Faculty participating in the Cellular & Molecular Biosciences Program


  • Geoff Abbottabbottg@uci.edu,  Physiology & Biophysics
    Biology and pharmacology of voltage-gated potassium channels, voltage-independent potassium channels, and ion transporters.
  • Lauren Albrecht, lvalbrec@uci.edu, Developmental & Cell Biology
  • The Albrecht lab investigates the molecular basis of protein methylation as a novel regulator of proteostasis, cell metabolism, and tissue remodeling in cancer. By elucidating new mechanisms of cancer cell metabolism and growth, the studies in our lab aim to generate novel pharmacologic- and diet-based interventions. 
  • Bogi Andersenbogi@uci.edu, Medicine and Biological Chemistry
    Transcriptional regulation in the developmental biology of epidermis and mammary gland
  • Rosa Andradermandra1@uci.edu, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    Toxoplasma gondii, Entamoeba histolytica,Neglected Tropical Diseases and drug discovery. Clinical Interests: HIV and STD management.
  • Kavita Arorakarora@uci.edu, Developmental & Cell Biology
    Drosophila development; TGF-b signal transduction; cell signaling
    Regulation of protein function by covalent modification
  • Scott Atwood, satwood@uci.edu, Developmental & Cell Biology
    Cell fate decisions in skin cancer, skin and hair follicle development, and stem cells.
  • Pierre Baldipfbaldi@uci.edu,  Computer Science, Biological Chemistry, and Development & Cell Biology
    Bioinformatics, computational biology, probabilistic modeling, and machine learning
  • Tallie Z. Baramtallie@uci.edu, Physiology & Biophysics
    Epigenetic mechanisms in brain plasticity; stress, epilepsy, learning and memory
  • Lee Bardwell, bardwell@uci.edu, Developmental and Cell Biology
    Intracellular signaling in development and disease
  • Kevin Beierkbeier@uci.edu, Physiology & Biophysics
    Identifying how experience modulates activity dynamics in neural circuits, both acutely and chronically
  • Claudia Benaventeclaudia.benavente@uci.edu, Developmental & Cell Biology
    Understanding epigenetic deregulation in pediatric cancer tumorigenesis
  • Elizabeth N. Besselizabeth.bess@uci.edu, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
    Uncovering chemical reactions encoded in the gut microbiome to understand and treat human disease
  • Bruce Blumbergblumberg@uci.edu,  Developmental & Cell Biology
    Gene regulation by nuclear hormone receptors in vertebrate development & adult physiology  Epigenomic analysis of gene-environment interactions
  • Emiliana Borrelliborrelli@uci.edu,  Microbiology & Molecular Genetics and Pharmacology
    Dopaminergic system, with particular focus on dopamine D2 receptors
  • Daniela Bota, dbota@uci.edu, Neurology and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
    The mechanisms of chemotherapy-induced cognitive damage, and differential mechanisms governing glioma stem cell versus neural stem cell differentiation
  • Remi Buisson, rbuisson@uci.edu, Biological Chemistry
    Genomic instability, DNA repair and mutagenesis in cancer
  • Minji Byun, byunm1@uci.edu, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
  • Epigenetic modifiers in the regulation of immune cell function
  • Michael D. Cahalanmcahalan@uci.edu, Physiology & Biophysics
    Ion channels in the nervous and immune systems
  • Anne L. Calofalcalof@uci.edu,  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, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
    Regulation of genes associated with oxidative stress
  • John Chaput, jchaput@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Expanding the concepts of heredity and evolution to artificial genetic polymers with backbone structures that are distinct from those found in nature
  • Dongbao Chendongbaoc@uci.edu, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
    Angiogenesis and perinatal vascular biology
  • Phang Lang Chenplchen@uci.edu, Cancer Biology and Biological Chemistry
    Critical role of tumor suppressor genes in the genesis and progression of cancer
  • Steven Chesslers.chessler@uci.edu, 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, Developmental & Cell Biology
    Molecular mechanisms of axis specification in Xenopus
  • Olivier Cinquinolivier.cinquin@uci.edu , Developmental & Cell Biology 
    Systems biology of cell differentiation
  • Olivier Civelliocivelli@uci.edu, Pharmacology and Developmental & Cell Biology
    Molecular neurobiology, G protein-coupled receptors, peptide neurotransmitters
  • Melanie Coccomcocco@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    NMR spectroscopy, DNA-binding proteins, membrane proteins, cancer
  • Xing Daixdai@uci.edu, Biological Chemistry
    Skin and mammary stem cells, Wnt signaling, chromatin, transcription
  • Michael Demetrioumdemetri@uci.edu, Neurology and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    Molecular biology and glycobiology of T cell dysfunction in autoimmune demyelinating disease
  • Fangyuan Ding, dingfy@uci.edu, Developmental and Cell Biology Single molecule biology and engineering (such as in situ mapping currently inaccessible RNA, quantifying protein-nucleic acid kinetics in a high-throughput manner), emerging from basic single-cell research to tool developments
  • Peter Donovanpdonovan@uci.edu, Biological Chemistry, Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology
    Molecular genetics of germ cell and stem cell development
  • Timothy Downingthdownin@uci.edu, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    Stem cell and tissue engineering, regenerative biology, cell reprogramming, epigenomics, mechanobiology
  • Nir Drayman, nirdra@uci.edu, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Studies how cell-to-cell variability affects viral infection outcomes using technologies such as live-imaging, machine learning, single-cell RNA-sequencing and microfluidics
  • Aimee Edingeraedinger@uci.edu, Developmental and Cell Biology
    Cancer biology and therapy, intracellular trafficking, obesity, drug development and delivery
  • Robert Edwardsredwards@uci.edu, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
    Development of colitis and colon cancer using a G-protein mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Dae Seok Eomdseom@uci.edu, Developmental & Cell Biology
    Intercellular signaling in stem cells and tissue remodeling
  • Mark J. Fishermfisher@uci.edu, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.
    Mechanisms of cerebrovascular stroke
  • Angela Fleischman, agf@uci.edu, Medicine and Biological Chemistry
    Hematopoietic stem cell biology and leukemia
  • Donald Forthal, dnfortha@uci.edu, 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.
  • David A. Frumandfruman@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Signal transduction in lymphocytes
  • Anand Ganesanaganesan@uci.edu, Dermatology and Biological Chemistry
    Identify the key molecular regulators of melanin production, melanoma cell survival, and melanoma chemoresistance in human cells
  • Paul Gershonpgershon@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    mRNA transcription and modification
  • Charles G. Glabecglabe@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Amyloid Ab peptide in Alzheimer’s pathogenesis; gamete recognition
  • Alan L. Goldinagoldin@uci.edu, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    Molecular analysis of ion channel function
  • Shane Gonengonens@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Electron cryo-microscopy (Cryo-EM); Membrane proteins; Protein complexes; Computational protein design
  • Steven A. Goldstein, sgoldst2@uci.edu, Physiology & Biophysics
    Ion channels in health and disease
  • Celia Gouldingcelia.goulding@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Structural and biochemical studies of molecular assemblies in Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Michael Green, m.green@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and Chemistry
    Structure-function relationships in metalloproteins, protein engineering, and biological C-H bond activation
  • Steven Grossgonens@uci.edu, Developmental & Cell Biology
    Laser tweezers; in vivo study of molecular motors
  • Klemens Hertelkhertel@uci.edu, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    Regulation of gene expression by alternative splicin
  • Michael Hicksmrhicks1@hs.uci.edu, Physiology & Biophysics Skeletal muscle, muscle stem cells, and iPSCs with a focus on regeneration and cell therapies for muscle wasting diseases
  • Allon Hochbaum, hochbaum@uci.edu, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
    Biological and bioinspired materials; chemical and biophysical regulation of bacterial biofilms; supramolecular protein assembly
  • Todd Holmestholmes@uci.edu, Physiology & Biophysics
    Human neurodegenerative disease mechanisms in transgenic animals
  • Naoto Hoshinhoshi@uci.edu, Pharmacology and Physiology and Biophysics
    M-type potassium ion channel regulation through protein complex
  • Yilin Huyilinh@uci.edu, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
    Biofuel, activation and reduction of carbon dioxide, structure & function of metalloenzymes involved in methanogenesis, photosynthesis and nitrogen fixation
  • Lan Huanglanhuang@uci.edu, 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, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Molecular biology of developmental and tumor angiogenesis
  • Matt Inlay, minlay@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Molecular mechanisms regulating developmental fate decisions in embryonic and adult hematopoiesis in mouse and humans.
  • Autumn S. Ivyaivy@uci.edu, Physiology & Biophysics
    Role of exercise-induced chromatin modifications in brain plasticity and neural function, early-life periods of brain maturation.
  • Rongsheng Jin, r.jin@uci.edu, Physiology & Biophysics
    Structure and function of synaptic proteins; neurotoxins and receptors; protein complexes; protein-protein and protein-ligand interactions; X-ray crystallography
  • Barb Jusiak, bjusiak@uci.edu, Physiology and Biophysics
  • Development of anti-cancer gene circuits and immune modulation with synthetic biology in mammalian and Drosophila systems
  • Peter Kaiserpkaiser@uci.edu, Biological Chemistry
    Cell cycle control; regulation of proteins by ubiquitination
  • Christina Kenneymkenney@uci.edu, Pathology
    Age-related macular degeneration, AMD, mitochondrial genetics, Keratoconus, KC
  • Kai Kessenbrock, kkessenb@uci.edu, Biological Chemistry
    Microenvironmental Control of Stem Cells and Cancer
  • Vladimir Kefalov, vkefalov@hs.uci.edu, Physiology & Biophysics Functional analysis of rod and cone photoreceptor cells, mechanisms of light- and dark-adaptation, and photoreceptor degeneration
  • Philip Kiser, pkiser@uci.edu, Physiology & Biophysics
    Physiology and structural biology of the first steps of vertebrate vision, retinoid and carotenoid metabolism, retinal disease and therapeutics.
  • Mei Kong, meik1@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Nutritional microenvironment in tumor development and drug response, metabolism and epigenetics, protein phosphatase regulation in diabetes and obesity
  • Orkide Koyuncu, okoyuncu@hs.uci.edu, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Virus infections of the nervous system, and understanding the molecular mechanisms of alpha herpesvirus (HSV, PRV, VZV) invasion, latency establishment and reactivation in the peripheral nervous system neurons
  • Young Jik Kwonkwonyj@uci.edu, 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, Developmental & Cell Biology
    Mechanisms of growth factor action; extracellular matrix; developmental neurobiology; systems biology
  • Thomas E. Lanetlane@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Defining the molecular and cellular mechanisms that contribute to both host defense and disease following viral infection of the central nervous system (CNS)
  • Pablo Lara-Gonzalez, plaragon@uci.edu, Developmental & Cell Biology Molecular mechanisms of cell division and quiescence, regulation of chromosome segregation in mitosis
  • Devon Lawsondalawson@uci.edu, Physiology & Biophysics
    Mechanisms of Cancer Metastasis
  • Wei Ling Lauwllau@uci.edu, Physiology & Biophysics
    Vascular calcification, cerebral microbleeds, and chronic inflammation in chronic kidney disease
  • Chang Liu, ccl@uci.edu, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Engineered genetic systems for rapid evolution, chemical biology, synthetic biology, and cell biology
  • Haoping Liuh4liu@uci.edu, Biological Chemistry
    MAP kinase signal transduction; dimorphic regulation in yeast
  • Melissa Lodoenmlodoen@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Innate immunity, host-microbe interactions, and immune evasion by Toxoplasma gondii
  • Ulrike Ludereruluderer@uci.edu, Medicine, Developmental & Cell Biology and Public Health
    Reproductive toxicology, developmental toxicology
  • Ray Luorluo@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Computational structural biology, biomolecular recognition and biosynthesis, cancer biology, synthetic biology
  • Andrej Luptakaluptak@uci.edu, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
    RNA biology and chemistry
  • Grant MacGregorgmacg@uci.edu, Developmental & Cell Biology
    Gametogenesis in the mouse
  • Francesco Marangonifmarango@uci.edu,  Physiology & Biophysics
    Identify immune regulatory mechanisms within tumors using functional intravital microscopy (F-IVM), and to counteract them to improve the efficacy of immunotherapies
  • Matthew Marsdenmdmarsde@hs.uci.edu, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics HIV latency and cure approaches
  • Rachel Martinrachel.martin@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Solid state NMR, protein structure, membrane proteins, physical chemistry, chemical biology
  • Thomas Martinez, t.martinez@uci.edu, Biological Chemistry Discovery and characterization of unannotated small open reading frame-encoded microproteins using genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics methods, with an emphasis on investigating microproteins in cancer
  • Ivan Marazzi, imarazzi@uci.edu, Biological Chemistry
    Epigenetic and chromatin-mediated control of gene expression in the context of the cellular response to pathogens or differentiation
  • Selma Masrismasri@uci.edu, Biological Chemistry
    Cancer and stem cell biology, immune microenvironment, young-onset cancer and circadian clock disruption
  • Michael McClellandmmcclell@uci.edu, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
    Evolution of Salmonella pathogenesis; bacterial therapy for cancer; cancer genomics and prognostic
  • Reginald “Reggie” McNulty, rmcnulty@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Macromolecular assemblies in inflammation and cancer using Cryo-EM and other approaches
  • Dan Mercoladmercola@uci.edu, Pathology & Laboratory MedicineTranslational research in prostatic cancer
  • Haik Mkhikian, hmkhikia@uci.edu, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Understanding the role of glycans in cell-surface biology, autoimmunity, and immunosenescence; Developing new tools/approaches to study glycobiology questions
  • Edwin S. Monukiemonuki@uci.edu, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and Developmental & Cell BiologyCerebral cortex development and disease
  • Benjamin R. Morehouse, b.morehouse@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry Exploring the evolutionary connections between diverse prokaryotic and eukaryotic immune systems using structural biology and biochemistry approaches 
  • Naomi Morrissettenmorriss@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & BiochemistryGenetic, cell biological and structure-function studies of tubulin and microbutules in Apicomplexan parasites
  • Ali Mortazaviali.mortazavi@uci.edu, Developmental & Cell BiologyApplications of genomics, computation, and sequencing technologies to the analysis of transcriptional regulation in development
  • Edward L. Nelsonenelson@uci.edu, Medicine and Molecular Biology & BiochemistryTumor immunology, dendritic cell biology, and anti-tumor immunotherapeutics
  • Stanley Ng, sn16@sanger.ac.uk Biological Chemistry Advancing precision medicine with novel diagnostics and treatments at clonal resolution through multi-omic spatial and biofluid data generation and statistical learning using million-core machines
  • Dequina Nicholas, dequinaa@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry Function and metabolism of immune cells in type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome; Biology of lipid antigen presentation and pituitary macrophages
  • Trina M. Norden-Krichmar, tnordenk@uci.edu, Epidemiology¬† Bioinformatics, genomic and genetic factors in human health, computational methods
  • Shivashankar Othy, sothy@uci.edu Physiology and Biophysics
    Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Immune Regulation: Decoding Neuro-Immune Interactions, Vaccine Mechanisms, and Mechanosignaling in Immune System
  • Michael Parsons, mparson1@uci.edu, Developmental and Cell Biology
    Role of stem cells and facultative progenitors in development and regeneration of insulin-producing cells
  • Medha Pathak, medhap@uci.edu, Physiology & Biophysics
    How mechanical forces shape neural stem cells behavior in vitro and in vivo; Transduction of mechanical forces by the Piezo1 ion channel
  • Nicholas Pannunzio, nrpann@uci.edu, Biological Chemistry
    Cancer genetics, genome integrity, and cancer health disparities in underrepresented groups
  • Eric Perlmanepearlma@uci.edu, Ophthalmology and Physiology & Biophysics
    Regulatory role of neutrophils in bacterial and fungal infections
  • Maksim Plikusplikus@uci.edu, 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, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and Physiology & Biophysics
    Protein engineering and crystallography
  • Jennifer Prescherjpresche@uci.edu, Chemistry, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Probing biological systems with chemical tools and noninvasive imaging
  • Feng Qiaoqiao@uci.edu, Biological Chemistry
    Telomeres & telomerase and their roles in cancer and stem cell diseases; Structural, biochemical and molecular genetic analyses of nucleoprotein assemblies
  • Olga V. Razorenovaolgar@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Internal (oncogenes/tumor suppressor genes) and external (tumor microenvironment)
    factors regulating tumor progression and metastasis
  • Markus Ribbemribbe@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, and Chemistry Director, Biofuel Innovation Center
    Biofuel, artificial enzymes, assembly & function of enzymes containing complex metal cofactors
  • Matthew Rose, mfrose@hs.uci.edu, Pathology Mapping gene networks, cell fate, and wiring decisions with multi-omics and 3D imaging in neurodevelopment and neurologic disease
  • Hamid M. Said hmsaid@uci.edu Medicine and Physiology & Biophysics
    Cellular and molecular aspects of intestinal transport of water-soluble vitamins
  • Suzanne B. Sandmeyersbsandme@uci.edu, Biological ChemistryMolecular genetics of a position-specific yeast retrovirus-like element
  • Rozanne M. Sandri-Goldinrmsandri@uci.edu,Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    Regulatory functions of a post-transcriptionally acting herpes virus protein
  • Tom Schillingtschilli@uci.edu, Developmental & Cell Biology
    Skeletal and neural patterning; mutational analysis and molecular genetics in the zebrafish
  • Bert L. Semlerblsemler@uci.edu, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    Replication of picornavirus RNAs; RNA-protein and protein-protein interactions
  • Marcus Seldin, mseldin@uci.edu, Biological Chemistry
    Systems genetics approaches to understand metabolism and physiology with a special emphasis on mechanisms of tissue-tissue communication
  • Donald F. Seneardfsenear@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Interactions of proteins and DNA in transcriptional regulation
  • Xiaoyu Shi, xiaoyu.shi@ucsf.edu, Developmental & Cell Biology
    Interested in developing new in situ multiomics methods, by leveraging Super-resolution Microscopy, Expansion Microscopy and multiomics
  • Yongsheng Shiyongshes@uci.edu, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    The role of post-transcriptional gene regulation in stem cells and cancer
  • Albert Siryaporn, asirya@uci.edu, Physics & Astronomy and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry Bacterial pathogenesis, mechanical signal transduction, and biofilm development
  • Dorota Skowronska-Krawczyk, dorotask@hs.uci.edu, Ophthalmology and Physiology & Biophysics The focus of the lab is to understand the molecular mechanism of aging by studying the processes regulating age-related eye diseases, with an emphasis on coordinated changes in cellular, metabolic and transcriptional programs in conditions such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. Laboratory is a part of the Center for Translational Vision Research
  • Robert Spitalerspitale@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Focused at understanding how the flow of genetic information is controlled inside cells and altered to result in disease phenotypes
  • Robert E. Steeleresteele@uci.edu, Biological Chemistry
    Molecular biology of Hydra development
  • Christine Suetterlinsuetterc@uci.edu, Developmental & Cell Biology
    Golgi and centrosome regulation, host pathogen interactions
  • Sha Sunshasun@uci.edu, Developmental & Cell Biology
    Long noncoding RNAs in epigenetic programming
  • Vivek Swarup, vswarup@uci.edu, Neurobiology and Behavior Integrative functional genomics approaches to understand brain function and neurodegenerative diseases
  • Ming Tanmingt@uci.edu, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, and Medicine
    Chlamydia infections: Gene regulation and host pathogen interactions
  • Andrea J. Tenneratenner@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
    Complement: Molecular basis of  neuroinflammation; Alzheimer’s disease
  • Leslie M. Thompsonlmthomps@uci.edu, Psychiatry, Biological Chemistry, and Neurobiology & Behavior
    Molecular and biochemical mechanisms of disease pathogenesis and therapeutic approaches to human neurodegenerative disease
  • Katherine L Thompson-Peer, ktpeer@uci.edu, Developmental & Cell Biology
    Neuronal regeneration after injury; dendrite regeneration
  • Roberto Tinoco, rtinoco@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Adaptive Immune Responses; cellular and molecular mechanisms that promote T cell exhaustion during chronic viral infection and cancer
  • Francesco Tombolaftombola@uci.edu, Physiology & Biophysics
    Electrical and chemical sensing in excitable cells, VSD-containing ion channels and enzymes
  • Sheryl Tsaisctsai@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Drug design and crystallography of protein complexes
  • Armando Villalta, armando.villalta@uci.edu, Physiology and Biophysics
    Immune cell and organ system interactions that promote tissue injury and repair
  • Lisa Wagarlwagar@hs.uci.edu, Physiology & Biophysics How microenvironments within lymphoid tissues regulate the adaptive immune response to infectious diseases and vaccines
  • Craig Walshcwalsh@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Apoptotic mechanisms in immune development and homeostasis
  • Ping Wangphwang@uci.edu, Medicine, Biological Chemistry, Physiology & Biophysics, and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
    Molecular hormone actions in diseases and stem cells
  • Wenqi Wang, wenqiw6@uci.edu, Developmental & Cell Biology
    Signaling network in organ size control and cancer development
  • Rahul Warriorrwarrior@uci.edu, Developmental & Cell Biology
    Developmental regulation of proteoglycan biosynthesis; Transcriptional response to BMP growth factor signaling
  • Momoko Watanabe, momokow@uci.edu, Anatomy & Neurobiology Human brain organoids as a model system for neural development and disease
  • Marian L. Watermanmlwaterm@uci.edu, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    Regulation of gene expression in development and cancer
  • Gregory Weissgweiss@uci.edu, Chemistry and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    Engineering and dissection of protein structure and function
  • Katrine Whiteson, katrine@uci.edu, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
    Metagenomics, metabolomics and community culture models of host-associated microbial and viral communities in health and disease; human microbiome; microbial ecology.
  • Xiaohui Xiexhx@ics.uci.edu, Computer Science and Developmental & Cell Biology
    Computational biology, bioinformatics, and genomics
  • Xiangmin Xuxiangmix@uci.edu, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
    Molecular Genetics
  • Qin Yang, qiny3@uci.edu, Medicine and Physiology & Biophysics
    Cellular and molecular mechanisms for insulin resistance and energy expenditure in obesity and type 2 diabetes
  • Kyoko Yokomorikyokomor@uci.edu, Biological Chemistry,
  • Chromatin Structure Regulation in Human ES Cells; Gene expression and chromatin structure
  • Alvin Yu, alviny6@uci.edu, Physiology & Biophysics
  • Innate immune sensors, HIV self-assembly, theory and simulation of viral proteins
  • Michael Zaragoza, mzaragoz@uci.edu,  Biological Chemistry and PediatricsMolecular mechanisms of inherited cardiovascular diseases
  • Weian Zhaoweianz@uci.edu, Biological Chemistrycancer and developmental mechanobiology, stem cell and immuno-therapy, and microbial genetics