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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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Chromosomes, Chromatin, and DNA Biology

  • David Bates, Ph.D.

    David Bates, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-7747
    Chromosome dynamics, molecular mechanisms of DNA replication, and cell cycle control in E. coli.
  • Alison A. Bertuch, M.D., Ph.D.

    Alison A. Bertuch, M.D., Ph.D.

    Associate Professor (Pediatrics); Co-Director of Graduate Program
    E-mail:
    Phone: 832-824-4579
    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.
  • Weiwei Dang, Ph.D.

    Weiwei Dang, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-1565
    Our lab uses yeast replicative aging as a model, together with human primary cell lines and adult stem cells, to study evolutionarily conserved epigenetic mechanisms during aging and development of age-related cancers.
  • Richard A. Gibbs, Ph.D.

    Richard A. Gibbs, Ph.D.

    Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-6539
    Genome science, human molecular evolution, and molecular basis of inherited disease.
  • Philip J. Hastings, Ph.D.

    Philip J. Hastings, Ph.D.

    Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-5787
    Mechanism of amplification and genome instability in Escherichia coli.
  • Christophe Herman, Ph.D.

    Christophe Herman, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor; Graduate Education Committee Member
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-2126
    Epigenetic inheritance and phenotypic variability.
  • Gregory Ira, Ph.D.

    Gregory Ira, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-1017
    DNA repair, recombination and genome instability. Molecular mechanisms of mitotic DNA recombination.
  • James R. Lupski, M.D., Ph.D.

    James R. Lupski, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-6530
    Molecular genetics of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and related inherited neuropathies; molecular mechanisms for human DNA rearrangements; genomic disorders; copy number variation (CNV) and disease.
  • Graeme Mardon, Ph.D.

    Graeme Mardon, Ph.D.

    Professor; Co-Director of Graduate Program
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-8731
    Retinal cell fate determination, development, and function in Drosophila and vertebrates.
  • Aleksandar Milosavljevic, Ph.D.

    Aleksandar Milosavljevic, Ph.D.

    Professor; Graduate Education Committee Member
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-8719
    Genomics, cancer genomics, epigenomics, and bioinformatics.
  • David L. Nelson, Ph.D.

    David L. Nelson, Ph.D.

    Professor; Graduate Education Committee Member
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-4787
    Human genome and disease gene analysis; fragile X syndrome; incontinentia pigmenti; complex genetics.
  • Sharon E. Plon, M.D., Ph.D.

    Sharon E. Plon, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor (Pediatrics)
    E-mail:
    Phone: 832-824-4251
    Cancer predisposition syndromes, mechanisms of genomic instabiity and use of genome sequencing in clinical medicine.
  • Susan M. Rosenberg, Ph.D.

    Susan M. Rosenberg, Ph.D.

    Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-6924
    Molecular mechanisms of genome instability in evolution, antibiotic resistance, and cancer.
  • Daryl Scott, M.D., Ph.D.

    Daryl Scott, M.D., Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-203-7242
    Identifying and characterizing genes responsible for common birth defects.
  • Pawel Stankiewicz, M.D., Ph.D.

    Pawel Stankiewicz, M.D., Ph.D.

    Associate Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-5370
    Molecular mechanisms and clinical consequences of genomic rearrangements.
  • John H. Wilson, Ph.D.

    John H. Wilson, Ph.D.

    Professor (Biochemistry)
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-5760
    Instability of disease-causing trinucleotide repeats in human cells, and targeted gene therapy of retinitis pigmentosa in mouse models.

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