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.
 

Anders Persson, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Research Summary: 
Our research focus on understanding how oncogenic events can transform stem cell and progenitor populations in the brain, and whether the cell of origin is reflected in resulting tumors.

Matija Peterlin, MD

Professor
Department of Medicine
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Research Summary: 
Transcriptional regulation of HIV, immune response genes and AIRE. HIV latency and reactivation. CTD kinases that regulate transcription elongation and co-transcriptional processing as well as growth, proliferation and differentiation of cells.

Sam Pleasure, MD, PhD

Professor
Department of Neurology
Research Summary: 
Control of Neural Stem Cell Fate and Migration in the Cortex

Jason Pomerantz, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
Research Summary: 
Mesenchymal tissue regeneration

Miguel Ramalho-Santos, PhD

Associate Professor
Center for Reproductive Sciences
Research Summary: 
Regulation of Stem Cell Pluripotency and Reprogramming

Jeremy Reiter, MD, PhD

Director, Developmental & Stem Cell Biology Program
Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Research Summary: 
Signaling at the Primary Cilium, the Cell's Antenna

Jason Rock, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Anatomy
Department of Medicine
Cardiovascular Research Institute
Research Summary: 
Stem cells in lung development, maintenance and disease

John Rubenstein, MD

Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Research Summary: 
Genetic Control of Development and Diseases of the Forebrain

Richard Schneider, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Department of Cell & Tissue Biology
Department of Orofacial Sciences
Research Summary: 
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Craniofacial Development and Evolution

Bjoern Schwer, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery
Research Summary: 
Genomic instability and DNA repair in neural cells

Licia Selleri, PhD, MD

Professor
Program in Craniofacial Biology
Institute for Human Genetics
Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research
Department of Orofacial Sciences
Department of Anatomy
Research Summary: 
Genetic and regulatory control of morphogenesis in embryonic development, evolution, and disease

Yin Shen, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology
Institute for Human Genetics
Research Summary: 
Genetic and epigenetic regulation of gene expression

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