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Faculty Studying Human Genetics

Anjon Audhya

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Biomolecular Chemistry
Regulation of vesicle biogenesis and membrane transport during development

Barak Blum

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Cell and Regenerative Biology
Regenerative biology of the endocrine pancreas, genetics of type-1 and type-2 diabetes

Qiang Chang

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Medical Genetics and Neurology
DNA methylation-dependent epigenetic regulation of brain functions

Daniel S. Greenspan

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Cell and Regenerative Biology
Genes important to vertebrate development and human disease

Gaelen Hess

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Biomolecular Chemistry
High-throughput functional genomics to investigate DNA repair and pathogenic effectors

Aaron Hoskins

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Biochemistry
RNA splicing, gene expression, fluorescence microscopy, RNA/protein complexes

Dudley Lamming

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Medicine
Biology of aging and age-related diseases, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease

Peter Lewis

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Biomolecular Chemistry
Mechanisms of chromatin assembly, gene silencing, and epigenetic inheritance

Valentina Lo Sardo

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Cellular and Molecular Biology
Stem cell biology, reprogramming, cell fate determination, genetic risk factors for Cardiovascular disease and Cancer, genomics, transcriptomics, human specific genomic regions, evolution

Brian Parks

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Nutritional Sciences
Leveraging genetics to understand the pathways and molecular mechanisms that contribute to metabolic diseases.

Bret Payseur

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Genetics and Medical Genetics
Speciation, Evolution of Extreme Phenotypes, Recombination

Caitlin Pepperell

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Medicine
Ecological and evolutionary interactions between humans and human pathogens

Tomas Prolla

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Genetics and Medical Genetics
DNA repair, cancer and the aging process

Aaron Ragsdale

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Integrative Biology
Population genetics, applied math, human history and genomics

Vatsan Raman

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Biochemistry
High-throughput functional assays, variant effect prediction, human and microbial genomics

Sushmita Roy

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Biostatistics and Medical Informatics
Machine learning methods; the structure, function and evolution of regulatory networks; predictive models

Steven Schrodi

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Medical Genetics
Human genomics of inflammatory diseases, statistical genetics, genetic architecture of diseases

David Schwartz

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Genetics and Chemistry
Discovery of fundamental molecular phenomena, which are harnessed within fully integrated systems for comprehensive genome analysis; creation of a cell-free system (“GenSyn”) for the direct fabrication of synthetic chromosomes, which adapt/advance micro- and nanofluidics technologies previously developed for genome analysis by the Schwartz group

Ahna Skop

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Genetics, Medical Genetics and Life Science Communications
Asymmetric cell division, cytokinesis, cell polarity & cell cycle genomics and proteomics

Paul Sondel

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Pediatrics and Human Oncology
Antibody recognition of cancer cells in mice and in patients

Rupa Sridharan

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Cell and Regenerative Biology
Epigenetics: histone modification crosstalk and RNA processing,
Development and differentiation: from mouse and human stem cells
Genomics: Single cell transcriptomics and epigenomics

Randal Tibbetts

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Human Oncology
Genetic control of DNA replication and repair in mammals. Mechanisms of neurodegeneration in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

Beth A. Weaver

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Cell and Regenerative Biology; Oncology/McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research
Mitosis, Aneuploidy, Chromosomal instability, Cancer

Donna Werling

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Genetics
Genetic risk for autism and other neuropsychiatric conditions, sex differences in neurobiology and risk for disease

Xinyu Zhao

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Neuroscience
Genetics and epigenetic regulation of neural stem cells and neuronal development