Gerald Feldman’s research is primarily directed towards clinical aspects of newborn screening and inborn errors of metabolism and the education of medical genetics and genomics residents and medical biochemical genetics fellows.

Gregory Kapatos

Cellular and molecular biology of monoamine neurotransmitter secreting neurons.

Wayne D. Lancaster

Papillomaviruses: molecular biology, evolution, and role in human carcinogenesis; cancer cell genome instability; ovarian carcinogenesis.



Secondary Faculty

Kang Chen

Mucosal Immunology, Reproductive immunology, Immunodeficiency, infection and inflammation, Cancer Immunology.

Felix Fernandez-Madrid

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Autoimmune Diseases.

Zhengqing Hu

Cell Culture, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Immunocytochemistry, Advanced Microscopy, Inner Ear Transplantation, and Functional Evaluation of Hearing.

Douglas Ruden

Toxicogenomics of heavy metal exposure using Drosophila and human embryonic stem cell models.

Marianna Sadagurski

Obesity and Diabetes, Nutrient-sensing hypothalamic circuits, Neurobiology of aging, Early postnatal environment.

Assia Shisheva

Cellular and molecular physiology: Role for phosphoinositides in controlling membrane trafficking and peptide hormone signaling.

Jiemei Wang

Diabetes, Cardiovascular disorders, Angiogenesis, Endothelium, Stress signaling.