Our Scholars

Year Recruited: 2006
( 7 Scholars )

Yali Dou, Ph.D.

Affiliation(s):
Biological Chemistry, Pathology
Research Interests

Our broad objectives are to understand the mechanism of how chromatin regulatory events regulate gene expression and thus affect different biological pathways. The current lab focus is on one of the histone H3 lysine 4 methyltransferases MLL (mixed lineage leukemia protein) and its interacting partners.

Yasmina Laouar, Ph.D.

Affiliation(s):
Microbiology and Immunology
Research Interests

The overall long-term goal of our laboratory is to understand the mechanisms of immunosuppression at the interface between innate and adaptive immunity.

Cheng-Yu Lee, Ph.D.

Affiliation(s):
Cell and Developmental Biology, Internal MedicineMMG, Life Sciences Institute
Research Interests

My long-term goal is identify many signaling pathways expressed in both insect and vertebrate neural stem cells, and contribute to our understanding of neural stem cells in birth defects, regenerative medicine and cancer biology.

Michael Sutton, Ph.D.

Affiliation(s):
Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute, Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Research Interests

My lab studies the molecular mechanisms that control synapse development and plasticity in the mammalian hippocampus.

Christiane Wobus, Ph.D.

Affiliation(s):
Microbiology and Immunology
Research Interests

My laboratory studies the mechanisms of norovirus – host cell interaction both in vitro andin vivo.  We use a combination of cell culture and mouse models to better understand the biology of these highly prevalent pathogens and develop approaches for prevention and control.

Haoxing Xu, Ph.D.

Affiliation(s):
Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology
Research Interests

We use an integrative approach with state-of-art techniques including molecular biology, bioinformatics, biochemistry, immunochemistry, electrophysiology, fluorescence imaging, spinning-disk confocal microscopy, and mouse genetics. Currently our research is mainly focused on : 1) ion channels in the lysosome, and 2) TRP channels in the skin.

Yukiko Yamashita, Ph.D.

Affiliation(s):
Cell and Developmental Biology, Life Sciences Institute
Research Interests

The Yamashita Lab investigates how adult stem cells decide upon their fate to maintain tissue stability.