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Faculty Research Interests

Alphabetical List of Faculty

Cancer Biology

Michelle Barton, Ph.D.

chromatin; p53; embryonic stem cells; liver regeneration; breast cancer

Russell Broaddus, M.D., Ph.D.

endometrial cancer invasion; identification of novel biomarkers for clinical molecular diagnostics; hereditary endometrial cancer

Junjie Chen, Ph,D.
        DNA damage response and DNA repair; functional proteomics

Giulio F. Draetta, M.D., Ph.D.

functional genomics; drug discovery and translational medicine; tumor cell metabolism; cancer stem cells

Elsa R. Flores, Ph.D.

mouse models; tumor suppressor genes; metastasis; stem cells

Andrew B. Gladden, Ph.D.

cell polarity; metastasis; cell adhesion; stem cell biology

Vicki Huff, Ph.D.

human genetics; cancer genetics; familial cancer predisposition; kidney development

Randy L. Johnson, Ph.D.

mouse genetics; Hippo pathway; tumor suppressor genes; mouse models for cancer research

Ralf Krahe, Ph.D.

human & molecular genetics; familial cancer predisposition; cancer genomics; neurogenetics; mouse models

Mong-Hong Lee, Ph.D.

cell cycle; ubiquitination; 14-3-3 and cancer; gene knock-out; p53 signaling

Guillermina (Gigi) Lozano, Ph.D.

the p53 tumor suppressor pathway; mouse tumor models

Li Ma, Ph.D.

    breast cancer metastasis; breast tumor radioresistance and drug resistance;
    regulation of key breast cancer proteins and pathways by deubiquitinating
    enzymes

Sadhan Majumder, Ph.D.

adult and embryonic stem cells; brain development and brain tumors; neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders; genomics of cancer and disease

Sendurai Mani, Ph.D.

Epithelial mesenchymal transition, stem cells, invasion and metastasis, mouse models of metastasis

Nicholas Navin, Ph.D.

single cell genomics; tumor heterogeneity; genome evolution

Helen Piwnica-Worms, Ph.D.

cell cycle; metastasis; breast cancer; molecular imaging; PDX models

Xiaobing Shi, Ph.D.

cancer epigenetics; chromatin dynamics; histone modifications; transcription

Kenneth Tsai, M.D., Ph.D.

immunology of skin cancer; MAP kinase pathways in melanoma; genetic basis of skin cancer progression

Bin Wang, Ph.D.

DNA damage response; genomic instability and cancer; BRCA1 signaling; ubiquitin signaling

M. James You, M.D., Ph.D.

Mouse models of cancer; tumor suppressors; cancer biology; hematopoietic stem cells and epigenetics; translational research, including identification of therapeutic targets 

 

Genetics and Epigenetics

Swathi Arur, Ph.D.

regulation and execution of RAS-ERK signaling; germ cell development; C. elegans genetics

Michelle Barton, Ph.D.

chromatin; p53; embryonic stem cells; liver regeneration; breast cancer

Richard R. Behringer, Ph.D.

mammalian developmental genetics; tissue differentiation; organ morphogenesis and disease; evolution and development

Jichao Chen, Ph.D.

lung development; organ size control; lung cancer

Junjie Chen, Ph,D.
        DNA damage response and DNA repair; functional proteomics

George Eisenhoffer Jr., Ph.D.

zebrafish development and genetics; epithelial tissue homeostasis; regeneration; stem cells; cell extrusion; metastasis

Michael Galko, Ph.D.

Drosophila genetics; molecular genetics of tissue repair; cell migration; cell signaling and signal transduction; pain sensitization

Vicki Huff, Ph.D.

human genetics; cancer genetics; familial cancer predisposition; kidney development

Randy L. Johnson, Ph.D.

mouse genetics; Hippo pathway; tumor suppressor genes; mouse models for cancer research

Ralf Krahe, Ph.D.

human & molecular genetics; familial cancer predisposition; cancer genomics; neurogenetics; mouse models

Leslie Krushel, Ph.D.

RNA; protein synthesis; Alzheimer's disease; neuronal development

Guillermina (Gigi) Lozano, Ph.D.

the p53 tumor suppressor pathway; mouse tumor models

Sadhan Majumder, Ph.D.

adult and embryonic stem cells; brain development and brain tumors; neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders; genomics of cancer and disease

Pierre D. McCrea, Ph.D.

catenin biology within varied cellular compartments; development; intracellular and nuclear signaling

Rachel Miller, Ph.D.

kidney development; planar cell polarity and Wnt signaling; primary cilia; morphogenesis; frog embryogenesis

Nicholas Navin, Ph.D.

single cell genomics; tumor heterogeneity; genome evolution

Xiaobing Shi, Ph.D.

cancer epigenetics; chromatin dynamics; histone modifications; transcription

Eric C Swindell, Ph.D.

zebrafish developmental genetics; developmental neuroscience; vascular development; craniofacial development

Kenneth Tsai, M.D., Ph.D.

immunology of skin cancer; MAP kinase pathways in melanoma; genetic basis of skin cancer progression; establishment of skin as a surrogate biomarker

Jessica Tyler, Ph.D.

epigenetics; gene expression; DNA repair; aging

 

Stem Cells and Development

Swathi Arur, Ph.D.

regulation and execution of RAS-ERK signaling; germ cell development; C. elegans genetics

Michelle Barton, Ph.D.

chromatin; p53; embryonic stem cells; liver regeneration; breast cancer

Richard R. Behringer, Ph.D.

mammalian developmental genetics; tissue differentiation; organ morphogenesis and disease; evolution and development

Jichao Chen, Ph.D., M.H.S.

lung development; organ size control; lung cancer

Junjie Chen, Ph,D.
        DNA damage response and DNA repair; functional proteomics

George Eisenhoffer Jr., Ph.D.

zebrafish development and genetics; epithelial tissue homeostasis; regeneration; stem cells; cell extrusion; metastasis

Elsa R. Flores, Ph.D.

mouse models; tumor suppressor genes; metastasis; stem cells

Michael Galko, Ph.D.

Drosophila genetics; molecular genetics of tissue repair; cell migration; cell signaling and signal transduction; pain sensitization

Andrew B. Gladden, Ph.D.

cell polarity; metastasis; cell adhesion; stem cell biology

Vicki Huff, Ph.D.

human genetics; cancer genetics; familial cancer predisposition; kidney development

Randy L. Johnson, Ph.D.

mouse genetics; Hippo pathway; tumor suppressor genes; mouse models for cancer research

Yoshihiro Komatsu, Ph.D.

bone development; ciliopathy; craniofacial development; embryogenesis; stem cells

Leslie Krushel, Ph.D.

RNA; protein synthesis; Alzheimer's disease; neuronal development

Sadhan Majumder, Ph.D.

adult and embryonic stem cells; brain development and brain tumors; neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders; genomics of cancer and disease

Pierre D. McCrea, Ph.D.

catenin biology within varied cellular compartments; development; intracellular and nuclear signaling

Rachel Miller, Ph.D.

kidney development; planar cell polarity and Wnt signaling; primary cilia; morphogenesis; frog embryogenesis

Xiaobing Shi, Ph.D.

cancer epigenetics; chromatin dynamics; histone modifications; transcription

Eric C. Swindell, Ph.D.

zebrafish developmental genetics; developmental neuroscience; vascular development; craniofacial development

 

Genomics of Cancer and Disease

Michelle Barton, Ph.D.

chromatin; p53; embryonic stem cells; liver regeneration; breast cancer

Russell Broaddus, M.D., Ph.D.

endometrial cancer invasion; identification of novel biomarkers for clinical molecular diagnostics; hereditary endometrial cancer

Giulio F. Draetta, M.D., Ph.D.

functional genomics; drug discovery and translational medicine; tumor cell metabolism; cancer stem cells

Vicki Huff, Ph.D.

human genetics; cancer genetics; familial cancer predisposition; kidney development

Sadhan Majumder, Ph.D.

adult and embryonic stem cells; brain development and brain tumors; neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders; genomics of cancer and disease

Nicholas Navin, Ph.D.

single cell genomics; tumor heterogeneity; genome evolution


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