Faculty

All of the faculty associated with the DSCB graduate program are listed below. Click on a faculty name to view a detailed description of an individual research program, contact information, recent publications and links to other relevant websites.
 

Pao-Tien Chuang, MD, PhD

Professor
Cardiovascular Research Institute
Research Summary: 
Molecular mechanisms of mammalian Hedgehog signaling and lung development, regeneration and cancer

Bruce Conklin, MD

Professor & Senior Investigator
Department of Medicine
Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease
Research Summary: 
Human Cardiovascular Genetics and Genome Engineering

Marco Conti

Professor & CRS Director
Department of Obstetrics Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Center for Reproductive Sciences
Research Summary: 
Mechanisms of Action of Peptide Hormones and Growth Factors

Rik Derynck, PhD

Professor
Department of Cell & Tissue Biology
Research Summary: 
Transmembrane TGF-a and TGF-b Receptor Signaling in Cell Proliferation and Differentiation

Sheng Ding, PhD

William K. Bowes Jr. Distinguished Investigator
Professor
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Research Summary: 
Our lab develops and uses chemical biology approaches to identify and characterize novel small molecules that modulate cell fate and function in normal or diseased states.

Steve Fancy, PhD, DVM

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Research Summary: 
Molecular regulation of oligodendrocyte myelination during brain development and remyelination following injury

Susan Fisher, PhD

Director, Human Embryonic Stem Cell Program
Faculty Director, Sandler-Moore Mass Spectometry Core Faculty
Professor
Department of Obstetrics Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
Research Summary: 
Placental Biology/Bacterial Adhesion

Michael German, MD

Professor
Diabetes Center
Research Summary: 
Development and Biology of the Pancreatic Islets

Su Guo, PhD

Professor
Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
Programs in Human Genetics and Biological Sciences
Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Research Summary: 
Development and function of the nervous system

Daniel Hart, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Cardiovascular Research Institute
Research Summary: 
Transcriptional regulation of cardiovascular development and differentiation

Matthias Hebrok, PhD

Hurlbut-Johnson Distinguished Professor in Diabetes Research
Professor & Director
Diabetes Center
Research Summary: 
Investigate the mechanisms underlying pancreatic diseases, including diabetes and pancreatic cancer, in order to gain novel insights that can be translated into therapeutic treatments for patients suffering from these diseases.

Guo Huang, PhD

Assistant Professor
Cardiovascular Research Institute
Department of Physiology
Research Summary: 
Comparative study of organ development and regeneration

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