Keith Baker, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern
Medical Center at Dallas, 2002. The role of nuclear receptors in Drosophila metabolism and
- Dr. Barbour
Suzanne E. Barbour, Professor; Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine,
1990. Role of PLA2 and lipid mediators in the host response in periodontal
disease; PLA2 regulates the amount of phospholipid in mammalian cell membranes.
- Dr. Barton
William A. Barton, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Cornell University, 2001.
Extracellular signaling by examining molecular recognition events within protein
signaling complexes as determined by x-ray crystallography.
- Dr. Bell
Jessica Kay Bell, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Minnesota. 2001.
Protein interactions in the innate immune response.
- Dr. Chalfant
Charles Chalfant, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of South Florida
College of Medicine, 1997. Ceramide regulates the alternative splicing of Bcl-x,
role of ceramide-1-phosphate in prostanoid synthesis.
- Dr. Chen
Jason Chen, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Washington, 1995. The
biology of vertebrate retinal photoreceptors.
- Dr. Chlebowski
Jan F. Chlebowski, Professor; Ph.D., Case Western Reserve, 1969. Regulation of
protein biosynthesis; modification of enzyme structure and function;
calorimetric and spectroscopic approaches to macromolecular function.
- Dr. S. Deb
Sumitra Deb, Professor; Ph.D., Calcutta University, India, 1982. Molecular
mechanisms of oncogenesis: role of mutations of tumor suppressor p53;
characterization of biological pathways used by p53, mutant p53 and related
proteins to regulate cell growth by functional genomics.
- Dr. S.P. Deb
Swati Deb, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Calcutta University, India, 1982.
Mechanism of cell growth deregulation during oncogenesis; role of MDM2 and other
oncogenes in cell growth regulation and deregulation using cell cycle analysis
- Dr. Diegelmann
Robert F. Diegelmann, Professor; Ph.D., Georgetown, 1970. Regulation of
collagen deposition following tissue injury; interaction of inflammatory cells
and components with collagen-producing cells.
- Dr. Fang
Frank Fang, Associate Professor; Ph.D., University of Toronto, Canada, 1994.
The role of lysophospholipids in the pathogenesis of human ovarian, breast and
- Dr. Gil
Gregorio Gil, Professor; Ph.D., Barcelona, 1981. Molecular mechanisms involved
in cholesterol and bile acid regulation of gene expression.
- Dr. Kordula
Tomek Kordula, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Jagiellonian University, Poland,
1992. Molecular mechanisms regulating both tissue-specific and cytokine-induced
- Dr. Larner
Andrew Larner, Professor: Integration of Jak/ Stat signaling and cell growth
pathways. The Role of the Jak/Stat Signaling Pathway in Regulation of Gene
Expression and Cell Metabolism.
- Dr. Milstien
Sheldon Milstien, Adjunct Professor; Ph.D., University of Southern California,
1968. Enzymatic mechanisms in genetic disorders of aromatic amino acid
metabolism, including PKU and its variant forms; the sphingolipid metabolites,
sphingosine-1-phosphate and ceramide, in nitric oxide production and neuronal
development and apoptosis.
- Dr. Peterson
Darrell L. Peterson, Professor; Ph.D., Notre Dame, 1970. Structure and function
of viral proteins with an emphasis on the structural proteins and enzymes of
hepadnaviruses and hepatitis C virus. Development of novel immunogens for use as
vaccines against viral, bacterial, or protozoan pathogens.
- Dr. Ratz
Paul H. Ratz, Professor; Ph.D., 1982, Hershey Medical Center of the
Pennsylvania State University. Regulation of contraction of vascular and bladder
- Dr. Sato-Bigbee
Carmen Sato-Bigbee, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Buenos Aires (Argentina), 1985.
Regulation of oligodendrocyte proliferation and differentiation, signal
transduction systems; mechanism of gene regulation during brain development and
nervous system regeneration.
- Dr. Spiegel
Sarah Spiegel, Professor and Chair; Ph.D.,Weizman (Israel), 1983. Molecular and
cellular mechanisms of the novel lipid mediator, sphingosine-1-phosphate in
regulation of cell growth, motility, prevention of apoptosis, angiogenesis and
- Dr. Wright
H. Tonie Wright, Professor; Ph.D., California, San Diego, 1968. X-ray
crystallography, protein engineering, protein folding; structures of serpins,
serine hydroxymethyltransferase; protein deamidation.
- Dr. You
Young-Jai You, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2004. Regulation of appetite control in Caenorhabditis elegans
; TGF-beta and MAPK signaling pathways; genetics of C. elegans.
- Dr. Zehner
Zendra E. Zehner, Professor; Ph.D., Baylor College of Medicine, 1979.
Regulation of gene expression during growth, cell cycle, and development;
aberrant gene expression in cancer; DNA-protein interactions; mechanisms of
transcriptional repression; IFP gene expression in breast cancer; myogenesis;
nuclear export and localization of cytoskeletal mRNAs; translational control.
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