Pharmacological Sciences Faculty

David Mangelsdorf, Ph.D.
Track Chair

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kevin H. Gardner, Ph.D.
Gardner Lab
Research Interests: NMR-based structural studies of proteins involved in transcriptional regulation

Alfred Gilman, M.D., Ph.D.
Regental Professor Emeritus
Professor Emeritus
Research Interests: Hormonal regulation of cyclic AMP metabolism; mechanisms of control of hormone-sensitive adenylate cyclase; regulatory GTP-binding proteins

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

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

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

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

David Mangelsdorf, Ph.D.
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.
Minna Lab
Research Interests: Molecular genetics of human cancer; growth factors, and signal transduction in human tumors

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paul Sternweis, Ph.D.
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.
Associate Professor
Research Interests: G protein-mediated signaling

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

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

Hongtao Yu, Ph.D.
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.