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.
 

Anna Victoria Molofsky, MD, PhD

Associate Professor In Res
Psychiatry
Research Summary: 
Astrocytes in neural circuit formation and function

Keith Mostov, MD, PhD

Professor
Department of Anatomy
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Cardiovascular Research Institute
Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
PIBS Cell Biology
MPHD Program
Research Summary: 
How the most common organs, epithelial tubes, are formed and regenerated.

Tomasz Nowakowski, PhD

Asst Professor in Residence
Anatomy
Research Summary: 
Developmental origins of cellular diversity in the nervous system. Molecular and cellular mechanisms of cortical development.

Todd Nystul, PhD

Co-Director, Developmental & Stem Cell Biology Graduate Program
Associate Professor
Department of Anatomy
Research Summary: 
Epithelial stem cells and cancer

Michael Oldham, PhD

Assoc Professor in Residence
Department of Neurological Surgery
Research Summary: 
Decoding the molecular basis of cellular identity in the human brain

Barbara Panning, PhD

Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Research Summary: 
The Panning lab studies mammalian stem cell epigenetics, focusing on X-inactivation and chromatin modifiers.

Tien Peng, MD

Assistant Professor
Pulmonary and Critical Care Division
Research Summary: 
Contribution of mesenchymal niche to homeostasis, repair, and aging

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

Alex Pollen, PhD

Assistant Professor
Neurology
Research Summary: 
We study how genetic changes that accumulated over the last 6 million years of human evolution influence specialized features of brain development using single cell genomics, cerebral organoid models of ape brain development, and genome engineering.

Jason Pomerantz, MD

Associate Professor
Department of Surgery
Research Summary: 
Mesenchymal tissue regeneration

Jeremy Reiter, MD, PhD

Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Research Summary: 
Signaling at the Primary Cilium, the Cell's Antenna

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