Researchers focused on aging in the Cancer & Cell Biology Program investigate stem cells, telomere shortening and tumor suppressors in aging.

Profiles of Faculty Working on Aging

Alison Ann Bertuch, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-4579

Dyskeratosis congenita; Mechanisms of bone marrow failure…

Andre Catic, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor & CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research

Phone

  • (713) 798-1567

We study protein quality control mechanisms and their involvement in gene regulation, metabolism, and aging.

Min Chen

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8507

Autoimmunity and inflammation; Dendritic cells in immune regulation; Cytokine signal transduction

Weiwei Dang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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

Tony Eissa, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3190

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

Josephine Chu Ferreon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1756

NMR Spectroscopy; Stem Cell Biology; Intrinsically Disordered Proteins; Protein Structure and Function; Post-Translational Modifications

Loning Fu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-0342

Margaret A Goodell, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1265

Murine and human hematopoietic stem cells; Genetic and epigenetic regulation and development.

Sean M. Hartig, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Cellular Mechanisms of Obesity and Diabetes

David Lonard, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research interests

Shailaja K Mani, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Daisuke Nakada, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1175

Normal and malignant stem cells in the blood system

Frederick A Pereira, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6933

Signaling pathways in auditory development, aging and cancer prevention; Circadian Rhythms; Hearing and Balance disorders; Auditory neuropathy…

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…

Zhou Songyang, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5220

Ming-Jer Tsai, Ph.D.

Dist Serv Prof

Phone

  • (713) 798-6253

Sophia Y Tsai, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6251

Koen J. T. Venken, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3698

Human Disease Modeling; Genome Engineering; Genetic Manipulation; Method Development; Technology Development; Cellular and organismal model systems…

Houston Methodist Hospital