Tissue Degenerative Diseases Research

The following faculty members in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are focused on understanding the basic mechanisms of tissue degenerative diseases:

  1. Peter C. Harris, Ph.D.Polycystic kidney disease
  2. Jinghua Hu, Ph.D.Cilia biogenesis and function
  3. Grazia Isaya, M.D., Ph.D.Mitochondrial genetics
  4. Nicholas F. LaRusso, M.D.Cholangiopathies
  5. Edward B. Leof, Ph.D. — Transforming growth factor β and its role in the cell cycle and cancer
  6. Louis (Jim) J. Maher, III, Ph.D. — Aptamers for myelin regeneration in multiple sclerosis
  7. Merry Jo Oursler, Ph.D.Cell biology of bone
  8. Marina Ramirez-Alvarado, Ph.D.Protein misfolding
  9. Jennifer Westendorf, Ph.D.Osteoblast biology and transcriptional regulation