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(Includes Name, Title, Research Interests)
MSTP Student
CMB Mentor:
Rami Khoriaty, M.D.
Year:
2017
Assistant Professor of Biological Chemistry
Accepting New Students?
Yes
Research Interests:

Protein quality control at eukaryotic membranes

Jim Bardwell
Professor of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology
Accepting new students?
Yes
Research Interests:

chaperone action, chaperone discovery, directed evolution, nicotine addiction

Associate Professor of Neurology, Angela Dobson and Lyndon Welch Research Professor, Brain Bank Director
Accepting new students?
Maybe
DEI Statement:
Every cell in the body is unique, just as every person is. The body is nothing without cells and their variety, just as the world is made up of people in all their diversity. Here, we believe diversity is to celebrated, equity is a way of living, and inclusion is to be embraced.
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Anti-Racism Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Research Interests:

RNA stability, RNA binding proteins, neurodegeneration, ALS, FTD

Scott Barolo
Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology; Director of Program in Biomedical Sciences (PIBS)
Accepting new students?
No
Trainings and Identities:
MORE Mentor Training, Implicit Bias Training, Allyship Training, Anti-Racism Training, Intercultural Training, Gender Bias or Discrimination Training
Research Interests:

Enhancers, gene expression, developmental cell signaling

Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Research Interests:
Research in Dr. Beard's laboratory is focused on systems engineering approaches to understanding the operation of physiological systems in health and disease. Projects include theoretical and experimental analysis of metabolic systems, whole-body cardiovascular mechanics and transport, blood-flow regulation, mechanisms of renal solute transport.

 

MSTP Student
Mentor
Yatrik Shah
Year:
2018
Undergraduate Institution:
UCLA
Research Interests:

I am studying how immunotherapy such as treatment with PDL-1 and CTLA4 affects the immune profile of tumors in mice. We are interested in looking at the differences between responsive and unresponsive tumors.  I am also working on the role of how ER stress and glucose deprivation modulate Stat3 activation.

Mentor:
Karl Desch
Year:
2018
Undergraduate Institution
Bucknell University
Honors
Botanical Society of America Undergraduate Student Research Award Recipient (2017), Phi Sigma member (2018)
Human Genetics
Research Interests:

Discovery of new genes for human developmental brain disorders highlights the genes essential for brain development. The disease mechanisms associated with these genes are modeled using patient induced pluripotent stem cells and mice to understand the associated molecular pathology.

Markus Bitzer
Professor of Internal Medicine
Accepting new students?
Yes
DEI Statement:
I believe that each person has unique strengths and weaknesses which help or limit their ability to achieve their goals. Each team member is supported in unique ways to allow them to achieve their personal goals.
Trainings and Identities:
Immigrant and Multi-racial-Identified
Research Interests:

Kidney disease, system biology, translational research.

Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, Human Genetics, Medical School
Research Interests:

Our research group aims to combine both computational and wet lab strategies to answer questions related to the transcriptional regulatory control of human genes. We believe that a complex regulatory control determines the fates of individual non-coding regulatory elements and that the integration of diverse genetic, epigenetic, and disease data is the best way to explore this control. Using innovative computational and wet lab approaches the lab both characterizes the function of these regulatory elements as well as examines the effect of genetic variation in these regions.

Cell and Systems Biology, Genomics/Proteomics, Computational Biology, Cancer Biology
Research Interests:
The overarching goal of the lab is to identify putative predictive genomic biomarkers for targeted therapies and understand primary and secondary resistance mechanisms for these therapies. The lab utilizes next generation sequencing strategies for the development and analysis of genomics-driven medicine clinical trials (precision medicine) and genetic characterization of therapeutic resistance. The lab also specializes in using high-throughput functional screens to identify therapeutic targets and molecular strategies to advance for pre-clinical modeling in cell lines and patient-derived...
Pharmacology
Research Interests:

The Brody lab is broadly focused on the molecular signals that underlie cardiac disease onset and progression. We have a specific interest in understanding how intracellular signaling is compartmentalized and regionally controlled by lipid modifications that modulate the function of signaling molecules in various cell types of the heart to control cardiac physiology and pathogenesis. Our laboratory utilizes a combination of mouse genetics, biochemistry, and molecular and chemical biology techniques to gain insight into pathophysiological signaling mechanisms that contribute to human...

Mentor:
Josie Clowney
Year:
2018
Undergraduate Institution:
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Research Interests:

Understanding gene regulatory networks that govern neuronal circuit formation during development.

Internal Medicine, Mol. Integ. Physiol.
Research Interests:

Our laboratory is interested in understanding how cells use nutrients and how excess nutrient flux, as occurs in obesity, and diabetes, triggers insulin resistance and inflammatory responses. We are also interested in how intrinsic exercise capacity and exercise training can alter metabolism. We use metabolomics profiling and other 'omics technologies to profile metabolism in animals and humans.