Genetics Faculty

Name / MSTP / Rank Department/Program Research Description
Adams, Christopher, MD, PhD
Mentor
Professor
Internal Medicine (Endocrinology & Metabolism)
Genetics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Pathogenesis and Treatment of Skeletal Muscle Atrophy
Ahmad, Ferhaan, PhD
New Mentor
Associate Professor & Director
Internal Medicine (Cardiovascular Medicine)
Radiology
Genetics
Mechanisms of pathogenesis of two Gram-negative bacteria - Helicobacter pylori and Francisella tularensis
Anderson, Michael, PhD
Mentor
Associate Professor
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Neuroscience
Genetics
Physiological properties of the eye and the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying a variety of complex eye diseases.
Bassuk, Alex, MD, PhD
Mentor
Associate Professor
Pediatrics (Neurology)
Genetics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Neuroscience
Basic mechanisms of normal and disordered development of the nervous system
Brenner, Charles, PhD
Mentor
Professor and Head
Biochemistry
Internal Medicine
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Genetics
Tumor suppressor genes and metabolism
Cornell, Robert, PhD
Mentor
Professor
Cell & Developmental Biology
Neuroscience
Genetics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Understanding gene regulatory networks that operated during embryonic development
Dupuy, Adam, PhD
Mentor
Associate Professor
Cell & Developmental Biology
Genetics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Developing new mouse models of human cancer using the Sleeping Beauty transposon system
Eberl, Daniel, PhD
Resource Faculty
Professor
Integrated Biology Graduate Program
Genetics
Neuroscience
Molecular and cellular mechanisms of hearing in Drosophila
Ellermeier, Craig, PhD
Mentor
Associate Professor
Microbiology
Genetics
Role of Cell envelope stress response in B. subtilis and C. difficile
Fingert, John, MD, PhD
Mentor
Professor
Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Genetics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Neuroscience
Molecular Genetics of Glaucoma and other inherited eye diseases
Frank, C. Andrew, PhD
Mentor
Assistant Professor
Cell & Developmental Biology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Genetics
Neuroscience
Synaptic Homeostasis at the Drosophila Neuromuscular Junction
Geyer, Pamela, PhD
Mentor
Professor
Biochemistry
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Genetics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Chromosome organization and gene expression
Houston, Douglas, PhD
Mentor
Associate Professor
Integrated Biology Graduate Program
Neuroscience
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Genetics
Maternal transcription factor and signaling pathways in vertebrate development
Jones, Bradley, PhD
Mentor
Professor
Microbiology
Genetics
Bacteria-host cell interactions of salmonella pathogenesis
Kirby, John, PhD
Mentor
Professor
Microbiology
Genetics
Informatics
Signal transduction during biofilm formation; Predator-prey interactions affecting microbial communities; Xenobiotic disruption of the microbiome
Kitamoto, Toshihiro, PhD
Mentor
Associate Professor
Anesthesia
Neurology
Pharmacology
Genetics
Neuroscience
Genetics of complex behavior
Klingelhutz, Al, PhD
Associate Mentor
Associate Professor
Microbiology
Genetics
Informatics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Free Radical & Radiation Biology
Mechanisms of cellular immortalization and transformation by human papillomavirus
Kwitek, Anne, PhD
Mentor
Associate Professor
Pharmacology
Internal Medicine
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Genetics
Genetics of hypertension, diabetes and obesity using both animal models and human populations
Lin, Fang, MD, PhD
New Mentor
Associate Professor
Cell & Developmental Biology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Genetics
G protein signaling in zebrafish embryogenesis
Manak, John, PhD
Mentor
Associate Professor
Integrated Biology Graduate Program
Pediatrics
Genetics
Informatics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Genetic & genomics, Drosophilia modles of epilepsy and cancer
McCray, Paul, MD
Mentor
Professor
Pediatrics
Microbiology
Genetics
Human Toxicology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Informatics
Development of Gene Therapy for Genetic Diseases; Pathophysiology of Cystic Fibrosis; Cloning and Characterization of Antimicrobial Peptide Genes
Michaelson, Jacob, PhD
New Mentor
Assistant Professor
Psychiatry
Biomedical Engineering
Genetics
Use of computing to improve the understanding, diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental conditions
Moye-Rowley, Scott, PhD
Mentor
Professor
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Genetics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Transcriptional control of oxidative stress tolerance; eukaryotic multidrug resistance
Mullins, Robert, MS, PhD
Mentor
Professor
Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Genetics
Macular degeneration
Piper, Robert, PhD
Mentor
Professor
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Internal Medicine
Genetics
Mechanisms governing the movement of proteins in eukaryotes
Potash, James, MD, MPH
Mentor
Professor and Head
Psychiatry
Neuroscience
Genetics
Translational Biomedicine
Bipolar disorder, depression, epigenetics, genetics, methylation, mood, sequencing
Russo, Andrew, PhD
Mentor
Professor
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Genetics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Neuroscience
Translational Biomedicine
Molecular basis of migraine
Scheetz, Todd, PhD
Mentor
Associate Professor
Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Biomedical Engineering
Genetics
Informatics
Bioinformatics, genome-scale analysis of sequences and expression data
Sheffield, Val, MD, PhD
Mentor
Professor
Pediatrics
Genetics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Informatics
Molecular genetics of human hereditary disease
Sigmund, Curt, PhD
Mentor
Professor and Head
Pharmacology
Internal Medicine
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Informatics
Neuroscience
Genetics
Molecular genetics and molecular biology of the renin-angiotensin system and hypertension
Smith, Richard, MD
Mentor
Professor
Otolaryngology
Internal Medicine
Genetics
Immunology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Neurosciences
Informatics
Inherited hearing impairment
Stone, Edwin, MD, PhD
Mentor
Professor
Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Genetics
Informatics
Molecular genetics of inherited eye diseases
Tootle, Tina, PhD
Mentor
Associate Professor
Cell & Developmental Biology
Genetics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Molecular mechanisms of prostaglandin signaling
Wallrath, Lori, PhD
Mentor
Professor
Biochemistry
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Genetics
Eukaryotic chromatin structure and gene expression; molecular mechanisms of gene silencing in Drosophila
Welsh, Michael, MD
Mentor
Professor
Internal Medicine
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Neuroscience
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Genetics
Informatics
Biology of cystic fibrosis; structure and function of ion channels; pathogenesis of lung disease
Willour, Virgina, PhD
New Mentor
Associate Professor
Psychiatry
Genetics
Neuroscience
Identifying genetic and epigenetic risk factors for suicidal behavior
Wilson, Mary, MD
Mentor
Professor
Internal Medicine
Microbiology
Epidemiology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Immunology
Genetics
Translational Biomedicine
Immunobiology, genetics, and molecular biology of visceral leishmaniasis in murine and human hosts
Wu, Qi, PhD
New Mentor
Assistant Professor
Pharmacology
Genetics
Neuroscience
Neural control of feeding behavior and etiology of eating-associated disorders