Faculty

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.

Tiffany Cook

Tiffany Cook works on 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

Gerald L. Feldman

Gerald Feldman works on use of molecular technologies in the diagnosis of genetic diseases, clinical genetics, and dysmorphology; educational programs in medical genetics residency training, newborn screening and inborn errors of metabolism.

Russel L. Finley, Jr.

Russell Finley’s research follows two main themes. One is understanding how regulatory networks control biological processes. Our approach is to identify and characterize networks of interacting genes and proteins using high throughput technologies, A second theme is directed at understanding the molecular mechanisms that control cell division.

Samiran Ghosh

Samiran Ghosh is a statistician whose methodological research focuses on survival analysis, generalized linear model, multilevel model, model selection in high dimensional data, machine learning and Bayesian paradigm. He is also interested in design and analysis of clinical trials. On the application side his major focus is on health services, outcomes research and mental health.

Alexander Gow

Alexander Gow works on the unfolded protein response in neurodegenerative diseases; molecular characterization and regulation of axoglial junction assembly in CNS myelin; molecular characterization of the claudin family of integral membrane tight junction proteins during development; learning and memory deficits in neurodegenerative disease.

James G. Granneman

James Granneman works on adipose tissue cell and molecular biology; therapeutic adipose tissue remodeling; single cell functional genomics; molecular biology and biophysics of lipolysis activation; co-evolution of lipid droplet binding proteins; molecular pharmacology of ABHD5, a novel therapeutic target for metabolic disease and cancer.

Lawrence I. Grossman

Molecular Genetics and evolution of the electron transport chain; cytochrome c oxidase; mitochondria and mitochondrial diseases.

Henry H.Q. Heng

Molecular cytogenetics; genome structure and function; genomic instability and cancer progression.

Maik Hüttemann

Function of cytochrome c oxidase isoforms, oxygen sensing, and role of mitochondria in cancer.

Stephen A. Krawetz

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

Susan J. Land

Genomics Cancer Biology Genetics.

Li Li

Gene regulation during cardiovascular and hematopoietic development. Cell & Molecular Biology

Francesca Luca

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

Roger Pique-Regi

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).

Lobelia Samavati

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

Shengyi Iris Sun

The role of ER-associated degradation and inflammation in health and disease.

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.

Angela M. Trepanier

Developing and evaluating educational approaches for integrating genomics into primary care; evaluating ways to increase access to genetic counseling services; investigating genetic counseling outcomes;  genetic counseling student education, recruitment, and evaluation; genetic counselor career advancement.

Jeffrey Tseng

Protein structure, function, classification and evolution; Disease-associated non-synonymous single-nucleotide polymorphism; Geometric matching techniques; Geometric 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

Obesity and diabetes; the leptin signaling pathway and mechanisms of leptin resistance; comparative genomics.

Emeritus Faculty

Faculty Member Photo Research Description Areas

Gregory Kapatos, PhD
gkapato@med.wayne.edu

Gregory Kapatos, PhD Cellular and molecular biology of monoamine neurotransmitter secreting neurons. Neurosciences
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.