Faculty A-F: Graduate Program in Developmental Biology

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

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8467

Microbiome interactions to preterm birth

Benjamin Russell Arenkiel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1960

Molecular genetic studies to investigate mechanisms of neural circuit formation, function, and maintenance

Swathi Arur, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 745-8424

RAS/ERK signaling pathways governing germ cell development in C. elegans

Richard R Behringer, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 834-6327

Mammalian embryogenesis, reproductive and stem cell biology and evolution

Hugo J Bellen, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5272

Mitochondria and neuronal degeneration, and technology development

Karl-Dimiter Bissig, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1256

Genome engineering in the liver; Metabolic liver disease; Human liver chimeric mice; Liver cancer; Hepatitis B virus…

Malgorzata Borowiak, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7771

Pluripotent stem cells for human development and metabolic diseases

Juan Botas, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5397

Comparative analysis of pathogenic mechanisms in neurodegenerative disorders; Screens for common 'drugable' targets

Janet Braam, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 348-4277

Molecular and developmental responses of plants to environmental stresses

Jichao Chen, Ph.D., M.H.S.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 745-0630

Rui Chen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5194

Functional genomics of visual system development and diseases; High throughput technology

Atul Chopra, M.D., Ph.D.

Caroline Wiess Law Scholar, Assistant Professor

Energy and metabolic homeostasis, asprosin biology, identification of novel disorders of energy balance in humans

Mauro Costa-Mattioli, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Cullen Foundation Endowed Chair

Phone

  • (713) 798-8913

Cellular and molecular mechanism of memory storage

Benjamin Deneen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7897

Glial cell development and disease

Mary E. Dickinson, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Research

Phone

  • (713) 798-2104

Vascular remodeling and heart morphogenesis in early vertebrate embryos

Herman A. Dierick, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6865

Genetic and neurobiological mechanism of Drosophila aggression

George Eisenhoffer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 563-2754

Cell death and proliferation of epithelial cells in zebrafish

Faculty G-L: Graduate Program in Developmental Biology

Michael J Galko, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 792-9182

Molecular genetics of tissue repair responses in Drosophila

Ido Golding, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4193

Using physical principles to understand living systems

Margaret A Goodell, Ph.D.

Professor and Director, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine Center (STaR)

Phone

  • (713) 798-1265

Regulation of hematopoietic stem cells

Andy Groves, Ph.D.

Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Developmental Biology

Phone

  • (713) 798-8743

The development, evolution, and regeneration of the inner ear

Jason D Heaney, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1778

Testicular and colon cancer genetics; Stem/progenitor cell maintenance; Mouse models of human diseases; Genome editing technologies

Hamed Jafar-Nejad, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6159

Contribution of protein O-glycosylation to Notch signaling, animal development and human disease; A Drosophila model for NGLY1 deficiency

Milan Jamrich, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3772

Pattern formation and regeneration in mice and Xenopus

Joanna Louisa Jankowsky, Ph.D.

Faculty Senator

Phone

  • (713) 798-8337

Randy L Johnson, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 834-6287

Modeling human disease and development in the mouse

Katherine Yudeh King, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Role of interferon-gamma in hematopoietic stem cell regulation

Adam Kuspa, Ph.D.

Professor and Senior Vice President for Research

Phone

  • (713) 798-1060

Signal transduction, cell differentiation, and genomics of Dictyostelium discoideum

Brendan Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5443

Translational studies of skeletal and kidney development, and therapy for metabolic diseases

Hyun-Kyoung Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-8955

Elucidating mechanisms of gliogenesis in neural development and how its dysfunction can lead to neurodegenerative disease

Michael T. Lewis, Ph.D., B.S.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3296

Genetic regulation of mammary gland development and early-stage breast cancer

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

Cullen Chair and Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5646

Structural biology, bioinformatics, and computational genomics

Peter Lwigale, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 348-6785

Molecular regulation of cell migration during eye development and cornea regeneration

Faculty M-R: Graduate Program in Developmental Biology

Mirjana Maletic-Savatic, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-8807

Imaging metabolomics; Neurogenesis

Graeme Mardon, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8731

Molecular mechanisms controlling retinal development

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

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5931

Cardiac and craniofacial stem cell biology; Cell and Developmental Biology; Molecular Biology and Genetics; Human Disease; Cardiovascular Sciences

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

Professor and Director, Center for Drug Discovery

Phone

  • (713) 798-6451

Matthew McGinley, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Neural mechanisms of auditory perception; Influence of brain state on perception and behavior…

Sean Eric McGuire

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-9174

Cancer cell metabolism; metabolic imaging

David Moore, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3313

Functions of nuclear hormone receptors

Daisuke Nakada, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1175

Molecular and genetic analysis of stem cell function and cancer

Hoang Nguyen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1236

Skin epithelial stem cells

Paul Overbeek, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6421

Ronald J. Parchem, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1272

Neural Development, Neural Crest Development, Stem Cells and Cancer Biology

Ross A. Poché

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 788-5835

Matthew Neil Rasband, Ph.D.

Professor and Vivian L. Smith Endowed Chair in Neuroscience

Phone

  • (713) 798-4494

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

Jeffrey M Rosen, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6210

Developmental and hormonal regulation of mammary gland gene expression and breast cancer

Faculty S-V: Graduate Program in Developmental Biology

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

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6685

Telomere function, aging and cancer biology

Rodney Cavero Samaco, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-8788

The genetic and neuroanatomical origin of social behavior.

Buck Samuel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-9110

Microbiome programming of host physiology and development; Systems biology of host-microbe interactions…

Melanie Samuel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1561

Discovery of new neural development molecules and pathways.; Development of nanoscopic imaging tools and techniques for circuit analysis.…

Marco Sardiello, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-8871

Lysosomal enhancement as a therapeutic strategy for treating neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses

Joshua M Shulman, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-8976

Functional genomics of Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease; integrative genetic analyses in humans and Drosophila

Roy Sillitoe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-8913

Developmental origins of neurological diseases; ataxia; dystonia; tremor; in vivo electrophysiology; deep brain stimulation; genetics

Anna Marie Sokac, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3561

Shaping cells, shaping embryos: Coordinated actin and membrane dynamics in flies and frogs

Francois St-Pierre

Assistant Professor

Development and application of genetically encoded tools to monitor and control neural activity; High-speed microscopy; Optogenetics; Protein engineering; Synthetic biology

Kimberley Renee Fuchs Tolias, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3981

Molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating neural circuit formation and plasticity

Ming-Jer Tsai, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6253

Role of transcription factors in development and diseases

Sophia Y Tsai, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6251

Physiological role of nuclear receptors during development

Kartik Venkatachalam, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 500-7504

Signal transduction in the Drosophila nervous system

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…

Faculty W-Z: Graduate Program in Developmental Biology

Meng Wang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1566

Systemic studies of endocrine and metabolic signaling in promoting healthy aging

Michael Francis Wangler, M.D., M.S., B.S.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-4280

Pediatric genetics; Peroxisomal disorders

Aryeh Warmflash, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 348-2456

Self-organized developmental patterning and modeling the cancer microenvironment

Trent Watkins, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8183

Neuronal injury and cellular stress signaling pathways; Axon regeneration; Neurodegeneration…

Theodore G Wensel, Ph.D.

Chair

Phone

  • (713) 798-6994

Neuronal Signal Transduction; Cyclic Nucleotides; Phosphoinositides; G Proteins and G Protein-Coupled Receptors; Ion Channels; Mouse and Rat; Human…

Thomas Westbrook, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5364

RNAi-based strategies to cancer gene discovery; REST tumor suppressor pathway

Joshua D. Wythe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3657

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

Mingshan Xue, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-8109

Cortical circuit function and development in health and disease

Shinya Yamamoto, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-8119

New Disease Gene Discovery; Integration of Drosophila Genetics and Human Genomics; Cell-Cell Communication in Development and Disease

Hui Zheng, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5804

Molecular genetics of Alzheimer’s disease

Zheng Zhou, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6489

Molecular genetic studies of clearance of apoptotic cells in C. elegans

Huda Yahya Zoghbi, M.D.

Professor and Director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute

Phone

  • (713) 798-6558

Neural development, neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders