Program Faculty

Faculty MemberResearch InterestFaculty MemberResearch Interest

Kristian Baker
Assistant Professor
Center for RNA Molecular Biology
Regulation of gene expression; mRNA and lncRNA metabolism and function
Chun Li
Associate Professor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Statistical genetics; genetic epidemiology; ordinal data analysis.

Jill Barnholtz-Sloan
Assistant Professor
Cancer Center
Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Cancer Genetic Epidemiology, Ancestry analysis
Jing Li
Associate Professor
EECS
Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Statistical Genomics and Personal Genomics, Systems Biology

James Basilion
Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Development and application of Molecular Imaging technologies. Specifically, designing novel imaging tools to image individual and multiple molecular markers of disease.
Ming Li
Associate Professor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Proteomic data analysis; Cancer Biostatistics, Statistical methods for high dimensional data; Statistical consulting

Gurkan Bebek
Instructor
Center for Proteomics
and Bioinformatics
Developing computational analysis tools for large -omic datasets and investigating disease mechanisms and outcomes in complex diseases such as cancer, autism spectrum disorder etc. utilizing these tools. Methods and algorithms in systems biology, data mining, graph theory (networks) and medical informatics are explored.
Donny Licatalosi
Assistant Professor
Center for RNA Molecular Biology
The major goal of my lab is to understand how different RBPs regulate gene expression during mouse spermatogenesis. Research in the lab will combine genetic, bioinformatic, biochemical, and high throughput methods to generate transcriptome-wide maps of RBP-RNA interactions and mRNA regulation in specific spermatogenic cell types (from stem cell to gamete).

William Bush
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Knowledge-guided genomic analysis and machine learning; genomic annotation and expression quantitative trait mapping; genetic interaction analysis.
David Lodowski
Assistant Professor
Center for Proteomics
and Bioinformatics
Using x-ray crystallography and electron microscopy techniques to explore the mechanisms of GPCR and G protein activation.

Mark Cameron
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
role of interferon signaling genes and the inflammasome in regulating innate and adaptive immune responses.
Tom McCormick
Assistant Professor
Dermatology
Cutaneous immune regulation and innate immunity; the innate immune response of epithelial cells.

Mark Chance
School of Medicine Vice Dean of Research
Using a range of -omics technologies in order to identify biomarkers and regulatory pathways in complex diseases such as cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, HIV, and TB. A major emphasis is placed on applying state-of-the art proteomics and systems biology tools to investigate disease pathogenesis and provide significant biomarkers of progression and response to therapy.
Masaru Miyagi
Assistant Professor
Center for Proteomics
and Bioinformatics
Developing and applying mass spectrometry techniques to elucidate biological processes that are dysregulated in diabetic retinopathy and in aging.

Kevin Cooper
Chair and Professor
Dermatology
Monocyte and T cell-lineage mechanisms of skin inflammation; photobiology and photomedicine; clinical translation; psoriasis, cutaneous lymphomas.
Goutham Narla
Assistant Professor
Cance Center
transcriptional regulation of oncogene signaling; mouse models of cancer metastasis; small molecule based drug discovery; alternative splicing in regulation gene function in cancer metastasis; signal transduction and the role of transcription factors and protein phosphatases in regulating oncogene signaling

Chris Dealwis
Associate Professor
Pharmacology
The structure-function and regulation of ribonucleotide reductase (RNR) by small molecule effectors and its protein inhibitor, the Suppressor of Mec 1 Lethality 1 (Sml1); the structure-function of pathogenic amyloid forming proteins; the investigation of enzyme catalytic mechanisms, dynamics and solvent structure of macromoleculesusing neutron and ultra-high resolution x-ray diffraction.
Nora L. Nock
Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
My research is focused on using cutting-edge technologies and methodologies including various "-omics" and neuroimaging approaches to better understand the genetic, environmental, behavioral and neural determinants of cancer and related co-morbidities and to improve survivorship in cancer patients, particularly in those who are overweight or obese.

Jean-Eudes Dazard
Assistant Professor
Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics
Computational/statistical biology with emphasis on developing data mining methods in high dimensional settings. Recent focus in Bump Hunting problems in Classification, Regression, and Survival settings.
Peter Scacheri
Assistant Professor
Genetics
Utilizing cutting-edge genomics technologies to investigate mechanisms of human genetic diseases. Currently focused on CHARGE syndrome, a genetic condition characterized by a complex constellation of birth defects. Also currently using colon cancer as a paradigm to study epigenetic mechanisms of gene silencing and activation in cancer.

Robert Elston
Professor
Epidemiology
and Biostatistics
Development of statistical methods for analyzing individual, family and pedigree data for the identification of genes that cause disease, implementing them in computer programs, and applying them in collaborative research with others who collect family data.
John "Chip" Tilton
Assistant Professor
Center for Proteomics
and Bioinformatics
Discovering cellular factors that regulate susceptibility of cells to HIV infection. Defining the subsets of CD4+ T cells that are infected by HIV.

Roberto Fernandez Galan
Assistant Professor
Neurosciences
Our research focuses on the biophysical mechanisms underlying neuronal synchronization and the formation of spatiotemporal patterns of neural activity. To this end, we apply a multidisciplinary approach that combines electrophysiology and imaging techniques with mathematical and computational models.
Peter Thomas
Assistant Professor
Mathematics
Mathematical Biology, Theoretical Neuroscience, Computational Cell Biology.

Sudha Iyengar
Professor
Epidemiology
and Biostatistics
Finding human genes that cause complex diseases, both in young children, and in the general population as it ages.
Zhenghe (John) Wang
Assistant Professor
Genetics
Dissecting the signaling pathways controlled by phosphatases that are mutated in cancer.

Eckhard Jankowsky
Associate Professor
RNA Center
Research focusing on roles and functions of RNA helicases. These highly conserved proteins are found from bacteria to humans and constitute the largest group of enzymes in eukaryotic RNA metabolism.
Aaron Weinberg
Professor
Dental Biological Sciences
Focusing on innate immune responses of mucosal epithelium to bacteria, fungi, and viruses.

Mehmet Koyuturk
Associate Professor
EECS
Analysis of high-throughput biological data, Algorithmic and analytical methods in systems/network biology, Algorithms for data mining and analysis, Parallel computing, algorithms for distributed systems, Optimization problems in scientific computing
Sichun Yang
Assistant Professor
Center for Proteomics
and Bioinformatics
Focusing on the structure, dynamics, and function of nuclear estrogen receptors (ER) regulating the development of early-stage breast cancers.

Thomas LaFramboise
Assistant Professor
Genetics
Developing and applying computational tools to identify molecular variants - both inherited and somatic - that contribute to cancer and related diseases in humans.
GQ Zhang
Professor
EECS
Programming languages, theory of computation, logic and topology in computer science, knowledge representation, information technology, clinical and medical informatics, semantic web