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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

    Marcellette G. Williams Scholar

    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

    Gerald L. Haidak, MD, and Zelda S. Haidak Professorship in Cell Biology (est. 1999)

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

  • 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.

     

  • Elisabet Mandon

    Elisabet Mandon, PhD

    Academic Role: Associate Professor

    Programs: Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems

    Focus: The role of mitochondria and the endoplasmic reticulum in neurodegeneration and aging.

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  • Beth A. McCormick

    Beth A. McCormick, PhD

    Academic Role: Chair and 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: Professor

    Programs: Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems

    Focus: Smooth muscle in health and disease.