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Meet our Faculty Members

The faculty of the Center for Molecular and Translational Medicine (MolMed) cover several aspects of translational research, from the discovery and characterization of novel disease-modifying target genes to the development and application of innovative technologies to accelerate drug discovery and develop novel treatments for several human conditions.

These include neurodegenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease, neurodevelopmental disorders, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, obesity and metabolic disorders, stroke, cancer (including prostate and breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, melanoma and certain types of leukemia), infectious diseases (including influenza, HIV, dengue, and other emerging or re-emerging infection diseases), neuro-immune disorders (including multiple sclerosis), inflammatory diseases, and other conditions.

Our faculty bring expertise in dissecting the molecular aspects of disease, including developing modern and innovative approaches that combine biophysical (nuclear magnetic resonance, isothermal titration calorimetry, X-ray crystallography etc.), biochemical (chip-based fluorescence assays, high content cell imaging, etc.), and chemical biology strategies including combinatorial approaches, fragment-based drug design, peptide mimetics, and approaches to target protein-protein interactions.

Faculty

The links on their names will take you to their biographical or laboratory web pages.


Bahman Anvari, Ph.D.
Professor of Bioengineering
Bourns College of Engineering

Devin Binder, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor in Residence
School of Medicine

Chia-en Chang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry and Bioinformatics
Department of Chemistry

Monica Carson, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of Biomedical Sciences
School of Medicine

Iryna Ethell, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
School of Medicine

Byron Ford, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Sciences
School of Medicine

Thomas Girke, Ph.D.
Professor of Bioinformatics
Botany and Plant Sciences

Kaustabh Ghosh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
Bourns College of Engineering

Rong Hai, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Virology
Institute for Integrative Genome Biology

Catharine Larsen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry

Karine Le Roch, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell Biology
Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience

Jiayu Liao, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Bioengineering
Bourns College of Engineering

Xuan Liu, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry

David Lo, M.D., Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Sciences
School of Medicine

Gerald Maguire, M.D.
Clinical Professor
School of Medicine

Ernest Martinez, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biochemistry
Department of Biohemistry

Declan McCole, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences
School of Medicine

Dimitrios Morikis, Ph.D.
Professor of Bioengineering
Bourns College of Engineering

Meera G. Nair, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences
School of Medicine

Maurizio Pellecchia, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine

Jefferson Perry, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry

Michael Pirrung, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry

Frances M. Sladek, Ph.D.
Professor of Cell Biology & Toxicologist Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience

Jikui Song, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Department of Biochemistry

Seema K. Tiwari-Woodruff, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences
School of Medicine

Ameae Walker, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Sciences
School of Medicine

Emma Wilson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences
School of Medicine

Sika Zheng, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences
School of Medicine

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