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Last Name First Name Research/Clinical Interest Title Keywords
AGARWAL ANUPAM Regulation of heme oxygenase gene expression in kidney and vascular injury heme oxygenase, acute kidney injury, transplant nephrology, transcriptional gene regulation
AMBALAVANAN NAMASIVAYAM Neonatal lung development and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Lung, Hypoxia, Hyperoxia, Retinoids, Prediction models
ANANTHARAMAIAH GATTADAHALLI Apolipoproteins, Amphipathic Helices and Atherosclerosis
BALKOVETZ DANIEL Epithelial Cell Biology; Epithelial Cell Signal Regulation; Regulation of paracellular transport across epithelial cell tight junctions epithelial cells, claudins, tight junctions, E-cadherin, hepatocyte growth factor, ERK, MDCK
BALLINGER SCOTT Environmental cardiology, free radical biology, mitochondrial function, mitochondrial - nuclear interactions atherosclerosis, environmental cardiology, mitochondria, oxidative stress, evolutionary medicine
BAMMAN MARCAS Exercise as a discovery tool and treatment in regenerative medicine and medical rehabilitation. exercise medicine, medical rehabilitation, regenerative medicine, clinical trial, muscle biology
BANERJEE RONADIP Pancreatic Beta-Cell Biology; Molecular mechanisms of beta-cell adaptation during pregnancy and dysregulation in gestational diabetes diabetes mellitus, prolactin receptor, beta-cell biology, pregnancy, transcriptional regulation
BASU MALAY Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics Genomics, bioinformatics, high-performance computing, grid computing, computational biology, evolution
BEBOK ZSUZSANNA Molecular mechanisms by which cellular stress responses such as the unfolded protein response (UPR) contribute to the pathology of human disorders. membrane proteins, ER stress, UPR, SNP, mutation, CFTR, micro-RNA
BEDWELL DAVID Translation Termination; Post-Transcriptional Control of Gene Regulation; Suppression of Nonsense Mutations to Treat Genetic Diseases Translation Termination, mRNA Turnover, Suppression of Nonsense Mutations to Treat Genetic Diseases
BEIERLE CHEN ELIZABETH (1) Signal transduction pathways in pediatric solid tumors (2) oHSV treatment of pediatric solid tumors neuroblastoma, hepatoblastoma, FAK, p53, MYCN, MDM2, oHSV, retinoids, malignant rhabdoid kidney tumor
BELLIS SUSAN Role of glycosylation in tumor progression and metastasis tumorigenesis, metastasis, cancer stem cell, cell invasion, apoptosis, tumor immunology,
BENVENISTE ETTY Immune/nervous system interactions
BEVENSEE MARK Cellular and Molecular Physiology of Acid-base Transporters and pH Regulation acid-base, bicarbonate, transporter, brain, fluorescence dyes, glia , heart, intracellular pH, microelectrodes, neuron, Xenopus oocyte, neuronal firing, kidney, polycystic kidney disease, epithelial sodium channel
BHATIA RAVI
BHATNAGAR SUSHANT Identification and characterization of novel factors in insulin secretion in obesity and type 2 diabetes Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Beta Cell Biology, Insulin Secretion, SNARE Biology, Secreted Proteins, Insulin Granule Trafficking, Tomosyn Proteins, Post-translational Modifications
BRILES DAVID Pneumococcal virulence factors; mechanisms of action and use in vaccine Streptococcus pneumoniae, virulence, host immunity, vaccines, virulence factors, mechanisms of virulence, vaccine antigens
BRITT WILLIAM Human Herpesviruses, Molecular Virology and Pathogenesis cytomegalovirus, perinatal infections, virus assembly
BURROWS PETER B Lymphocyte Development and Function B lymphocyte, development, molecular biology
CHANG CHENBEI Growth Factor Signaling and Transcription Regulation in Vertebrate Development TGF-beta, neural induction, BMP, ErbB, gastrulation, cell movement
CHANG PI-LING Osteopontin and microenvironment of initiated cells Osteopontin, Tumorigenesis, Papilloma development, Matricellular proteins, CTCL
CHEN CHING-YI Post-transcriptional regulation of adipocyte lipid metabolism and type 2 diabetes Post-transcriptional regulation, RNA-binding protein, Adipocyte function
CHEN YABING Gene Regulation and Function in the Pathogenesis of Cardiovascular Disease and Aging vascular smooth muscle cells, excellular matrix, vascular calcification, atherosclerosis, diabetes, aging
CHESNOKOV IGOR DNA Replication and Cell Cycle in Eukaryotes DNA replication, cytokinesis, Origin Recognition Complex
CHOW LOUISE Human papillomavirus DNA replication and pathogenesis HPV infections and cancers
CLINTON SARAH The interplay of genes, stress, development and risk for mental illness stress, depression, anxiety, development
COLLAWN JAMES Role of ion channels in cystic fibrosis Cystic Fibrosis; Endocytosis; Protein Trafficking, chymase, heart failure
COWELL RITA Cellular Vulnerability in Development and Aging: Using the Molecular Phenotype of Neurons to Elucidate Mechanisms of Disease and Identify Targets for Intervention Transcription, Parkinson Disease, Huntington Disease, schizophrenia, movement disorders, GABA, Neuroanatomy, Metabolism, Mitochondria, Neurobiology, Mouse models
CURCIO CHRISTINE
CURTIS LISA Aging and gender in acute kidney injury acute kidney injury, aging, stem cells, heme oxygenase-1, gender, female
DATTA PRAN
DAY JEREMY Neurobiology of motivated and learned behaviors Epigenetics, addiction, memory, molecular mechanisms, optogenetics
DE LANGHE STIJN Lung stem cells and their niches. lung stem cells, lung fibrosis, lung development, lung regeneration
DESHANE JESSY
DING QIANG Molecular mechanisms of organ fibrosis Signal Transduction; Cell Physiology, Adhesion & Migration Signaling; Molecular Genetics & Disease; Gene Regulation and Expression
DOBRUNZ LYNN Synaptic Transmission and Plasticity in Hippocampus anxiety, schizophrenia, hippocampus
FANUCCHI MICHELLE
FATHALLAH-SHAYKH HASSAN Computational Personalized Medicine and Mathematics Glioma, Cancer, Clinical Trials, Multiple Sclerosis, Image Segmentation, Motility, Modeling, Dynamical Systems, Chaos, Networks, Circadian Clocks, Ordinary Differential Equations, Partial Differential Equations
FAUL CHRISTIAN The role of endocrine Fibroblast Growth Factors in Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetes and in associated pathologies. chronic kidney disease, uremic cardiomyopathy, diabetic cardiomyopathy, FGF23, FGF21, Klotho, signal transduction
FRANK STUART Growth Hormone Action and GH Receptor Structure and Function growth hormone, signaling, prolactin, IGF-1, growth factors
GAGGAR AMIT Proteases in Cystic Fibrotic Lung Disease, Proteases in Lung Transplantation proteases, extracellular matrix, neutrophils, inflammation, innate immunity
GAMBLE KAREN NIH funded projects (active): Circadian dysfunction in neurodegenerative disease; The nigral molecular clock and vulnerability to neurodegeneration circadian rhythms, biological clocks, shift work, entrainment, suprachiasmatic nucleus
GAMLIN PAUL Studies of the Neural Bases of Vision & Eye Movements pupil, vergence, gene therapy, fMRI
GARVEY W. Molecular and physiological pathogenesis of human insulin resistance Insulin resistance, obesity, Metabolic Syndrome, Type 2 Diabetes
GILBERT SHAWN HIF, angiogenesis, bone, obesity, fracture
GILES KEITH Transcripiton, Chromatin, and Pluripotentcy Argonatue, RNAi, insulator, nucleosomes
GORBATYUK MARINA Neuroprotection for animal models of retinal degenration Retinal Degeneration, Unfolded Protein Response, Neuroprotection
GRAY MICHAEL Bacterial responses to oxidative stress microbiota, redox, stress, probiotics, reactive chlorine, inflammation
GRAY MICHELLE Pathogenesis of Huntington's Disease Huntington's disease, neurodegeneration, neuroscience, astrocytes
GROSS ALECIA GPCR trafficking in neurons and rhodopsin-mediated retinal degenerations rhodopsin, autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa, GPCR trafficking, rab11, nudC, MKS proteins, NPHP proteins, BBS proteins, retinal degeneration, inflammatory response in retina, cilia, protein trafficking
HABEGGER KIRK FGF21 as mediator of the metabolic actions of glucagon & Duodenal nutrient exclusion enhances glucose metabolism via CNS regulation
HABLITZ JOHN Cellular Mechanisms of Neurotransmission
HALADE GANESH Cardiac Remodeling in the Setting of Obesity following Myocardial Infarction and Resolution of Inflammation Aging, Leukocytes, Neutrophils, Macrophages, Lipid mediators, Cardiac Remodeling, Cyclooxygenase, Extraceullar matrix, Fatty acids, Heart failure, Inflammation, Lipoxygenase, Myocardial infarction, Obesity
HARRINGTON LAURIE Protective and Pathogenic CD4 T Cell Responses CD4 T cells, autoimmunity, immunological memory, cytokines
HARRIS MELISSA Gene regulatory networks and transcriptional regulation of stem cell maintenance, stem cells and aging, melanocyte stem cells and hair graying, mouse models of hair graying stem cells, aging, gene networks, transcriptional regulation, bioinformatics, melanocytes, gray hair
HARTMAN JOHN Experimental models of gene interaction networks that buffer human disease using cell array phenotyping of yeast gene knockout libraries yeast genetics, quantitative high throughput cell array phenotyping (Q-HTCP), gene interaction networks, aging, cystic fibrosis, dNTP metabolism, systems biology, drug discovery, lab automation
HASSAN QUAMARUL Gene Regulation by Non-coding RNA, Chromatin Remodeling and Modifications MicroRNA, Epigenetics, Bone, Tooth, Osteoblast Gene Expression, Odontoblast Gene Regulation
HERSKOWITZ JEREMY Neurobiology of Alzheimer's Disease Neurodegeneration, Alzheimer's disease, amyloid, signaling, plasticity, behavior, neuroscience, cell biology
HJELMELAND ANITA Targeting Brain Tumor Initiating Cells and the Tumor Microenvironment Brain Tumor, Tumor Microenvironment, Tumor Initiating Cell, Cancer Stem Cell
HOLMES ROSS Oxalate Handling and Synthesis and its Relationship to Health and Disease urolithiasis, oxalate, glycolate, hydroxyproline, metabolism
HSU HUI-CHEN The BXD2 autoimmune mouse model of lupus and erosive arthritis BXD2, lupus, arthritis, IL-17, type I IFN, apoptotic cells
HU HUI Transcriptional Regulation of Adaptive Immunity Tfh cell differentiation, GC responses, CD8+ T cell quiescence/activation, T cell responses, immune memory, vaccines
HUNTER CHAD Transcriptional control of pancreatic beta cell development and adult islet cell function Diabetes, Transcription Factor, Coregulators, Gene Regulation, Organogenesis, Pancreas, Chromatin, Developmental Biology, Endocrinology
HURST DOUGLAS Molecular mechanisms of cancer metastasis metastasis, breast cancer, chromatin modification, microenvironment, tumor progression
HYNDMAN KELLY Novel mechanisms of HDAC1 regulation of collecting duct function. nitric oxide, endothelin, collecting duct, histone deacetylase, Aquaporin-2
JAVED AMJAD Genetic and Molecular Signaling for Cellular Differentiation and Skeletogenesis Osteoblast, Bone Development, Gene Regulation, Osteoporosis
JIAO KAI Genetic and epigenetic regulation of mammalian heart development, breast cancer racial disparity Genetic and epigenetic regulation of mammalian heart development, congenital heart diseases, breast cancer racial disparity
KADISHA INGA The role of white matter changes in aging and Alzheimer's disease Alzheimer's Disease, Aging, Cognition
KEDISHVILI NATALIA Discovery and characterization of novel enzymes that regulate the conversion of vitamin A to bioactive retinoic acid vitamin A, retinoic acid, oxidoreductases, development, differentiation
KESTERSON ROBERT Modeling Patient Specific Disease Mutations In Animals obesity, diabetes, CNS, brain, hypothalamus, behavior, transgenic, mice, neuroscience, endocrinology, knockout, cancer, bone, NF1, CFTR
KEYSER KENT Acetylcholine and Ach receptors
KIM JEONGA Cross-talk between inflammation and insulin signaling Insulin Resistance, Endothelial Dysfunction, NO, ROS, Polyphenol
KLUG CHRISTOPHER Hematopoietic stem cell biology, acute leukemia, and pancreatic cancer
KNIGHT JOHN Oxalate Handling and Synthesis and its Relationship to Health and Disease Calcium oxalate kidney stone disease, Oxalobacter formigenes, primary hyperoxaluria
KRISHNAMURTHY PRASANNA Molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular diseases & stem cell-mediated regeneration and repair. Myocardial infarction, Heart failure, Stem cells, Cardiovascular regeneration and therapeutics, metabolic diseases, wound healing
LAHTI ADRIENNE Neuroimaging psychiatry, schizophrenia, research, lahti
LEAVENWORTH JIANMEI Cancer-Immune cell Crosstalk: Discovery of new targets for cancer immunotherapy Immunology, Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy, Treg, NK cells, glioma
LEFKOWITZ ELLIOT Microbial Genomics and Evolution; Bioinformatics, and Clinical Informatics Viruses, Evolution, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Informatics
LI LI Mood Disorders, Opioids Dependence
LU RUI Epigenetic Mechanisms in Cancer Initiation, Maintenance, and Drug Resistance Cancer, Leukemia, Epigenetics, Genomics, Chromatin, Gene regulation, Novel therapeutics
LUBIN FARAH Molecular genetic mechanisms in learning and memory Epigenetics, NF-kappa B signal transduction, gene transcription, neuroscience, learning and memory, epilepsy
MARKERT JAMES Engineering Herpes Simplex Viruses for the Therapy of Cancer glioma, gene therapy, brain tumors, herpes simplex, cancer therapy, immunotherapy, anti-angiogenic therapy
MATALON SADIS Free Radical Protection from and Exacerbation of Lung Injury Acute Lung Injury, pulmonary edema, pulmonary surfactant, alveolar epithelium, free radicals, nitric oxide, sodium channels
MCMAHON WAKEFIELD LORI Synaptic plasticity and hippocampal dependent learning hippocampus, learning, memory, acetylcholine, Alzheimer's disease, estrogen, NMDA receptors, glycine receptors
MESSINA JOSEPH Insulin and Growth Hormone (GH) Action, Insulin and GH Resistance Following Injury/Trauma, Infection and Polytrauma Insulin Resistance, Growth Hormone Resistance, Signal Transduction, Gene Expression, Stress, Injury, Trauma, Infection, Polytrauma
MITCHELL TANECIA The Role of Mitochondria in Immune Cells in Urological Disorders Mitochondria, Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, Immune Cells, Kidney Stones, Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome
MITRA KASTURI Exploring the significance of mitochondrial structural change in health and disease Mitochondria, Cell proliferation, Energetics, Cancer, Stem cells
MOUNTZ JOHN autoimmunity, immune senescence, gene therapy type I IFNs, IL-23, germinal centers, marginal zone macrophages, inflammatory macrophages, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus
MYERS RICHARD
NAKANO ICHIRO Molecular study and therapy development of brain cancer cancer stem cells, brain tumor, clinical trial, experimental therapeutics, breast cancer
NAPIERALA MAREK
NORIAN LYSE Understanding the effects of diet and obesity on anti-tumor immunity cancer immunology, immunotherapy, obesity, diet, kidney cancer, breast cancer
OJESINA AKINYEMI Interplay of Genomic Alterations and Microbial Influences in Cancer cancer, infection, genomics, transcriptome, HIV, HPV, EBV, cervical, lymphoma, early detection, recurrence, precancerous, progression, mutations, microbiome, viral, RNASeq, diagnostics, therapy, global health, molecular epidemiology, women's health
OLSEN MICHELLE Understanding the function of astrocytes during normal and aberrant development brain injury, neurodevelopmental disorders, spinal cord, astrocyte, potassium channel, glutamate transporter, epigenetics
OPARIL SUZANNE role of inflammation/vascular injury and repair; clinical/population-based research in special populations, translational research in resistant hypertension, role of oxidative stress/free radical injury in the pathogenesis of hypertension blood pressure, cardiovascular disease prevention, hypertension, vascular biology, nutrition, nephrology, cardiovascular physiology
PARANT JOHN Animal Models of Genomic Instability, p53 Regulation, Cancer and Mitotic Dysfunction Zebrafish, Mouse, Li Fraumeni Syndrome, Roberts syndrome, Birth Defects, Tumor Suppressor, Genomic Instability, Aneuploidy, Mitosis, DNA damage, Cancer, and Apoptosis.
PARPURA VLADIMIR The role of glial cells in physiology of nervous system. astrocyte, autism spectrum disorder, carbon nanotubes, glial biology, gliomas, enteric glia, exocytosis, glutamate, glial-neuronal signaling, intellectual disability, nanotechnology, neural prosthesis, optogenetics, physiology, pathology
PATERSON ANDREW Role of O-Glycosylation in Gene Regulation, Cell Growth, and Differentiation. Transcription factors, gene regulation, proteasome, glycosylation, O-GlcNAc, development, transgenic mice
PENG JI-BIN Calcium transport proteins and their roles in health and disease Calcium transport, absorption, reabsorption, hyercalciuria, hypertension, TRPV6, TRPV5, WNK4
POGWIZD STEVEN