Faculty Research Interests

Center Director

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
Lab website: Baker Lab

Maria Chahrour, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Psychiatry
Research Interests: Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorders 
Lab website: Chahrour Lab

Jonathan C. Cohen, Ph.D.
Professor of Internal Medicine
Research Interests: Genetics of Quantitative Traits
Lab website: Hobbs–Cohen Lab

Ralph J. DeBerardinis, M.D., Ph.D.
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

Amanda Fox, M.D., M.P.H.
Vice Chair of Anesthesiology and Pain Management
Research Interest: Perioperative Genomics

Donald A. Glass II, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Research Interests: Genetics of Keloids, Genetics of Other Skin Disorders
Keloid Study 

Garrett Gotway, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Program Director of Medical Genetics Residency Program
Research Interests: Pediatric Genetics

Ralf Kittler, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Research Interests: Cancer Biology, Genomics, Nuclear Receptors, Transcriptional Regulation
Lab website: Kittler Lab

Julia Kozlitina, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Research Interests: Statistical Genetics, Genetic Epidemiology, Genetics of Complex Traits

Markey C. McNutt, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Research Interests: Inborn errors of metabolism and rare genetic diseases

Venkateswara (Vinod) Mootha, M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Research Interests: Genetics of Corneal Disorders
Lab website: Mootha 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

Jason Park, M.D., Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Pathology
Research Interests: Clinical Next Generation Sequencing
Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory, Children's Healthâ„ 

Juan Pascual, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics
Research Interests: Neurogenetics, Whole Exome and Genome Analyses in Neurological Disorders

Jonathan Rios, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
PI, Division of Molecular Genetics, Scottish Rite for Children
Research Interests: Computational Genomics, Genomics of Orthopaedic Disease

Kathleen Wilson, M.D.
Professor, Department of Pathology
Associate Director, cytogenetics, Veripath Laboratories 
Research Interests: Cytogenetics and Genetic Disorders

Carol Wise, Ph.D.
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Director and PI, Division of Molecular Genetics, Scottish Rite 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.
Associate 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 Macular Degeneration
Lab website: Xing Lab

Zhenyu Xuan, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Research Interests: Computational Biology
Lab website: Center for Systems Biology (UT Dallas)

Andrew R. Zinn, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Professor of Internal Medicine
Research Interests: Molecular Genetics of the Human X Chromosome, Genetic Disorders of Growth and Reproduction