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Faculty

There are currently 41 NTI-associated faculty at UMMS and or other campuses. For a  short summary of NTI-related work in each laboratory, contact information for each faculty member, and a list of key publications, please click on the NTI member's name. 

 

 

NTI Members

Department, Division or Program Affiliation

Research Interests

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Victor Ambros

Department of Molecular Medicine

Molecular and genetic control of animal development; microRNA regulatory mechanisms

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Athena Andreadis

Department of Cell Biology

Alternative splicing

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Neil Aronin

Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism

Pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases, especially Parkinson's disease and Huntington's disease

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Claire Benard

Department of Neurobiology

Maintenance of nervous system architecture

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Ingolf Bach

Department of Gene Function and Expression

Neuronal Cell Fate Specification

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Eric Baehrecke

Department of Cancer Biology

Cell Death and Autophagy

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Daryl Bosco

Department of Neurology

Elucidating the factors involved in sporadic ALS

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Osman Bilsel

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology

Solving the Protein Folding Problem

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Robert Brown

Department of Neurology

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease), muscular dystrophy, adrenoleukodystrophy, hereditary neuropathy and hyperkalemic periodic paralysis

 

Vivian Budnik

Department of Neurobiology

Molecular Mechanisms of Synapse Assembly and Plasticity

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Miguel Esteves

Department of Neurology

neurodegenerative lysosomal storage diseases such as Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff diseases

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Justin Fallon (Brown University)

Department of Neuroscience, Brown University

Duchenne muscular dystrophy

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Terence Flotte

Department of Medicine, Division of Pediatrics

Gene and RNAi therapy

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Michael Francis

Department of Neurobiology

Ion channel mediated neurodegeneration

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Marc Freeman

Department of Neurobiology

Molecular mechanisms of axon auto-destruction

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Kenny Futai

Department of Psychiatry, Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute

Molecular organization of synapse

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Fen-Biao Gao

Department of Neurology

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD)

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Lawrence Hayward

Department of Neurology

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease)

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Hemant Khanna

Department of Ophthalmology

Neurodegenerative diseases of the retina

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John Landers

Department of Neurology

Genetics of Familial and Sporadic ALS

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Hong-Sheng Li

Department of Neurobiology

Neuronal regulation of membrane receptor signaling

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Carlos Lois

Department of Neurobiology

Assembly of neuronal circuits, neuronal replacement, and the cellular mechanisms of behavior

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology 

Membrane biogenesis. Protein trafficking.
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Robert Matthews

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

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Haley Melikian

Department of Psychiatry, Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute

Cocaine and antidepressant-sensitive monoamine transporters

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Craig Mello

Program in Molecular Medicine, RNA Therapeutics Institute

Regulation of gene expression during early embryogeneis in C. elegans

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Melissa Moore

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Eukaryotic RNA Processing and Metabolism

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Maria Morabito

Department of Cell Biology

Regulation of Excitatory Synapses in Development and Disease

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Mary Munson

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology

Regulation of vesicle targeting and fusion

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David Paydarfar

Department of Neurology

Neural control of autonomic functions

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Greg Petsko ( Brandeis University)

Departments of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Brandeis University

Parkinson’s Disease and ALS

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Claudio Punzo

Department of Ophthalmology

Neurodegeneration in the Retina

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Joel Richter

Department of Molecular Medicine

Translational Control in Meiosis, Mitosis, and Neuronal Synaptic Plasticity

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Dagmar Ringe (Brandeis University)

Departments of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Brandeis University

Parkinson’s Disease and ALS

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Evgeny Rogaev

Department of Psychiatry, Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute

Molecular genetic mechanisms of neuropsychiatric diseases and dementia

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Alonzo Ross

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology

Glioblastoma multiformi (GBM)

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Sean Ryder

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology

Oligodendrocyte differentiation

 

 Thomas Smith
(UMMHC)

Department of Pathology

 Diagnostic neuropathology and neuromuscular pathology

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David Weaver

Department of Neurobiology

Circadian rhythms; myelination

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Zuoshang Xu

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontal temporal dementia (FTD)

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Jianhua Zhou

Department of Medicine

Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Parkinson's disease (PD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD)

 

Jill Zitzewitz

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology

Folding and assembly of multimeric proteins and peptides