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Current PI Member Listing

Below is a listing of the current PI's in The RNA Club (students and postdocs welcome too!)

  • Victor Ambros, Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine
    Molecular and genetic control of animal development; microRNA regulatory mechanisms

  • Neil Aronin, M.D., Department of Medicine, RNA Therapeutics Institute 
    Huntington's Disease, Parkinson's Disease

  • Vivian Budnik, Ph.D., Neurobiology
    Molecular Mechanisms of Synapse Assembly and Plasticity

  • Eric Baehrecke, Ph.D., Cancer Biology 
    Cell death and autophagy

  • Robert Brown, M.D.,Ph.D., Department of Neurology
    Identification of Gene Defects and Neuromuscular Disease

  • Lucio Castilla, Ph.D., Program in Gene Function and Expression
    Genetics of leukemia, mouse models

  • Silvia Corvera, M.D., Program in Molecular Medicine
    Cell biology of insulin action and type 2 diabetes

  • Michael Czech, Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine
    RNAi-based therapeutic strategies for inflammatory and metabolic diseases

  • Roger Davis, Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine
    Mechanisms by which growth factors regulate cellular proliferation

  • Job Dekker, Ph.D., Program in Systems Biology
    Spatial Organization of Genomes

  • Fen-Biao Gao, Ph.D. Department of Neurobiology 
    Neuronal microRNA's and frontotemporal dementia

  • Guangping Gao, Ph.D., Gene Therapy Center
    Adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector mediated gene transfer for gene therapy

  • Paul Gardner, Ph.D., Psychiatry
    Regulation of Nicotinic Receptor Gene Expression in Addiction and Lung Cancer

  • Michael Green, M.D., Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine
    Eukaryotic Gene Regulation and Cancer Molecular Biology

  • David Guertin, Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine
    Signal transduction in development and cancer

  • Gang Han, Ph.D., Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
    Synthetic Nanomaterials for siRNA Delivery and Biomolecule Imaging

  • Lawrence Hayward, M.D., Ph.D.,Neurology
    Misfolding of Mutant SOD1 Variants in ALS

  • Allan Jacobson, Ph.D., Microbiology & Physiological Systems
    Cytoplasmic aspects of the post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression

  • Ellen Kittler, Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine 
    Co- Director of The Molecular Biology Core and Deep Sequencing Core Facilities

  • Anastasia Khvorova, Ph.D., RNA Therapeutics Institute
    Development of novel oligonucleotide-based therapeutics and drug development

  • Andrei Korostelev, Ph.D., RNA Therapeutics Institute
    Structure and function of ribosome

  • Jeanne Lawrence, Ph.D., Cell Biology
    Genome organization and the functional relationship of DNA/RNA with nuclear structure

  • Nathan Lawson, Ph,D., Program in Molecular Medicine
    Determining the signals responsible for blood vessel development using zebrafish

  • Andrew Leiter, M.D., Ph.D., Medicine 

  • Jack Leonard, Ph.D., Microbiology & Physiological Systems
    Cellular and molecular events that mediate thyroid hormone action in the brain

  • Francesca Massi, Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
    Protein dynamics and protein function and stability using NMR spectroscopy

  • Craig Mello,Ph.D., RNA Therapeutics Institute
    Regulation of gene expression during early embryogenesis in C. elegans

  • Chris Mueller, M.D., Anesthesiology

  • Peter Newburger, M.D., Cancer Biology
    Molecular basis of phagocyte function and selenoprotein biosynthesis

  • Jeffrey A. Nickerson, Ph.D., Cell Biology
    Nuclear architecture and gene expression

  • Gary Ostroff, Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine

  • Klaus Pechhold, Ph.D., Medicine
    Characterizing the homeostasis of islet beta cells, to identify therapeutic targets for regenerative medicine

  • Thoru Pederson, Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
    RNA traffic in eukaryotic cells, RNA processing, RNA-protein interactions, siRNA

  • Craig Peterson, Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine
    How chromosome structure influences nuclear processes

  • Oliver Rando, M.D., Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
    Genomic approaches to chromatin structure and function, and to epigenetic inheritance

  • Joel Richter, Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine
    Translational control in meiosis, mitosis, and neuronal synaptic plasticity

  • Alan Rosmarin, M.D., Medicine
    Regulation of gene transcription in myeloid cells by the ets-related transcription factor, GA-Binding Protein (GABP)

  • Sean Ryder, Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology 
    Post-transcriptional regulation of maternal mRNAs in early development

  • Gyongyi Szabo, Ph.D., Medicine
    Immune alterations induced by acute alcohol consumption

  • William Theurkauf, Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine
    Regulation of mitotic chromosome segregation

  • Marian Walhout, Ph.D., Program in Systems Biology
    Mapping transcription regulatory circuits in nematode C. elegans

  • Jonathan Watts, Ph.D. RNA Therapeutics Institute
    Nucleic acid chemical biology
  • Zhiping Weng Ph.D., Program in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology
    Bioinformatics and computational genomics

  • David Weaver, Ph.D., Neurobiology
    Molecular physiology of circadian rhythms

  • Zuoshang Xu, M.D., Ph.D., Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
    Mechanism and therapy of neurodegenerative diseases

  • Wen Xue, Ph.D., RNA Therapeutics Institute
    CRISPR-mediated genome editing to identify novel cancer genes

  • Phillip Zamore, Ph.D., RNA Therapeutics Institute
    Dissecting the RNAi and miRNA pathways

  • Maria Zapp, Ph.D., Program in Molecular Medicine
    Regulation of retroviral and cellular mRNA transport