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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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Cancer

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Martin M. Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D.

    Martin M. Matzuk, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor (Pathology)
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-6451
    Mammalian reproduction, TGF-beta signaling pathways, and ovarian cancer.
  • 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.
  • Daisuke Nakada, Ph.D.

    Daisuke Nakada, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-1175
    Molecular and genetic analysis of stem cell function and cancer.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Frank Probst, M.D., Ph.D.

    Frank Probst, M.D., Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor
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    Generation and characterization of mouse models of human diseases; mouse models of hearing impairment; detection of small genomic inversions; familial multiple lipomatosis.
  • 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.
  • Kenneth L. Scott, Ph.D.

    Kenneth L. Scott, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-4639
    Cancer gene discovery, pathways governing tumor metastasis and animal models for cancer.
  • 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.
  • Lee-Jun C. Wong, Ph.D.

    Lee-Jun C. Wong, Ph.D.

    Professor
    E-mail:
    Phone: 713-798-1940
    Mitochondrial genetics and function in human diseases, cancer, and aging.
  • 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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