Faculty

L. Mario Amzel

Professor and Director
Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry
Structural enzymology of redox and phosphoryl-transfer enzymes. Selected areas of channels and transporters

Deborah Andrew

Professor
Department of Cell Biology
Organogenesis in a model system: Formation of the Drosophila salivary gland and trachea

Jay Baraban

Professor
Neuroscience
Molecular Mechanisms of Neuronal Plasticity

James C. Barrow

Associate Professor
Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
Drug discovery for disorders of neurodevelopment.

Amy Bastian

Professor
Neuroscience
Mechanisms of Human Movement Disorders

Sarah Beck

Assistant Professor
Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology

Michael Beer

Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Computational regulatory genomics

James Berger

Professor
Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry
Structural and molecular mechanisms of nucleic-acid machines and assemblies; control of DNA replication and chromosome superstructure

Dwight Bergles

Professor
Neuroscience
Synaptic Physiology: Glutamate Transporters and Glial Involvement in Neuronal Signaling

Seth Blackshaw

Professor
Neuroscience
Molecular Basis of Neuronal and Glial Cell Fate Specification and Survival

Peter Bosmans

Associate Professor
Neuroscience
Molecular organization and pharmacological properties of the voltage-gated sodium channel signaling complex

Solange Brown

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience
Functional Organization of Local Circuits of the Neocortex

Patrick Cahan

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering, Institute of Cell Engineering
Computational and experimental exploration of gene regulatory networks in development, stem cell engineering, tumorigenesis and cancer progression

Gregory V. Carr

Assistant Professor
Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences; Lieber Institute for Brain Development
Preclinical models of neurological and psychiatric disorders

Michael J. Caterina

Professor, Biological Chemistry and the Center for Sensory Biology
Neuosurgery
TRP channel function in thermosensation, pain and inflammation

Vikram Chib

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Decision-making, neuroeconomics, neural control of movement, functional brain imaging, noninvasive brain stimulation

Steven Claypool

Associate Professor
Physiology
Mitochondrial phospholipid metabolism in health and disease

Janice Clements

Professor and Vice Dean for Faculty
Molecular Biology and Comparative Pathobiology
Molecular Pathogenesis and Latency of SIV & HIV

Jeremiah Cohen

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience
Neural Circuits for Reward, Mood, and Decision Making

Robert Norman Cole

Assistant Professor
Biological Chemistry
Mass spectrometry strategies to characterize proteins and their modifications in malnutrition, neurological diseases and cancer

Edward Connor

Professor
Neuroscience
Object Synthesis in Higher Level Visual Cortex

Jeffry Corden

Professor
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Regulation of gene expression through the RNA polymerase II C-terminal domain (CTD)

Brendan Cormack

Professor and XDBio Director
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Fungal pathogenesis: the host-pathogen interaction for the yeast pathogen Candida glabrata

Kathleen Cullen

Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Multisensory integration for action and perception, neural mechanisms of motor learning, neural prosthesis and rehabilitation, computational neuroscience

Peter Devreotes

Professor
Cell Biology
Genetic analysis of chemotaxis eukaryotic cells

Angelika Doetzlhofer

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience
Cell Specificatioin and Differentiation in the Mammalian Auditory System

Gul Dolen

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience
Circuit and Synaptic Mechanisms of Social Cognition in Health and Disease

Xinzhong Dong

Professor
Neuroscience
Molecular and Genetic Studies on Pain-Sensing Neurons

Peter Espenshade

Professor
Cell Biology
Mechanisms of Nutrient Sensing

Andrew Ewald

Associate Professor
Cell Biology
Cellular mechanisms and molecular regulation of epithelial morphogenesis during development and breast cancer

Christopher Fetsch

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience
Neural Basis of Multisensory Perception and Decision Making

Dominique Frueh

Associate Professor
Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry
NMR studies of active enzymatic systems: dynamic molecular communication in Nonribosomal Peptide Synthetases

Dax Fu

Associate Professor
Physiology
Zinc transporters: biochemistry, biophysics and cell biology

Ryuya Fukunaga

Assistant Professor
Biological Chemistry
Mechanism and biology of small silencing RNAs

Kathleen Gabrielson

Associate Professor
Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology

D. Wade Gibson

Professor
Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
Herpes virus proteins: synthesis, structure, and function during replication

Loyal Goff

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience
Long Non-coding RNAs in Neural Cell Fate Decisions

Erin Goley

Associate Professor, Biological Chemistry
Biological Chemistry
Bacterial cell biology: growth, division, and shape regulation

Stephen Gould

Professor
Biological Chemistry
Organelle biogenesis; Peroxisome biogenesis; Virology; Exosome biology; Exosomes and microvesicles (EMVs); Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)

David Graham

Associate Professor
Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology

Warren Grayson

Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Tissue engineering, stem cells, bioreactors, biomaterials, orthopaedics

Jordan Green

Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Cellular engineering and nanobiotechnology, biomaterials, controlled drug delivery, and gene therapy

Rachel Green

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Mechanisms of Ribosome Translation and Translational Control

William Guggino

Professor and Director
Physiology
Genetic disorders associated with defective fluid and electrolyte movement; ion channel and epithelial transport physiology

Taekjip Ha

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry
Single-Molecule Studies of Genomic Maintenance

Stewart Hendry

Professor
Neuroscience
Functional Organization of Primate Visual System

Andrew Holland

Assistant Professor
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Molecular mechanisms underlying accurate chromosome segregation and centrosome duplication

Richard Huganir

Professor and Director
Neuroscience
Regulation of Neurotransmitter Receptors and Brain Function in Health and Disease

Miho Iijima

Associate Professor
Cell Biology
Lipid Signaling in Chemotaxis

Alfredo Kirkwood

Professor
Neuroscience
Mechanisms of Cortical Modification

James Knierim

Professor
Neuroscience
Neurophysiology of Memory in the Hippocampal Formation

Alex Kolodkin

Professor, Neuroscience
Neuroscience
Molecular Mechanisms of Growth Cone Guidance

Anastasia Kralli

Associate Professor
Physiology
Regulatory pathways that control adaptive metabolic responses in adipose and skeletal muscle tissues

Scot Kuo

Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Mechanism of biological force generation, laser-induced optical forces

Albert Lau

Assistant Professor
Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry
Receptor-ligand interactions and conformational transitions using computational and experimental approaches

Hey-Kyoung Lee

Professor
Neuroscience
Cellular/Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Plasticity Underlying Memory Formation and Cross-Modal Plasticity

Rong Li

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Cell Biology
Cellular Dynamics in space, time, and adaptation

Xingde Li

Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Medical imaging and biophotonics

David Linden

Professor
Neuroscience
Neuronal Plasticity, Broadly Considered

Jun Liu

Professor
Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
Chemical biology and molecular biology; use of small molecules as probes to various cellular processes and drug leads to treat diseases

Sveltana Lutsenko

Professor
Physiology
Human copper homeostasis: mechanism of copper transport, regulatory networks, the role in lipid metabolism, disorders of copper misbalance

Joseph Mankowski

Professor
Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology

Seth Margolis

Associate Professor, Biological Chemistry
Neuroscience
Molecular Mechanisms of Synapse Formation in Development and Disease

Erika Matunis

Professor
Cell Biology
Signals Regulating Stem Cell Self-renewal

Andrew McCallion

Associate Professor
Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology

Mollie K. Meffert

Associate Professor
Neuroscience
The Regulation of Neuronal Gene Expression in Health and Disease

Caren L. Meyers

Associate Professor
Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
biology, drug delivery, bacterial isoprenoid and vitamin and biosynthesis, design of anti-infective strategies

Susan Michaelis

Professor
Cell Biology
Progeria and lamin A processing by the ZMPSTE24 protease; ERAD and cytosolic protein quality control; yeast and mammalian cell biology

Michael Miller

Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Medical imaging, computational anatomy, pattern theory, computational neuroscience

Joshua Modell

Assistant Professor
Molecular mechanisms of CRISPR-Cas Immunity

Ulrich Mueller

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Neuroscience
Auditory Perception and Development of Neocortical Circuits

Jeremy Nathans

Professor
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Molecular mechanisms of retinal development and disease; the role of Frizzled receptors in mammalian development

Ernst Niebur

Professor
Neuroscience
Computational Neuroscience

Kristina Nielsen

Assistant Professor
Neuroscience
Neural Circuits Underlying Object Recognition

Daniel O’Connor

Associate Professor
Neuroscience
Neural Circuits for Touch Perception

Tamara O’Connor

Assistant Professor
Biological Chemistry
Molecular dissection of host-pathogen interactions and the evolution of virulence strategies in natural reservoirs

Kelly Metcalf Pate

Assistant Professor
Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology

Jennifer Pluznick

Associate Professor
Physiology
Elucidating the role of sensory receptors, such as olfactory receptors, in regulating renal function

Joel L. Pomerantz

Associate Professor
Biological Chemistry
Mechanisms of signal transduction in immunity and cancer; antigen receptor signaling to NF-kappaB; Dysregulated signal transduction in Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma; Regulation of NK Cell Maturation and Cytotoxicity; CRISPR/Cas9- based genetic screens in immunity and cancner.

Aleksander Popel

Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Systems biology, computational medicine and biology, angiogenesis, cancer, immuno-oncology, peripheral arterial disease

Christopher Potter

Associate Professor
Neuroscience
Genes and Neural Circuits Required for Insect Olfaction

Daniel Raben

Professor
Biological Chemistry
Physiological functions of DGKs in neurons; Enzyme structure/function studies; Interfacial enzymology of lipid metabolizing signaling enzymes

Rajini Rao

Professor
Physiology
Ion transport in health and disease. Emerging roles for Ca2+ signaling and endosomal pH in cancer, autism and neurodegenerative disorders

Karen Reddy

Assistant Professor
Biological Chemistry
Understanding how the nuclear periphery and other subcompartments contribute to general nuclear architecture and to specific gene regulation

Roger Reeves

Professor
Physiology
Down syndrome, animal models to clinical trials

Sergi Regot

Assistant Professor
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Signaling Network Dynamics at Single Cell Level

Douglas Robinson

Professor
Cell Biology
Cytokinesis and Cell Shape Control

Camilo Rojas

Assistant Professor
Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology

Steven Salzberg

Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Bioinformatics and computational biology

Ronald Schnaar

Professor
Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
Neuroglycobiology; Glycobiology; Cell-cell interactions in the nervous system; Cell-cell interactions in the control of inflammation

Hiromi Sesaki

Professor
Cell Biology
Molecular Mechanisms and Physiological Roles of Mitochondrial Fusion and Division

Geraldine Seydoux

Professor
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Molecular Genetics of Embryonic Polarity and Germ Cell Development

Reza Shadmehr

Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Mechanisms of movement control in humans, learning control of the arm, brain imaging, robotics and adaptive control, computational neuroscience

Marshall Shuler

Associate Professor
Neuroscience
Neural Mechanisms of Reward Dependent Learning

Jeffrey Siewerdsen

Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Medical imaging, image-guided surgery, interventional radiology, radiation therapy, 3D imaging, spectral imaging, CT, cone-beam CT, imaging physics, image quality, image registration

Solomon H. Snyder

Professor
Neuroscience
Neurotransmitters, Second Messengers and Drug Action in the Nervous System

Shanthini Sockanathan

Professor
Neuroscience
Mechanistic Control of Neuronal and Glial Differentiation and Function

Jungsan (Jay) Sohn

Assistant Professor
Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry
Understanding how biological stress-sensors are assembled, detect danger signals, and initiate stress-response

J. Webster Stayman

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Medical imaging, device design and optimization, adaptive imaging, task-based acquisition, reconstruction, and estimation theory

Veit Stuphorn

Associate Professor
Neuroscience
Research: Neurophysiological Mechanisms of Decision Making and Self-Control

Takanari Inoue

Associate Professor
Cell Biology
Synthetic cell biology: total synthesis of cellular functions such as neutrophil chemotaxis and ciliary mechano-sensation

Sean Taverna

Associate Professor
Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
Epigenetic pathways in disease, histone and chromatin modifications, and small RNA directed gene silencing

Nitish Thakor

Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Medical instrumentation, neuroengineering, neural signal processing and clinical instrumentation, micro/nano scale sensors, devices and systems

Leslie Tung

Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Electrophysiology and arrhythmia of cardiac cell networks, cardiac mechanoelectric transduction, stem cell-derived heart cells, defibrillation

Xiaoqin Wang

Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Neurophysiology of the auditory cortex, neural mechanisms of speech perception and learning, computational neuroscience

Shigeki Watanabe

Assistant Professor
Cell Biology
Cellular and molecular characterizations of rapid changes during synaptic plasticity

Katherine (Kathy) Wilson

Assistant Professor
Cell Biology
Nuclear envelope, lamins and nucleoskeleton; Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy

Raimond Winslow

Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Statistical modeling and analysis of cardiovascular gene and protein expression data, and computational modeling of signal transduction, mitochondrial energetics, ion channel function, and intracellular calcium dynamics in cardiac myocytes and vascular endothelial cells

Kenneth Witwer

Associate Professor
Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology

Cynthia Wolberger

Professor
Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry
Structural and molecular mechanisms of ubiquitin signaling and chromatin modification; regulation of transcription

Michael Wolfgang

Associate Professor
Biological Chemistry
Cellular and organismal metabolism 

G. William Wong

Associate Professor
Physiology
Metabolic physiology of secreted hormones

Thomas Woolf

Professor
Physiology
Molecular dynamics simulations of large conformational changes involved with function; Biophysics of membrane proteins, signaling networks, drug design, and allostery; Relative free energy calculations, estimates of entropy:enthalpy compensation, and insights into structure:function connections

Paul Worley

Professor
Neuroscience
Molecular Mechanisms of Neuronal Plasticity

Bin Wu

Assistant Professor
Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry
Single molecule imaging, RNA biology, neuroscience and gene expression

Carl Wu

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Chromatin remodeling as a fundamental regulator of gene activity

Jie Xiao

Associate Professor
Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry
Single-molecule and single-cell studies of cell division, chromosome conformation, transcription and gene regulation

Kevin Yarema

Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Biotechnology and clinical aspects of carbohydrate engineering

King-Wai Yau

Professor
Neuroscience
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

Youseph Yazdi

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Innovation and design of healthcare solutions

Natasha Zachara

Associate Professor
Biological Chemistry
O-GlcNAc, A Novel Regulator of the Cellular Stress Response and Cell Survival

Wojciech Zbijewski

Assistant Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Medical imaging, modeling and evaluation of imaging systems, CT algorithms, quantitative CT and cone-beam CT, imaging biomarkers of bone and joint health, musculoskeletal radiology

Kechen Zhang

Associate Professor
Biomedical Engineering
Theoretical and computational neuroscience, neural computation

Heng Zhu

Professor
Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences
Systems biology, construction of networks and pathways, transcription regulation, and pathogen-host interactions.