RTI Affiliated Faculty

  • Raffi V. Aroian

    Raffi V. Aroian, PhD

    Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine

    Focus:
    Intestinal parasitic nematodes, drug discovery, autoimmune diseases, host-pathogen interactions. Bacillus thuringiensis. Cellular responses to pore-forming toxins.

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  • Robert Brown

    Robert Brown, MD

    Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology

    Focus:
    Neuromuscular diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease), muscular dystrophy, adrenoleukodystrophy, hereditary neuropathy and hyperkalemic periodic paralysis.

  • Vivian Budnik

    Vivian Budnik, PhD

    Professor, Neurobiology

    Focus:
    Molecular Mechanisms of Synapse Assembly and Plasticity.

  • Michael P. Czech

    Michael P. Czech, PhD

    Professor and Chair, Program in Molecular Medicine

    Focus:
    RNAi-based therapeutic strategies for inflammatory and metabolic diseases.

  • Terence R. Flotte

    Terence R. Flotte, MD

    Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor of Medical Education, Dean, Provost and Executive Deputy Chancellor

    Focus:
    Recombinant adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy vectors for, cystic fibrosis (CF), alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency (AAT) and fatty oxidation disorders (FAO).

  • Jane E. Freedman

    Jane E. Freedman, MD

    Director, Translational Research, UMass Memorial Heart & Vascular Center Professor, Department of Medicine

    Focus:
    Immunity, inflamation and circulation transcripts in atherothrombotic disease in a basic and high-throughput laboratory.

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  • Fen-Biao Gao

    Fen-Biao Gao, PhD

    Professor, Neurology

    Focus:
    Understanding frontotemporal dementia and neuronal microRNAs.

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  • Guangping Gao

    Guangping Gao, PhD

    Professor, Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems; Director, Gene Therapy Center & Vector Core; Scientific Director, UMMS-China Translational Research Initiatives

    Focus:
    Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector mediated gene transfer for gene therapy & gene therapy of inherited neurodegenerative Canavan Disease.

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  • Manuel Garber

    Manuel Garber, PhD

    Associate Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine; Director of the UMMS Bioinformatics Core

    Focus:
    Molecular evolution, mechanisms of transcriptional regulation of innate immune responses, functional characterization of the non-coding genome.

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  • Michael Green

    Michael Green, PhD, MD

    Professor and Director, Program in Gene Function and Expression; Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine

    Focus:
    Eukaryotic gene regulation and cancer molecular biology.

  • Dale L. Greiner

    Dale L. Greiner, PhD

    Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine

    Focus:
    To understand the etiology and pathogenesis of autoimmune type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D).

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  • Gang Han

    Gang Han, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

    Focus:
    Synthetic nanomaterials for siRNA delivery and biomolecule imaging.

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  • David M. Harlan

    David M. Harlan, MD

    Professor, Department of Medicine; Chief, Diabetes; Co-Director, Diabetes Center of Excellence

    Focus:
    Tolerance mechanisms and organ/tissue transplantation.  Autoimmune illnesses, especially insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Human beta cell biology. Improving diabetes care delivery systems.

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  • Allan Jacobson

    Allan Jacobson, PhD

    Professor and Chair, Department of Microbiology and Physiological Systems

    Focus:
    Cytoplasmic Aspects of the Post-transcriptional Regulation of Gene Expression.

  • Arthur M. Krieg

    Arthur M. Krieg, MD

    Professor, RNA Therapeutics Institute; Chief Executive Officer, Checkmate Pharmaceuticals

    Focus:
    Oligonucleotide therapeutics in oncology, checkpoint inhibitors, CpG oligonucleotide therapy, combination therapy.

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