All MSTP Mentors

Roger Abounader

Abounader, Roger

Basic and translational brain tumor research


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.

Alzheimer's Disease


Larry Borish

Borish, Larry C

Molecular genetic studies in allergic disease and asthma. Immune and cellular mechanisms of rhuIL-4R. 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.


David Cafiso

Cafiso, David S.

Molecular Mechanisms for Membrane Transport and Cell Signaling


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.
Cell Biology of bacterial pathogenesis.
The innate immune response to bacterial infection.


J. Castle

Castle, J. David

Intracellular cholesterol and the regulation of insulin secretion and membrane trafficking.

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Christ, George

Functional Genomics


Steven Cohn

Cohn, Steven M.

Mucosal injury and healing in IBD, carcinogenesis, GI development


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


Janet Cross

Cross, Janet V.

Contribution of the Inflammatory Microenvironment to Tumor Initiation, Progression and Metastasis; Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer Chemoprevention; Anti-Inflammatory Benefits of Dietary Nutrient Compounds


Bimal Desai

Desai, Bimal N.

Electrical signals 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 cure 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


Patrice Guyenet

Guyenet, Patrice G.

Neural control of blood pressure and respiration


Young Hahn

Hahn, Young S.

Immune regulation for HCV infection and chronic liver inflammation


Marie-Louise Hammarskjöld

Hammarskjöld, Marie-Louise

Post Transcriptional Gene Regulation and the Molecular Biology of Human Retroviruses


Thurl Harris

Harris, Thurl E

Molecular mechanisms controlling insulin signaling and fat synthesis.

Tajie Harris

Harris, Tajie H.

Immune response to infectious disease in the CNS


Brian Helmke

Helmke, Brian P.

Intracellular Mechanics and Cell Function


Erik Hewlett

Hewlett, Erik L.

Structure and Function of Bacterial Toxins: Roles in Microbial Pathogenesis and Uses in Biomedical Research


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


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 Transducers; Beam Forming and Imaging. Breast Ultrasound; Obstructive Sleep Apnea; 3D Ultrasound and Microbubbles


Donald Hunt

Hunt, Donald F.

Analytical Biochemistry

Ku-Lung Hsu

Hsu, Ku-Lung

Lipid Metabolism in Inflammation and Immunity


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Ingersoll, Christopher D.

Neuromechanical consequences of injury and rehabilitation


Brant Isakson

Isakson, Brant

Intercellular communication as it relates to blood pressure regulation


Kevin Janes

Janes, Kevin A.

Systems-biology approaches to cancer biology and virology.


Jaideep Kapur

Kapur, Jaideep

Pathophysiology of Status Epilepticus; Plasticity of GABAergic Synaptic Transmission


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

Mark Kester

Kester, Mark

Nanotechnologies for targeted drug delivery


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

Bijoy Kundu

Kundu, Bijoy

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


James Landers

Landers, James P.

Bioanalytical Chemistry on Microchips


Victor Laubach

Laubach, Victor E.

Translational research into understanding cell and molecular mechanisms of lung ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury following transplantation and defining new therapeutic targets to prevent such 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


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)


Kevin Lynch

Lynch, Kevin R.

Chemical biology of sphingosine 1-phosphate

Xiaowei Lu

Lu, Xiaowei

Developmental regulation of planar cell polarity in the mammalian nervous system

Chance Luckey

Luckey, Chance John

Immune Memory


Mani Mahadevan

Mahadevan, Mani S.

Molecular Mechanisms of Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy


James Mandell

Mandell, James W.

Mechanisms of Brain Astroglial Activation in Neural Injury


Barbara Mann

Mann, Barbara J.

Pathogenicity of Francisella tularensis and vaccines


Michael McConnell

McConnell, Michael J

The Cause and Consequence of Somatic Mosaicism in Neurons


Marty Mayo

Mayo, Marty W.

Transcriptional Regulation by NFKB


Coleen McNamara

McNamara, Coleen A.

Atherosclerosis, Obesity, Diabetes

Cameron Mura

Mura, Cameron

Structure, function & evolution of RNA-processing assemblies; structural and computational biology; molecular biophysics


Borna Mehrad

Mehrad, Borna

Regulation of lung inflammation and antimicrobial immunity


Michael Menaker

Menaker, Michael

Behavioral and Physiological Analysis of Vertebrate Circadian Rhythms


Craig Meyer

Meyer, Craig H.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Wladek Minor

Minor, Wladek

Structure-Function Relationships in Proteins; Structural Genomics; Bioinformatics


Christopher Moskaluk

Moskaluk, Christopher A.

Molecular pathogenesis and genomic analysis of human cancers


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.

Epigenetic Control of Perivascular and Stem Cell Plasticity/Trans-Differentiation during Injury-Repair and in Disease


Jason Papin

Papin, Jason A.

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

Kwon-Sik Park

Park, Kwon-Sik

Mechanisms of tumor progression and homeostasis


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.

Molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis of parasitic infection


K. Pfister

Pfister, K. Kevin

Structure, Function, and Regulation of Cytoplasmic Dynein: Its Role in Intracellular Microtubule-based Transport, Membrane Bounded Organelle Trafficking, Axonal Transport and Mitosis


Thomas Platts-Mills

Platts-Mills, Thomas A.

Common Allergic Diseases


Richard Price

Price, Richard J.

Endothelial Phenotypes in Angiogenesis, Integrated Signaling for Microvascular Network Patterning, and Contrast Ultrasound Based Therapeutics

Owen Pornillos

Pornillos, Owen

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


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

Jeffrey Saucerman

Saucerman, Jeffrey J.

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


Weibin Shi

Shi, Weibin

Cellular and genetic determinants of atherosclerosis and restenosis.

Jung-Bum Shin

Shin, Jung-Bum

Auditory Neurobiology


Margaret Shupnik

Shupnik, Margaret A.

Hypothalamic Peptide and Steroid Regulation of Pituitary Gene Transcription; Estrogen Action in Neuroendocrine and Reproductive Tissues; Estrogen Action in Breast Cancer


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


Judith White

White, Judith M.

Virus Entry into Cells: Mechanisms and Development of Anti-Viral Therapeutics

Bettina Winckler

Winckler, Bettina

Endosomal function and dysfunction in neurons

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

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

Mouse models of brain cancers


Zhiyi Zuo

Zuo, Zhiyi

Neuroscience and Anesthetic Neuroprotection