Pharmacological Sciences Faculty

Faculty

David Mangelsdorf, Ph.D.

David Mangelsdorf, Ph.D.
Track Chair

Joseph Albanesi, Ph.D.

Joseph Albanesi, Ph.D.
Professor
Research Interests: Mechanisms of membrane fusion; role of lipids in membrane trafficking; membrane vesiculation of dynamin

Rolf Brekken, Ph.D.

Rolf A. Brekken, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Brekken Lab
Research Interests: Tumor-host interactions in pancreatic cancer

Yuh Min Chook, Ph.D.

Yuh Min Chook, Ph.D.
Professor
Chook Lab
Research Interests: Structures and mechanisms of nuclear transport and the nuclear pore complex

Melanie Cobb, Ph.D.

Melanie Cobb, Ph.D.
Professor
Cobb Lab
Research Interests: Protein kinase cascades; MAP kinases; signal-transduction mechanisms

David Corey, Ph.D.

David R. Corey, Ph.D.
Professor
Corey Lab
Research Interests: Engineering proteins and nucleic acids for novel function

J.R. Falck, Ph.D.

J. R. Falck, Ph.D.
Professor
Research Interests: Total synthesis of natural products; synthetic methodology; organometallics; eicosanoids; medicinal chemistry

Joel Goodman, Ph.D.

Joel Goodman, Ph.D.
Professor
Goodman Lab
Research Interests: Intracellular sorting of newly synthesized proteins; organelle biogenesis and membrane structure and function; the yeast peroxisome as a model of organellar assembly

Jin Jiang, Ph.D.

Jin Jiang, Ph.D.
Professor
Jiang Lab
Research Interests: Signal-transduction pathways in development and human disease; genetic control of organ growth and patterning; tumor suppressor genes

Jane Johnson, Ph.D.

Jane E. Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor
Johnson Lab
Research Interests: Molecular biology of mammalian neural development

Steven Kliewer, Ph.D.

Steven Kliewer, Ph.D.
Professor
Mangelsdorf/Kliewer Lab
Research Interests: Physiology of nuclear receptors

Mark Lehrman, Ph.D.

Mark Lehrman, Ph.D.
Professor
Lehrman Lab
Research Interests: Informational carbohydrates in the endoplasmic reticulum: roles in protein folding, stress responses, and human disease

David Mangelsdorf, Ph.D.

David Mangelsdorf, Ph.D.
Professor
Mangelsdorf/Kliewer Lab
Research Interests: Mechanism of nuclear hormone receptor action; role of retinoids in cancer; transcriptional regulation of lipid metabolism

John Minna, M.D.

John Minna, M.D.
Professor
Minna Lab
Research Interests: Molecular genetics of human cancer; growth factors, and signal transduction in human tumors

Margaret Phillips, Ph.D.

Margaret Phillips, Ph.D.
Professor
Phillips Lab
Research Interests: Polyamine and pyrimidine metabolism in trypanosome and malaria parasites

Rama Ranganathan, M.D., Ph.D.

Rama Ranganathan, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor
Ranganathan Lab
Research Interests: Structural basis for signal processing in Drosophilaphotoreceptors

Jose Rizo-Rey, Ph.D.

Jose Rizo-Rey, Ph.D.
Professor
Rizo-Rey Lab
Research Interests: Structural analysis by nuclear magnetic resonance of proteins involved in calcium-triggered synaptic vesicle exocytosis

Michael Rosen, Ph.D.

Michael Rosen, Ph.D.
Professor
Rosen Lab
Research Interests: Analysis of the structural, biochemical, and cell biological mechanisms that regulate the actin cytoskeleton

Elliott Ross, Ph.D.

Elliott Ross, Ph.D.
Professor
Ross Lab
Research Interests: Mechanisms and regulatory behavior of G-protein signaling; regulated protein-protein interactions in signal transduction

Dean Smith, Ph.D.

Dean Smith, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Smith Lab
Research Interests: Sensory transduction in Drosophila melanogaster

Paul Sternweiss, Ph.D.

Paul Sternweis, Ph.D.
Professor
Research Interests: Regulation of intracellular events by cell-surface receptors; structure and function of GTP-dependent regulatory proteins and their effectors

Ronald Taussig, Ph.D.

Ronald Taussig, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Research Interests: G protein-mediated signaling

Jonathan Terman, Ph.D.

Jonathan Terman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Terman Lab
Research Interests: Axonal growth and guidance; neuronal connectivity; axonal regeneration

Thomas Wilkie, Ph.D.

Thomas Wilkie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Wilkie Lab
Research Interests: Signal-transduction pathways in mammalian development and energy homeostasis

Hongtau Yu, Ph.D.

Hongtao Yu, Ph.D.
Professor
Yu Lab
Research Interests: Study of cell division cycle

Associate Members

These faculty members do not accept graduate students. They participate in teaching, co-mentoring, exam and dissertation committees, and all other program responsibilities.