IDDRC Investigators: A-J

Anne E Anderson, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-3976

Signal transduction mechanisms in epilepsy; Potassium channels; MAPK

Benjamin Russell Arenkiel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-1960

Andrea Ballabio, M.D.

Professor

Arthur L Beaudet, M.D.

Henry and Emma Meyer Chair and Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4795

Neuronal carnitine deficiency as a risk factor for autism; Prader-Willi and Angelman syndrome; Genotype-phenotype correlations for CHRNA7…

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

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5272

Mitochondria and neuronal degeneration, and technology development

Juan Botas, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5397

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

Lindsay Burrage, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7554

Rui Chen, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5194

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

Edward C Cooper, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-4939

Voltage-gated sodium and potassium channel diseases of the axon: evolution, mechanisms, animal models, and therapeutics; Epilepsy and seizures…

Thomas A. Cooper, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3141

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

Mauro Costa-Mattioli, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Cullen Foundation Endowed Chair

Phone

  • (713) 798-8913

Cellular and molecular mechanism of memory storage

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

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8305

Regulation of cellular energy metabolism; Genetic Disorders and Metabolic Disorders; Mouse models of metabolic diseases

Benjamin Deneen, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7897

Glial cell development and disease

Florent Elefteriou, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2207

Mechanisms of bone development, remodeling, repair and cancer cell metastasis

Daniel G Glaze, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-7388

The neurophysiology of Rett syndrome

Andy Groves, Ph.D.

Professor and Vivian L. Smith Endowed Chair in Neuroscience

Phone

  • (713) 798-8743

The development, evolution, and regeneration of the inner ear

Hamed Jafar-Nejad, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6159

A mouse model for Alagille Syndrome; Role of glycosylation in Notch signaling and animal development; A fly model for NGLY1 deficiency

Joanna Louisa Jankowsky, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8337

Daoyun Ji, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

IDDRC Investigators: K-R

Robin Page Kochel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

My interests broadly focus on the early emergence of ASD symptomatology, as well as how parent perceptions about ASD influence their health-related behaviors.

Seema Lalani, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-8921

Copy number variations and diseases, congenital cardiovascular malformations, genetic causes of language/speech delay

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

Chair

Phone

  • (713) 798-5443

Developmental, translational and clinical studies of skeletal dysplasias and inborn errors of metabolism

Cecilia Ljungberg, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-8873

Philip J. Lupo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-2960

Cancer epidemiology; Genetic epidemiology; Childhood cancer; Overlap between birth defects and childhood cancer; Late effects in cancer survivors

Graeme Mardon, Ph.D.

James R. Davis Chair in Pathology and Immunology

Phone

  • (713) 798-8731

Retinal cell fate determination, development, and function in Drosophila and vertebrates

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

Assistant Professor

Imaging metabolomics; Neurogenesis

Juan C. Marini, D.V.M., Ph.D., M.S.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-0343

Amino Acid Metabolism

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

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5931

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

Sandesh C.S. Nagamani, M.B.B.S, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7820

Translational and clinical research focused on inborn errors of metabolism and skeletal dysplasia

David L Nelson, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-8160

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

Bert W O'Malley, M.D.

Chair/Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6205

Hormone action; Coactivator function; Eukaryotic gene expression; Gene therapy; Nanotechnology

Paul J Pfaffinger, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3060

Matthew Neil Rasband, Ph.D.

Professor and Vivian L. Smith Endowed Chair in Neuroscience

Phone

  • (713) 798-4494

IDDRC Investigators: S-Z

Rodney Cavero Samaco, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-8788

Neurobehavioral & neuropsychiatric genetics, rodent disease models, preclinical studies

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

Regulatory networks of cell metabolism and neurological disorders

Christian Patrick Schaaf, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-8787

Understanding the genetic basis of neuropsychiatric disease, its molecular mechanisms, and development of novel therapeutic strategies, using mouse models and induced pluripotent stem cell technology

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

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 203-7242

Identifying and characterizing genes responsible for common birth defects

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

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-7438

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

Eric Alan Storch, Ph.D.

Senior Faculty

Phone

  • (713) 798-4945

John W Swann, Ph.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-3969

Basic Mechanisms of Childhood Epilepsy

Jianrong Tang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-8866

Andreas Savas Tolias, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Kimberley Renee Fuchs Tolias, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-3981

Molecular and cellular mechanisms regulating neural circuit formation and plasticity

Ignatia Barbara Van den Veyver, M.D.

Professor

Genetics and epigenetics of reproductive disorders; Aicardi syndrome; prenatal gene-environment interactions; prenatal genetics

Lisa L Wang, M.D.

Associate Professor

Phone

  • (832) 824-4822

Molecular basis of osteosarcoma, RECQL4, Rothmund-Thomson syndrome

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

Assistant Professor

Phone

  • (832) 822-4280

Pediatric genetics; Peroxisomal disorders

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…

Dinghui Yu

Instructor

Lilei Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Genetic and Epigenetic regulation of heart failure and cardiomyopathies

Hui Zheng, Ph.D.

Director/Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-5804

Huda Yahya Zoghbi, M.D.

Professor

Phone

  • (713) 798-6558

Molecular basis of neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders; Nervous system development