Bio 200/500 Independent Research Mentor List

Welcome to the Bio 200/500 Mentor list.  Please click on a mentor to expand the field. 

Dana R. Abendschein Ph.D. vascular biology, thrombosis, myocardial infarction, stroke, diabetes, unstable plaque
Samuel Achilefu Ph. D. cancer, Optical molecular imaging, molecular probe, near infrared, peptide
Rebecca Aft M.D. Ph.D. cancer, pathogenesis, tumor biology
Gustav Akk Ph.D. GABA, ion channel, neurophysiology, nicotinic receptor, pharmacology, structure-function relations
Tarek Alhamad, MD, MS, FACP, FASN Simultaneous pancreas and kidney transplantation, donation after cardiac death, immunosuppression minimization.
Gaya K. Amarasinghe Ph.D. interferon, viral infection, structural biology, signaling, biochemistry
Beau Ances M.D. Ph.D. Alzheimer’s disease, blood flow, brain mapping, dementia, HIV, MRI
Jeffrey M. Arbeit M.D. cancer, hypoxia, cell signaling, tumor biology, transcription, vascular biology
Kareem Azab, Ph.D. Cancer Biology, metastasis mechanisms, drug resistance, personalized medicine, tissue engineering, drug delivery systems, targeted therapy, nanotherapy.
Martha W. Bagnall, Ph.D. behavior, balance, zebrafish, neuroscience, spinal cord
Thomas J. Baranski M.D. Ph.D. diabetes, Drosophila, G protein, hormones, protein structure, signal transduction
Dennis L. Barbour M.D. Ph.D. neurobiology, neurophysiology, hearing, sensation, perception, cognitive processing, human-computer interfaces
Wayne M. Barnes Ph.D. neurobiology, neurophysiology, hearing, sensation, perception, cognitive processing, human-computer interfaces
Rebecca Bart Ph.D. Combining genetics with molecular and computational biology to learn about the mechanisms used by hosts and pathogens to recognize and respond to one another and the environment
Steven Bassnett Ph.D. apoptosis, cataract, differentiation, imaging, stem cells, Marfan syndrome, fibrillin
Luis F.Z. Batista Ph.D. stem cells; iPS cells; telomerase; DNA repair; DNA damage; tissue dysfunction; telomeres
Jeffrey Bednarski, M.D., Ph.D. B cell development, DNA damage response, regulation of gene expression
Yehuda Ben-Shahar Ph.D. Behavioral genetics, Evolutionary neurogenetics, Drosophila, Ion channels, Molecular genetics, Neurobiology, Neuroethology, Sensory systems
Tammie L.S. Benzinger M.D. Ph.D. MRI, PET, Alzheimer’s disease, brain tumors, aging, imaging biomarkers for clinical trials
Mikhail Y. Berezin Ph.D. biophysics, cancer, electrochemistry, fluorescence, nanotechnology, imaging and spectroscopy instrumentation