Faculty: Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

Susan L Hamilton, Ph.D.

Professor and L. F. McCollum Chair in Molecular Physiology

Phone

  • (713) 798-5704

Biochemistry and Biophysics; Cardiovascular Sciences; Cell and Developmental Biology; Human Disease

Kjersti Marie Aagaard, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

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  • (713) 798-8467

Microbiome interactions to preterm birth; The in utero environment and epigenetics in fetal programming and development

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

Potassium channels in disease; Autoimmune diseases (multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis); Identification of therapeutic targets; Drug development…

Penelope E Bonnen, Ph.D., B.S.

Faculty Senator

Functional genomics, bioinformatics, metabolomics and human genetics of mitochondrial and metabolic disease.

Aladin M Boriek, Ph.D.

Professor

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  • (713) 798-6091

Research Interests

Biykem Bozkurt, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

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  • (713) 794-8019

Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

William E Brownell, Ph.D.

Jake and Nina Kamin Chair of Otorhinolaryngology and Communicative Sciences

Phone

  • (713) 798-8540

Research Interests

Robert M Bryan Jr, Ph.D., B.S.

Professor

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  • (713) 798-7720

Endothelium and Smooth Muscle Interactions

Cindy A Buckmaster, Ph.D.

Dir, Ctr-Comp Med

Audrey E. Christiansen, Ph.D., B.S.

Instructor

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  • (713) 798-5618

Thomas A. Cooper, M.D.

Professor

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  • (713) 798-3141

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

William James Craigen, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

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  • (832) 822-4294

Genetic Disorders and Metabolic Disorders

Miguel Cruz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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  • (713) 794-7775

Thrombosis, von Willebrand factor, platelet adhesion, DIC, extracellular hemoglobin, inflammation, vimentin, tranlational medicine

Mary E. Dickinson, Ph.D.

Professor and Kyle and Josephine Morrow Endowed Chair

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  • (713) 798-2104

Vascular remodeling and heart morphogenesis in early vertebrate embryos

Tony Eissa, M.D.

Professor

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  • (713) 798-3190

Regulation of Autophagy in Innate Immunity; Cellular Regulation of Nitric Oxide Synthesis in Inflammation; Cellular regulation of misfolded proteins

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

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  • (713) 798-7146

Developmental Determinants of Skeletal Muscle Growth

Mostafa Waleed Gaber, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-3170

Pediatric brain tumor treatment sequelae; Translational imaging paradigm to map bone marrow failure.…

Brian W. Gibson, D.V.M.

Veterinarian, Clinical

Craig J Hartley, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Phone

  • (713) 798-4188

Sandra Barbara Haudek, M.S., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • (713) 798-3388

Student and Faculty Education; Cardiac Inflammation and Fibrosis; Stem Cells; TNF

Frank T. Horrigan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4675

Joseph Michael Hyser, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4514

Enteric Virus Calcium Channel Blockers; Exploitation of Host Calcium Signaling Pathways by Microbes…

William R. Lagor, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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  • (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.

Assistant Professor

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  • (713) 798-3974

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

Chang Seok Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5719

Ca2+ channel-mediated events in skeletal muscle and whole body metabolism

Scott Anthony LeMaire, M.D.

Professor and Vice-Chair for Research

Na Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4182

To identify novel molecular players in the development of atrial fibrillation and cardiomyopathy.

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

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5931

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

Lloyd H Michael, Ph.D.

Sr Associate Dean

Christina Y. Miyake, M.D., M.S.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 826-5650

Inherited Arrhythmic Sudden Cardiac Death Syndromes: Long QT syndrome, Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia, Brugada Syndrome, Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy…

Charles R Neblett, M.D.

Clin Prof Emeritus

Joel Neilson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8851

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

Robia G Pautler, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3892

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

Xinchun Pi

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5984

Ross A. Poché

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 788-5835

Russell Scott Ray, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

We study the molecular and genetic events that give rise to functional neural circuits and how those events may play a role in neurological disorders

Lucas Charles Reineke, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Corey L. Reynolds, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5040

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

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

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-4280

Identifying and characterizing genes responsible for common birth defects

Ergun Sahin, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6685

Telomere function, aging and cancer biology

Richard N Sifers, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3169

Glycobiology; Secretory Pathway; Protein Biosynthetic Quality Control; Conformational Disease; Alpha1-antitrypsin Deficiency; Disease Modifiers…

George E Taffet, M.D.

Robert J. Luchi, M.D. Chair

Phone

  • (713) 285-1730

Heart failure: Calcium and aging; Vascular aging; Physiology and Biochemistry: using mouse models of human aging and disease

Addison A Taylor, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4721

Qiang Tong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6716

Molecular mechanism of life span extension by caloric restriction; Adipose formation and function during obesity and diabetes…

Vinod Vijayan, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 770-1822

Serine/Threonine phosphatases in platelet and endothelial activation

Jun Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5917

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

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

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4700

Biochemistry and Biophysics; Cardiovascular Sciences; Human Disease

Samuel Miao-Sin Wu, Ph.D.

Professor and Camille and Raymond Hankamer Chair in Ophthalmology

Phone

  • (713) 798-5966

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