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Chemoattractant directed cell migration; signal transduction.

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Developmental genetics of organ formation; Drosophila.

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Experimental immunology; differentiation signals. Cellular regulation of cholesterol homeostasis and adaptation to hypoxia.

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Cellular mechanisms and molecular regulation of epithelial morphogenesis in development and cancer.

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Pathways and mechanisms of protein trafficking in polarized epithelia; Wilson and Menkes Diseases; copper ATPases.

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Lipid signaling in chemotaxis.

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Directed cell migration; tumor metastasis; primary cilia; synthetic chemical biology; technology development.

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The dynamics of mitochondria and their DNA in yeast, trypanosomes and mammalian cells.

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Cellular interactions in the immune system; the immunological synapse; mechanisms of T cell activation and induction of tolerance.

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Intracellular protein trafficking; enveloped virus assembly.

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Molecular genetics of germ line stem cell function.

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Yeast and mammalian cell biology; progeria and lamin A processing; ER quality control and cystic fibrosis; ABC transporters.

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Probing the molecular, biochemical and mechanical basis for cytokinesis and cellular morphogenesis.

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Mitochondrial dynamics; membrane fusion and fission.

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Nuclear envelope, lamins and nucleoskeleton; Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy

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Cell migration and integrin signaling.

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Jr. Faculty w/Primary Appointment in Cell Biology
       
  Stem cell regulation in Drosophila
       

Hannah Kupfer, Ph.D.
Research Associate
   
       
Faculty w/Secondary Appointment in Cell Biology
   
 

Tissue homeostasis and immune regulation by the extracellular matrix – implications in ocular surface and intestinal inflammatory diseases.

Mechanisms of cell-cell fusion in development and disease.
   

Mechanical functions of cells; actin-based protrusion and cell motility; nanoscale biophysics; laser-based imaging and bioinstrumentation.

Pancreatic development and differentiation using both mouse and zebrafish model systems.
   
Molecular mechanisms and functions of SUMOylation; nuclear pore complexes and control of nucleocytoplasmic transport. Photo not yet available

Lewis Romer, M.D.
Associate Professor
Anesthesiology & Critical Care

     
Faculty w/Adjunct Appointment in Cell Biology
 
Dependence of microtubules in organelle transport and related microtubule behavior, including polymer annealing and the mechanism of binding microtubule-associated protein (MAP-2) on microtubule surfaces; mechanical and conformational requirements of the motor protein, kinesin.

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Ronald McKay, Ph.D.
Director, Leiber Institute for
Brain Development

Stem cell biology and brain development with a focus on regeneration of the nervous system.
       

 

 

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