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Department of Microbiology & Physiological Systems

  • Guangping Gao

    Guangping Gao, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems, Horae Gene Therapy Center, RNA Therapeutics Institute

    Penelope Booth Rockwell Chair in Biomedical Research

    Director, Horae Gene Therapy Center

    Focus: Adeno-associated virus vectors for gene therapy of genetic diseases including Canavan Disease

  • Rachel M. Gerstein

    Rachel M. Gerstein, PhD

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems

    Focus: Immune system dysfunction including multiple sclerosis, with an emphasis on B lymphocyte contribution to pathology and biomarkers of disease progression.

  • Javier E. Irazoqui

    Javier E. Irazoqui, PhD

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems

    Focus: Neural-immune communication; Comparative immunology.

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  • Allan S. Jacobson

    Allan S. Jacobson, PhD

    Academic Role: Chair and Professor

    Programs: Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems, RNA Therapeutics Institute

    Lambi and Sarah Adams Chair of Genetic Research

    Focus: Post-transcriptional control of gene expression in model systems and genetic disorders

  • José R. Lemos

    José R. Lemos, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems

    Focus: Stimulus-secretion Coupling at Nerve Terminals.

     

  • Lawrence Lifshitz

    Lawrence Lifshitz, PhD

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems, Program in Molecular Medicine

    Focus: Computer vision and image processing.

     

  • Beth A. McCormick

    Beth A. McCormick, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems

    Focus: Mucosal inflammation, host:pathogen interactions, and cancer biology.

  • Ann Rittenhouse

    Ann Rittenhouse, PhD

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems

    Focus: Calcium Channels and Neuronal Plasticity.

  • Michael Volkert

    Michael Volkert, PhD

    Academic Role: Professor

    Programs: Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems

    Focus: Molecular and cellular functions of the OXR family of oxidation resistance genes in order to determine how they protect cells from oxidative stress induced DNA damage and cell death.

  • Ronghua ZhuGe

    Ronghua ZhuGe, PhD

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems

    Focus: Smooth muscle in health and disease.

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