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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.

    Aroian Lab

  • Christina Baer, PhD

    Christina Baer, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Microbiology and Physiological Systems

    Focus: Development of light microscopy techniques for investigating significant impacts on human health including infectious disease and chronic inflammatory conditions.

    SCOPE Website

  • 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 and Chair, Neurobiology

    Focus: Molecular Mechanisms of Synapse Assembly and Plasticity.

  • Michael P. Czech

    Michael P. Czech, PhD

    Professor and Isadore and Fannie Foxman Chair of Medical Research, Program in Molecular Medicine

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

    Czech Lab

  • 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).

    Flotte Lab

  • Fen-Biao Gao

    Fen-Biao Gao, PhD

    Professor, Neurology

    Focus: Understanding frontotemporal dementia and neuronal microRNAs.

    Gao Lab

  • Guangping Gao

    Guangping Gao, PhD

    Co-Director, Li Weibo Institute for Rare Diseases Research; Director, Horae Gene Therapy Center and Viral Vector Core; Professor of Microbiology and Physiological Systems; Penelope Booth Rockwell Professor in Biomedical Research

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

    Gao Lab

  • 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.

    Garber Lab

  • Michael Green

    Michael Green, MD, PhD

    Department Chair, Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology; Vice Provost for Strategic Research Initiatives; Director, Cancer Center; Co-Director, The Li Weibo Institute for Rare Diseases Research

    Focus: Eukaryotic gene regulation and cancer molecular biology.

    Green Lab

  • 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).

    Greiner Lab

  • Gang Han

    Gang Han, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

    Focus: Synthetic nanomaterials for siRNA delivery and biomolecule imaging.

    Han Lab

  • 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.

    Harlan Lab

  • 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.

    Jacobson Lab

  • 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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