Faculty Research Interests

Name Research Interest
Bai, Yidong, Ph.D. Mitochondrial biology and genetics, aging research, cancer biology and mitochondrial medicine.
Bishop, Alex, Ph.D. Systems biology and homologous recombination in carcinogenesis, DNA repair, functional genomics, genetic and environmental interactions, aging, carcinogenesis, animal models.
Chen, Lizhen, Ph.D Neuronal responses to aging and injury, microtubules and RNA binding proteins.
Dong, Lily Q., Ph.D. Elucidation of the molecular pathway(s) mediating adiponectin signaling in cells and in vivo; and the investigation of the molecular mechanism of the cross-talk between insulin signaling pathway and adiponectin signaling pathway.
Frost, Bess, Ph.D. Lamin, Epigenetics and Noncoding RNAs in Alzheimer’s disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, Drosophila Models of Neurodegenerative Disorders.
Habib, Samy, M.S., Ph.D. Role of diabetes in development of cancer, molecular mechanisms of the DNA damage and repair in diabetes and cancer, Role of Tuberin/mTOR pathways in regulation of cell proliferation, cell hypertrophy and cell apoptosis.
Hiroi, Noboru, Ph.D. Molecular and Cellular mechanisms of developmental neuropsychiatric disorders.
Kar, Rekha, Ph.D. Diabetes, oxidative stress, cardiomyopathy and aging.
Kokovay, Erzsebet, Ph.D. Adult neural stem cells and neurogenesis.
Kraig, Ellen, Ph.D. Aging, Immunity, Maternal nutrition, Autoimmunity, Inflammation.
Larsen, Pamela L., Ph.D Development and aging in C. elegans. Molecular genetics, expression analysis, functional genomics, genetic and environmental interactions and C. elegans physiology.
Leach, Robin J., Ph.D Genetics of complex diseases. Development and validation of biomarkers for cancer.
Lechleiter, James D., Ph.D. Molecular and cellular mechanisms of protection during ischemic stress, acute brain injury and aging.
Marciniak, Robert A., M.D., Ph.D. Aging, mechanisms of telomere maintenance, Werner syndrome and cell regulation
Oyajobi, Babatunde O., M.B., B.Ch., Ph.D Multiple myeloma, cancer-induced bone diseases, bone biology, experimental anti-cancer therapeutics.
Penalva, Luiz Otavio F., Ph.D. Molecular analysis of cancer, post-transcriptional regulation, RNA binding proteins, cancer genomics, alternative splicing.
Ran, Qitao, Ph.D Oxidative stress in Alzheimer’s disease, ALS and aging. Mitochondrial dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease, ALS and aging. Rodent models for neurodegeneration and aging research.
Rao, Manjeet, Ph.D. miRNA : Development and Cancer, Epigenetics and Cancer stem cell, Functional genomics, animal models.
Reiter, Russel J., Ph.D Melatonin in free radical biology and oxidative stress, aging, antioxidants and the pineal gland.
Rodriguez, Karl, Ph.D Protein homeostasis, neurodegenerative diseases, comparative aging research, aging and healthspan interventions, small heat shock chaperones, ubiquitin-proteasome mediated degradation, autophagy, C. elegans biology.
Sakaguchi, Alan Y., Ph.D. Oncogenes & tumor suppressor genes, telomere binding proteins, cell aging, cell rejuvenation.
Sharma, Ramaswamy, Ph.D. Apoptosis, Autophagy, Dental Fluorosis, ER stress, Multiple Myeloma, Osteoporosis, Oxidative stress, Stroke and Unfolded Protein Response.
Sun, LuZhe, Ph.D. Role of growth factors, steroid hormones, telomerase, and adhesion molecules in cell proliferation, senescence, apoptosis, tumor angiogenesis and metastasis of human breast, prostate and liver cancer cells; Translational research using recombinant growth factor binding proteins, small growth factor inhibitors, and chemotherapeutics to inhibit tumor growth, angiogenesis and metastasis; Effects of age, xenoestrogens, obesity, radiation, and mutagens on mammary stem cell function and transformation.
Vogel, Kristine S., Ph.D. Neurofibromatosis type 1, Schwann cell biology, DNA damage repair, Neural crest cell derivatives and disorders.
Walter, Christi A., Ph.D. Male germ cell aging (a.k.a. the paternal age effect); role of mitochondrial DNA in aging; hepatocellular carcinoma; antibiotic-induced obesity and changes in gut microbiome; role of somatic mutagenesis in autism-spectrum disorders.
Wang, Pei, Ph.D Gene functions and signaling pathways in development and diseases, pancreas biology and beta cell biology
Zare, Habil, Ph.D.