Available Mentors

Please note that this is not an inclusive list and that reviewing departmental faculty webpages would also be advised.

Anatomy and Cell Biology

Andrew Frank

C. Andrew Frank, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor

Research project title
How Synapses Maintain Stable Function

Fang Lin

Fang Lin, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Associate Professor

Research project title
Genetic regulation of endoderm and heart development

Hank  Qi, M.D., Ph.D.

Hank Qi, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant professor

Research project title
Epigenetic mechanism on gene regulation in human development

Tina Tootle

Tina Tootle, PhD

Title/Position
Associate Professor

Research project title
Uncovering the mechanisms of prostaglandin action

Anthropology

Katina Lillios

Katina Lillios, PhD

Title/Position
Associate Professor

Research project title
Bioarchaeological Analyses of the Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Population of Bolores, Portugal

Biochemistry

E. Dale Abel

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD

Title/Position
Director of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center and Professor of Biochemistry and Internal Medicine

Research project title
Regulation of myocardial injury by insulin signaling

Sheila Baker

Sheila Baker, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor

Research project title
Protein trafficking in neurons

Charles Brenner

Charles Brenner, PhD

Title/Position
Professor and Head

Research project title
Molecular Biology of Cancer and Aging

Kris DeMali

Kris DeMali, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor

Research project title
Adhesion proteins in tumor cell invasion and metastasis

Ernesto Fuentes

Ernesto Fuentes, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor

Research project title
Biochemical and Structural Analysis of Signal Transduction

Pamela Geyer

Pamela Geyer, PhD

Title/Position
Professor

Research project title
Chromosome structure and nuclear organization: impacts on transcriptional regulation

Maria Spies

Maria Spies, PhD

Title/Position
Associate Professor of Biochemistry

Research project title
Mechanisms of DNA repair and recombination: from single-molecule biochemistry to anticancer drug discovery

Maria Spies

Maria Spies, PhD

Title/Position
Associate Professor

Research project title
Effect of mutations in BRCA1 tumor suppressor protein on BRCA1-DNA interactions

Lori Wallrath

Lori Wallrath, PhD

Title/Position
Professor

Research project title
The role of chromatin structure and nuclear organization in gene expression

Daniel Weeks

Daniel Weeks, PhD

Title/Position
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Research project title
Control of embryonic development: Using studies on frog embryos to understand congenital birth defects in humans.

Biology

Dan Eberl

Daniel Eberl, PhD

Title/Position
Professor

Research project title
Genetic and Molecular Mechanisms of Hearing in Drosophila

Andrew Forbes

Andrew Forbes, PhD

Title/Position
Assistant Professor

Research project title
The effects of human land use on insect diversity and species richness

Steven Green

Steven Green, PhD

Title/Position
Professor

Research project title
Neurobiology of hearing and deafness

John Logsdon

John Logsdon, PhD

Title/Position
Associate Professor

Research project title
Molecular origins and evolution of sexual reproduction

Maurine Neiman

Maurine Neiman, PhD

Title/Position
Associate Professor

Research project title
The advantages and disadvantages of sex in a New Zealand snail