Name Research Interests Affiliation Primary Department
Jeffrey Abramson

Membrane protein crystallography; structural determination of membrane transport proteins

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Physiology
Avishek Adhikari

How does the brain control fear and anxiety elicited by different imminent threats?

College of Letters & Science Department of Psychology
Olujimi Ajijola

Cardiac Neurobiology, Bioinformatics, Transgenic murine and Porcine Models of Cardiovascular disease, Viral Tracing, Neuromodulation

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Cardiology
Orkun Akin

How does neuronal activity during development affect synapse and circuit assembly?

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Neurobiology
Reza Ardehali

Molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular development

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Cardiology
Jeffrey Ardell

Autonomic control of the normal and diseased heart

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Cardiology
Arthur Arnold

We study the sex chromosomal and hormonal factors that cause sex differences in physiology and disease.

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Ambre Bertholet

Mitochondria, bioenergetics and electrophysiology

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Physiology
Gene Block

Neurobiology of circadian rhythms

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Kristina Bostrom

Role of bone morphogenetic proteins in vascular disease

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine
Nicholas Brecha

Neurochemical and anatomical pathways in the vertebrate retina that mediate vision

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Neurobiology
Hua (Linda) Cai

Molecular mechanistic and translational studies of cardiorespiratory diseases

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology
Stephen Cannon

Ion channel disorders of skeletal muscle, mathematical modeling, gene therapy

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Physiology
S. Thomas Carmichael

Neural repair after stroke

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Neurology
Scott Chandler

Neuronal mechanisms controlling jaw movement

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Christopher Colwell

Neural control of behavior, circadian rhythms

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Stephanie Correa

Effects of sex variables on the neural control of temperature and energy balance

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Anthony Covarrubias

We investigate immuno-metabolic dysregulation in macrophages during aging, metabolic disease, and cancer

College of Letters & Science Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
Rachelle Crosbie

Muscle regeneration, muscular dystrophy, drug discovery, mouse models of disease

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Lindsay De Biase

Neuron-glial interactions in health and disease

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Physiology
Arjun Deb

Cardiac repair and regeneration, wound healing, progenitors, fibroblasts

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Cardiology
Eric Deeds

Computational modeling of gene regulation, cell signaling and cellular physiology

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Linda Demer

We are uncovering the mechanisms of cardiovascular calcification and how it is increased by statins and exercise.

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine
Laura DeNardo

mPFC circuits for learning and memory

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Physiology
Mario Deng

Survival and quality-of-life benefit offered by heart transplantation, mechanical circulatory support and other treatment options

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Cardiology
Ajit Divakaruni

Control of cell physiology by mitochondrial metabolism and bioenergetics

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology
Jeffrey Donlea

Sleep regulation and function

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Neurobiology
Kenneth Dorshkind

Lymphocyte development from embryogenesis through senescence

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Pathology
V. Reggie Edgerton

Neural control of movement and neuromuscular plasticity

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Mansoureh Eghbali

Heart disease, pulmonary hypertension and sex differences in cardiopulmonary disease

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology
Gordon Fain

My laboratory investigates the physiology of mammalian photoreceptors.

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Mark Frye

Neural circuit neurophysiology and behavior

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Tomas Ganz

Systemic iron metabolism and host defense

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Pulmonary
Alan Garfinkel

Mathematical modeling of electrophysiology

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Cardiology
Kaustabh Ghosh

Mechanobiology of vascular inflammation and degeneration in eye diseases

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology
David Glanzman

The focus of my laboratory's research is on the cell biology of memory, particularly how memories are stored.

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Fernando Gomez-Pinilla

Action of diet and exercise on brain injury and disease

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery
Tamir Gonen

Mechanisms of membrane transport, channels, homeostasis, cryoEM structural biology MIcroED

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Physiology
Thomas Graeber

Cancer and Immuno Systems Biology

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology
Alan Grinnell

Synaptic function

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Ming Guo

neurodegeneration and regeneration, aging, mitochondria

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Neurology
Yousang Gwack

Molecular mechanism of innate and adaptive immunity

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Physiology
Elissa Hallem

The neural basis of sensory behaviors in free-living and parasitic nematodes

College of Letters & Science Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
Ronald Harper

Neural mechanisms underlying sleep state

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Neurobiology
Andrea Hevener

Molecular underpinnings of insulin resistance and the relationships between insulin resistance, obesity and chronic disease

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Endocrinology
Weizhe Hong

Neural circuit mechanism of animal social behavior

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Biological Chemistry
Tzung Hsiai

Our multidisciplinary research team focuses on address tissue/organ development, injury, and repair by embracing advanced imaging, computation, molecular, and senor technology.

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine
Elaine Hsiao

Microbiome, Neurobiology of Disease, Neuroimmunology, Host-Microbe Interactions

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Jing Huang

Molecular mechanisms of aging and longevity regulation

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Molecular & Medical Pharmacology
Jonathan Jacobs

My laboratory studies host-microbiome interactions in gastrointestinal, metabolic, and inflammatory disorders.

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Digestive Diseases
Varghese John

Therapeutic approaches for alzheimer's disease

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Neurology
Baljit Khakh

We are interested in how glia regulate neural circuits.

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Physiology
Xingxing Kong

Characterizing adipose tissue biology, especially reveals in genetic factors controlling fat tissue behavior, which influences energy homeostasis, metabolic processes, and the development of obesity

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Endocrinology
Harley Kornblum

We study molecular and cellular mechanisms of autism, glioma and motor neuron repair.

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Zhaoping Li

Nutrient, microbiome and metabolism

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine
Marc Liesa-Roig

Mitochondria in metabolic diseases

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Endocrinology
Chentao Lin

Photoreceptors and plant development

College of Letters & Science Department of Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Daniel Lu

Neuronal circuits in the spinal cord involved in autonomic and volitional motor functions and modeling clinical interventions that treat spinal cord injury to describe physiological effects and cellular mechanisms of functional recovery.

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery
Eduardo Marban

cardiovascular function, extracellular vehicles as therapeutic agents, biopacemakers

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine
Sotirios Masmanidis

Neural mechanisms of motor control and learning.

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Neurobiology
Emeran Mayer

Neurobiology of stress and visceral pain

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Digestive Diseases
Mayank Mehta

Systems and computational neuroscience

College of Letters & Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Walter Metzner

Sensory processing/motor control, especially auditory feedback control of vocalization; Behavioral Neuroscience (Neuroethology)

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Paul Micevych

Neurosteroid regulation of reproduction

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Neurobiology
Holly Middlekauff

Mechanisms of cardiovascular risks from tobacco products, especially electronic cigarette vapingng

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine
Steven Mittelman

How obesity increases cancer incidence and makes cancer harder to cure, specifically childhood leukemia

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Austin Nakano

Developmental mechanism of congenital heart disease

College of Letters & Science Department of Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Peter Narins

Auditory behavior, neurophysiology and mechanics

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Elizabeta Nemeth

Iron physiology and pathology: mechanisms and regulatory circuits (pregnancy, inflammation, infection, iron deficiency and iron overload)

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Pulmonary
Thomas O'Dell

Synaptic and Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Memory Formation

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Physiology
Riccardo Olcese

Ion Channel Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology
Rene Packard

Chemotherapy-induced cardiac injury and repair; characterization of high-risk atherosclerotic lesions

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Cardiology
Diane Papazian

The structure, function, and biogenesis of voltage dependent ion channels

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Physiology
Ketema Paul

Sleep and circadian regulatory mechanisms.

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Chao Peng

Molecular mechanisms of the progression and diversity of neurodegenerative diseases

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Neurology
Yirong Peng

Genetic Dissection of Retinal Circuits

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology
Patricia Phelps

Determine how transplanted olfactory ensheathing cells enhance axon regeneration after spinal cord injury

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Peipei Ping

My research program focuses on developing integrative omics and data science approaches to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying physiological functions in normal and diseased hearts.

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Physiology
Joseph Pisegna

Molecular Physiology of Gastrointestinal Hormones

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Digestive Diseases
Gina Poe

Investigating the mechanisms by which sleep traits serve learning and memory consolidation

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Carlos Portera-Cailliau

Circuit dysfunction underlying atypical sensory processing in autism

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Neurology
Charalabos (Harry) Pothoulakis

The role of neuropeptides and hormones in disease states

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Digestive Diseases
April Pyle

Aspects of stem cell biology as well as more translational aspects of human pluripotent stem cell differentiation towards skeletal muscle for use in therapeutic approaches for patients with muscular dystrophy

College of Letters & Science Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics
Zhilin Qu

Mathematical modeling of cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac metabolism, protein-protein interaction dynamics, and signal transduction

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Cardiology
Pearl Quijada

Cardiovascular development and disease

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Roxana Radu

Retina & Retinal Pigment Epithelium Biochemistry: Understanding Pathophysiology of Age-Related Macular Degeneration and related retinopathies using preclinical models

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology
Dinesh Rao

Physiology and pathology of non-coding RNA and their interactors in hematopoiesis

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Pathology
Srinivasa Reddy

Lipoproteins and lipid metabolism in human diseases

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Cardiology
Elaine Reed

The Reed lab studies mechanisms of immune-mediated allograft injury and mapping innate and adaptive immune responses to viral and bacterial pathogens.

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Pathology
Karen Reue

Genetics of obesity and diabetes

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Human Genetics
Amy Rowat

Mechanobiology, Mechanotransduction

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Tamer Sallam

Noncoding RNA, RNA modification, metabolism and heart disease

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Cardiology
Alapakkam Sampath

My laboratory is interested in elucidating the mechanism of phototransduction in retinal rods and cones, and establishing how the information generated by these photoreceptors is encoded downstream in the retina.

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology
Barnett Schlinger

Steroid hormone synthesis and action in birds; hormonal control of brain and behavior in tropical bird species

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Felix Schweizer

Dynamic regulation of neurotransmitter release

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Neurobiology
Pavak Shah

Synaptogenesis, neural circuit development, and the determinants of whole brain dynamics

College of Letters & Science Department of Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
Orian Shirihai

Mitochondria & metabolism in CVD models; adipose tissue bionergetics

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Endocrinology
Kalyanam Shivkumar

Autonomic regulation of cardiac excitability

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Cardiology
Ram Singh

Interactions between different immune cells, including dendritic cells, T cells, and B cells, in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases, with a current focus on cellular migration, immune tolerance induction, and immune modulation

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine
Melissa Spencer

Muscular dystrophy, gene therapy, CRISPR based therapies for DMD and immune response to AAV vectors

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Neurology
Igor Spigelman

Neuropharmacology

School of Dentistry Department of Dentistry
Hui Sun

Novel signaling pathways that suppress pathogenic blood vessels

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Physiology
Yvette Tache

Brain-gut interaction

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Digestive Diseases
Elizabeth Tarling

Immunometabolism - lipid metabolism and immunity

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Cardiology
James Tidball

The immunobiology and physiology of muscle disease, regeneration and development

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Peter Tontonoz

Metabolism, gene regulation, diabetes, atherosclerosis

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Pathology
Joshua Trachtenberg

Neural circuit development, understanding cortical plasticity from synapses to circuits

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Neurobiology
Gabriel Travis

Mechanisms of inherited photoreceptor degenerations

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology
Soban Umar

Pulmonary vascular biology, Right heart dysfunction, Cardiopulmonary pathophysiology, Cardioprotection

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology
Thomas Vallim

Gene regulation, nutrition and metabolic diseases

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Biological Chemistry
Marmar Vaseghi

Understanding the role of the nervous system in promoting cardiac arrhythmias in setting of heart disease using a combination of tissue clearing, optogenetic, neural recordings, and electrical mapping techniques in small and large animal models to find and develop novel neuromdulatory therapies

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Cardiology
Julio Vergara

Biophysics of muscle excitation-contraction coupling

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Physiology
Claudio Villanueva

Our lab is interested in understanding how cells regulate their metabolic programs. These studies will provide opportunities to understand how cells burn energy and how we may use that information to prevent obesity and treat diabetes

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Thomas Vondriska

Chromatin biology and epigenomics of the cardiovascular system

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology
Rhonda Voskuhl

Neurodegeneration in aging, cognitive decline, multiple sclerosis

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Neurology
David Walker

Molecular biology of aging

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Cun Yu Wang

Adult stem cells, bone regeneration and aging

School of Dentistry Department of Dentistry
Yibin Wang

Genomics and Signaling in Cardiometabolic Regulation and Therapies

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology
Shimon Weiss

Single Molecule Biophysics

College of Letters & Science Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Stephanie White

Neural basisi for socially-learned vocal communication

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Roy Wollman

systems biology, cellular signaling variability, spatial transcriptomics

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Ernest Wright

Structure and function of cotransporters

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Physiology
Xinshu (Grace) Xiao

Bioinformatics, genomics, neuroscience

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Xia Yang

Multitissue multiomics systems biology of complex diseases

College of Letters & Science Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
Stephen Young

I work on basic mechanisms for plasma triglyceride metabolism as well as diseases of the nuclear envelope.

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Medicine- Division of Cardiology
Ye Zhang

Glia cell development and function in health and disease

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Jie Zheng

Therapeutic development in ophthalmology

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology
Stephen (Larry) Zipursky

Molecular mechanisms regulating neuronal circuit assembly

David Geffen School of Medicine Department of Biological Chemistry