All MSTP Mentors

Roger Abounader

Abounader, Roger

Basic and translational brain tumor research


Mazhar Adli

Adli, Mazhar

Identify and target key genomic and epigenomic drivers in cancer


Herve Agaisse

Agaisse, Hervé

Genetic approaches, cellular and molecular biology of intracellular pathogen infection


Jayakrishna Ambati

Ambati, Jayakrishna

Understanding the Molecular Basis of Macular Degeneration in Order to Hasten the Eradication of Blindness


Brian Annex

Annex, Brian H.

Angiogenesis; peripheral arterial disease (PAD); gene therapy


David Auble

Auble, David T.

Molecular Mechanisms of Transcriptional Regulation


Paula Barrett

Barrett, Paula Q.

Regulation of low-voltage activated T-type Ca2+ channel activity by kinases and heterotrimeric G-proteins and their roles in physiological responses.


Douglas Bayliss

Bayliss, Douglas A.

Mechanisms of neuromodulation in central neurons


Mark Beenhakker

Beenhakker, Mark P.

Circuit mechanisms of sleep and epilepsy


Timothy Bender

Bender, Timothy P.

Regulation of gene expression during lymphocyte development


Edward Bertram

Bertram, Edward H.

Studies of various aspects of epilepsy using anatomy and in vivo and in vitro physiology.


Michelle Bland

Bland, Michelle

Molecular mechanisms linking inflammation and insulin signaling to control cell growth and metabolism


George Bloom

Bloom, George S.

Pathogenic mechanisms in Alzheimer's Disease and other neurodegenerative disorders


Larry Borish

Borish, Larry C

Innate immune mechanisms of rhinovirus (RV)-induced asthma exacerbations. Immune and cellular mechanisms of asthma. Immune mechanisms in chronic hyperplastic eosinophilic sinusitis (CHES).


Amy Bouton

Bouton, Amy H.

Signaling Pathways and Breast Cancer


Thomas Braciale

Braciale, Thomas J.

T Lymphocyte Responses To Virus Infection


David Brautigan

Brautigan, David L.

Protein Phosphorylation in Cell Signaling


Michael Brown

Brown, Michael G.

NK Cells and Viral Immunity, Genetics of host resistance to viral infection, Immunogenetics, Immune regulation


Peter Brunjes

Brunjes, Peter C.

Use the olfactory system to examine general problems in the brain maturation, including the role of afferent activity on tissue development and the interplay between evolution and development.


Timothy Bullock

Bullock, Timothy N.

Pathways to enhance T cell function in tumors.


John Bushweller

Bushweller, John H.

Drug Development Targeting Transcription Drivers in Cancer; Structure/Function Studies of Transcription Factor Drivers in Cancer; Structural Studies of Membrane Proteins


David Cafiso

Cafiso, David S.

Molecular Mechanisms for Membrane Transport and Cell Signaling


Jianhua Cang

Cang, Jianhua

Mouse Visual System, physiology, functional imaging, genetics, molecular, behavioral, and computational methods


Robert Carey

Carey, Robert M.

Hormonal control of blood pressure and kidney function; renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system; dopominergic system; renal and vascular paracrine systems; cell and molecular biology of vascular hormones.


James Casanova

Casanova, James E.

Role of Arf family GTPases in vesicular transport and cytoskeleton assembly.<br> Cell Biology of bacterial pathogenesis. <br>The innate immune response to bacterial infection.


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Christ, George

Functional Genomics


Linda Columbus

Columbus, Linda

Biophysical Chemistry: Membrane protein structure, function, and dynamics


Barry Condron

Condron, Barry G.

Regulation and Function Serotonergic Neurons During Development


Jeffrey Corwin

Corwin, Jeffrey T.

Regeneration and Developmental Biology of the Hearing and Balance Organs in the Vertebrate Ear.


Alison Criss

Criss, Alison K.

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of Neisserial pathogenesis


Isabelle Derre

Derré, Isabelle

Host/pathogen Interaction - Chlamydia Infection


Bimal Desai

Desai, Bimal N.

Ion channels and Ca2+-signaling in inflammation and immunity


Douglas DeSimone

DeSimone, Douglas W.

Cell Adhesion and Adhesion-Dependent Cell Signaling in Vertebrate Morphogenesis


Andrew Dudley

Dudley, Andrew

Tumor microenvironment and mechanisms of tumor neovascularization


Anindya Dutta

Dutta, Anindya

Genomic Instability in Cancer Cells; Noncoding RNAs in differentiation and cancer


Noelle Dwyer

Dwyer, Noelle

Neural Development; Cell Division in Neural Stem Cells; Axon Outgrowth and Guidance


Edward Egelman

Egelman, Edward H.

Structure and Function of Macromolecular Complexes Using Electron Microscopy


Daniel Engel

Engel, Daniel A.

Drug Discovery and Molecular Biology of Pathogenic RNA viruses: Influenza, Dengue and Ebola.


Victor Engelhard

Engelhard, Victor H.

Identification of MHC-restricted tumor antigens / Control of T cell homing to tumors / Role of lymphatic endothelial cells in regulating immunity and self-tolerance


Frederick Epstein

Epstein, Frederick H.

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Coronary Heart Disease; Myocardial Function; Myocardial Perfusion


Loren Erickson

Erickson, Loren D.

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of B lymphocyte function; Genetic susceptibility in systemic lupus erythematosus; Immunotherapeutics in the treatment of B cell disorders


Salem Faham

Faham, Salem

Structural biology of membrane proteins; Structure/function and structure/stability relationships and the development of new tools for protein crystallization.


Brent French

French, Brent A.

Novel Therapies for Treating and Preventing Ischemic Heart Disease


Shu Man Fu

Fu, Shu-Man

Human lymphocyte biology and autoimmunity


Alban Gaultier

Gaultier, Alban

Exploring new therapeutics avenues to treat Multiple Sclerosis.


Daniel Gioeli

Gioeli, Daniel

Signal transduction in cancer cells


Adam Goldfarb

Goldfarb, Adam N.

Hematopathology and Understanding the Molecular Basis of Hematopoiesis and Leukemogenesis


R. Gomez

Gomez, R. Ariel

Ontogeny of renin-angiotensis system, differentiation of the JG cell.


Robert Grainger

Grainger, Robert M.

Molecular embryology--gene regulation in cells committed to specific developmental lineages


Patrick Grant

Grant, Patrick A.

Transcription; Chromatin Modifications, Neurodegenerative Disease, Cancer


William Guilford

Guilford, William H.

Molecular Mechanics of Muscle Contraction and Cell Movement


Young Hahn

Hahn, Young S.

Immune regulation for HCV infection and chronic liver inflammation


Marie-Louise

Hammarskjöld, Marie-Louise

Post Transcriptional Gene Regulation and the Molecular Biology of Human Retroviruses


Tajie Harris

Harris, Tajie H.

Immune response to infectious disease in the CNS


Thurl Harris

Harris, Thurl E

Molecular mechanisms controlling insulin signaling and fat synthesis.


Brian Helmke

Helmke, Brian P.

Intracellular Mechanics and Cell Function


Barry Hinton

Hinton, Barry T.

Morphogenesis of the Developing Wolffian/Epididymal duct


Jay Hirsh

Hirsh, Jay

Molecular genetics; development and function of neurotransmitter-synthesizing neurons in Drosophila


Kyle Hoehn

Hoehn, Kyle L.

Investigating the origin of insulin resistance in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue


Jeffrey Holmes

Holmes, Jeffrey W.

Healing after myocardial infarction, cardiac growth and remodeling, and image-based modeling and diagnosis.


John Hossack

Hossack, John A.

Diagnostic ultrasound - image processing, quantification Molecular imaging using ultrasound Catheter-based ultrasound Ultrasound-based drug/gene delivery Ultrasound image guided therapy

Ku-Lung Hsu

Hsu, Ku-Lung

Chemical Biology, Lipid Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, and Mass Spectrometry


Donald Hunt

Hunt, Donald F.

Analytical Biochemistry


Brant Isakson

Isakson, Brant

Translating our discoveries in the microcirculation to tangible benefits in patients.


Kevin Janes

Janes, Kevin A.

Systems-biology approaches to cancer biology and virology.


Jaideep Kapur

Kapur, Jaideep

Pathophysiology of Status Epilepticus; Mechanisms and pathways of seizure spread


David Kashatus

Kashatus, David F

The Role of Mitochondrial Fusion and Fission in Tumorigenesis.


Peter Kasson

Kasson, Peter M.

Mechanisms of cell entry by influenza; Viral glycan recognition; drug resistance; molecular dynamics simulation; distributed computing.


Dean Kedes

Kedes, Dean H.

Human Herpes virus associated with malignancy, including Kaposi's Sarcoma


Raymond Keller

Keller, Raymond E.

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of morphogenesis


Susanna Keller

Keller, Susanna R.

Insulin signaling, insulin-regulated membrane trafficking and associated changes in cellular function and whole body physiology


Kimberly Kelly

Kelly, Kimberly

Advancement in the design of imaging agents; molecular imaging and radiological sciences.


Melissa Kendall

Kendall, Melissa M.

Mechanisms used by Bacterial Pathogens to Integrate Host- and Bacterial-derived Signals to Sense their Environment, Coordinate Gene Expression, and Cause Disease


Jonathan Kipnis

Kipnis, Jonathan

Neuroimmunology and glia biology in cognition, neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration


Alexander Klibanov

Klibanov, Alexander L.

Targeted delivery of therapeutic and diagnostic imaging agents.


Keith Kozminski

Kozminski, Keith G.

Regulation of Polarized Morphogenesis


Christopher Kramer

Kramer, Christopher M.

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, myocardial disease, atherosclerotic plaque imaging, peripheral arterial disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy


Sarah Kucenas

Kucenas, Sarah C.

The role of glia in the development, maintenance and regeneration of the nervous system


Bijoy Kundu

Kundu, Bijoy

Positron Emission Tomography Imaging of Remodeling of Myocardial Glucose Metabolism in Pressure Overload Left Ventricular Hypertrophy


Victor Laubach

Laubach, Victor E.

Understanding mechanisms of ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury after lung transplantation such as vascular inflammation, diagnosis via molecular imaging, and identifying therapeutic targets for the prevention or treatment of IR injury.


Gordon Laurie

Laurie, Gordon W.

Role of Prosecretory Mitogen 'Lacritin' in Epithelial Homeostasis, Secretion and Innate Defense


John Lazo

Lazo, John S.

The mechanism of action of small molecules and the fundamental biological role of protein tyrosine phosphatases


Kevin Lee

Lee, Kevin S.

Neuronal Vulnerability: A Study of Cellular Mechanism


Norbert Leitinger

Leitinger, Norbert

Role of lipid oxidation products in inflammation and vascular immunology in atherosclerosis and diabetes

Hui Li

Li, Hui

Gene regulation in cancer, RNA processing; Epigenetic modification; Stem cell and development


Ulrike Lorenz

Lorenz, Ulrike M

Involvement of the protein tyrosine phosphatase SHP-1 in signal transduction pathways


Thomas Loughran, Jr.

Loughran, Jr., Thomas P

Hematologic malignancies; bone marrow disorders; leukemia; large granular lymphocyte (LGL)


Xiaowei Lu

Lu, Xiaowei

Developmental regulation of planar cell polarity in the mammalian nervous system


Chance Luckey

Luckey, Chance John

Immune Memory

John Lukens

Lukens, John R.

Understanding How Immunological Pathways Contribute to Neurodegenerative, Neurodevelopmental, Mental and Behavior Disorders


Kevin Lynch

Lynch, Kevin R.

Chemical biology of sphingosine 1-phosphate


Mani Mahadevan

Mahadevan, Mani S.

Molecular Mechanisms of Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy


James Mandell

Mandell, James W.

Identification of Novel Biomarkers for Inflammatory Myopathies


Marty Mayo

Mayo, Marty W.

Transcriptional Regulation by NFKB


Michael McConnell

McConnell, Michael J

The Cause and Consequence of Somatic Mosaicism in Neurons


Coleen McNamara

McNamara, Coleen A.

Atherosclerosis, Obesity, Diabetes


Craig Meyer

Meyer, Craig H.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Wladek Minor

Minor, Wladek

Structure-Function Relationships in Macromolecules; Infectious Diseases and Drug Discovery; Bioinformatics and Big Data; Scientific Reproducibility


Golam Mohi

Mohi, Golam

Cell signaling, hematopoietic stem cell biology, molecular and epigenetic mechanisms of leukemia.

Sean Moore

Moore, Sean

Structure and Function of the GI Tract in the Context of Childhood Nutrition, Growth, Immunity, and Host-microbe Interactions


Christopher Moskaluk

Moskaluk, Christopher A.

Molecular pathogenesis and genomic analysis of human cancers


John Mugler

Mugler, John P.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Rapid and 3 D Techniques; Hyperpolarized Gases


Robert Nakamoto

Nakamoto, Robert K.

Structure-Function of Active Transporters


Mark Okusa

Okusa, Mark D.

Immune mechanisms of acute kidney injury and fibrosis. Pulsed ultrasound in acute kidney injury


Gary Owens

Owens, Gary K.

Identification of Factors and Mechanisms that Regulate the Stability of Late Stage Atherosclerotic Lesions and the Probability of Thromboembolic Events Including a Heart Attack or Stroke


Jason Papin

Papin, Jason A.

Systems biology, infectious disease, cancer, toxicology, metabolic engineering


David Parichy

Parichy, David

Developmental Genetics, Evolution and Regeneration of Adult Morphology in Vertebrates


Kwon-Sik Park

Park, Kwon-Sik

Mechanisms of organ development and homeostasis and tumor development


Bryce Paschal

Paschal, Bryce M.

Nuclear Transport, Signaling, and Cancer


William Pearson

Pearson, William R.

Protein Evolution; Computational Biology


Shayn Peirce-Cottler

Peirce-Cottler, Shayn M.

Tissue Engineering and Regeneration, Computational Systems Biology, Vascular Growth and Remodeling, Stem Cell Therapies


Lucy Pemberton

Pemberton, Lucy F.

Nuclear Transport in Chromatin Assembly and Transcriptional Regulation


William Petri

Petri, William A.

Immune mechanisms of defense against enteric (diarrheal) infections


Kenneth Pfister

Pfister, K. Kevin

Regulation of Cytoplasmic Dynein for Membrane Bounded Organelle Trafficking in Axons


Thomas Platts-Mills

Platts-Mills, Thomas A.

Common Allergic Diseases


Owen Pornillos

Pornillos, Owen

Structure and assembly of HIV Virus/host interactions; Structural biology of the innate immune system

Richard Price

Price, Richard J.

Image Guided Drug and Gene Delivery for Neurodegeneration and Cancer; Focused Ultrasound and Immunotherapy; Arteriogenesis and Angiogenesis

Benjamin Purow

Purow, Benjamin W.

Novel therapeutic approaches to brain cancers and to other neurologic diseases


Kodi Ravichandran

Ravichandran, Kodi S.

Apoptotic cell clearance mechanisms in health and disease


David Rekosh

Rekosh, David M.

Human Immunodeficiency; Virus Gene Expression


Stephen Rich

Rich, Stephen S.

Genetic basis of common human disease, including type 1 diabetes, diabetic complications, ischemic stroke, atherosclerosis


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Rohde, Gustavo Kunde

Objective and quantitative modeling of data from imaging and other types of sensors


Michael Salerno

Salerno, Michael

Cardiovascular MRI, Cardiovascular CT, Echocardiography, Nuclear Cardiology, Diastolic Heart Failure, Myocardial Perfusion, Coronary Artery Disease


Jeffrey Saucerman

Saucerman, Jeffrey J.

Roles of complex signaling networks involved in the regulation of cardiovascular function and disease


Ira Schulman

Schulman, Ira G.

Regulation of transcription by nuclear hormone receptors, transcriptional control of metabolism, atherosclerosis, Small molecule approaches to drug discovery


Michael Scott

Scott, Michael M.

Investigation of the neuronal circuits and epigenetic modifications involved in the control of food and drug reward


Weibin Shi

Shi, Weibin

Cellular and genetic determinants of atherosclerosis and restenosis.


Jung-Bum Shin

Shin, Jung-Bum

Auditory Neurobiology


Helmy Siragy

Siragy, Helmy M.

Endocrine hypertension, angiotensin receptors, renal paracrine hormones


Craig Slingluff, Jr MD

Slingluff, Craig L.

Human Tumor Cell Antigens


Jeffrey Smith

Smith, Jeffrey S.

Transcriptional Silencing and Aging in Yeast


P. Todd Stukenberg

Stukenberg, P. Todd

Mechanisms of chromosome segregation in Mitosis and generation of Chromosomal Instability in tumors


Lukas Tamm

Tamm, Lukas K.

Biomembrane Structure and Function; Cell Entry of Enveloped Viruses; Neurosecretion by Exocytosis; Structure of Bacterial Pathogen Membrane Proteins; Lipid-Protein Interactions


Bernard Thisse

Thisse, Bernard V.

Molecular control of embryonic development


Christine Thisse

Thisse, Christine I.

Molecular Mechanisms of Early Vertebrate Development and Morphogenesis. Application to Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine


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Upchurch, Gilbert R.

Aortic Aneurysm, volume outcome affect on surgery, Gender differences in disease.


B. Venton

Venton, B. Jill

Analytical Neurochemistry; Dopamine and Serotonin Neurotransmission in Drosophila; Mechanisms of rapid adenosine signaling in rodents


Yuh-Hwa Wang

Wang, Yuh-Hwa

Genome instability in human disease


Michael Wiener

Wiener, Michael C.

Structural biology (esp. crystallography) of integral membrane proteins; TonB-dependent active transport across the bacterial outer membrane; cancer-related membrane proteins; crystallization methods development


Bettina Winckler

Winckler, Bettina

Endosomal function and dysfunction in neurons. Wiring the nervous system in development.


Matthew Wolf

Wolf, Matthew J

Identification of genes and pathways that cause or modify cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure.


Judith Woodfolk

Woodfolk, Judith A.

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of allergic disease in humans.


David Wotton

Wotton, David

Regulation of Gene Expression, Development and Tumor Progression by TGF beta Signaling


Zhen Yan

Yan, Zhen

Molecular and Signaling Mechanisms of Skeletal Muscle Plasticity


Paul Yates

Yates, Paul A.

Development and regulation of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) and blood vessels as they relate to retinal diseases.


Mark Yeager

Yeager, Mark

Cardiac Gap Junction Membrane Channels / Integrins Water Channels / Rotavirus / Reovirus / Retrovirus


Jing Yu

Yu, Jing

Mammalian kidney development


Steven Zeichner

Zeichner, Steven L.

Pathogenesis of infectious diseases and the development of new therapies and vaccines for infectious diseases and cancers.


Scott Zeitlin

Zeitlin, Scott O.

Mechanisms of Huntington's Disease Pathogenesis


J. Julius Zhu

Zhu, J. Julius

Neural Circuits in Healthy and Diseased Brains


Hui Zong

Zong, Hui

Early detection, cancer prevention, and tumor microenvironment


Zhiyi Zuo

Zuo, Zhiyi

Neuroscience and Anesthetic Neuroprotection