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Selected Research Area: Human Disease

Recent discoveries have lead to the identification of many genetic, metabolic, and cellular processes essential for “normal” unaffected human development and the prevention of disease.  These discoveries have charged the scientific community to begin to understand the molecular, cellular and physiological underpinnings of human disease.  Combing modern technology with traditional approaches to basic scientific questions our department focuses on some of the most important areas of disease biology affecting the human condition today.

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TRP channel function in thermosensation, pain, and inflammation

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Mechanism and biology of small silencing RNAs

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Bacterial cell biology: cytoskeletal function during growth and division

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Molecular Mechanisms of Synapse Formation in Development and Disease

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The Regulation of Neuronal Gene Expression in Health and Disease

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Molecular dissection of host-pathogen interactions and the evolution of virulence strategies in natural reservoirs

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Signal transduction; Mass spectrometry; Bioinformatics; Cancer biomarkers

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Cell energetics, its molecular and chemical basis and relationship to both disease and to the discovery of new therapies.

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Functional Specificity and Design of Signal Transduction Pathways

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O-GlcNAc, A Novel Regulator of the Cellular Stress Response and Cell Surival.

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