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Christina Baer, PhD

Academic Role: Assistant Professor
Focus: Director of Sanderson Center for Optics Experimentation (SCOPE)

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Samuel Behar, MD, PhD

Samuel Behar, MD, PhD

Academic Role: Professor
Focus: Innate and Acquired Mechanisms of Immunity to Tuberculosis

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Robert Brewster

Robert Brewster, PhD

Academic Role: Assistant Professor
Focus: Quantitative Studies of Transcription and its Regulation

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Vanni Bucci, PhD

Academic Role: Associate Professor
Focus: Host-Microbiome Interaction, Computational Biology, Synthetic Biology

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Andres Colubri

Andres Colubri, PhD

Academic Role: Assistant Professor
Focus: Machine Learning, Digital Epidemiology, Mobile Health, and data visualization

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Natasha Durham, PhD

Academic Role: Instructor
Focus: Viral Entry, Antibodies & Vaccines, Single Molecule Techniques

Rachel Gerstein, PhD

Rachel Gerstein, PhD

Academic Role: Professor
Focus: Developmental regulation of V(D)J recombination and B cell development.

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Guangping Gao, PhD

Academic Role: Professor
Focus: Adeno-associated virus vector mediated gene transfer for gene therapy & gene therapy of inherited neurodegenerative Canavan Disease

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He Feng, PhD

Academic Role: Associate Professor
Focus: FILL

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Javier E. Irazoqui, PhD

Javier E. Irazoqui, PhD

Academic Role: Associate Professor
Focus: Microbiota-Gut-Brain Axis; Mucosal Innate Immunity; Staphylococcus aureus; Transcriptional Regulation of Host Defense; Autophagy; SARS-CoV-2 Interactions with Human Lung Cells

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Allan Jacobson, PhD

Academic Role: Gerald L. Haidak, MD, and Zelda S. Haidak Professor of Cell Biology
Chair and Professor
Focus: Cytoplasmic Aspects of the Post-transcriptional Regulation of Gene Expression

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Timothy Kowalik, PhD

Timothy Kowalik, PhD

Academic Role: Professor
Focus: Cell activation and DNA viruses

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Ana Maldonado-Contreras, PhD

Academic Role: Assistant Professor
Focus: Gastrointestinal Microbiome, Diet-Microbiome Interaction

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Elisabet Mandon, PhD

Academic Role: Associate Professor
Focus: FILL

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Beth A. McCormick, PhD

Beth McCormick, PhD

Academic Role: Professor and Vice Chair; Founder, Center for Microbiome Research
Focus: Mucosal inflammation, host: pathogen interactions, and cancer biology

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William McDougall Ph.D.

William M McDougall, PhD

Academic Role: Assistant Professor
Focus: FILL

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Trudy Morrison, PhD

Trudy Morrison, PhD

Academic Role: Professor
Focus: Paramyxovirus Membrane Fusion, Assembly of Paramyxoviruses, Virus Vaccines

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James Munro, PhD

Academic Role: Associate Professor
Focus: Biophysics, Virology

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Kenan Murphy, PhD

Kenan Murphy, PhD

Academic Role: Assistant Professor
Focus: Double-stranded DNA break repair in Escherichia coli, Recombineering technology for gene replacement in bacterial pathogens

Kadamba Papavinasasundaram, PhD

Kadambavanasund Papavinasasundaram, PhD

Academic Role: Instructor
Focus: FILL

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Ann Rittenhouse, PhD

Ann R. Rittenhouse, PhD

Academic Role: Associate Professor
Focus: Calcuim Channels and Neuronal Plasticity

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Christopher Sassetti, PhD

Christopher Sassetti, PhD

Academic Role: Professor
Focus: Pathogenesis of tuberculosis

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Carol Schrader, PhD

Carol Schrader, PhD

Academic Role: Associate Professor
Focus: FILL

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Elizabeth Shank, PhD

Academic Role: Associate Professor
Focus: Chemical and physical interactions of microbes with each other and their hosts

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Phil Tai

Phillip Tai, PhD

Academic Role: Assistant Professor
Focus:Development of next-gen sequencing methodologies to profile AAV vector genome quality, and discovery and characterization of natural AAV capsid isolates for vectorization and gene therapy

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Michael Volkert, PhD

Michael Volkert, PhD

Academic Role: Professor
Focus: DNA Repair and Damage Prevention Genes

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Doyle Ward, PhD

Doyle Ward, PhD

Academic Role: Associate Professor, Director of Operations, Center for Microbiome Research
Focus:
Microbiome, Bacterial Genomics

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Jun Xie

Jun Xie, PhD

Academic Role: Associate Professor
Focus: 
AAV vector technology and AAV-mediated miRNA therapeutics

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Ronghua Zhuge, PhD

Academic Role: Professor
Focus: Smooth Muscle in Health and Disease

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Emeriti

 

Michael Bratt, PhD

James Dobson, PhD

H. Maurice Goodman, PhD

Peter Grigg, PhD

Julie Jonassen, PhD

José Lemos, PhD

Janet Stavnezer, PhD

Donald Tipper, PhD

Affiliated Faculty

 

Raffi Van Aroian, PhD (Professor)     

Karl Dean Bellve, PhD (Assistant Professor

Sylvain Cecchini, PhD (Associate Professor*)

Jennifer Daly, MD (Professor§)    

Richard Ellison, MD (Professor§)  

Robert Finberg, MD (Professor§)    

Terence Flotte, MD (Professorz)      

Kevin Fogarty, MS (Assistant Professor)

Douglas Golenbock, MD (Professor§)   

John Haran, MD (Associate Professor)

Michelle Kelliher, PhD (Professor§)      

Robert Kotin, PhD (Professor*)

Stuart Levitz, MD (Professor§)     

Egil Lien, PhD (Professor§)   

Lawrence Lifshitz, PhD (Associate Professor)

Scott Loiler, PhD (Adjunct Assistant Professor*#

John Mark Madison, MD (Professor§)       

Peter Newburger, MD (Professorz)   

Erica Ollmann Saphire, PhD (Adjunct Assistant Professor***

Ann Rothstein, PhD (Professor§)     

David Sela, PhD (Adjunct Assistant Professor****

Neal Silverman,  PhD (Professor§)   

Marc Uknis, MD (Adjunct Assistant Professorx

Maria Zapp, PhD  (Assistant Professor)  

 

Primary Affiliation

*UMMS Horae Gene Therapy Center https://www.umassmed.edu/gtc/

**UMMS Program in Systems Biology https://www.umassmed.edu/psb/

#Voyager Therapeutics Inc. https://www.voyagertherapeutics.com/

***La Jolla Institute for Immunology https://www.lji.org/labs/saphire/

****UMass/Amherst  https://www.umass.edu/foodsci/faculty/david-sela

UMMS Program in Molecular Medicine https://www.umassmed.edu/pmm/

§UMMS Department of Medicine https://www.umassmed.edu/medicine/

zUMMS Department of Pediatrics https://www.umassmed.edu/pediatrics/

UMMS Department of Emergency Medicine https://www.umassmed.edu/emed/

&UMMS Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology https://www.umassmed.edu/mccb/

xGemini Therapeutics Inc. https://geminitherapeutics.com/