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Pictured: Kathryn Anderson
Anderson, Kathryn V.
Chair, Developmental Biology Program, SKI
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental Biology Program Chair Kathryn Anderson studies genetic pathways that direct embryonic patterning and morphogenesis in the mouse embryo.

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Brennan, Cameron W.
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Cameron Brennan focuses on genomic analysis of human and mouse gliomas and medulloblastomas.

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Pictured: Timothy Chan
Chan, Timothy A.
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Timothy Chan focuses on the identification and characterization of tumor suppressors in glioblastoma and breast cancer.

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Pictured: Jason T. Huse
Huse, Jason T.
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Jason Huse focuses on the molecular pathogenesis of brain tumors, particularly high-grade gliomas.

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Pictured: Alexandra Joyner
Joyner, Alexandra
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Alexandra Joyner studies the involvement of Hedgehog signaling and homeobox transcription factors in brain development, adult stem cells, and cancer.

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Kaltschmidt, Julia
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Julia Kaltschmidt investigates the mechanisms of synaptic specificity underlying mammalian neuronal circuit formation.

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Lai, Eric C.
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Eric Lai focuses on the control of developmental patterning by Notch signaling and microRNAs.

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Pictured: Ingo Mellinghoff
Mellinghoff, Ingo K.
Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program
Physician-scientist Ingo Mellinghoff studies signal transduction alterations in primary brain tumors.

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Pictured: Dimitar Nikolov
Nikolov, Dimitar B.
Structural Biology Program
Structural biologist Dimitar Nikolov focuses on the structural, biophysical, and biochemical characterization of the molecular mechanisms of cell-cell interactions and signal transduction in the nervous system.

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Ying-Xian Pan
Pan, Ying-Xian
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientst Ying-Xian Pan studies the transcription regulation and function of opioid receptor genes.
Pictured: Gavril W. Pasternak
Pasternak, Gavril W.
Molecular Pharmacology & Chemistry Program
Pharmacologist Gavril Pasternak studies molecular mechanisms of opioid receptor actions, analgesics, and G-protein-coupled receptors.
Pertsinidis, Alexandros
Structural Biology Program
Structural biologist Alexandros Pertsinidis uses structural molecular and structural cell biology to study novel optical imaging and spectroscopy technologies to understand the function of complex macromolecular machines inside living cells.

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Pictured: Urs Rutishauser
Rutishauser, Urs Stephen
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Urs Stephen Rutishauser studies the role of polysialic acid in regulating the nervous system and the use of polysialic acid to promote tissue repair.
Ryan, Timothy A.
Cell Biology Program
Cell biologist Timothy Ryan studies the molecular basis of synaptic transmission in the mammalian brain.

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Pictured: Songhai Shi
Shi, Songhai
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental neurobiologist Songhai Shi investigates the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying mammalian neuronal development and circuit formation.
Studer, Lorenz
Developmental Biology Program
Developmental biologist Lorenz Studer investigates stem cells as tools to understand normal and pathological development in the CNS and to develop cell-based strategies for neural repair.

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Pictured: Viviane Tabar
Tabar, Viviane
Memorial Hospital Research Laboratories
Physician-scientist Viviane Tabar focuses on in vivo applications of neural derivatives of pluripotent stem cells (such as iPS and ES cells) and on cancer stem cells in human brain tumors.