Faculty A-N: Molecular Physiology of the Cardiovascular System

Christie Mitchell Ballantyne, M.D.

Vice Chair of Research

Clinical and translational research in patients with hereditary lipid disorders for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and genetic epidemiology related to lipids and cardiovascular disease

Christine Beeton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5030

Autoimmune diseases (multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis); Identification of therapeutic targets and drug development…

Thomas A. Cooper, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3141

Alternative splicing regulation in development and disease; Molecular pathogenesis of myotonic dystrophy…

Mary E. Dickinson, Ph.D.

Professor and Kyle and Josephine Morrow Endowed Chair

Phone

  • (713) 798-2104

Vascular remodeling and heart morphogenesis in early vertebrate embryos

Mark L Entman, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4188

Molecular mechanisms of cardiac injury and repair; Chemokines; Progenitor cells

Marta L. Fiorotto, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7146

Developmental Determinants of Skeletal Muscle Growth

Susan L Hamilton, Ph.D.

Professor and L. F. McCollum Chair in Molecular Physiology

Frank T. Horrigan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4675

William R. Lagor, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8666

Lipid and lipoprotein metabolism; Cardiovascular Sciences; Gene therapy vectors for the study and treatment of metabolic disease

Irina V. Larina, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3974

Biomedical Imaging; Cardiovascular Sciences; Cell and Developmental Biology; Human Disease

James F Martin, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5931

Cell and Developmental Biology; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Human Disease; Cardiovascular Sciences

Joel Neilson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8851

Molecular Biology and Genetics; Cell and Developmental Biology; Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Gene Expression; Human Disease

Faculty O-Z: Molecular Physiology of the Cardiovascular System

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

Cullen Trust for Health Care Endowed Chair in Neurogenetics

Phone

  • (713) 798-5860

Gene control of neuronal excitability within the developing mammalian CNS; Inherited neurological diseases; Epilepsy

Robia G Pautler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3892

Gene Expression; Axonal Transport; Biomedical Imaging; Alzheimer's Disease; Neurophysiology

Xinchun Pi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5984

Ross A. Poché, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 788-5835

George Gerald Rodney Jr., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5797

Biomedical Imaging; Cardiovascular Sciences; Cell and Developmental Biology; Human Disease; Skeletal Muscle Physiology

Rolando Rumbaut, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor & Interim Section Chief

Phone

  • (713) 798-0316

Microvascular inflammation, platelets, microvascular thrombosis

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

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 203-7242

Identifying and characterizing genes responsible for common birth defects

Vinod Vijayan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 770-1822

Serine/Threonine phosphatases in platelet and endothelial activation

Xander Wehrens, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4700

Biochemistry and Biophysics; Cardiovascular Sciences; Human Disease

Joshua D. Wythe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3657

Vascular Development; Cardiac Development; Transcriptional Regulation of Organogenesis; Cardiovascular Disease

Pumin Zhang, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1866

Cell and Developmental Biology; Human Disease; Molecular Biology and Genetics

Training Faculty at Affiliated Institutions

Jane Grande-Allen, Ph.D.

Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering at Rice University
Director, Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering (IBB)

Amina Ann Qutub, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at Rice University

Dianna M. Milewicz, M.D., Ph.D.

Division Director, Professor, Vice-Chair, Medical Genetics at  The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston