Cell and Molecular Biology Faculty

YiPing Chen, Ph.D. University of Iowa, 1993

Chair, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Yahoo! Founder Chair in Science and Engineering
Molecular mechanisms and genetic control of vertebrate organogenesis.

Frank Jones, Ph.D. McMaster University, 1995

Gerald and Flora Jo Mansfield Piltz Professor in Cancer Research
Molecular biology of breast cancer progression and therapeutic resistance. Signal transduction mediated by the EGFR-family. Regulation of gene expression in schizophrenia. Molecular alterations associated with brain injury.

Jeffrey G. Tasker, Ph.D. University of Bordeaux, France, 1986

Catherine and Hunter Pierson Chair in Neuroscience

Intracellular and patch-clamp electrophysiology using in vitro brain slices. Study of membrane electrical properties, synaptic circuits and hormone regulation of hypothalamic neuroendocrine cells.

David Mullin, Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin, 1983

Associate Professor
New chemical class of antimicrobial agents; identifying the cellular target of 4-DDP1956, testing the therapeutic potential of 4-DDP1956 in mice. Bacterial fermentation end products to produce liquid fuels for automobiles.

Laura A. Schrader, Ph.D. Tulane University, 1997

Associate Professor
Molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity and learning and memory. 

Hai Huang, Ph.D. Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, 2005

Assistant Professor

Stryder M. Meadows, Ph.D. University of Arizona, 2008

Assistant Professor

Nandini Vasudevan, Ph.D. Indian Institute of Science, 1999

Assistant Professor
Hormonal control of genes and behavior; hormone-mediated signaling in neurons and glia.

Shusheng Wang, Ph.D. Tulane University, 2004

Assistant Professor
Stepping Stone Foundation Early Career Professor in Cell and Molecular Biology

To dissect the epigenetic mechanisms of retinal vascular development and disease using genetic mouse model and in vitro system, with a focus on microRNAs and chromatin factors.

Cherif Boudaba, Ph.D. University of Bordeaux, 2001

Senior Professor of Practice
Bursting activity and its synchronization in the hypothalamic magnocellular neurons.

James Cronin, Ph.D. Tulane University, 1990

Senior Professor of Practice
Levy Professor in Integrated Discovery and Community Engagement
Neurophysiology of epilepsy and developing viral-vector based techniques for gene transfer to the nervous system.

Robert Steven Dotson, Ph.D. Tulane University, 1998

Senior Professor of Practice
Neuroendocrinology; Signal transduction in response to cytokines and growth factors.

Nancy Eddy Hopkins, Ph.D. Tulane University, 1992

Senior Professor of Practice
Understanding of the interaction of the xenobiotics, both naturally occurring and synthetic, with the cytochrome P450 enzymes and the nuclear steroid hormone receptor superfamily./p>

Meena Vijayaraghavan, Ph.D. University of Madras (India), 1994

Senior Professor of Practice
Environmental carcinogenesis, cancer studies and pediatric nephrology.

Katharine Parrish, M.D., Ph.D. LSU School of Medicine, 1984; University of Louisiana, Monroe, 1978

Professor of Practice
Diagnosis and treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and learning strategies.

Ken Muneoka, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, 1983

Research Professor
Limb development; developmental growth control; cell-cell interactions; pattern formation.

Shi Di, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, 1991

Research Assistant Professor
Study synaptic activity and stress hormone regulation of hypothalamic neuroendocrine cells with electrophysiological approaches.

Zhuoru Wu, Ph.D. University of Washington, 1998

Research Assistant Professor

Ling Yu, Ph.D. Nanjing Agricultural University, 2001

Research Assistant Professor
Growth control and molecular mechanisms of bone regeneration.

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