Molecular Medicine Faculty

Located in the Molecular Medicine Building: (Two Biotech)

Michael P. Czech, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Molecular Medicine
RNAi-based therapeutic strategies for inflammatory and metabolic diseases
Craig Peterson, Ph.D., Professor and Vice Chair of Molecular Medicine
Regulation of gene expression
Victor R. Ambros, Ph.D., Professor and Co-Chair RNA Therapeutics Center
Molecular and genetic control of animal development; microRNA regulatory mechanisms
Co-Chair, RNA Therapeutics Center
Paul Clapham, Ph.D., Associate Professor
HIV receptors and cellular tropisms
Silvia Corvera, M.D., Professor
Signal transduction and membrane trafficking
Roger Davis, Ph.D., Professor
Mechanisms by which growth factors regulate cellular proliferation
Stephen Doxsey, Ph.D., Professor
Mitotic and meiotic spindle assembly with an emphasis on centrosome structure, functions, and regulation
David Guertin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Signal transduction in development and cancer
Tony Ip, Ph.D., Professor
Intestinal stem cells and tissue regeneration in Drosophila
David Lambright, Ph.D., Professor
Structural and molecular mechanisms of cell signaling and membrane trafficking
Jeremy Luban, M.D., Professor
HIV-1 replication, pathogenesis, and immunity
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D., Professor
Viral and immunopathogenesis of persistent viral infections
Gary Ostroff, Ph.D., Research Professor
Phagocytic cell-targeted glucan particle-based systems for siRNA/DNA,
peptides/proteins/Mab/enzymes, and small molecule delivery
Gregory Pazour, Ph.D., Professor
The role of the intraflagellar transport (IFT) proteins in eukaryotic ciliary assembly
Joel Richter, Ph.D., Professor
Translational control of meiosis, mitosis, and neuronal synaptic plasticity
Caterina Strambio De Castilla, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Live cell imaging of HIV-1 within infected cells
John Sullivan, M.D., Professor
Cellular and humoral immune responses to Epstein-Barr virus and human immunodeficiency virus
Amy Walker, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
How is transcriptional regulation of lipogenesis linked to diet and environment in C. elegans and mammals
William Theurkauf, Ph.D., Professor
Mitosis and cell cycle regulation; actin organization and function; embryonic axis specification

Located in the Albert Sherman Center:

Craig Mello, Ph.D., Professor and Co-Director, RNA Therapeutics Center
Regulation of gene expression during early embryogenesis in C. elegans  
Dale Greiner, Ph.D., Professor and Co-Director Diabetes Center of Excellence
T cell development and regulation of autoimmune disorders
Craig Ceol, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Genetic regulators of melanoma formation using the zebrafish

Rene Maehr, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Using stem cell approaches to model and understand human immune diseases
Michael Brehm, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Program In Systems Biology:

Marian Walhout, Ph.D., Professor and Co-Director
lincRNAs and their evolutionary history and the systematic dissection of the transcriptional regulation of the immune response
Michael Lee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

UMass Mouse Phenotyping Center

Jason Kim, Ph.D., Professor and Director, UMass Mouse Phenotyping Center
Role of inflammation in obesity, diabetes andcardiovascular complications

Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology:

Manuel Garber, Ph.D., Associate Professor
lincRNAs and their evolutionary history and the systematic dissection of the transcriptional regulation of the immune response

Located in the Lazare Research Building:

Program in Gene Function and Expression

Michael Green, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Director, Program in Gene Function and Expression
Eukaryotic gene regulation and cancer molecular biology
Usha Acharya, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Molecular genetics of lipid metabolism and signaling
Ingolf Bach, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Neuronal cell fate specification
Jennifer Benanti, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Regulation of cell growth and division
Michael Brodsky, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Regulation of Drosophila p53 and DNA damage-induced apoptosis
Lucio Castilla, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Genetics of leukemia, mouse models
Thomas Fazzio, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Chromatin regulation in stem cells
Heinrich Gottlinger, M.D., Ph.D., Professor
Molecular Biology of HIV-1
Paul Kaufman, Ph.D., Professor
Assembly and Function of Eukaryotic Chromosomes
Nathan Lawson, Ph.D., Professor
Determining the signals responsible for blood vessel development using zebrafish
Brian Lewis, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Molecular genetics of pancreatic and liver cancers
Heidi Tissenbaum, Ph.D., Professor
Molecular mechanisms of aging in C.elegans
Eduardo Torres, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Understanding how aneuploidy affects cellular physiology and metabolism
Yong-Xu Wang, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Transcriptional control of energy metabolism and metabolic diseases by the nuclear receptor PPAR subfamily

Located in the Rose Gordon Building:

Maria Zapp, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Regulation of retroviral and cellular mRNA transport