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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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Cell and Gene Therapy and Stem Cell Biology

  • Benjamin R. Arenkiel, Ph.D.

    Benjamin R. Arenkiel, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-1960
    Molecular genetic studies to investigate mechanisms of neural circuit formation, function, and maintenance.
  • Arthur L. Beaudet, M.D.

    Arthur L. Beaudet, M.D.

    Professor, Chair
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-4795
    Neuronal carnitine deficiency as a risk factor for autism; Prader-Willi and Angelman syndrome; genotype-phenotype correlations for CHRNA7; molecular diagnosis in the CLIA lab.
  • Malcolm K. Brenner, M.D., Ph.D.

    Malcolm K. Brenner, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor (Medicine)
    E-mail:
    Phone: 832-824-4671
    Use of gene therapy to improve responses to cancer.
  • Chester Brown, M.D., Ph.D.

    Chester Brown, M.D., Ph.D.

    Associate Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-7418
    Genetic and genomic contributions to obesity and nutrient metabolism.
  • Margaret A. Goodell, Ph.D.

    Margaret A. Goodell, Ph.D.

    Professor (Pediatrics)
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-1265
    Murine and human hematopoietic stem cells; genetic and epigenetic regulation and development.
  • Jason Heaney, Ph.D.

    Jason Heaney, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-1778
    Testicular and colon cancer genetics, stem/progenitor cell maintenance, and mouse models of human diseases.
  • Milan Jamrich, Ph.D.

    Milan Jamrich, Ph.D.

    Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-3772
    Pattern formation in vertebrate embryos; ocular development; gene therapy.
  • Brendan Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

    Brendan Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-8835
    Developmental genetics of the skeleton and human skeletal dysplasias; development of helper-dependent adenoviral gene therapy for immune modulation, inborn errors of metabolism, and skeletal diseases; Clinical research into the diagnosis, intervention, and treatment of metabolic and skeletal diseases.
  • 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.
  • Paolo M. Moretti, M.D.

    Paolo M. Moretti, M.D.

    Assistant Professor (Neurology)
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-7573
    Genetic and molecular studies of disease pathogenesis in Parkinson's diseases and traumatic brain injury.
  • Philip Ng, Ph.D. -

    Philip Ng, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-4158
    Liver and lung gene therapy.
  • Paul A. Overbeek, Ph.D.

    Paul A. Overbeek, Ph.D.

    Professor (Cell Biology)
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-6421
    Gene regulation in transgenic mice; ocular development; growth factors; insertional mutagenesis.
  • Meng Wang, Ph.D.

    Meng Wang, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-1566
    Systemic studies of endocrine and metabolic signaling in promoting healthy aging.
  • 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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