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RTI Affiliated Faculty

  • Raffi V. Aroian

    Raffi V. Aroian, PhD

    Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine

    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

    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

    Molecular Mechanisms of Synapse Assembly and Plasticity.

  • Michael P. Czech

    Michael P. Czech, PhD

    Professor and Chair, Program in Molecular Medicine

    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

    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

    Immunity, inflammation 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

    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

    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

    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

    Eukaryotic gene regulation and cancer molecular biology.

  • Dale L. Greiner

    Dale L. Greiner, PhD

    Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

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