Molecular Genetics

Zsuzsanna Bebok, M.D. Cell Biology
Protein folding disorders; cystic fibrosis; gene expression regulation by cellular stress responses

David Bedwell, Ph.D. Microbiology
Translation termination; mRNA turnover

Mark Bevensee, Ph.D. Physiology and Biophysics
Cellular and molecular physiology of acid-base transporters and pH regulation

Scott Blume, M.D. Medicine-Hematology and Oncology
Specific regulation of gene expression at the translational level, through sequence-specific RNA-binding proteins and complex 5'-untranslated RNA sequences; dysregulation of gene-specific translational control mechanisms in cancer

S. Louis Bridges, M.D. Medicine-Immunology/Rheumatology
Genetic influences on susceptibility to rheumatoid arthritis, particularly in African Americans; pharmacogenetics of rheumatoid arthritis

Elizabeth Brown, Ph.D., M.P.H. Epidemiology
Immunogenetics of autoimmune disease; infectious disease and virally associated cancers

Peter Burrows, Ph.D. Microbiology
Lymphocyte development and function

Kevin Dybvig, Ph.D. Genetics
Pathogenic mechanisms of mycoplasmas

Patrick Higgins, Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Genetic and biochemical studies of chromosome dynamics

Amjad Javed, Ph.D. Dentistry-Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Genetic and molecular signaling for cellular differentiation and skeletogenesis

Kai Jiao, M.D., Ph.D. Genetics
TGF-beta/Bmp signaling during cardiogenesis

Bob Kesterson, Ph.D. Genetics
Hypothalamic control of feeding behavior

Robert Kimberly, M.D. Medicine-Immunology/Rheumatology
Autoimmunity, molecular mechanisms and genetic risk

Farah Lubin, Ph.D. Neurobiology
Molecular transcriptional mechanisms in learning/memory and neurological disorders

Ludwine Messiaen, Ph.D. Genetics
Molecular genetics testing in hereditary disorders; molecular dissection of the variant forms of NF1

Joseph Messina, Ph.D. Pathology
Insulin and growth hormone (GH) action; insulin and GH resistance following trauma and infection

Michael Miller, Ph.D. Cell Biology
Function and evolution of intercellular communication mechanisms

Thomas Norton, Ph.D. Vision Sciences
Juvenile eye development; mechanisms leading to myopia or hyperopia

Michelle Olsen, Ph.D. Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology
Glial potassium channels and glutamate transporters in injury and abnormal development

John Parant, Ph.D. Pharmacology and Toxicology
Animal models of genomic instability; p53 regulation; cancer and mitotic dysfunction

Steven Pittler, Ph.D. Vision Sciences
Characterization of photoreceptor metabolism and retinal degeneration 

Steven Rowe, M.D. Medicine-Pulmonary/Allergy/Critical Care
Cystic Fibrosis Clinical and Translational Research

Sadeep Shrestha, Ph.D. Epidemiology
Interplay of human genetics with behavioral and environmental factors in the natural history and pathogenesis of infectious diseases (HIV, HBV, HCV, HPV, HTLV) and chronic disorders such as Kawasaki disease and coronary heart disease

Eric Sorscher, M.D. Medicine-Hematology and Oncology
Cystic fibrosis and molecular genetics; patient-oriented research

Adrie Steyn, Ph.D. Microbiology
Mechanism of Mycobacterium tuberculosis virulence

Theresa Strong, Ph.D. Medicine
Identification of tumor antigens and development of cancer vaccines

Sunnie Thompson, Ph.D. Microbiology
Translation initiation and replication of RNA viruses

Jianbo Wang, Ph.D. Cell Biology
Cellular polarity and morphogenesis during mammalian development and disease

Scott Wilson, Ph.D. Neurobiology
Mouse models of neurodegeneration

J.M. Wyss, Ph.D. Cell Biology
Genetic and biochemical mechanisms in neurological disorders

Janet Yother, Ph.D. Microbiology
Capsular polysaccharides of Streptococcus pneumoniae