Faculty Research Interests
Helen H. Hobbs, M.D.
Howard Hughes Investigator
Director, McDermott Center
Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular Genetics
Research Interests: Genetics of Lipid Metabolism
Lab website: Hobbs–Cohen Lab
Linda A. Baker, M.D.
Professor of Urology
Research Interests: Causes of Hypospadias, Intersex Disorders, Undescended Testes and Testicular Torsion, Genetic Basis of Prune Belly Syndrome, Inherited or Familial Birth Defects of the Genitourinary tract, Pediatric Renal Stone Disease, and Female Reconstructive Surgery, Vaginoplasty
Maria Chahrour, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry
Research Interests: Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Ralph J. DeBerardinis, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics
Research Interests: Cellular Regulation of Metabolism in Normal Cells and in Cancer
Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Metabolic Diseases
Lab website: DeBerardinis Lab
Ralf Kittler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology
Research Interests: Cancer Biology, Genomics, Nuclear Receptors, Transcriptional Regulation
Lab website: Kittler Lab
Nikhil V. Munshi, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine (Cardiology Division) and Molecular Biology
Research Interests: Transcriptional Control of Cardiac Rhythm
Lab website: Munshi Lab
Juan Pascual, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics
Research Interests: Neurogenetics, Whole Exome and Genome Analyses in Neurological Disorders
Lewis J. Waber, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Acting Division Director Genetics & Metabolism
Director, Medical Genetics and Education
Research Interests: Pediatric Metabolism Disorders
Carol Wise, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Director, Molecular Genetics, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
Research Interests: Genetics of Pediatric Musculoskeletal Disease
Lab website: Wise Lab
Xiao-Song Xie, Ph.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine
Research Interests: Structure and Function of V-type Proton Translocating ATPase; Biochemistry of ABC transporters -ABCG5 and ABCG8
Lab website: Xie Lab
Chao Xing, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences
Research Interests: Methodology – Statistical Genetics, Genetic Mapping, Association, Linkage, and Segregation Analysis, Gene Expression. Application - Human Complex Genetic Disorders: Hypertension, Obesity, Type II Diabetes, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Age-related Mascular Degeneration
Lab website: Xing Lab
Andrew R. Zinn, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Medical Scientist Training Program, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Research Interests: Molecular Genetics of the Human X Chromosome, Genetic Disorders of Growth and Reproduction
Lab website: Zinn Lab