Cell and Developmental Biology Faculty

John Cooke

Cooke, John, PhD, Associate Professor - Active Retired
Anatomy and histology for medical education

Roger Craig

Craig, Roger, PhD, Professor
Molecular structure and dynamics of actin and myosin filaments; cryo-EM and 3D image reconstruction
lab website

Charles Emerson Emerson, Charles P Jr, PhD, Professor
Genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of skeletal muscle development and disease
Wellstone website
Harvey Florman Florman Harvey M., PhD, Professor
Mechanisms of fertilization, ion channels, polycystic kidney disease proteins, signal transduction, exocytosis
Susan Gagliardi

Gagliardi, Susan Billings, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair 
Neuroanatomy and medical education

Anthony Imbalzano Imbalzano, Anthony , PhD, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Chromatin Structure and Regulation of Gene Expression, Cell Cycle, Cell Differentiation, and Development
Peter Jones Jones, Peter, PhD, Associate Professor
Epigenetics, regulation of gene expression, facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), Rett Syndrome
lab website
Stephen Jones Jones, Stephen N., PhD, Professor
Genes In Development And Tumorigenesis
lab website
Jeanne Keller

Keller, Jeanne, MD, Professor - Active Retired
Radiology for medical education

Oliver King King, Oliver D, PhD, Assistant Professor
Computational biology
Jeanne Lawrence Lawrence, Jeanne B., PhD, Interim Chair and Professor
Genome Structure and Regulation, non-coding RNAs and chromosome silencing, cancer epigenetics and gene therapy, Human Genetics for medical education
lab website
Elizabeth Luna Luna, Elizabeth J., PhD, Professor - Active Emeritus
Membranes, Cytoskeleton, and Signaling
lab website
Jeffrey Nickerson

Nickerson, Jeffrey, PhD, Associate Professor
Nuclear Architecture and Gene Expression

Paul Odgren Odgren, Paul, PhD, Associate Professor
Bone and Cartilage Cell Biology
lab website
Jaime Rivera5 Rivera, Jaime, PhD, Assistant Professor
Morphogenetic and Molecular Analysis of Mammalian  Development
lab website
Gerald Schwarting

Schwarting, Gerald , PhD, Professor
Axon Guidance and Cell Signaling in the Developing Olfactory System

Kip Sluder Sluder, Greenfield, PhD, Professor
Mitosis; Centrosome Formation, Function, and Duplication; Checkpoint Controls
lab website
George Witman Witman, George B., PhD, Professor
Cilia and Flagella, Molecular Motors, Sensory Transduction, Molecular Basis for Diseases Involving Cilia and Flagella
lab website
Hong Zhang

Zhang, Hong, PhD, Assistant Professor 
Genetic Regulation of Senescence in Cancer, Aging and Stem Cell Self-renewal; Molecular Targeting of E3 Ligases in Transcriptional Regulation
lab website


Research Faculty

  • Hall, Lisa, PhD, Research Assistant Professor (Lawrence lab) 
  • Hendricks, Gregory M., PhD, Research Assistant Professor (EM Core Facility)
  • Jiang, Jun, MD, PhD, Research Assistant Professor (Lawrence Lab)
  • Jungnickel, Melissa, PhD, Research Assistant Professor (Florman lab) 
  • Matijasevic, Zdenka, PhD, Research Assistant Professor  (Matijasevic/Jones Lab/Gene Targeting Facility)
  • Smith, Kelly, PhD, Research Associate Professor (Stem Cell Registry)
  • Sutton, Keith, PhD, Research Assistant Professor (Florman lab)
  • Uetake, Yumi, PhD, Instructor (Sluder lab)
  • Woodhead, John, PhD, Research Associate Professor (Craig lab)


  • Clark, Samuel, PhD, Professor Emeritus
  • Gauthier, Geraldine, PhD, Professor Emeritus

Affiliated Faculty

UMMS Joint Appointments 

Adjunct Faculty

  • Bar-Shavit, Zvi, PhD, Professor, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Choi, Je-Yong, PhD, Associate Professor, Kyungpook National University, Korea
  • Drissi, Hicham, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut Health Center 
  • Javed, Amjad, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
  • Koevary, Steven, PhD, Professor, New England School of Optometry, Boston, MA
  • Lambert, Stephen, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  • McCaffery, Peter, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Aberdeen,  Australia
  • Montecino, Martin, PhD, Professor, University of Concepcion, Chile
  • Shakoori, A.R., PhD, Professor, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
  • Stein, Gary, PhD, Professor, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • Stein, Janet, PhD, Professor, University of Vermont, Burllington, VT
  • van Wijnen, Andre, PhD, Professor, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
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