All Faculty

Faculty participating in the Cellular & Molecular Biosciences Program

  • Geoff Abbottabbottg@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology & Biophysics
    Biology and pharmacology of voltage-gated potassium channels, voltage-independent potassium channels, and ion transporters.
  • Bogi Andersenbogi@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine and Biological Chemistry
    Transcriptional regulation in the developmental biology of epidermis and mammary gland
  • Kavita Arorakarora@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology
    Drosophila development; TGF-b signal transduction; cell signaling
  • Dana W. Aswaddwaswad@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Regulation of protein function by covalent modification
  • Scott Atwood, satwood@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology
    Cell fate decisions in skin cancer, skin and hair follicle development, and stem cells.
  • Pierre Baldipfbaldi@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Computer Science, Biological Chemistry, and Development & Cell Biology
    Bioinformatics, computational biology, probabilistic modeling, and machine learning
  • Kenneth M. Baldwinkmbaldwi@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
    Activity and hormonal factors regulating striated muscle plasticity
  • Tallie Z. Baramtallie@uci.edu, M.D., Ph.D, Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology and Physiology & Biophysics
    Epigenetic mechanisms in brain plasticity; stress, epilepsy, learning and memory
  • Lee Bardwellbardwell@uci.edu Ph.D., Professor of Developmental and Cell Biology
    Intracellular signaling in development and disease
  • Claudia Benaventeclaudia.benavente@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology
    Understanding epigenetic deregulation in pediatric cancer tumorigenesis
  • Hans Ulrich Bernardhbernard@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Gene expression of papillomaviruses; progression of cervical cancer
  • Michael W. Bernsmwberns@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology and Surgery
    Laser microsurgery of cells, embryos, and tissues
  • Bruce Blumbergblumberg@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology
    Gene regulation by nuclear hormone receptors in vertebrate development and adult physiology
  • Alexander Boiko, aboiko@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
    Isolation and Characterization of Tumor Initiating Cells from melanoma
    patients.
  • Emiliana Borrelliborrelli@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics and Pharmacology
    Dopaminergic system, with particular focus on dopamine D2 receptors
  • Daniela Bota, dbota@uci.edu, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurology and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine                                                                                       The mechanisms of chemotherapy-induced cognitive damage, and differential mechanisms governing glioma stem cell versus neural stem cell differentiation.
  • Peter J. Bryantpjbryant@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Developmental & Cell Biology
    Tumor-suppressor genes of Drosophila and humans
  • Susan V. Bryantsvbryant@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Developmental & Cell Biology
    Molecular basis of limb development and regeneration
  • Michael J. Buchmeierm.buchmeier@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and Medicine
    Viral biology and pathogenesis, structural and functional proteomics of viruses, and biodefense related pathobiology
  • Michael D. Cahalanmcahalan@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
    Ion channels in the nervous and immune systems
  • Vincent Caiozzovjcaiozz@uci.edu, Ph.D., Associate Adjunct Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Physiology & Biophysics
    Skeletal muscle adaptation, sarcomeric proteins, contractile properties, rehabilitation
  • Anne L. Calofalcalof@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology and Developmental & Cell Biology                                                                                               Regulation of stem cells in development and regeneration; genomic strategies for understanding the etiology and treatment of human neurodevelopmental disorders using transgenic mouse models
  • Jefferson Y. Chanjchan@uci.edu, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
    Regulation of genes associated with oxidative stress
  • K. George Chandygchandy@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology & Biophysics, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
    Molecular biology and structure of ion channels; novel therapeutic agents
  • Dongbao Chendongbaoc@uci.edu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
    Angiogenesis and perinatal vascular biology
  • Phang Lang Chenplchen@uci.edu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Cancer Biology and Biological Chemistry
    Critical role of tumor suppressor genes in the genesis and progression of cancer
  • Steven Chesslers.chessler@uci.edu, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine                                                                               Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying insulin secretion, pancreatic islet function, and beta cell failure in diabetes.
  • Ken W.-Y. Chokwcho@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology
    Molecular mechanisms of axis specification in Xenopus
  • Olivier Cinquinolivier.cinquin@uci.edu , Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology 
    Systems biology of cell differentiation
  • Olivier Civelliocivelli@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology and Developmental & Cell Biology
    Molecular neurobiology, G protein-coupled receptors, peptide neurotransmitters
  • Melanie Coccomcocco@uci.edu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    NMR spectroscopy, DNA-binding proteins, membrane proteins, cancer
  • Xing Daixdai@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Chemistry
    Skin and mammary stem cells, Wnt signaling, chromatin, transcription
  • Luis M. de la Mazalmdelama@uci.edu, M.D./Ph.D., Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
  • Michael Demetrioumdemetri@uci.edu, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurology and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    Molecular biology and glycobiology of T cell dysfunction in autoimmune demyelinating disease
  • Peter Donovanpdonovan@uci.edu, Ph.D., Co-Director, Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center Department of Biological Chemistry, Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology
    Molecular genetics of germ cell and stem cell development
  • Aimee Edingeraedinger@uci.edu, VM.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Developmental and Cell Biology
    Apoptosis, cancer, intracellular trafficking
  • Robert Edwardsredwards@uci.edu, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
    Development of colitis and colon cancer using a G-protein mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Hung Fanhyfan@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Molecular biology and pathogenesis of mouse and human retroviruses
  • Mark J. Fishermfisher@uci.edu, M.D., Professor and Chair of Neurology, Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology
    Mechanisms of cerebrovascular stroke
  • Angela Fleischman, agf@uci.edu, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Biological Chemistry
  • Donald Forthal, dnfortha@uci.edu, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Interactions between antibodies and Fc receptors and the role of these interactions in preventing, controlling or enhancing infection with HIV and related lentiviruses
  • John Fruehaufjfruehau@uci.edu, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Biomedical Engineering. and Biological Chemistry
    Mechanisms of drug action and resistance as related to cancer treatments
  • David A. Frumandfruman@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Signal transduction in lymphocytes
  • Anand Ganesanaganesan@uci.edu, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Biological Chemistry
    Identify the key molecular regulators of melanin production, melanoma cell survival, and melanoma chemoresistance in human cells
  • David Gardinerdmgardin@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology
    Limb regeneration, stem cells, and toxicology
  • J. Jay Gargusjjgargus@uci.edu, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Physiology & Biophysics and Pediatrics
    Molecular analysis of membrane signaling proteins
  • Paul Gershonpgershon<at>uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    mRNA transcription and modification
  • Charles G. Glabecglabe@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Amyloid Ab peptide in Alzheimer’s pathogenesis; gamete recognition
  • Alan L. Goldinagoldin@uci.edu, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    Molecular analysis of ion channel function
  • Celia Gouldingcelia.goulding@uci.edu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Structural and biochemical studies of molecular assemblies in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Sergei Grandosgrando@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Dermatology and Biological Chemistry
  • Michael Green, m.green@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and Chemistry
    Structure-function relationships in metalloproteins, protein engineering, and biological C-H bond activation
  • Steven Grosssgross@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology
    Laser tweezers; in vivo study of molecular motors
  • Harry T. Haiglerhhaigler@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
    Growth factor signal transduction; annexin calcium-binding proteins
  • James E. Halljhall@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
    Biophysics of membrane channels
  • Klemens Hertelkhertel@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    Regulation of gene expression by alternative splicing
  • Todd Holmestholmes@uci.edu, Ph.D. , Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
    Human neurodegenerative disease mechanisms in transgenic animals
  • Naoto Hoshinhoshi@uci.edu, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Physiology and Biophysics
    M-type potassium ion channel regulation through protein complex
  • Yilin Huyilinh@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Member, Biofuel Innovation Center
    Biofuel, activation and reduction of carbon dioxide, structure & function of metalloenzymes involved in methanogenesis, photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation
  • Lan Huanglanhuang@uci.edu Ph.D., Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
    Defining the structure and function of protein complexes using cross-linking mass spectrometry and integrative modeling, Proteasomal biology, Ubiquitination, Chemical biology, Quantitative Proteomics, Protein-protein interactions; Regulation of the ubiquitin-proteasome system.
  • Christopher C.W. Hughescchughes@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Molecular biology of developmental and tumor angiogenesis
  • Matt Inlay, minlay@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry                                                                                                              Molecular mechanisms regulating developmental fate decisions in embryonic and adult hematopoiesis in mouse and humans.
  • Anthony A. Jamesaajames@uci.edu, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
    Malaria parasite development; genetic manipulation of insect vectors
  • Rongsheng Jin, r.jin@uci.edu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physiology & Biophysics                                                                                                                             Structure and function of synaptic proteins; neurotoxins and receptors; protein complexes; protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions; X-ray crystallography
  • Frances A. Jurnakjurnak@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
    Macromolecular crystallography of biological systems
  • Peter Kaiserpkaiser@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Chemistry
    Cell cycle control; regulation of proteins by ubiquitination
  • Kai Kessenbrock, kkessenb@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biological Chemistry
    Microenvironmental Control of Stem Cells and Cancer
  • Young Jik Kwonkwonyj@uci.edu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, and Biomedical Engineering
    Cancer-targeted therapeutics, Engineered viral vectors for gene therapy, Cancer Vaccine
  • Arthur D. Landeradlander@uci.edu, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology and Pharmacology
    Mechanisms of growth factor action; extracellular matrix; developmental neurobiology; systems biology
  • Janos K. Lanyijklanyi@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology & Biophysics and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    Structure and function in bacterial rhodopsins
  • Devon Lawsondalawson@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
    Mechanisms of Cancer Metastasis
  • Eva Y.-H. P. Leeelee@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Chemistry and Developmental & Cell Biology
    Cell cycle checkpoint pathways and molecular genetic studies of breast cancer using mouse models
  • Wen-Hwa Leewhlee@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Chemistry
    Tumor-suppressor genes and why the repair mechanisms for DNA can fail and cause subsequent accumulations of cancer-promoting mutations
  • Chang Liu, ccl@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Engineered genetic systems for rapid evolution, chemical biology, synthetic biology, and cell biology
  • Haoping Liuh4liu@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Chemistry
    MAP kinase signal transduction; dimorphic regulation in yeast
  • Melissa Lodoenmlodoen@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Immune evasion by Toxoplasma gondii
  • John Longhurstjcl@uci.edu, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Medicine and Physiology & Biophysics
  • Kenneth J. Longmuirlongmuir@uci.edu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
    Novel drug delivery systems and (non-viral) gene delivery systems
  • Ulrike Ludereruluderer@uci.edu, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine, Developmental & Cell Biology and Public Health
    Roles of toxicant exposure and oxidative stress in ovarian aging, premature ovarian failure and ovarian cancer
  • Hartmut “Hudel” Lueckehudel@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Biochemistry and macromolecular crystallography of membrane proteins
  • Ray Luorluo@uci.edu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Computational biology, protein structure prediction and folding mechanisms, protein-protein interactions
  • Andrej Luptakaluptak@uci.edu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
    RNA biology and chemistry
  • Grant MacGregorgmacg@uci.edu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology
    Gametogenesis in the mouse
  • J. Lawrence Marshjlmarsh@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
    Molecular genetics of development in Drosophila and humans
  • Rachel Martinrachel.martin@uci.edu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Solid state NMR, protein structure, membrane proteins, physical chemistry, chemical biology
  • Michael McClellandmmcclell@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
    Evolution of Salmonella pathogenesis; bacterial therapy for cancer; cancer genomics and prognostics.
  • Alexander McPhersonamcphers@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Molecular structure of biological materials
  • Dan Mercoladmercola@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
    Translational research in prostatic cancer
  • Ronald L. Meyerrlmeyer@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology
    Development of nerve connections, nerve injury and regeneration
  • Frank Meyskensflmeyske@uci.edu, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Biological Chemistry
    Effects of oxidative stress on gene expression; cancer chemoprevention
  • Edwin S. Monukiemonuki@uci.edu M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Developmental & Cell Biology
    Cerebral cortex development and disease
  • Naomi Morrissettenmorriss@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Genetic, cell biological and structure-function studies of tubulin and microbutules in Apicomplexan parasites
  • Ali Mortazaviali.mortazavi@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology
    Applications of genomics, computation, and sequencing technologies to the analysis of transcriptional regulation in development.
  • Jogesh Mukherjee, j.mukherjee@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor Psychiatry & Human Behavior and Physiology & Biophysics.
  • R. Michael Mulliganrmmullig@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
    RNA editing in plant mitochondria and chloroplast
  • Edward L. Nelsonenelson@uci.edu, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Tumor immunology, dendritic cell biology, and anti-tumor immunotherapeutics
  • Diane K. O’Dowddkodowd@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology and Anatomy & Neurobiology
    Electrical excitability and synaptic connectivity during development
  • Ian Parkeriparker@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Neurobiology & Behavior and Physiology & Biophysics
    Calcium signaling: imaging technology
  • Medha Pathak, medhap@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
    How mechanical forces shape neural stem cells behavior in vitro and in vivo; Transduction of mechanical forces by the Piezo1 ion channel.
  • Eric Perlmanepearlma@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Ophthalmology and Physiology & Biophysics
    Regulatory role of neutrophils in bacterial and fungal infections
  • Irene Pedersenimp@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Regulation of microRNAs (miRs) and their role in human disease (Cancer), Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) development and viral defense
  • Ellena Peterson , epeterso@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
    Chlamydia pathogenesis
  • Daniele Piomellipiomelli@uci.edu, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology, Professor of Biological Chemistry, Louise Turner Arnold Chair in the Neurosciences, Center for Drug Discovery
    Function of lipid-derived messengers, development of therapeutic agents that target anandamide and 2-arachidonylglycerol metabolism.
  • Maksim Plikusplikus@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology
    Stem cells and stem cell niche, Regeneration of tissues and organs, Biological pattern formation, Self-organization, Skin and hair follicles, Adipose tissue, WNT and BMP signaling pathways
  • Thomas L. Poulospoulos@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and Physiology & Biophysics
    Protein engineering and crystallography
  • Jennifer Prescherjpresche@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Probing biological systems with chemical tools and noninvasive imaging
  • Feng Qiaoqiao@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biological Chemistry
    Telomeres & telomerase and their roles in cancer and stem cell diseases; Structural, biochemical and molecular genetic analyses of nucleoprotein assemblies
  • Susanne Rafelskisusanner@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Developmental and Cell Biology
    Quantitative analysis of mitochondrial networks in budding yeast; geometry of organelles (size, shape, position, dynamics), intracellular organization
  • Manuela Raffatellumanuelar@uci.edu, M.D., Associate Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics                                                                                                 Salmonella pathogenesis; Competition for metal nutrients in the inflamed gut between pathogens and the microbiota
  • A. Olga Razorenovaolgar@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Internal (oncogenes/tumor suppressor genes) and external (tumor microenvironment)
    factors regulating tumor progression and metastasis. 
  • Markus Ribbemribbe@uci.edu, Ph.D., Chancellor’s Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, and Chemistry Director, Biofuel Innovation Center
    Biofuel, artificial enzymes, assembly & function of enzymes containing complex metal cofactors
  • Hamid M. Said hmsaid@uci.edu Ph.D., Professor of Medicine and Physiology & Biophysics
    Cellular and molecular aspects of intestinal transport of water-soluble vitamins
  • Suzanne B. Sandmeyersbsandme@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Chemistry
    Molecular genetics of a position-specific yeast retrovirus-like element
  • Rozanne M. Sandri-Goldinrmsandri@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    Regulatory functions of a post-transcriptionally acting herpes virus protein
  • Paolo Sassone-Corsipsc@uci.edu, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology, Chair of Pharmacology, and Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    Mechanisms of signal transduction able to modulate nuclear functions and, in particular gene expression, chromatin remodeling and epigenetic control
  • Tom Schillingtschilli@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology
    Skeletal and neural patterning; mutational analysis and molecular genetics in the zebrafish
  • Bert L. Semlerblsemler@uci.edu, Ph.D, Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    Replication of picornavirus RNAs; RNA-protein and protein-protein interactions
  • Donald F. Seneardfsenear@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Interactions of proteins and DNA in transcriptional regulation
  • Yongsheng Shiyongshes@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    The role of post-transcriptional gene regulation in stem cells and cancer
  • Albert Siryaporn, asirya@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Bacterial pathogenesis, mechanical signal transduction, and biofilm development
  • Ivan Solteszisoltesz@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology and Physiology & Biophysics
    Function and modulation of synaptic GABAA receptor
  • Robert E. Steeleresteele@uci.edu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry
    Molecular biology of Hydra development
  • Christine Suetterlinsuetterc@uci.edu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology
    Golgi and centrosome regulation, host pathogen interactions
  • Sha Sunshasun@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology
    Long noncoding RNAs in epigenetic programming
  • Ming Tanmingt@uci.edu, M.D., Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, and Medicine
    Chlamydia infections: Gene regulation and host pathogen interactions 
  • Andrea J. Tenneratenner@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
    Molecular basis of modulation of human leukocyte function; Alzheimer’s disease
  • Leslie M. Thompsonlmthomps@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Biological Chemistry, and Neurobiology & Behavior
    Molecular and biochemical mechanisms of disease pathogenesis and therapeutic approaches to human neurodegenerative disease
  • Francesco Tombolaftombola@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Physiology & Biophysics
    Electrical and chemical sensing in excitable cells, VSD-containing ion channels and enzymes
  • Bruce J. Trombergbjtrombe@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Biolmedical Engineering, Medicine, and Physiology & Biophysics
  • Sheryl Tsaisctsai@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Drug design and crystallography of protein complexes
  • Nosratola Vazirindvaziri@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine and Physiology & Biophysics
    Oxidative stress, inflammation and lipid disorders in hypertension and kidney disease
  • Larry E. Vickerylvickery@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
    Molecular chaperones and protein folding
  • Armando Villalta, armando.villalta@uci.edu, Ph.D, Assistant Professor Physiology and Biophysics
    Immune cell and organ system interactions that promote tissue injury and repair
  • Luis P. Villarreallpvillar@uci.edu, Ph.D, Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Tissue-specific viral and cellular gene expression; viral vectors
  • Craig Walshcwalsh@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Apoptotic mechanisms in immune development and homeostasis
  • Ping Wangphwang@uci.edu, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Biological Chemistry, Physiology & Biophysics, and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
    Molecular hormone actions in diseases and stem cells
  • Wenqi Wang, wenqiw6@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology
    Signaling network in organ size control and cancer development
  • Rahul Warriorrwarrior@uci.edu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology
    Developmental regulation of proteoglycan biosynthesis; Transcriptional response to BMP growth factor signaling
  • Marian L. Watermanmlwaterm@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    Regulation of gene expression in development and cancer
  • Steven L. Wechslerwechsler@uci.edu, Ph.D. Professor of Ophthalmology Research and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    Herpes simplex virus latency, reactivation and recurrent disease
  • Gregory Weissgweiss@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Bioorganic chemistry, chemical biology, protein engineering, molecular biology and biochemistry
  • Stephen H. Whiteshwhite@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
    Protein folding in membranes
  • Katrine Whiteson, katrine@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Metagenomics, metabolomics and community culture models of host-associated microbial and viral communities in health and disease; human microbiome; microbial ecology.
  • Zeba Wunderlich, zeba@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Developmental and Cell Biology
    Experimental and computational approaches to understanding regulatory DNA in animals.
  • Xiaohui Xiexhx@ics.uci.edu, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Computer Science and Developmental & Cell Biology
    Computational biology, bioinformatics, and genomics
  • Xiangmin Xuxiangmin.xu@uci.edu Ph.D.,  Assistant Professor of Anatomy & Neurobiology and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    Organization and function of local cortical circuits (laser scanning photostimulation, optical imaging, molecular genetics)
  • Qin Yang, qiny3@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Physiology & Biophysics
    Cellular and molecular mechanisms for insulin resistance and energy expenditure in obesity and type 2 diabetes
  • Kyoko Yokomorikyokomor@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Chemistry,
    Chromatin Structure Regulation in Human ES Cells; Gene expression and chromatin structure
  • Michael Zaragoza, mzaragoz@uci.edu M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biological Chemistry and Pediatrics
    Molecular mechanisms of inherited cardiovascular diseases
  • Weian Zhao, weianz@uci.edu Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Stem cell engineering and clinical translation, molecular sensors and diagnostics, single-cell analysis and screening, cancer immunotherapy
  • Yi-Hong Zhouyihongz@uci.edu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery & Biological Chemistry
    Genetics and biology of brain cancer
  • Albert Zlotnikazlotnik@uci.edu, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology & Biophysics
    Chemokines, cancer metastasis, gene array analysis of human diseases and bioinformatics in immunology