Current PI Member Listing

Below is a listing of the current PI's in The RNA Club (students and post-doc's welcome too!)

For more information please contact one of the following people:  Zhiji Ren, Xin Li, Meetu Seth, Joerg Braun

  • Victor Ambros, Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine, RTI
    Molecular and genetic control of animal delevelopment; microRNA regulartory mechanisms
  • Neil Aronin, M.D., Department of Medicine
    Huntingtons Disease, Parkinson's Disease
  • Vivian Budnik, Ph.D., Neurobiology
    Molecular Mechanisms of Synapse Assembly and Plasticity
  • Eric Baehrecke, Ph.D., Cancer Biology
    Cell death and autophagy
  • Robert Brown, M.D.,Ph.D., Department of Neurology
    Identication of Gene Defects and Neuonuscualr Disease
  • Lucio Castilla, Ph.D., Program in Gene Function and Expression
    Genetics of leukemia, mouse models
  • Silvia Corvera, M.D., Program in Molecular Medicine
    Cell biology of insulin action and type 2 diabetes
  • Michael Czech, Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine
    RNAi-based therapeutic strategies for inflammatory and metabolic diseases
  • Roger Davis, Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine
    Mechanisms by which growth factors regulate cellular proliferation
  • Job Dekker, Ph.D., Program in Systems Biology
    Spatial Organization of Genomes
  • Fen-Biao Gao, Ph.D. Department of Neurobiology
    Neuronal microRNA's and frontotemporal dementia
  • Guangping Gao, Ph.D., Gene Therapy Center
    Adeno-assiociated virus (AAV) vector mediated gene transfer for gene therapy
  • Paul Gardner, Ph.D., Psychiatry
    Regulation of Nicotinic Receptor Gene Expression in Addiction and Lung Cancer
  • Michael Green, M.D., Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine
    Eurokaryotic Gene Regulation and Cancer Molecular Biology
  • David Guertin, Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine
    Signal transduction in development and cancer
  • Kirsten Hagstrom, Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine
    Chromosome structure and segregation during cell division
  • Gang Han, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
    Synthetic Nanomaterials for siRNA Delivery and Biomolecule Imaging
  • Lawrence Hayward, M.D., Ph.D., Neurology
    Misfolding of Mutant SOD1 Variants in ALS
  • Allan Jacobson, Ph.D., Microbiology & Physiological Systems
    Cytoplasmic aspects of the post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression
  • Ellen Kittler, Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine
    Co- Director of The Molecular Biology Core and Deep Sequencing Core Facilities
  • Anastasia Khvorova, Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine
    Development of novel oligonucleotide-based therapeutics and drug development
  • Andrei Korostelev, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, RTI
    Structure and function of ribosome
  • Jeanne Lawrence, Ph.D., Cell Biology
    Genome organization and the functional relationship of DNA/RNA with nuclear structure
  • Nathan Lawson, Ph,D., Program in Molecular Medicine
    Determining the signals responsible for blood vessel developement using zebrafish
  • Andrew Leiter, M.D., Ph.D., Medicine 
  • Jack Leonard, Ph.D., Microbiology & Physiological Systems
    Cellar and molecular events that mediate thyroid hormone action in the brain
  • Francesca Massi, Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
    Protein dynamics and protein function and stability using NMR spectroscopy
  • Craig Mello,Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine, RTI
    Regulation of gene expression during early embryogenesis in C. elegans
  • Melissa Moore, Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, RTI
    Post-transcriptional gene regulation in eukaryotes via mechanisms involving RNA
  • Chris Mueller, M.D., Anesthesiology
  • Peter Newburger, M.D., Cancer Biology
    Molecular basis of phagocye function and selenoprotein biosynthesis
  • Jeffrey A. Nickerson, Ph.D., Cell Biology
    Nuclear architecture and gene expression
  • Gary Ostroff, Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine
  • Klaus Pechhold, Ph.D., Medicine
    Characterizing the homeostasis of islet beta cells, to identify therapeutic targets for regenerative medicine
  • Thoru Pederson, Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
    RNA traffic in eukaryotic cells, RNA processing, RNA-protein interactions, siRNA
  • Craig Peterson, Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine
    How chromosome structure influences nuclear porcesses
  • Oliver Rando, M.D., Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
    Genomic approches to chromatin structure and function, and to epigenetic inheritance
  • Joel Richter, Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine
    Translational control in meiosis, mitosis, and neuronal synaptic plasticity
  • Alan Rosmarin, M.D., Medicine
    Regulation of gene transcription in myeloid cells by the ets-related transcription factor, GA-Binding Protein (GABP)
  • Sean Ryder, Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
    Post-transcriptional regulation of maternal mRNAs in early development
  • Gyongyi Szabo, Ph.D., Medicine
    Immune alterations induced by acute alcohol consumption
  • William Theurkauf, Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine
    Regulation of mitotic chromosome segregation
  • Marian Walhout, Ph.D., Program in Systems Biology
    Mapping transcription regulatory circuits in nematode C. elegans
  • Zhiping Weng Ph.D., Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology
    Bioinformatics and computational genomics
  • David Weaver, Ph.D., Neurobiology
    Molecular physiology of circadian rhythms
  • Zuoshang Xu, M.D., Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
    Mechanism and therapy of neurodegeneratice diseases
  • Phillip Zamore, Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, RTI
    Dissecting the RNAi and miRNA pathways
  • Maria Zapp, Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine
    Regulation of retroviral and cellular mRNA transport
  • Robert Zimmerman, Ph.D.