Bio 200/500 Independent Research Mentor List

Joan E. Strassmann, Ph.D. Perhaps no community is more diverse than the soil microbiome with its predators, parasites, scavengers, cooperators, and symbionts, for ultimately all primary productivity ends up on the ground or in the water.
Cristina de Guzman Strong, Ph.D. epigenetics, genetics, genomics, chromatin, enhancer, skin, transcriptional regulation, disease, translational research
Christopher M. Sturgeon, Ph.D. stem cell, embryonic, iPSC, hematopoiesis, HSC, hESC, development
Paul H. Taghert, Ph.D. circadian rhythms, Drosophila, neurobiology, neuropeptide, GPCR, 2nd messenger signaling
Simon Tang, Ph.D. Understanding the biological regulation of skeletal matrix quality
John-Stephen Taylor, Ph.D. cancer, drug delivery, imaging, mutagenesis, nanotechnology, telomere
LinLin Tian Neuroimaging biomarkers, Parkinson disease
Niraj H. Tolia, Ph.D. biochemistry, biophysics, parasitology, microbiology, malaria, protein-protein interaction, protein crystallography, structural biology, pathogenesis
Christopher N. Topp, Ph.D. The Topp Lab takes a phenomics approach to study crop root growth dynamics in response to environmental stress such as drought and rhizosphere competition...
Sandeep K. Tripathy, M.D., Ph.D. innate immunity, NK cells, receptors, signal transduction, tolerance
Heather L. True-Krob, Ph.D. amyloid, chaperones, epigenetics, neurodegeneration, prion, yeast
James Umen, Ph.D. I maintain a diverse and interdisciplinary research program aimed at answering fundamental questions in eukaryotic cell biology, evolution and development using the green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (Chlamydomonas) and Volvox carteri (Volvox)
David C. Van Essen, Ph.D. neurobiology, vision, cerebral cortex, brain mapping
Brian Van Tine, M.D., Ph.D. Cancer, Metabolism, Human in mouse Cancer Models, New Therapies, Tumor Models, Metobolomics, Mouse Genetics
Deborah Veis, M.D., Ph.D. bone biology, osteoclast, arthritis, cancer, NF-KB, metastasis, osteoporosis, microenvironment, mitochondria, osteoblast
Richard D. Vierstra, Ph.D. Defining how ubiquitin and other post-translational modifiers contribute to cellular regulation and turnover and how the phytochrome photoreceptor system controls plant and microbial development.
Herbert W. "Skip" Virgin, M.D., Ph.D. immunology, virome, autophagy, inflammation, interferon, pathogenesis, microbiome, virology
Joseph P. Vogel, Ph.D. bacteriology, pathogenesis, macrophage, intracellular trafficking, immunology
Matthew J. Walter, M.D. cancer, functional genomics, gene expression profiling, hematopoiesis, stem cells, tumor biology
David Wang, Ph.D. microbial pathogenesis, functional genomics, virology, genome analysis, computational biology

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