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Molecular and Human Genetics

Houston, Texas

Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
Department of Molecular and Human Genetics
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Secondary Faculty Appointments

Margaret A. Goodell, Ph.D. with student

Margaret A. Goodell, Ph.D.

Christie Ballantyne, M.D.
Professor
Clinical and translational research in patients with lipid disorders for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

Alison A. Bertuch, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Basic mechanisms of telomere maintenance, structure, and function and DNA repair in the yeast model organism and human cells; the role of telomere biology in tumorigenesis and bone marrow failure.

Malcolm K. Brenner, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Use of gene therapy to improve responses to cancer.

Lawrence Chan, M.B., B.S., D.Sc.
Professor
Molecular pathogenesis and gene and cell therapy of diabetes; the role of bone marrow cells in diabetic complications.

Edward C. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Voltage-gated sodium and potassium channel diseases of the axon: evolution, mechanisms, animal models, and therapeutics.

Margaret A. Goodell, Ph.D.
Professor
Murine and human hematopoietic stem cells; genetic and epigenetic regulation and development.

Yongtao Guan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Statistical genetics/genomics, Statistical and computational methods for next-gen sequencing, Bayesian statistics, and Markov chain Monte Carlo.

Kendal D. Hirschi, Ph.D.
Professor
Analysis of nutrient and metal transporters in Arabidopsis and agriculturally important crops.

Adam Kuspa, Ph.D.
Professor
Studies of cell signaling in bacterial recognition and development in the social amoeba Dictyostelium.

Richard A. Lewis, M.D., M.S.
Professor
Studies of recessive and X-linked hereditary eye disorders, especially those afflicting infants and children, and constitutional disorders with major ocular involvement.

Martin M. Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Mammalian reproduction, TGF-beta signaling pathways, and ovarian cancer.

David D. Moore, Ph.D.
Professor
Functions of members of the nuclear hormone receptor superfamily.

Paolo M. Moretti, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Genetic and molecular studies of disease pathogenesis in Parkinson’s diseases and traumatic brain injury.

Jeffrey L. Neul, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Determination of neuroanatomical, cellular, and molecular pathogenic mechanisms of clinical abnormalities in Rett syndrome

Jeffrey L. Noebels, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Gene control of neuronal excitability within the developing mammalian CNS.

Paul A. Overbeek, Ph.D.
Professor
Gene regulation in transgenic mice; ocular development; growth factors; insertional mutagenesis.

Donald W. (Will) Parsons, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Genomic analysis of pediatric cancers for identification of biologically and clinically-relevant molecular targets.

Sharon E. Plon, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Cancer predisposition syndromes, mechanisms of genomic instabiity and use of genome sequencing in clinical medicine.

Ignatia B. Van den Veyver, M.D.
Professor
Genetics of X-linked disorders (Aicardi, Goltz and MLS syndrome); Epigenetics; DNA methylation in development; Imprinting in hydatidiform moles.

James Versalovic, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Genomics of Gut Microbes, Intestinal Microbiome, Mucosal Immunity, Gut Inflammation, and Colorectal Cancer.

Robert A. Waterland, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Environmental influences on mammalian developmental epigenetics.

John H. Wilson, Ph.D.
Professor
Instability of disease-causing trinucleotide repeats in human cells, and targeted gene therapy of retinitis pigmentosa in mouse models.

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