Cell and Developmental Biology Faculty

John Cooke

Cooke, John, PhD, Associate Professor
Anatomy and histology for medical education

 
Douglas A Cotanche PhD Cotanche, Douglas A, PhD, Associate Professor
Cochlear hair cell development and regeneration; anatomy for medical education
 
Roger Craig

Craig, Roger, PhD, Professor
Molecular structure and dynamics of actin and myosin filaments; cryo-EM and 3D image reconstruction
lab website

 
Charles Emerson Emerson, Charles P Jr, PhD, Professor
Genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of skeletal muscle development and disease
Wellstone website
 
Harvey Florman Florman Harvey M., PhD, Professor
Mechanisms of fertilization, ion channels, polycystic kidney disease proteins, signal transduction, exocytosis
 
Susan Gagliardi

Gagliardi, Susan Billings, PhD, Professor and Vice Chair 
Neuroanatomy and medical education

 
Lela Giannaris Giannaris, Eustathia Lela, PhD, Assistant Professor
Anatomy and neuroanatomy for medical education
 
Anne Gilroy

Gilroy, Anne, MA, Associate Professor Cell Biology and Surgery
Anatomy for medical education

 
Deborah-Harmon Hines

Harmon-Hines, Deborah, PhD, Professor
Education outreach and anatomy for medical education

 
Anthony Imbalzano Imbalzano, Anthony , PhD, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Chromatin Structure and Regulation of Gene Expression, Cell Cycle, Cell Differentiation, and Development
 
Peter Jones Jones, Peter, PhD, Associate Professor
Epigenetics, regulation of gene expression, facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD), Rett Syndrome
Wellstone website
 
Stephen Jones Jones, Stephen N., PhD, Professor
Genes In Development And Tumorigenesis
lab website
 
Jeanne Keller

Keller, Jeanne, MD, Professor
Radiology for medical education

 
Oliver King King, Oliver D, PhD, Assistant Professor
Computational biology
 
Jeanne Lawrence Lawrence, Jeanne B., PhD, Interim Chair and Professor
Genome Structure and Regulation, non-coding RNAs and chromosome silencing, cancer epigenetics and gene therapy, Human Genetics for medical education
lab website
 
Elizabeth Luna Luna, Elizabeth J., PhD, Professor
Membranes, Cytoskeleton, and Signaling
lab website
 
Jeffrey Nickerson

Nickerson, Jeffrey, PhD, Associate Professor
Nuclear Architecture and Gene Expression

 
Paul Odgren Odgren, Paul, PhD, Associate Professor
Bone and Cartilage Cell Biology
lab website
 
Jaime Rivera5 Rivera, Jaime, PhD, Assistant Professor
Morphogenetic and Molecular Analysis of Mammalian  Development
lab website
 
Gerald Schwarting

Schwarting, Gerald , PhD, Professor
Axon Guidance and Cell Signaling in the Developing Olfactory System

 
Kip Sluder Sluder, Greenfield, PhD, Professor
Mitosis; Centrosome Formation, Function, and Duplication; Checkpoint Controls
lab website
 
George Witman Witman, George B., PhD, Professor
Cilia and Flagella, Molecular Motors, Sensory Transduction, Molecular Basis for Diseases Involving Cilia and Flagella
lab website
 
Hong Zhang

Zhang, Hong, PhD, Assistant Professor 
Genetic Regulation of Senescence in Cancer, Aging and Stem Cell Self-renewal; Molecular Targeting of E3 Ligases in Transcriptional Regulation
lab website

 

Research Faculty

  • Borowski, Maria, MA, Instructor (Cancer Biology)
  • Hall, Lisa, PhD, Research Assistant Professor (Lawrence lab) 
  • Hendricks, Gregory M., PhD, Research Assistant Professor (EM Core Facility)
  • Jiang, Jun, MD, PhD, Research Assistant Professor (Lawrence Lab)
  • Jungnickel, Melissa, PhD, Research Assistant Professor (Florman lab) 
  • Matijasevic, Zdenka, PhD, Research Assistant Professor  (Matijasevic/Jones Lab/Gene Targeting Facility)
  • Smith, Kelly, PhD, Research Associate Professor (Stem Cell Registry)
  • Sutton, Keith, PhD, Research Assistant Professor (Florman lab)
  • Uetake, Yumi, PhD, Instructor (Sluder lab)
  • Woodhead, John, PhD, Research Associate Professor (Craig lab)

Emeritus

  • Clark, Samuel, PhD, Professor Emeritus
  • Gauthier, Geraldine, PhD, Professor Emeritus

Affiliated Faculty

UMMS Joint Appointments 

Adjunct Faculty

  • Bar-Shavit, Zvi, PhD, Professor, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Choi, Je-Yong, PhD, Associate Professor, Kyungpook National University, Korea
  • Drissi, Hicham, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Connecticut Health Center 
  • Javed, Amjad, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
  • Koevary, Steven, PhD, Professor, New England School of Optometry, Boston, MA
  • Lambert, Stephen, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  • McCaffery, Peter, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Aberdeen,  Australia
  • Montecino, Martin, PhD, Professor, University of Concepcion, Chile
  • Shakoori, A.R., PhD, Professor, University of the Punjab, Pakistan
  • Stein, Gary, PhD, Professor, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • Stein, Janet, PhD, Professor, University of Vermont, Burllington, VT
  • van Wijnen, Andre, PhD, Professor, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN