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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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Neuroscience

  • 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.
  • Hugo J. Bellen, D.V.M., Ph.D.

    Hugo J. Bellen, D.V.M., Ph.D.

    Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-5272
    Genetic and molecular analysis of neurotransmitter release, neural development, and neuronal degeneration in Drosophila.
  • Juan Botas, Ph.D.

    Juan Botas, Ph.D.

    Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-5397
    Comparative analysis of pathogenic mechanisms in neurodegenerative disorders. Screens for common 'drugable' targets.
  • Rui Chen, Ph.D.

    Rui Chen, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-5194
    Functional genomics of visual system development and diseases; High throughput technology; Bioinformatics.
  • Edward Cooper, M.D., Ph.D.

    Edward Cooper, M.D., Ph.D.

    Associate Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-4939
    Voltage-gated sodium and potassium channel diseases of the axon: evolution, mechanisms, animal models, and therapeutics.
  • Herman A. Dierick, M.D.

    Herman A. Dierick, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-6865
    Genetic and neurobiological mechanism of Drosophila aggression.
  • Andy Groves, Ph.D.

    Andy Groves, Ph.D.

    Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-8743
    The development, evolution and regeneration of the inner ear.
  • Hamed Jafar-Nejad, M.D.

    Hamed Jafar-Nejad, M.D.

    Assistant Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-6159
    Contribution of protein O-glycosylation to Notch signaling, animal development and human disease.
  • Milan Jamrich, Ph.D.

    Milan Jamrich, Ph.D.

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

    Jeffrey L. Neul, M.D., Ph.D.

    Associate Professor (Pediatrics)
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-7322
    Determination of neuroanatomical, cellular, and molecular pathogenic mechanisms of clinical abnormalities in Rett syndrome.
  • Jeffrey L. Noebels, M.D., Ph.D.

    Jeffrey L. Noebels, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor (Neurology)
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-5860
    Gene control of neuronal excitability within the developing mammalian CNS.
  • 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.
  • Jeffrey Rogers, Ph.D.

    Jeffrey Rogers, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-7783
    Primate models of human disease, especially psychiatric disorders, comparative primate genomics and evolutionary genetics.
  • Rodney Samaco, Ph.D.

    Rodney Samaco, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 832-824-8788
    The genetic and neuroanatomical origin of social behavior.
  • Christian Schaaf, M.D., Ph.D.

    Christian Schaaf, M.D., Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 832-824-8787
    The genetic basis of neuropsychiatric disease and development of novel therapeutic strategies.
  • 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.
  • Joshua M. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D.

    Joshua M. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 832 824-8976
    Functional genomics of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease; integrative genetic analyses in humans and Drosophila.
  • Ignatia B. Van den Veyver, M.D.

    Ignatia B. Van den Veyver, M.D.

    Professor (OB/GYN)
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-4914
    Genetics of X-linked disorders (Aicardi, Goltz and MLS syndrome); Epigenetics; DNA methylation in development; Imprinting in hydatidiform moles.
  • Robert A. Waterland, Ph.D.

    Robert A. Waterland, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor (Pediatrics)
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-0304
    Environmental influences on mammalian developmental epigenetics.
  • Hui Zheng, Ph.D.

    Hui Zheng, Ph.D.

    Professor; Graduate Education Committee Member
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-1568
    Pathophysiological studies of Alzheimer's disease pathways using mouse models.
  • Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D.

    Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D.

    Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-6558
    Molecular basis of neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders; nervous system development.

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