All Mentors

Tarek Abbas

Abbas, Tarek A.

The Ubiquitin System and Human Cancer


Roger Abounader

Abounader, Roger

Basic and translational brain tumor research


Herve Agaisse

Agaisse, Hervé

Genetic approaches, cellular and molecular biology of intracellular pathogen infection


Huiwang Ai

Ai, Huiwang

Spatiotemporal Regulation of Biological Signaling; Protein Engineering for Imaging, Diagnostics, and Therapeutics


Jayakrishna Ambati

Ambati, Jayakrishna

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


David Auble

Auble, David T.

Molecular Mechanisms of Transcriptional Regulation


Thomas Barker

Barker, Thomas H.

Matrix Biology and Engineering


Douglas Bayliss

Bayliss, Douglas A.

Mechanisms of neuromodulation in central neurons



Stefan Bekiranov

Bekiranov, Stefan

Physical Modeling of Microarray Hybridization; Analysis of Genomic Tiling Array Data; Bioinformatics; Computational Biology; Regulatory Networks


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


Irina Bochkis

Bochkis, Irina

Epigenetic and genetic mechanisms underlying metabolic disease


Thomas Braciale

Braciale, Thomas J.

T Lymphocyte Responses To Virus Infection


Michael Brown

Brown, Michael G.

Natural Killer Cells, Viral Immunity, Genetic basis of host resistance to viral infection, Tumor immunity, Immune cell regulation


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


David Cafiso

Cafiso, David S.

Molecular Mechanisms for Membrane Transport and Cell Signaling

Steven Caliari

Caliari, Steven

Engineering biomaterials as cellular microenvironments


John Campbell

Campbell, John

The Neurobiology of Energy Balance


Jianhua Cang

Cang, Jianhua

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


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Christ, George

Functional Genomics


Mete Civelek

Civelek, Mete

Systems Genetics Approaches to Understand Cardiometabolic Traits


Anna Cliffe

Cliffe, Anna

Herpes Simplex Virus Infection of Neurons


Linda Columbus

Columbus, Linda

Biophysical Chemistry: Membrane protein structure, function, and dynamics


Jessica Connelly

Connelly, Jessica J.

Epigenetic mechanisms involved in complex human disease


Jaeda Coutinho-Budd

Coutinho-Budd, Jaeda

Neuron-glia and glial-glial interactions


Alison Criss

Criss, Alison K.

Cellular and molecular mechanisms of Neisserial pathogenesis


Christopher Deppmann

Deppmann, Christopher

Elucidating and Understanding the Mechanisms Underlying Nervous System Development


Isabelle Derre

Derré, Isabelle

Host/pathogen Interaction - Chlamydia Infection


Bimal Desai

Desai, Bimal N.

Ion channels and Ca2+-signaling in inflammation, immunity and tissue homeostasis


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


Edward Egelman

Egelman, Edward H.

Structure and Function of Macromolecular Complexes Using Electron Microscopy


Michael Elliott

Elliott, Michael R.

Macrophage effector functions in inflammation and immunotherapy


Victor Engelhard

Engelhard, Victor H.

Identification of MHC-restricted tumor antigens / Control of T cell homing to tumors / Tertiary lymphoid structures and intratumoral immunity



Loren Erickson

Erickson, Loren D.

Immune mechanisms of pathogenic antibody production in allergy and autoimmunity


Sarah Ewald

Ewald, Sarah

Innate immunity, chronic disease, host-parasite interactions, Toxoplasma gondii, proteomics


Ukpong Eyo

Eyo, Ukpong Bassey

Neuroscience


Mohammad Fallahi-Sichani

Fallahi-Sichani, Mohammad

Cancer systems biology, Single-cell quantitative biology, Computational modeling


Charles Farber

Farber, Charles R.

Systems Genetics of Skeletal Development and Maintenance


Brent French

French, Brent A.

Novel Therapies for Treating and Preventing Ischemic Heart Disease


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


Ali Deniz Güler

Guler, Ali D.

Circadian entrainment for the treatment of metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases


Young Hahn

Hahn, Young S.

Immune regulation for HCV infection and chronic liver inflammation


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.


Barry Hinton

Hinton, Barry T.

Morphogenesis of the Developing Wolffian/Epididymal duct


Karen Hirschi

Hirschi, Karen Kemper

Understanding Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms Leading to Blood Vessel Formation


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



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.


Hao Jiang

Jiang, Hao

Regulation of stem cell function and tumorigenesis by epigenetics and biomolecular condensation (phase separation)

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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.

Physical mechanisms of infectious disease; influenza infection; membrane fusion; antibiotic resistance; molecular dynamics simulation; machine learning.


Dean Kedes

Kedes, Dean H.

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


Kimberly Kelly

Kelly, Kimberly

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


Melissa Kendall

Kendall, Melissa M.

Bacterial cell signaling, host-pathogen interactions, intestinal pathogens


Alexander Klibanov

Klibanov, Alexander L.

Targeted delivery of therapeutic and diagnostic imaging agents.


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.

Restoration of Homeostasis in Disease



Matthew Lazzara

Lazzara, Matthew

Cellular Engineering


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


Ilya Levental

Levental, Ilya

Composition, Biophysics and Physiology of Cellular Membranes


Hui Li

Li, Hui

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


Ulrike Lorenz

Lorenz, Ulrike M

Maintaining and Breaking Immune Tolerance


Thomas Loughran, Jr.

Loughran, Jr., Thomas P

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


Xiaowei Lu

Lu, Xiaowei

Wnt/PCP signaling in inner ear development Mouse models for human deafness Wnt/PCP signaling in neural tube closure


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


Wendy Lynch

Lynch, Wendy J.

Behavioral Pharmacology, Sex Differences, Animal Models of Addiction


Mani Mahadevan

Mahadevan, Mani S.

Molecular Mechanisms of Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy


Marty Mayo

Mayo, Marty W.

Transcriptional Regulation by NFKB


Coleen McNamara

McNamara, Coleen A.

Immune System Regulation of Cardiometabolic Disease


Clint Miller

Miller, Clint L.

Genetic variation, Complex diseases, Coronary artery disease, Genomics, Epigenomics, Regulatory mechanisms, Vascular biology, Pharmacology and Physiology


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, stem cell biology, molecular and epigenetic mechanisms of blood and breast cancers

Sean Moore

Moore, Sean

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


John Mugler

Mugler, John P.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Rapid and 3 D Techniques; Hyperpolarized Gases


Kristen Naegle

Naegle, Kristen

Regulation and function of tyrosine phosphorylation in complex networks


Robert Nakamoto

Nakamoto, Robert K.

Structure-Function of Active Transporters

Eyleen O'Rourke

O’Rourke, Eyleen Jorgelina

Obesity and Aging

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


Kwon-Sik Park

Park, Kwon-Sik

Mechanisms of organ homeostasis and tumor development


Bryce Paschal

Paschal, Bryce M.

Nuclear Transport, Signaling, and Cancer


Manoj Patel

Patel, Manoj

Understanding the cellular mechanisms by which seizures are initiated in SCN8A epileptic encephalopathy (DEE13) and temporal lobe epilepsy. My lab uses a number of experimental techniques including patch clamp electrophysiology and in vivo seizure monitor


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


William Petri

Petri, William A.

Immune mechanisms of defense against COVID-19 and enteric (diarrheal) infections


Marcos Pires

Pires, Marcos

Chemistry


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


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


Melanie Rutkowski

Rutkowski, Melanie

Influence of commensal microbes on immune homeostasis, anti-tumor immunity, and metastasis


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 and inflammation, 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 intake, impulsivity and novelty seeking behavior


Weibin Shi

Shi, Weibin

Molecular and genetic determinants of atherosclerosis and cardiometabolic disorders.


Jung-Bum Shin

Shin, Jung-Bum

Auditory Neurobiology


Sarah Siegrist

Siegrist, Sarah

Regulation of neural stem cell proliferation during development and adulthood


Helmy Siragy

Siragy, Helmy M.

Endocrine hypertension, angiotensin receptors, renal paracrine hormones


Jeffrey Smith

Smith, Jeffrey S.

Transcriptional Silencing and Aging in Yeast


Harald Sontheimer

Sontheimer, Harald

Role of Glia in Neurological Illnesses and Cancer


Cliff Stains

Stains, Cliff

Design and Application of Chemical Biology Tools for Studying Cellular Communication


P. Todd Stukenberg

Stukenberg, P. Todd

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


Jie Sun

Sun, Jie

Viral immunology, T cells, Macrophages, Tissue repair


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


Scott Vande Pol

Vande Pol, Scott B.

How Viruses, Particularly Papillomaviruses, Can Cause Cancer


B. Venton

Venton, B. Jill

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


Kenneth Walsh

Walsh, Kenneth

Clonal hematopoiesis: A new mechanism of cardiovascular disease


Yuh-Hwa Wang

Wang, Yuh-Hwa

Genome instability in cancer and repeat expansion diseases


Michael Wiener

Wiener, Michael C.

Structure/function of integral membrane proteins; structural biophysics; enzymology and virology of ZMPSTE24; sparse-constraint structure determination; technology development


Bettina Winckler

Winckler, Bettina

Endosomal function and dysfunction in neurons. Development of the nervous system: cytoskeleton and membrane traffic in axon and dendrite growth.



Judith Woodfolk

Woodfolk, Judith A.

The immune response to common cold and allergens in health and disease.


Zhen Yan

Yan, Zhen

Molecular and Signaling Mechanisms of Skeletal Muscle Plasticity


Steven Zeichner

Zeichner, Steven L.

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



James Zimring

Zimring, James C

Alloimmunity in Transfusion and Transplantation , Oxidant Stress Biology in Health and Disease


Hui Zong

Zong, Hui

Early detection, cancer prevention, and tumor microenvironment


Eli Zunder

Zunder, Eli

Single Cell Analysis


Zhiyi Zuo

Zuo, Zhiyi

Neuroscience and Anesthetic Neuroprotection