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Last Name First Name Research/Clinical Interest Title Keywords
ABSHER DEVIN
ALLISON DAVID Obesity, Statistical Genetics obesity, quantitative genetics, clinical trials, statistical methodology, research methodology
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
BRIDGES STANLEY Genetic influences on susceptibility, severity, and treatment response in rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis; genetics; African-Americans; pharmacogenetics; biomarkers; autoantibodies
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
BROWN ELIZABETH Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology of Immune-Mediated Clinical Phenotypes multiple myeloma, autoimmune, lupus, genetics, genomics, epidemiology
BULLARD DANIEL Regulation of Immune and Inflammatory Responses adhesion molecules, lupus, vasculitis, psoriasis
BURROWS PETER B Lymphocyte Development and Function B lymphocyte, development, molecular biology
CHEN JAKE Bioinformatics, Data Mining, and Systems Biology for Precision Medicine Applications Bioinformatics, data mining, data sciences, systems biology, biomarkers, drug discovery application, cancer genomics, personalized medicine
CHESNOKOV IGOR DNA Replication and Cell Cycle in Eukaryotes DNA replication, cytokinesis, Origin Recognition Complex
CIMINO JAMES Reinventing the Electronic Health Record Informatics, electornic health records, computerized decision support
COOPER GREGORY
COOPER SARA
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
CROWLEY MICHAEL Mammary gland biology and neoplaisa mammary gland, genomics, sequencing, GAPs,
DAY JEREMY Neurobiology of motivated and learned behaviors Epigenetics, addiction, memory, molecular mechanisms, optogenetics
DETLOFF PETER Mouse Models of Human Genetic Disorders
DONNELLY MERRY-LYNN Network Medicine Approaches to Cachexia genetics, genomics, COPD, cachexia, systems biology, network medicine, wasting, sarcopenia, metabolomics, gene expression, RNA-seq, proteomics
DYBVIG KEVIN Pathogenic mechanisms of mycoplasmas
EDBERG JEFFREY Genetic Polymorphisms in Wegener’s Granulomatosis
ELTOUM ISAM-ELDIN - Clinical research in diagnostic cytology and surgical pathology- Tumorogenesis of prostate cancer and chemoprevetion - HPV infection EUS-FNA, Prostate cancer in transgenic animals, HPV infection, Cytology, Immunopathology
FERNANDEZ JOSE Genetic basis for racial/ethnic differences in obesity and metabolic outcomes obesity, nutriton, genetics, genetic admixture, racial disparities
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
GEISLER WILLIAM
GILES KEITH Transcripiton, Chromatin, and Pluripotentcy Argonatue, RNAi, insulator, nucleosomes
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
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
HU KEJIN Molecular mechanisms of somatic cell reprogramming to pluripotency; self-renewal of pluripotent stem cells (PSC); Pluripotency; Epigenetics of PSC and reprogramming Reprogramming; embryonics stem cells; Induced pluripotent stem cells; pluripotency; epigenetics
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
KESTERSON ROBERT Modeling Patient Specific Disease Mutations In Animals obesity, diabetes, CNS, brain, hypothalamus, behavior, transgenic, mice, neuroscience, endocrinology, knockout, cancer, bone, NF1, CFTR
KIMBERLY ROBERT Autoimmunity, Molecular Mechanisms and Genetic Risk autoimmunity, immune-mediated inflammatory disease, Fc receptors, single nucleotide polymorphisms, immunogenetics, functional genomics
KLUG CHRISTOPHER Hematopoietic stem cell biology, acute leukemia, and pancreatic cancer
KORF BRUCE Neurofibromatosis Type 1 neurofibromatosis; neurogenetics; molecular diagnosis, genomic medicine
LEFKOWITZ ELLIOT Microbial Genomics and Evolution; Bioinformatics, and Clinical Informatics Viruses, Evolution, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Informatics
LEIER ANDRE Computational Biomedicine, Bioinformatics, Systems Medicine, Disease Modelling, Membrane Biophysics
LIMDI NITA Pharmacogenomics research and Implementation Science Personalized Medicine, Precision Medicine, Pharmacogenomics, Implemental Science, Pharmacoepidemiology, Pharmacoeconomics, Warfarin , Antiplatelet drugs, Antithrombotic, comparative effectiveness
LUBIN FARAH Molecular genetic mechanisms in learning and memory Epigenetics, NF-kappa B signal transduction, gene transcription, neuroscience, learning and memory, epilepsy
MESSIAEN LUDWINE Molecular genetics testing in hereditary disorders; molecular dissection of the variant forms of NF1 the neurofibromatoses, genetic testing, mosaicism, splicing, RNA-based mutation analysis
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
MIKHAIL FADY Clinical Cytogenetics including Cancer Cytogenetics
MITRA KASTURI Exploring the significance of mitochondrial structural change in health and disease Mitochondria, Cell proliferation, Energetics, Cancer, Stem cells
MYERS RICHARD
NAPIERALA MAREK
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
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.
PENG JI-BIN Calcium transport proteins and their roles in health and disease Calcium transport, absorption, reabsorption, hyercalciuria, hypertension, TRPV6, TRPV5, WNK4
PITTLER STEVEN Basic and Translational Studies of Photoreceptor Metabolism and Retinal Degeneration retinitis pigmentosa, phosphodiesterase, cGMP-gated cation channel, photoreceptor, phototransduction
POZZO-MILLER LUCAS Neurotrophins in Synapse Development and Plasticity, Intellectual Disabilities, and Syndromic Autisms BDNF, Ca2+, Synapse, Rett Syndrome, Hippocampus, Dendritic Spines, MeCP2, Autism, Intellectual Disability
ROWE STEVEN Cystic Fibrosis Clinical and Translational Research cystic fibrosis, CFTR, nonsense mutations
RYAN THOMAS Stem Cell Therapies in Animal Models of Human Disease Sickle cell anemia, thalassemia, embryonic stem cells, hemoglobin, mutagenesis, gene regulation
SCHNEIDER DAVID Control of RNA polymerase I transcription cancer, gene expression, RNA processing, ribosomes, transcription, drug development, enzymology
SERRA ROSA Mechanism of TGF-ß Action in Developmental and Disease Processes developmental biology, bone, cartilage, teeth, intervertebral disc, osteoarthrits, skeletal disease
SHALEV ANATH
SHRESTHA SADEEP
SINGH KESHAV Mitochondrial Metabolism, Mitochondria-to-Nucleus Retrograde Cross Talk, Oxidative Stress, Genomic Instability and Its Role in Tumor Progression and Metastasis mitochondria, genomic instability, cancer, breast cancer, prostate, arsenic, oxidative stress, metabolism, tumor progression, tumor metastasis
SMITH DANIEL
STANDAERT DAVID Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases Parkinsons Disease, Dystonia, Movement Disorders
STRONG THERESA Identification of Tumor Antigens and Development of Cancer Vaccines gene therapy, immunotherapy, vaccine, Phase I clinical trials
SUDARSHAN SUNIL The Metabolic Basic of Kidney Cancer tumor metabolism, epigenetics, renal cancer
SZALAI ALEXANDER Inflammation, innate immunity, and the acute phase proteins in health and disease SLE, EAE, CRP, complement, innate immunity, FcgR, SAP, acute phase proteins, heart and blood vessel disease
TANG JIANMING Genetic and Epigenetic Correlates of Infection and Immunity Immunogenetics, Infectious Disease, Pharmacogenetics, Public Health
THOMPSON SUNNIE Translation initiation and replication of RNA viruses Host pathogen interactions, Mechanisms of viral translation, IRES, Picornaviruses, Flaviviruses, Ribosome, Translational mechanisms in Cancer
TIWARI HEMANT Genetic association/linkage analysis Obesity, SLE, RA, Epilepsy
TOLLEFSBOL TRYGVE
VARAMBALLY SOORYANARAYANA Genomics, Bioinformatics, Proteomics, Biomarker, Integrative Cancer Biology and Therapeutics.
WANG JIANBO The Planar Cell Polarity Pathway in mammalian embryogenesis mouse genetics, morphogenesis, cell polarity
WANG LIZHONG Cancer Genetics Tumor Suppressor Gene, Tumor Development and Progression, Cancer Genetics
WEAVER CASEY Control of Adaptive Immunity by CD4 T cells
WEINMANN AMY Molecular mechanisms that regulate T cell differentiation programs T cell differentiation, epigenetics, metabolism, chromatin, gene programming, development
WENDE ADAM Glucose-mediated remodeling of cardiac DNA methylation Diabetes, Hypertension, Exercise, Mitochondria, Metabolism, Glucose, Epigenetics, Gene expression, transcription, O-GlcNAc, protein modifications, DNA methylation, Histone modification, GLUT4, PDK2, PDK4
WILSON SCOTT Mouse Models of Neurodegeneration
WYSS JAMES Neuroplasticity in aging and neuro cardiovascular control Alzheimers, hypertension, neuronal plasticity, behavior, blood pressure, botanicals, STEM education
YI NENGJUN
YODER BRADLEY Cilia Signaling and Dysfunction in Development and Disease Cilia, cystic kidney diseases, obesity, signal transduction, cell fate determination and embryonic patterning, birth defects, mouse and C. elegans models.
YOTHER JANET Streptococcus pneumoniae capsular polysaccharides, genetics, and pathogenesis bacteria, genetics, pathogenesis, capsules, regulation
YUSUF NABIHA Innate immune mechanisms in tumor development toll like receptors, type I interferons, immune system, cancer, T-cells
ZHOU LUFANG Mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress in human disease mitochondrial biology, cardiovascular disease, multiscale computational modeling, live cell imaging, optogenetics