Current Training Faculty

Backus, Keriann - Developing chemical tools to manipulate the human immune system.

Black, Douglas - Posttranscriptional Gene Regulation, RNA biology.

Bradley, Peter - Host-pathogen interactions in Toxoplasma gondii.

Braybrook, Siobhan - Mechanobiology; Growth physiology; Matrix-organism biology.

Butler, Samantha - Regenerating damaged or diseased neural circuitry by co-opting the mechanisms that establish the nervous system during development.

Butte, Manish - Mechanobiology and regulation of the immune system in autoimmunity, cancer, and infection.

Chanfreau, Guillaume - The regulation of eukaryotic gene expression.

Chen, Yvonne - Engineering tumor-targeting T cells with low off-tumor toxicity for cancer immunotherapy applications.

Clark, Amander - Understanding the cell and molecular basis of germline cell differentiation and epigenetic reprogramming. 

Clarke, Steven - Biochemistry of aging and posttranslational modifications of proteins.

Clubb, Robert - Structural biology of bacterial pathogenesis.

Correa, Stephanie - Neuroendocrine regulation of energy balance and thermoregulation.

Covarrubias, Anthony - Immunometabolic dysregulation in macrophages during aging.

de la Torre-Ubieta, Luis - Gene expression patterns, gene regulatory mechanisms, and histogenetic processes of the developing human brain.

Fregoso, Oliver - Understanding the role of the DNA damage response in the lentiviral lifecycle. 

Goldstein, Andrew - Defining mechanisms that drive the initiation and progression of human prostate cancer.

Gomperts, Brigitte - Understanding the normal repair processes in the airway and what goes awry to cause lung diseases.

Hallem, Elissa - The neural basis of olfcaction in free-living and parasitic nematodes.

Hsiao, Elaine - The role of gut microbes in the development and function of the mammalian brain.

Johnson, Tracy - Pre-messenger RNA Splicing and Processing.

Li, Melody - Understanding the molecular basis of virus replication and pathogenesis.

Lusis, A. Jake - The analysis of complex genetic diseases.

Plath, Kathrin - Epigenetic mechanisms underlying pluripotency, differentiation and reprogramming.

Pyle, April - Stem cells, pediatric muscle diseases, rare diseases, muscle, induced pluripotent stem cells.

Quijada, Pearl - Cell and molecular mechanisms of angiogenesis during cardiovascular development and ischemic heart disease.

Quinlan, Margot - Dynamics of the Actin Cytoskeleton.

Rodriguez, Jose - High resolution analysis of the complex architecture of biological systems.

Rowat, Amy - Cellular mechanobiology.

Sagasti, Alvaro - Morphogenesis of somatosensory neurons and skin cells from genetic and biomechanical perspectives.

Shah, Pavak - Mechanisms shaping neuronal circuits that form during development.

Spencer, Melissa - Mechanism of and treatment for the genetically inherited muscular dystrophies.

Su, Maureen - The genetics and causes of autoimmune diseases.

Tang, Yi - Natural product biosynthesis (polyketides, nonribosomal peptides) and biocatalysis (enzyme engineering).

Torres, Jorge - Mitotic spindle formation during cell division and its misregulation in human diseases.

Vallim, Thomas - Lipid metabolism.

Villanueva, Claudio - Basic mechanisms of gene regulation by transcriptional coregulators.

Yeates, Todd - Structural and Computational Biology and Genomics.