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Name Research Area
Allard, Jun *
Mathematical modeling of cell mechanics; How forces are used by cells for cell-cell communication, actin-based crawling, internal transport and cytoskeleton dynamics; Nonlinear partial differential equations, stochastic simulation and Bayesian statistics.
Allison, Steven *
Microbial enzymes, theoretical ecology, and biogeochemistry
Andersen, Bogi *
Transcriptional regulation in normal and diseased epithelia
Andricioaei, Ioan
Interface of structural molecular biology and physical chemistry
Arora, Kavita *
Drosophila development, TGF-beta signal transduction, cell signaling
Atwood, Scott
Cell fate decisions in skin cancer, skin and hair follicle development, and stem cells.
Baldi, Pierre *
Artificial Intelligence: Automated Reasoning / Machine Learning / Data Mining / Large-Scale Data Analysis: Information Access & Management / Computational Biology / Bioinformatics / Systems Biology
Bardwell, Lee
Use of molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, cell biology and math/computation to study fundamental questions of cell signaling and regulation
Systems-level neural circuit biology, experience-dependent network plasticity, drug addiction, chronic pain, neurodegeneration, viral engineering, brain reward/aversion system
Bennett, Albert
Evolutionary and comparative physiology
Blumberg, Bruce
Molecular embryology, molecular biology, developmental biology, functional genomics, endocrinology, pharmacology, high-throughput screening
Botvinick, Elliot * 
The relationship between mechanical stresses on cells and molecular signaling, or cellular mechanotransduction. Investigation of the role of the glycocalix in the transduction of fluid shear stress at the wall of blood vessels, and is constructing an instrument to study the scale of mechanical induction of vascular inflammation.
Brody, Jim
Single molecule dynamics, bioinformatics, functional genomics, surface plasmon resonance
Calof, Anne *
Systems Biology of Stem Cells and Human Developmental Disorders
Chen, Long
Theoretical analysis and practical application of Adaptive Finite Element Methods (AFEMs)
Cho, Ken *
Growth factor signaling and functional genomics in Xenopus and zebrafish, stem cell research and diabetes, Bioinformatics and functional genomics, Veterbrate embryology and growth factor signaling
Bernard Choi *

Biophotonics, with a specific focus on optical tools and methods development to study the microcirculation. Current areas of interest include the cerebral vasculate diseases; and measurements of the microcirculation in the neonatal intensive care unit setting. 

Cinquin, Olivier *
Systems biology of cell differentiation.
Cocco, Melanie
NMR spectroscopy, DNA-binding proteins, membrane proteins, cancer
Collins, Philip
Nanomaterial Synthesis  & Characterization, Nanocircuit Behaviors, Single Molecule Circuits
Cooper, Dan *
Effect of exercise on gene and protein expression of key inflammatory and growth mediators in peripheral blood mononuclear cells in health children
Dai, Xing *
Role of the regulatory proteins Ovo in germ cell and epidermal differentiation
Dennin, Michael
Biological physics, Langmuir monolayers, Foams
Emerson, J.J. *
Evolution of genetic novelty: copy number variation, gene duplication, sex chromosome evolution and the evolution of gene expression
Enciso, German *
Mathematical Biology; developing generic modules for biochemical reactions in little b and to study signal transduction pathways associated with EGF receptors.
Faiola, Celia
Biosphere-atmosphere interactions, plant stress emissions in an evolving world, links between ecology and climate
Fowlkes, Charless *
Artificial Intelligence: Automated Reasoning / Machine Learning / Data MiningBio-Medical Informatics / Computational Biology
Frank, Steve *
Evolutionary genetics, host-parasite interactions, development of mathematical, computational and conceptual models to study complex phenotypes
Gaut, Brandon
population genetics, molecular evolution, genome evolution
Gratton, Enrico *
Design of new fluorescence instruments, protein dynamics, hydration of proteins, and I.R. spectroscopy of biological substances
Green, Kim * Studies the roles of the brains' immune cell, the microglia, in the development and pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease. 
Grosberg, Anna *
Applying multiscale computational modeling and tissue engineering to stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (heart muscle cells), cardiac morphogenesis (development of structure), and cardiac function.
Gross, Steve *
Biophysics of molecular motors and intracellular transport 
Guidotti, Patrick
Partial Differential Equations and Applied (Functional) Analysis
Haun, Jered
Targeted drug delivery, clinical cancer detection, nanotechnology, molecular engineering, computational simulations
Hayes, Wayne
Large-Scale Data Analysis: Information Access & Management / Databases / Information Infrastructure / Bio-Medical Informatics / Computational Biology
Hertel, Klemens
Mechanisms of pre-mRNA splicing and the function of splicing enhancers  in exon definition, Regulation of pre-mRNA splicing and human genetic diseases, The coupling of transcription and pre-mRNA splicing
Huang, Lan
Biological mass spectrometry/proteomics, ubiquitin-proteasome degradation pathways, protein complexes, posttranslational modifications, protein-protein interaction
Hughes, Christopher *
Blood vessel development, angiogenesis in cancer, bioengineering of blood vessels and tissues
Hui, Elliot *
MEMS, cell-cell interactions, tissue engineering, global health
Ihler, Alexander
Artificial Intelligence: Automated Reasoning / Machine Learning / Data Mining
James, Anthony
Molecular biology of insect vectors of disease, genetics of vector competence, malaria, dengue fever
Kaiser, Peter
Control of the cell cycle through mechanisms involving ubiquitination
Kessenbrock, Kai *
Cellular communication in single cell resolution in the context of normal tissue homeostasis and in breast cancer.
Keyak, Joyce *
Bone biomechanics and structural analysis ; Effects of medications, aging, tumors, radiotherapy, and spaceflight on bone ; Cancer and radiotherapy ; Imaging using quantitative computed tomography
Kherardvar, Arash
Cardiovascular engineering with emphasis on cardiac mechanics, cardiac imaging and cardiovascular devices
Khine, Michelle
Quantitative Single-Cell Analysis of Receptor Dynamics and Chemotactic Response on a Chip
Komarova, Natalia *
Mathematical biology: modeling of cancer initiation and progression,  dynamics of DNA transcription and repair, modeling of learning and evolution of language
Lander, Arthur *
Systems biology of morphogenesis and pattern formation, proteoglycans, extracellular matrix, birth defects syndromes
Lanyi, Janos
 Bacteriorhodopsin, spectroscopy, protein crystallography
Lathrop, Rick
Artificial Intelligence: Automated Reasoning / Machine Learning / Data Mining / Bio-Medical Informatics / Computational Biology / Protein Structure Prediction / Drug Discovery / Genetic Regulation 
Li, Han *
Metabolic engineering and Synthetic biology for production of chemicals from renewable resources.
Lin, Jack * Human Intracranial neurophysiology, intracranial electrocorticography, neural mechanisms of learning, memory and decision-making at level of single neurons.
Liu, Chang *
Synthetic biology, chemical biology, and directed evolution.
Liu, Haoping *
MAP kinase mediated signal transduction; dimorphic regulation in yeast
Liu, Wendy
Understanding how microenvironmental cues regulate cell behavior in order to better understand and treat diseases of the cardiovasculature
Long, Anthony *
Quantitative and population genetics, genetic basis of quantitative variation for different phenotypes in different organisms, gene mapping and microarray analysis
Lowengrub, John *
Microstructured Materials, Multiphase Flows, Crystal Growth, Nanostructure Patterning, Metallic Alloys, Tumor Growth, Tissue Engineering
Leucke, Hartmut "Hudel"
Protein crystallography, structure function studies, membrane proteins, bacteriorhodopsin, annexi, G protein-coupled receptors (GPCR), structure-based drug design
Luo, Ray *
Computational Biology, Protein Structure, Protein Function
Martens, Craig
Theoretical Chemistry, Chemical Physics 
Martiny, Adam
Microbiology, Environmental Genomics, Oceanography
McHenry, Matthew *
Biomechanics, Locomotion, Sensory Biology 
Mjolsness, Eric *
Artificial Intelligence: Automated Reasoning / Machine Learning / Data Mining / Bio-Medical Informatics / Computational Biology / Systems Biology / Scientific Inference Systems / Mathematical Methods
Monuki, Edwin *
Roles of morphogens and transcription factors in early NSC fate control and boundary formation involving the cortex and specialized tissues at the midline
Mortazavi, Ali *
Applications of genomics, computation, and sequencing technologies to the analysis of transcriptional regulation in development. Emphasis on long-range protein-DNA interactions, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, ChIA-PET, and comparative genomics
Mukamel, Shaul
Theoretical studies of ultrafast dynamics and relaxation processes of large molecules, biological complexes, and semiconductors; Nonlinear ultrafast spectroscopy
Nenadic, Zoran *
Adaptive biomedical signal processing, control algorithms for biomedical devices, brain-machine interfaces, modeling and analysis of biological neural networks
Nguyen, Hung
Self-assembly of biological and biomimetic nanoscale materials based on amino acids and on nucleic acids using computational and theoretical methods
Nie, Qing *
Computational Biology, Developmental and Cell Biology, Numerical Analsis, Interface Dynamics in Materials and Fluids, High-Performance Computing, Modeling and Simulation of Tissue Patterning, Systems Biology
Nowick, James
Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Biomolecular Nanotechnology
Plikus, Maksim *
Stem cells and stem cell niche, Regeneration of tissues and organs, Biological pattern formation, Self-organization, Skin and hair follicles, Adipose tissue, WNT and BMP signaling pathways
Potma, Eric *
Molecular mobility in biological materials, vibrational coherences, ultrafast microscopy
Ranz, Jose
Structural evolutionary genomics and evolution of the expression network
Read, Elizabeth *
Dynamics of complex biochemical systems and regulation of immune responses
Ritz, Thorsten *
Biological physics, magnetic sense of animals, quantum biology of photosynthesis
Sandmeyer, Suzanne *
Molecular genetics and biochemistry of retrotransposons and metabolic engineering in budding yeast
Schilling, Tom *
Zebrafish development, pattern formation, morphogenesis
Shahbaba, Babak *
Developing Bayesian methods and applying them to real-world problems; applying novel statistical methods to solve research questions in genetics, genomics, proteomics, and cancer studies
Shaka, A.J.
Physical and Biophysical Chemistry; NMR Spectroscopy; Chemistry of Aging; Nuclear Power; Radiochemistry
Sheu, Phillip C-Y
Database Systems, Object-Oriented Systems, Parallel Processing, Simulation, Interactive Multimedia Systems. Biomedical Database Management, Intranet/Internet Technologies
Siryaporn, Albert
Biomechanics, Bacterial Signaling, Bacterial Pathogens, Biofilms
Siwy, Zuzanna
Experimental Biophysics, Condensed Matter Physics
Smyth, Padhraic *
Artificial Intelligence: Automated Reasoning / Machine Learning / Data MiningLarge-Scale Data Analysis: Information Access & Management / Databases / Information Infrastructure; Internet Technologies / Applications; Statistics
Solna, Knut
Applied mathematics, applied probablility, stochastic differential equations
Stark, Craig *
Using the techniques of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), traditional experimental psychology, neuropsychological studies of healthy aging and mild cognitive impairment, and computational modeling. Focus on how the neural systems supporting different kinds of memory operate and interact.
Steele, Robert
Molecular biology of Hydra development
Stern, Hal
statistical inference using Bayesian methods, assessing the fit of statistical models, applications of statistics in the social and biological sciences, and statistics in sports.
Swarup, Vivek * Systems biology and functional genomics approaches to study neurodegenerative diseases. 
Taborek, Peter
Surface physics, sensors, high speed imaging, and fluid mechanics
Tan, Ming
Gene Expression and Pathogenesis in Chlamydia Trachomatis
Thornton, Kevin *
Comparative genomics, Population Genetics, and statistical Genetics
Tobias, Douglas
Computational Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, Atmospheric Chemistry
Tromberg, Bruce *
Lasers, near infrared spectroscopy, non-invasive diagnostics, photomedicine, biomedical optics, photodynamic therapy
Tsai, Sheryl *
Biochemistry, Chemical Biology, Structural Biology, Microbiology
Venugopalan, Vasan *
Biomedical laser applications, optical diffusion theory, photothermal and photomechanical phenomena
Wan, Frederic Y.M. *
(Retired) Applied Mathematics, Solid Mechanics, Resource Economics, Biomathematics
Wang, Wenqi
Protein-protein interaction network, Hippo signaling, Organ size control, Molecular mechanism of tumorigenesis
Warrior, Rahul *
Drosophila development, regulation of nuclear position and migration, effects of proteoglycans in growth factor signaling, regulation of developmental gene expression.  
Waterman, Marian *
Regulation of gene expression by LEF/TCF - beta-catenin complexes
Weiss, Gregory *
Bioorganic chemistry, chemical biology, protein engineering, molecular biology and biochemistry
Whiteson , Katrine
Host-associated microbial communities, metabolomics, metagenomics, microbial ecology, phage, fermentation, polymicrobial infection, microbial interactions, human microbiome
Wickramasinghe, H. Kumar
Nano metrology to in-situ sensors that improve the throughput and/or yield in manufacturing lines to novel instruments for ultra fast sequencing of DNA and nanoscale metrology in biology
Wodarz, Dominik *
Mathematical and Computational Biology, Theoretical Biology, infectious diseases and the immune system, carcinogenesis & cancer treatment
Wunderlich, Zeba
Experimental and computational approaches to studying the regulation of gene expression, Drosophila development, and interpreting natural variation in regulatory sequences
Xie, Xiaohui *
Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Neural Computation, and Machine Learning
Xin, Jack *
Analysis and Modeling of Reaction-Diffusion-Advection Fronts, Stochastic Partial Differential Equations, Asymptotics and Computations, Multiscale Analysis of Partial Differential Equations and Applications, Mathematical Modeling in Speech and Hearing Sciences. 
Yassa, Michael  * Learning and memory; aging and Alzheimer's disease, neuropsychiatric illness, neuroimaging, translational neuroscience, clinical trials, computational neuroscience 
Yokomori, Kyoko *
Mechanism and regulation of chromosome structural changes required for the maintenance of genome integrity
Yu, Clare *
Biological physics, Intracellular transport, Disordered systems
Zhao, Hong-kai
The Level Set Method, Moving Interface and Free Boundary, Image Processing and Computer Graphics, Time Reversal and Wave Propagation, Domain Decomposition

 

(*) - MCSB PhD Faculty Members