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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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Genome Biology, Genomics, and Systems Biology

  • 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.
  • Penelope M. Bonnen, Ph.D.

    Penelope M. Bonnen, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-4256
    Genomics, population genetics, and genetics of mitochondrial and metabolic disease.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Adam Kuspa, Ph.D.

    Adam Kuspa, Ph.D.

    Professor (Biochemistry)
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-4528
    Studies of cell signaling in bacterial recognition and development in the social amoeba Dictyostelium.
  • Olivier Lichtarge, M.D., Ph.D.

    Olivier Lichtarge, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-5646
    Computational and experimental approaches to the impact of variations on protein function and network perturbations.
  • 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.
  • Michael L. Metzker, Ph.D.

    Michael L. Metzker, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-7565
    Next-generation sequencing technology development; genetic variation studies associated with ketosis-prone diabetes; methods development in HIV forensics.
  • 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 D. Moore, Ph.D.

    David D. Moore, Ph.D.

    Professor (Cell Biology)
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-3313
    Functions of members of the nuclear hormone receptor superfamily.
  • 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. 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.
  • Donald W. (Will) Parsons, M.D., Ph.D.

    Donald W. (Will) Parsons, M.D., Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor (Pediatrics)
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-4467
    Genomic analysis of pediatric cancers for identification of biologically and clinically-relevant molecular targets.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Marco Sardiello, Ph.D.

    Marco Sardiello, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-8521
    Regulatory networks of cell metabolism and neurological disorders.
  • Gad Shaulsky, Ph.D.

    Gad Shaulsky, Ph.D.

    Professor; Director of Graduate Program
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-8082
    Allorecognition, evolution of sociality and functional genomics in Dictyostelium.
  • 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.
  • James Versalovic, M.D., Ph.D.

    James Versalovic, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor (Pathology)
    E-mail:
    Phone: 832-824-2213
    Genomics of Gut Microbes, Intestinal Microbiome, Mucosal Immunity, Gut Inflammation, and Colorectal Cancer.
  • 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.
  • Thomas (Trey) Westbrook, Ph.D.

    Thomas (Trey) Westbrook, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-5364
    RNAi-based strategies to cancer gene discovery; REST tumor suppressor pathway.
  • Fuli Yu, Ph.D.

    Fuli Yu, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-7676
    High throughput DNA technologies; Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) data analysis; 1000 Genomes Project.
  • 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.
  • Chenghang Zong, Ph.D.

    Chenghang Zong, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-6102
    Single cell analyses for tumorigenesis and stem cell differentiation.

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