Research Faculty

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Dinu Florin Albeanu
Neuronal circuits; sensory coding and synaptic plasticity; neuronal correlates of behavior; olfactory processing

Gurinder Mickey Atwal
Population genetics; bioinformatics; cancer; stochastic processes; statistical mechanics and information theory

Anne Churchland
Decision-making; electrophysiology; sensory processing; vision; audition; neural computation; modeling; behavior

Camila Dos Santos
Breast cancer, mammary gland development, stem cells, enhancer biology, gene regulation

Mikala Egeblad
Tumor microenvironment; intravital imaging; tumor-associated myeloid cells; breast cancer; pancreatic cancer; chemoresistance; metastasis

Tatiana Engel
Neural dynamics and computation, neural circuit models, machine learning, stochastic processes, dynamical systems theory, decision-making, attention

Douglas Fearon
Cancer immunology, pancreatic cancer, mouse models

Hiro Furukawa
Membrane proteins, x-ray crystallography, electrophysiology, neurodegenerative disease

Jesse Gillis
Gene networks; gene function prediction; guilt by association; neuropsychiatric; hub genes; multifunctionality; computational genomics

Thomas Gingeras
Genome-wide organization of transcription and the functional roles of non-protein coding RNAs

Christopher Hammell
Post-transcriptional gene regulation; control of animal developmental timing; RNA biology

Molly Hammell
Gene regulatory networks; integrated genomic analysis; bioinformatics; RNA biology; small RNAs

Z. Josh Huang
Neuroscience; experience-dependent development of the neocortex; mouse genetics; neurotrophins

Ivan Iossifov
Computational biology; molecular networks; human genetics; human disease; applied statistical and machine learning; biomedical text-mining; molecular evolution

David Jackson
Plant development; genetics; cell-to-cell mRNA and protein trafficking

Leemor Joshua-Tor
Structural biology; nucleic acid regulation; RNAi; molecular recognition; X-ray crystallography

Adam Kepecs
Decision-making; neural circuits; behavioral electrophysiology; theoretical neuroscience; neuroeconomics

Justin Kinney
Sequence-function relationships; biophysics; deep sequencing; machine learning; transcriptional regulation; DNA replication

Alexei Koulakov
Theoretical neurobiology; quantitative principles of cortical design; computer science; applied mathematics

Adrian R. Krainer
Posttranscriptional control of gene expression; pre-mRNA splicing mechanisms, fidelity and genetic diseases; alternative splicing; RNA-protein interactions; cancer

Alexander Krasnitz
Genomics of cancer; machine learning for biology; inference from noisy biological data; large-scale numerical computing

Je H. Lee
Single-cell, in situ RNA-seq, non-coding RNA, spatial genomics, cancer microenvironment, pancreatic cancer

Dan Levy
Computational biology; human genetics; phylogenetics; copy number variation

Bo Li
Neuroscience; glutamatergic synapse; synaptic plasticity; schizophrenia; depression; rodent models of psychiatric disorders

Zachary Lippman
Plant development; genetics; flowering; inflorescence architecture; sympodial growth, phase transition, heterosis; quantitative genetics.

Gholson J. Lyon
Biochemistry, amino-terminal acetylation of proteins, human genetics, neuropsychiatric diseases, whole genome sequencing

Robert Martienssen
Plant genetics; transposons; development; gene regulation; DNA methylation

David McCandlish
Computational biology, sequence-function relationships, population genetics, protein evolution, machine learning

W. Richard McCombie
Genomics of psychiatric disorders; genomics of cancer; computational genomics; plant genomics

Alea A. Mills
Cancer; development; aging; senescence; epigenetics

Partha P. Mitra
Neuroscience; theoretical biology

Pavel Osten
Gene expression-based mapping of brain activity; anatomical mapping of brain connectivity; neurobiology of autism and schizophrenia.

Darryl Pappin
Proteomics, mass spectrometry, protein chemistry

Ullas Pedmale
Plant growth, signaling, genomics, development, plant-environment interactions

Stephen Shea
Olfaction; audition; communication behaviors; in vivo electrophysiology; individual recognition

Adam Siepel
Computational biology, population genetics, computational genomics, molecular evolution, gene regulation

Raffaella Sordella
Molecular therapeutics; signal transduction

David L. Spector
Cell biology; gene expression; nuclear structure; microscopy; non-coding RNAs

Arne Stenlund
Papillomavirus; cancer; DNA replication

Bruce Stillman
DNA replication; chromatin assembly; biochemistry; yeast genetics; cancer; cell cycle

Jessica Tollkuhn
Transcriptional regulation; chromatin; critical periods in neurodevelopment; steroid hormones and behavior

Nicholas Tonks
Posttranslational modification; phosphorylation; phosphatases; signal transduction; protein structure and function

Lloyd Trotman
Molecular mechanisms of tumor suppression; cancer modeling and treatment; molecular cancer visualization; PTEN regulation

David Tuveson
Pancreatic cancer, experimental therapeutics, diagnostics, mouse models, cancer genetics

Chris Vakoc
Chromatin; transcriptional regulation; acute myeloid leukemia; BET bromodomains; lysine methyltransferases

Linda Van Aelst
Signal transduction; Ras and Rho proteins; tumorigenesis; neural development and disorders

Doreen Ware
Genomics; genome evolution; genetic diversity; gene regulation; plant biology; computational biology

Michael Wigler
Human genetic disorders; population genetics; cancer genomics

Anthony Zador
Neural circuits; sensory processing, attention and decision making; attention; molecular tool development; connectomics

Hongwu Zheng
Malignant gliomagenesis; animal modeling; stem cell renewal/differentiation; genetic and epigenetic regulation