The University of Iowa

Medical Scientist Training Program

Carver College of Medicine

MSTP Mentor Faculty Alphabetical Listing

Training faculty Mentor & New Mentor Faculty listed below.

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Name MSTP Rank Department/Program Research Description

Abel, E. Dale, MD, PhD
Mentor Professor Internal Medicine
Biochemistry
Elucidating the molecular mechanisms of diabetes
Abramoff, Michael, MD, PhD Mentor Professor Ophthalmology
Biomedical Engineering
Massive, large-scale detection and diagnosis of retinal disease glaucoma
Adams, Christopher, MD, PhD New Mentor Associate Professor Internal Medicine
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Genetics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Pathogenesis and Treatment of Skeletal Muscle Atrophy
Allen, LeeAnn, PhD Mentor Professor Internal Medicine
Microbiology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Phagocyte biology with a particular focus on interactions of pathogenic bacteria with macrophages and neutrophils
Amendt, Brad, PhD Mentor Professor Anatomy & Cell Biology
The laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms of human craniofacial anomalies
Anderson, Mark, MD, PhD Mentor Professor and Head Internal Medicine
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Understanding the biology behind cardiac arrhythmias
Anderson, Michael, PhD Mentor Associate Professor Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Genetics
Neuroscience
Physiological properties of the eye and the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying a variety of complex eye diseases.
Andreasen, Nancy, MD, PhD Mentor Professor Psychiatry
Neuroscience
Translational Biomedicine
Imaging studies of the major psychoses

Badovinac, Vladimir, PhD
New Mentor Assistant Professor Pathology
Immunology
Generation and manipulation of memory CD8 T cell responses
Baker, Sheila, PhD New Mentor Assistant Professor Biochemistry
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of membrane protein trafficking in vertebrate photoreceptors
Bartlett, Heather, MD New Mentor Associate Professor Pediatrics
Biochemistry
Cardiac development and origins of congential heart disease
Bassuk, Alex, MD, PhD New Mentor Associate Professor Pediatric Neurology
Genetics
Neuroscience
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Basic mechanisms of normal and disordered development of the nervous system
Benson, Christopher, MD New Mentor Associate Professor Internal Medicine
Neuroscience
Translational Biomedicine
Molecular mechanisms of cardiac sensatioin
Bishop, Gail, PhD Mentor Professor Microbiology
Internal Medicine
Immunology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Translational Biomedicine
Analysis of molecular mechanisms of regulation of B lymphocyte activation
Bonthius, Daniel, MD, PhD Mentor Professor Pediatrics
Neuroscience
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Biological mechanisms to underlying neurological birth defects
Brenner, Charles, PhD Mentor Professor and Head Biochemistry
Internal Medicine
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Genetics
Tumor suppressor genes and metabolism
Brown, Thomas, PhD Mentor Professor Orthopaedic Surgery
Biomedical Engineering
Orthopaedic biomechanics

Campbell, Kevin, PhD
Mentor Professor and Head Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Neurology
Internal Medicine
Translational Biomedicine
Molecular pathogenesis of muscular dystrophy, molecular studies of dystroglycan complex and voltage-gated Ca2+ channels
Carter, Brent, MD New Mentor Professor Internal Medicine
Free Radical & Radiation Biology
Human Toxicology
Pulmonary fibrosis, asthma, and acute lung injur
Chaloner, Kathryn, PhD Mentor Professor and Head Biostatistics
Translational Biomedicine
Clinical trials; Bayesian statistics; Experimental design; HIV/AIDS research; Viral dynamics
Chauhan, Anil, PhD New Mentor Assistant Professor Internal Medicine
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Vascular inflammatory diseases: stroke and atherosclerosis
Chen, Songhai, PhD New Mentor Assistant Professor Pharmacology
Internal Medicine
Molecular & Cellular Biology
G protein-dependent signaling mechanisms of leukocyte migration and tumor metastasis
Chrischilles, Betsy, PhD Mentor Professor Epidemiology
Translational Biomedicine
Economic evaluation of chronic disease therapies; medication use and effects among the elderly
Colgan, John, PhD Mentor Associate Professor Internal Medicine
Anatomy & Cell Biology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Immunology
Signal transduction pathways that control of the development and function of lymphocytes
Cornell, Robert, PhD New Mentor Associate Professor Anatomy & Cell Biology
Genetics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Neuroscience
Understanding gene regulatory networks that operated during embryonic development
Cullen, Joseph, MD Mentor Professor Surgery
Free Radical & Radiation Biology
Investigates the role of reactive oxygen species in pancreatic cancer

Davies, Brandon, PhD
New Mentor Assistant Professor Biochemistry
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Role of endothelial cells in lipid metabolism
DeMali, Kris, PhD Mentor Associate Professor Biochemistry
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Molecular basis of cell adhesion and its regulation by signaling and cytoskeletal proteins
Domann, Frederick, PhD Mentor Professor Radiation Oncology
Free Radical & Radiation Biology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Human Toxicology
Epigenetic mechanisms of gene silencing in cancer
Dupuy, Adam, PhD New Mentor Associate Professor Anatomy & Cell Biology
Genetics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Developing new mouse models of human cancer using the Sleeping Beauty transposon system

Eberl, Daniel, PhD
Mentor Professor Biology
Genetics
Neuroscience
Molecular and cellular mechanisms of hearing in Drosophila
Elcock, Adrian, PhD Mentor Professor Biochemistry
Molecular simulation techniques to address a variety of fundamental biophysical questions
Ellermeier, Craig, PhD New Mentor Assistant Professor Microbiology
Genetics
Role of Cell envelope stress response in B. subtilis and C. difficile
Engelhardt, John, PhD Mentor Professor and Head Anatomy & Cell Biology
Internal Medicine
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Free Radical & Radiation Biology
Molecular/cellular biology and gene therapy of inherited and environmental diseases

Faraci, Frank, PhD
Mentor Professor Internal Medicine
Pharmacology
Role of endothelial NO synthase in cerebral circulation
Fingert, John, MD, PhD New Mentor Associate Professor Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Genetics
Neuroscience
Molecular Genetics of Glaucoma and other inherited eye diseases
Fisher, Rory, PhD Mentor Professor Pharmacology
Siganal transduction of G protein-coupled receptors and RGS proteins
Fuentes, Ernesto, PhD Mentor Assistant Professor Biochemistry
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Energetics and dynamics of protein-protein interactions; NMR; signal transduction pathways in cancer

Geyer, Pamela, PhD
Mentor Professor Biochemistry
Genetics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Chromosome organization and gene expression
Giangrande, Paloma, PhD New Mentor Associate Professor Internal Medicine
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Free Radical & Radiation Biology
RNA-based therapies in the setting of cancer and cardiovascular disease
Goel, Apollina, PhD New Mentor Assistant Professor Radiation Oncology
Free Radical & Radiation Biology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Chemo-radiotherapy for hematological malignancies; understanding and circumventing therapy-resistance in multiple myeloma
Goswami, Prabhat, PhD Mentor Professor Radiation Oncology
Free Radical & Radiation Biology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Human Toxicology
The role intracellular redox-state plays in regulating the mammalian cell cycle, and establishing a link between ROS-signaling and other aspects of intracellular signaling networks.
Green, Steven, PhD Mentor Professor Biology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Neuroscience
Signal transduction, neuronal programmed cell death, signal transduction for neurotrophic stimuli
Grobe, Justin, PhD New Mentor Assistant Professor Pharmacology
Molecular & Celllular Biology
Central mechanisms of blood pressure and metabolic rate control
Grosland, Nicole, PhD Mentor Associate Professor Biomedical Engineering
Articular joint contact mechanics; total joint arthroplasty; voxel-based finite element models
Grumbach, Isabella, MD, PhD New Mentor Associate Professor Internal Medicine
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Vascular smooth muscle and endothelial biology in hypertension and vascular injury

Habelhah, Hasem, PhD
New Mentor Associate Professor Pathology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
The role of TRAF2 phosphorylation in NF-?B activation and cancer cell resistance to apoptosis
Hammond, Donna, PhD Mentor Professor Anesthesia
Pharmacology
Neuroscience
Central nervous system mechanisms of pain and analgesia
Harty, John, PhD Mentor Professor Microbiology
Immunology
Immunobiology of T cell responses to pathogens
Henry, Michael, PhD Mentor Associate Professor Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Molecular and cellular biology underlying cancer metastasis
Hirsch, Rafael, MD Mentor Professor Pediatrics
Immunology
Inflammatory mediators in arthritis
Hoffman, Eric, PhD Mentor Professor Radiology
Biomedical Engineering
Translational Biomedicine
Cardiac mechanics; quantitative assessment of cardiopulmonary physiology via dynamic, volumetric CT; emerging therapies for lung disease; airway reactivity
Horswill, Alex, PhD Mentor Associate Professor Microbiology
Peptide quorum sensing system of Staphylococcus aureus
Houston, Douglas, PhD Mentor Associate Professor Biology
Genetics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Neuroscience
Maternal transcription factor and signaling pathways in vertebrate development
Houtman, Jon, PhD New Mentor Associate Professor Microbiology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Immunology
Role of Adaptor Proteins in T Cell Activation

Irani, Kaikobad, MD
New Mentor Professor Internal Medicine
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Free Radical & Radiation Biology
Molecular basis for vascular function and dysfunction and redox biology

Janz, Siegfried, MD
New Mentor Professor Pathology
Immunology
Mouse models of human B cell and plasma cell neoplasms
Jones, Bradley, PhD Mentor Professor Microbiology
Genetics
Bacteria-host cell interactions of salmonella pathogenesis

Kaboli, Peter, MD
Mentor Professor Internal Medicine
Epidemiology
Health services research, evaluation of medication appropriateness, prevention of adverse drug events
Karandikar, Nitin, MD, PhD Mentor Professor Pathology
Immunology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Immune interactions underlying the pathogenesis and regulation of immune-based diseases
Kirby, John, PhD Mentor Associate Professor Microbiology
Genetics
Signal transduction in bacteria
Kitamoto, Toshihiro, PhD New Mentor Associate Professor Anesthesia
Neurology
Pharmacology
Genetics
Neuroscience
Genetics of complex behavior
Klingelhutz, Al, PhD Mentor Associate Professor Microbiology
Genetics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Free Radical & Radiation Biology
Mechanisms of cellular immortalization and transformation by human papillomavirus
Kohen, Amnon, PhD Mentor Professor Chemistry
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Chemical catalysis with biological systems (enzymes), using tools of organic and physical chemistry
Kwitek, Anne, PhD New Mentor Associate Professor Pharmacology
Internal Medicine
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Genetics
Genetics of hypertension, diabetes and obesity using both animal models and human populations

Lee, Amy, PhD
Mentor Associate Professor Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Neuroscience
Voltage gated Ca2+ channels
Lee, Gloria, PhD Mentor Professor Internal Medicine
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Neuroscience
Structure and function of the neuronal cytoskeleton and its role in neurodegenerative diseases
Legge, Kevin, PhD Mentor Associate Professor Pathology
Microbiology
Immunology
Dendritic Cell Immunobiology and Pulmonary Immunity
Lehmler, Hans-Joachim, PhD New Mentor Associate Professor Occupational & Environmental Health
Human Toxicology
Disposition and metabolism of chiral environmental contaminants
Lentz, Steven, MD, PhD Mentor Professor Internal Medicine
Biomedical Engineering
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Translational Biomedicine
Endothelial function in vascular diseases and tissue injury
Leslie, Kimberly, MD Mentor Professor & Head Obstetrics & Gynecology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
The molecular biology of estrogen and progesterone receptors, the effects of antiestrogens in the female reproductive tract, endometrial cancer, interactions between epidermal growth factor and hormone receptors.
Ludewig, Gabriele, PhD Mentor Professor Occupational & Enivronmental Health
Human Toxicology
Environmental Toxicology, Genetic Toxicology
Lynch, Charles, MD, PhD Mentor Professor Epidemiology
Pathology
Population-based research that involves a cancer surveillance program (Iowa Cancer Registry) and cancer epidemiology, cancer pathology, and environmental epidemiology

Mahajan, Vinit, MD, PhD
New Mentor Assistant Professor Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Vitreoretinal disease
Maury, Wendy, PhD Mentor Associate Professor Microbiology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Regulation of lentiviral cell tropism
McCarter, Linda, PhD Mentor Professor Microbiology
Signal transduction and regulation of gene expression in bacteria
McCray, Paul, MD Mentor Professor Pediatrics
Microbiology
Genetics
Human Toxicology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Translational Biomedicine
Development of Gene Therapy for Genetic Diseases; Pathophysiology of Cystic Fibrosis; Cloning and Characterization of Antimicrobial Peptide Genes
McNamara, James, PhD New Mentor Assistant Professor Internal Medicine
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Neuroscience
RNA-based technologies to understand and treat disorders of the nervous system
Miller, Francis, MD Mentor Professor Internal Medicine
Anatomy & Cell Biology
Free Radical & Radiation Biology
The role of reactive oxygen species in vascular disease
Mohapatra, D.P., PhD New Mentor Assistant Professor Pharmacology
Anesthesia
Neuroscience
Peripheral Mechanisms of Visceral Pain; Kv Channel Modulations & Regulation of Neuronal Excitability in Brain Tumor-induced Seizures.
Morita, Craig, MD, PhD Mentor Associate Professor Internal Medicine
Immunology
Nonpeptide antigen recognition by gamma-delta T cells
Moye-Rowley, Scott, PhD Mentor Professor Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Genetics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Transcriptional control of oxidative stress tolerance; eukaryotic multidrug resistance
Murray, Jeffrey, MD Mentor Professor Pediatrics
Biology
Epidemiology
Anatomy & Cell Biology
Genetics
Translational Biomedicine
Human molecular and developmental genetics

Nauseef, William, MD
Mentor Professor Internal Medicine
Microbiology
Immunology
Human polymorphonuclear neutrophil metabolism and function
Nopoulos, Peg, MD Mentor Professor Psychiatry
Neuroscience
Brain Structure/Function Relationships using MRI and cognitive/behavioral assessment
Norian, Lyse, PhD Assistant Professor Assistant Professor Urology
Immunology
Cell and molecular biology of tumor-derived immune dysfunction

O'Dorisio, Sue, MD, PhD
Mentor Professor Pediatrics
Neuroscience
Translational Biomedicine
Nervous system tumors of childhood

Paulsen, Jane, PhD
Mentor Professor Psychiatry
Neurology
Neuroscience
Neuropsychology
Peek-Asa, Corinne, PhD Mentor Professor Occupational & Environmental Health
Epidemiology
Translational Biomedicine
Workplace violence, childhood injuries, injuries in the elderly
Perlman, Stanley, MD, PhD Mentor Professor Microbiology
Immunology
Neuroscience
Translational Biomedicine
Pathogenesis of virus-induced demyelination
Pieper, Andrew, MD, PhD New Mentor Associate Professor Psychiatry
Neuroscience
Discovery of new treatments for neuropsychiatric disease
Piper, Robert, PhD Mentor Professor Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Genetics
Mechanisms governing the movement of proteins in eukaryotes
Potash, James, MD Mentor Professor Psychiatry
Neuroscience
Bipolar disorder, depression, epigenetics, genetics, methylation, mood, sequencing
Price, David, PhD Mentor Professor Biochemistry
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Discovering connections between transcription elongation and RNA processing , HIV replication and cancer
Pufall, Miles, PhD New Mentor Assistant Professor Biochemistry
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Fine-tuning protein function

Quelle, Dawn, PhD
Mentor Associate Professor Pharmacology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Molecular mechanisms of growth control; tumor suppressors; cyclins; cyclin-dependent kinases

Raghavan, Madhavan, PhD
Mentor Associate Professor Biomedical Engineering
Biomechanics of aneurysms and endovascular grafts; Mechanics of biological and engineered soft tissues; heart valve mechanics; Biomechanics of swallowing
Rahmouni, Kamal, PhD New Mentor Associate Professor Pharmacology
Internal Medicine
Neuroscience
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Understand the molecular mechanisms and neuroanatomical pathways that control energy homeostasis and autonomic cardiovascular function
Reinhardt, Joseph, PhD Mentor Professor and Head Biomedical Engineering
Medical imaging, image and signal processing
Richerson, George, MD, PhD Mentor Professor and Head Neurology
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Neuroscience
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Serotonin effects on brain function, GABA mechanisms in epilepsy
Robertson, Larry, PhD Mentor Professor Occupational & Environmental Health
Human Toxicology
Mechanism(s) of toxicity of environmental contaminants
Roller, Richard, PhD Mentor Professor Microbiology
Function of herpes simplex virus membrane proteins in virus entry, exit from the cell and apoptosis regulation
Rosenthal, Gary, MD New Mentor Professor Internal Medicine
Epidemiology
Translational Biomedicine
Assessment of health care quality and provider performance, organizational determinants of patient outcomes, patient safety, and the role of the Department of Veterans Affairs in the US health care delivery system
Russo, Andrew, PhD Mentor Professor Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Genetics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Neuroscience
Translational Biomedicine
Control of gene expression in the neural crest and neurons
Rutkowski, D. Thomas, PhD New Mentor Assistant Professor Anatomy & Cell Biology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Mechanisms of adaptation to chronic cellular stresses in physiology and disease

Schlievert, Patrick, PhD
Mentor Professor and Head Microbiology
Molecular Pathogenesis, Drug Discovery, and Immunology; Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococci and Enterococci
Schultz, Michael, PhD New Mentor Assistant Professor Radiology
Internal Medicine
Radiation Oncology
Free Radical & Radiation Biology
Development of synthetic-bioactive molecular targeting vectors for imaging and therapy of cancer
Segaloff, Deborah, PhD Mentor Professor Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Signaling by G protein-coupled receptors; reproductive endocrinology
Shea, Madeline, PhD Mentor Professor Biochemistry
Regulatory protein interactions in signal transduction, allosteric mechanism of cooperative calcium binding to calmodulin
Sheffield, Val, MD, PhD Mentor Professor Pediatrics
Genetics
Molecular genetics of human hereditary disease
Sigmund, Curt, PhD Mentor Professor and Head Pharmacology
Internal Medicine
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Genetics
Neuroscience
Translational Biomedicine
Molecular genetics and molecular biology of the renin-angiotensin system and hypertension
Smith, Richard, MD Mentor Professor Otolaryngology
Genetics
Translational Biomedicine
Inherited hearing impairment
Snetselaar, Linda, RD, PhD New Mentor Professor Epidemiology
Nutritional epidemiology, nutrituion intervention clinical trials
Snyder, Peter, MD New Mentor Professor Internal Medicine
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Structure and function of the epithelial sodium channel to understand its role in hypertension and other disorders of sodium homeostasis
Spies, M Ashley, PhD Mentor Assistant Professor Biochemistry
Medicinal & Natural Products Chemistry
Fundamental properties of protein-ligand interactions
Spies, Maria, PhD Mentor Associate Professor Biochemistry
Single-molecule biochemistry of DNA Repair machines
Spitz, Douglas, PhD Mentor Professor Radiation Oncology
Free Radical & Radiation Biology
Human Toxicology
Nitric Oxide Toxicology, Glucose Deprivation-Induced Cytotoxicity in Human Tumor Cells
Stapleton, Jack, MD Mentor Professor Internal Medicine
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Microbiology
Translational Biomedicine
Epidemiology and effects of co-infection of hepatitis C virus (HCV), human GB virus type C (HGBV - also called hepatitis G virus), and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Stipp, Chris, PhD New Mentor Associate Professor Biology
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Neuroscience
Cellular and molecular analysis of the nervous system, with a particular emphasis on the formation and function of connections between neurons.
Stoltz, David, MD, PhD New Mentor Associate Professor Internal Medicine
Biomedical Engineering
Pathogenesis of cystic fibrosis related airway infections
Strack, Stefan, PhD Mentor Professor Pharmacology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Neuroscience
Protein phosphatases in neuronal signal transduction
Sutterwala, Fayyaz, MD, PhD New Mentor Associate Professor Internal Medicine
Immunology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Biology of the NOD-like receptor family in infection and inflammation

Tan, Kai, PhD
New Mentor Associate Professor Internal Medicine
Biomedical Engineering
Genetics
Understanding gene regulatory networks and molecular pathways in human diseases
Taylor, Eric, PhD New Mentor Assistant Professor Biochemistry
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Molecular mechanisms regulating mitochondrial function and their relationship to disease.
Thorne, Peter, PhD Mentor Professor Occupational & Environmental Health
Human Toxicology
Environmental risk factors for inflammatory lung diseases, exposure assessment for environmental cancer
Tootle, Tina, PhD New Mentor Assistant Professor Anatomy & Cell Biology
Molecular mechanisms of prostaglandin signaling
Torner, Jim, PhD Mentor Professor and Head Epidemiology
Translational Biomedicine
Design of clinical trials; Analysis of clinical trials;Analysis of prognostic factors
Tranel, Daniel, PhD Mentor Professor Neurology
Neuroscience
Systems/Behavioral Neuroanatomical substrates of complex behavior: human learning and memory

Usachev, Yuriy, PhD
New Mentor Associate Professor Pharmacology
Neuroscience
Ca2+ Signaling and Control of Pain-Conducting Pathways

Varga, Steve, PhD
Mentor Associate Professor Microbiology
Immunology
Viral immunology and immunopathology

Wallace, Robert, MD
Mentor Professor Epidemiology
Internal Medicine
Translational Biomedicine
Epidemiology of aging, Cancer epidemiology
Wallrath, Lori, PhD Mentor Professor Biochemistry
Genetics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Eukaryotic chromatin structure and gene expression; molecular mechanisms of gene silencing in Drosophila
Washington, Todd, PhD Mentor Associate Professor Biochemistry
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Mechanisms of enzymes involved in DNA replication and DNA repair
Wassink, Thomas, MD Mentor Professor Psychiatry
Genetics
Genetic basis of psychiatric disorders
Weeks, Daniel, PhD Mentor Professor Biochemistry
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Molecular mechanisms of early embryogenesis, cardiogenesis, and the development of novel oligonucleotide based stratagies to investigate control of development
Weigel, Ron, MD, PhD New Mentor Professor and Head Surgery
Biochemistry
Determining mechanisms of hormone response in breast cancer
Weiner, George, MD Mentor Professor Internal Medicine
Immunology
Translational Biomedicine
Immune response to lymphoma; Bispecific therapeutic antibodies.
Weiss, Jerrold, PhD Mentor Professor Internal Medicine
Microbiology
Immunology
Translational Biomedicine
Human Toxicology
Innate mammalian antibacterial defense mechanisms
Welsh, Michael, MD Mentor Professor Internal Medicine
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Neuroscience
Genetics
Translational Biomedicine
Biology of cystic fibrosis; structure and function of ion channels; pathogenesis of lung disease
Wemmie, John, MD, PhD Mentor Professor Psychiatry
Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Neuroscience
Genetic manipulation in mice to study the effects of Acid Sensing Ion Channels (ASICs) on behavior
Willour, Virgina, PhD New Mentor Associate Professor Psychiatry
Genetics
Neuroscience
Identifying genetic and epigenetic risk factors for suicidal behavior
Wilson, Mary, MD Mentor Professor Internal Medicine
Microbiology
Epidemiology
Immunology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Genetics
Translational Biomedicine
Immunobiology, genetics, and molecular biology of visceral leishmaniasis in murine and human hosts
Wold, Marc, PhD Mentor Professor Biochemistry
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Molecular mechanisms of eukaryotic chromosomal DNA replication
Wright, Michael, PhD New Mentor Assistant Professor Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Composition, activity, and overall cellular function of protein complexes in higher organisms
Wu, Qi, PhD New Mentor Assistant Professor Pharmacology
Genetics
Neuroscience
Neural control of feeding behavior and etiology of eating-associated disorders

Xue, Hai-Hui (Howard), MD, PhD
New Mentor Associate Professor Microbiology
Immunology
Transcriptional control of lymphocyte development and function

Yahr, Timothy, PhD
Mentor Professor Microbiology
Role of the type III secretion system in Pseudomonas aeruginosa pathogenesis
Yeaman, Charles, PhD Mentor Associate Professor Anatomy & Cell Biology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Biogenesis and maintenance of epithelial cell polarity

Zabner, Joseph, MD
Mentor Professor Internal Medicine
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Translational Biomedicine
Gene transfer to human airway epithelia; gene therapy for cystic fibrosis; fluid composition of the airway surface liquid.
Zavazava, Nicholas, MD, PhD Mentor Professor Internal Medicine
Immunology
Molecular mechanisms of embryonic stem cell differentiation
Zhan, Frank, MD, PhD New Mentor Professor Internal Medicine
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Our group focuses on translational research in multiple myeloma (MM), a human blood cancer
Zhang, Weizhou, PhD New Mentor Assistant Professor Pathology
Molecular & Cellular Biology
Mechanistic study related to breast cancer-initiating cells and tumor microenvironment