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Faculty of the Genetics Program A to Z

Acosta-Martinez, Maricedes, Physiology & Biophysics.  Neuroendocrine regulation of the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonad (HPG) axis

Aguirre, Adan, Pharmacology.  Endogenous NG2-progenitor cells ('neural stem cells') for cell-based replacement in brain diseases

Bahou, Wadie, Medicine/Hematology.  Genetic disorders of hemostasis and thrombosis

Benach, Jorge, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology.  Pathogenesis of bacterial infections

Bingham, Paul, Biochemistry & Cell Biology.  Novel approaches to cancer chemotherapy; genetic control of development and gene expression in animals

Brown, Deborah, Biochemistry & Cell Biology.  Function of lipid rafts; endocytosis

Canli, Turhan, Psychology.  Genomic imaging of emotion, personality, and individual differences

Carpino, Nicholas, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology.  Positive and negative regulation of T cell receptor signaling

Carter, Carol A., Molecular Genetics & Microbiology.  Retroviral assembly and post-assembly events

Chan, Chia-Hsin (Lori), Pharmacology.  Molecular mechanisms of cancer development; cancer metabolism and stemness

Chen, Jiang, Pathology.  Planar cell polarity and primary cilia in skin and hair follicle development and skin cancers

Chung, Jun, Pathology.  Mechanisms of tumor invasion and metastasis

Citovsky, Vitaly, Biochemistry & Cell Biology.  Genetic transformation, intercellular transport, and chromatin remodeling in plants

Colognato, Holly, Pharmacology  Extracellular matrix in the brain: roles during development and neurodegeneration

Czaplinski, Kevin, Anesthesiology.  Post-transcriptional control of gene expression in the nervous system

Davalos, Liliana, Ecology & Evolution.  Environmental change and its relationship to phylogeny, population genetics, and biodiversity conservation

Del Poeta, Maurizio, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology.  Sphingolipid metabolism and signaling in fungal and mammalian cells

Demple, Bruce, Pharmacology.  Cellular systems to counteract oxidative damage

Dubnau, Josh, Anesthesiology.  Learning, memory, genetics, and behavior

Eanes, Walter, Ecology & Evolution.  Molecular evolution and phylogenetic analysis

Egeblad, Mikala, Cold Spring Harbor.  Tumor microenvironment, tumor-associated myeloid cells, and breast cancer

Enikolopov, Grigori, Anesthesiology.  Stem cells, neurogenesis, and signal transduction

Freimuth, Paul, Brookhaven National Laboratory.  Virus-receptor interactions

Frohman, Michael, Pharmacology.  Lipid signaling in normal physiology, diabetes, and cancer

Furie, Martha B., Pathology.  Interactions of bacterial pathogens with host cells of innate immunity

Futcher, A. Bruce, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology.  Cancer, cell cycle, cyclins, microarrays, computational biology, and yeast genetics

Ge, Shaoyu, Neurobiology & Behavior.  Functional integration of new neurons into brain circuits

Gergen, J. Peter, Biochemistry & Cell Biology.  Transcriptional regulation in Drosophila

Ghebrehiwet, Berhane, Medicine.  Structure-function of C1q receptors and their role in infection, inflammation, and cancer

Gingeras, Thomas, Cold Spring Harbor.  Genome-wide organization of transcription and functional roles of non-protein coding RNAs

Girnun, Geoffrey, Pathology.  Metabolic control of hepatocellular carcinoma by PGC1α; PPARγ coactivation in obesity and colon cancer

Hammell, Christopher, Cold Spring Harbor.  Genetic regulation of temporal development and the function of animal microRNAs

Hearing, Patrick, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology.  Adenovirus regulation of cellular proliferation and; adenovirus vectors for human gene therapy

Hollingsworth, Nancy, Biochemistry & Cell Biology.  Chromosome behavior in meiosis

Huang, Z. Josh, Cold Spring Harbor.  Development and function of the GABAergic inhibitory circuitry in neocortex; neurogenomics; autism

Jackson, David, Cold Spring Harbor.  Plant development; stem cell signaling; genomics and imaging

Joshua-Tor, Leemor, Cold Spring Harbor.  Structural biology; nucleic acid regulation; RNAi; molecular recognition; X-ray crystallography

Ju, Jingfang, Pathology.  miRNAs in proliferation, cell-cycle control, chemoresistance of tumor stem cells, and epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition

Karzai, A. Wali, Biochemistry & Cell Biology.  Structure and function of RNA-binding proteins; SmpB-SsrA quality control system

Kaushansky, Kenneth, Medicine.  Gene expression, growth control, hematopoesis, megakaryocyte development, and stem cell transplantation

Kernan, Maurice, Neurobiology & Behavior.  Mechanical senses in Drosophila; ciliary signaling

Konopka, James, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology.  Cell growth and development in yeast; G protein signal transduction

Krainer, Adrian R., Cold Spring Harbor. Posttranscriptional control of gene expression; pre-mRNA splicing mechanisms, fidelity and genetic diseases

Kritzer, Mary, Neurobiology & Behavior.  Effects of the gonadal hormones on the structure, biochemistry, and function of the cerebral cortex

Krug, Laurie, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology.  Virus-host interactions during chronic γherpesvirus infection

Leatherwood, Janet, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology.  Cell cycle control of replication and gene expression; control of meiotic differentiation

Lee, Jay, Cold Spring Harbor.  Functional genomics; spatial reconstruction of gene expression and cell lineage information; technology development

Li, Bo, Cold Spring Harbor, Neuroscience.  Glutamatergic synapses; synaptic plasticity; schizophrenia; depression; rodent models of psychiatric disorders

Lin, Richard, Physiology & Biophysics.  Physiological functions and pathological roles of phosphoinositide 3-kinases (PI3Ks)

Luberto, Chiara, Physiology & Biophysics.  Sphingolipid metabolism and signaling

Luk, Ed, Biochemistry & Cell Biology.  Cellular organization of chromatin structure for accommodation and control of gene expression

MacCarthy, Tom, Applied Mathematics & Statistics.  Computational immunology and evolutionary systems biology

Mackow, Erich, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology.  Rotavirus and hantavirus genetics and pathogenesis

Martienssen, Robert, Cold Spring Harbor.  Epigenetics; chromatin and chromosome biology; stem cells; plant genomics; plant evolution; aquatic plants

Martin, Benjamin, Biochemistry & Cell Biology.  Stem cell maintenance and differentiation; developmental mechanisms of cancer pathogenesis

Martinez, Luis, Pathology.  Gain of function of mutant p53 oncogene

Matus, David, Biochemistry & Cell Biology.  Evolutionary, cellular, and developmental study of nematode uterine-vulval attachment and morphogenesis

McCombie, Richard, Cold Spring Harbor.  Genomics of psychiatric disorders; genomics of cancer; computational genomics; plant genomics

Mills, Alea, Cold Spring Harbor.  Cancer; development; aging; senescence; epigenetics; autism

Moll, Ute, Pathology.  The p53/p73/p63 gene family in human cancer; transcription-independent mitochondrial apoptosis program of p53

Neiman, Aaron, Biochemistry & Cell Biology.  Vesicle trafficking and membrane-cytoskeletal interactions

Powers, R. Scott, Pathology.  Cancer gene discovery; cancer diagnostics and therapeutics; cancer biology

Reich (Marshall), Nancy, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology.  Signaling switches in gene expression by hormones or viral infection

Rest, Joshua, Ecology & Evolution.  Computational, comparative, and experimental approaches to study linkage of genotype and phenotype

Schatz, Michael, Cold Spring Harbor.  Genomics; genome assembly and validation; sequence alignment; high performance and multicore computing

Seeliger, Markus, Pharmacology.  Molecular mechanisms of protein kinase and ubiquitin ligase signaling in cancer and aging

Shelly, Maya, Neurobiology & Behavior.  Molecular mechanisms of embryonic brain development; axon regeneration; neurodegenerative disorders

Sheltzer, Jason, Cold Spring Harbor.  Consequences of aneuploidy and gene dosage imbalances in development and cancer

Sheridan, Brian, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology.  Mucosal immunology; T cell memory; vaccine design; host-pathogen interactions

Shroyer, Kenneth, Pathology.  Molecular characterization of benign, premalignant, and malignant lesions of the female genital tract

Siepel, Adam, Cold Spring Harbor.  Computational biology; population genetics; computational genomics; molecular evolution; transcriptional regulation

Sirotkin, Howard, Neurobiology & Behavior.  Specification and patterning of the neural plate; vertebrate developmental genetics

Sordella, Raffaella, Cold Spring Harbor.  Molecular therapeutics; signal transduction

Spector, David, Cold Spring Harbor.  Cell biology; gene expression; nuclear structure; non-coding RNAs

Stillman, Bruce, Cold Spring Harbor.  Cancer; cell cycle; DNA replication; chromatin assembly; biochemistry; yeast genetics

Takemaru, Ken-Ichi, Pharmacology.  Cell signaling and ciliogenesis in mammalian development, health, and disease

Talos, Flaminia, Urology/Pathology.  Intra-tumor heterogeneity in prostate cancer; tissue reprogramming in the urinary bladder

Thanassi, David, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology.  Secretion of bacterial virulence factors and their roles in pathogenesis

Thomsen, Gerald, Biochemistry & Cell Biology.  The transforming growth factor-ß family in embryonic development

Tonks, Nicholas, Cold Spring Harbor.  Posttranslational modification; phosphorylation; phosphatases; signal transduction; protein structure and function

Trotman, Lloyd, Cold Spring Harbor.  Cancer modeling and treatment; senescence and tumor progression; cancer visualization; PTEN regulation

True, John, Ecology & Evolution.  Evolutionary genetics in Drosophila

Tsirka, Styliana-Anna, Pharmacology.  Cross-talk between the nervous and immune systems in health and disease

Tuveson, David, Cold Spring Harbor.  Pancreatic cancer; experimental therapeutics; diagnostics; mouse models; cancer genetics

Vakoc, Christopher, Cold Spring Harbor.  Transcriptional regulation of mammalian cell growth

Van Aelst, Linda, Cold Spring Harbor. Signal transduction; Ras and Rho proteins; tumorigenesis; neuronal development

Van der Velden, Adrianus, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology.  The mammalian T cell response to Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium

Veeramah, Krishna, Ecology & Evolution.  Evolutionary genomics

White, Thomas, Physiology & Biophysics.  Gap junction functions defined by genetic diseases and gene knockouts

Wimmer, Eckard, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology.  Molecular biology of poliovirus replication and basis of picornaviral pathogenesis

Zachar, Zuzana, Biochemistry & Cell Biology.  Cancer chemotherapy drug discovery

Zong, Wei-Xing, Molecular Genetics & Microbiology.  Molecular regulation of apoptotic and necrotic cell death


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