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The research in these areas focuses on understanding the normal development of organs and how abnormal development results in childhood disease.
There are many organ systems affected by pediatric disease. The Cincinnati Children's Hospital Research Foundation has initiated a 7 year expansion project that includes a new state-of-the-art research building and a commitment to hire 19 new faculty members to expand our research into the development and disease of other organ systems.
Zubair M. Ahmed, PhD, Assistant ProfessorIdentification and functional analysis of genes essential for normal visual and auditory perceptions in humans [Visit the Ahmed Lab]
Min-Xin Guan, PhD, Associate ProfessorMitochondrial biogenesis, cellular and molecular biology of mitochondrial disorders, especially in hearing loss, blindness and neuromuscular disorders [Visit the Ear and Hearing Center]
John Harley, MD, PhD, ProfessorLupus genetics, genetics and genomics [Visit Rheumatology]
David Hildeman, PhD, Associate ProfessorMolecular biology of antigen-specific T cells, including mechanisms involved in cell signaling, apoptosis, and sex-based differences in autoimmunity and the T cell response to viral infections [Visit Immunobiology]
Rulang Jiang, PhD, ProfessorGenetic basis and developmental mechanisms of structural birth defects [Visit the Jiang Lab]
Jun Ma, PhD, Associate Professor Molecular mechanisms of transcriptional regulation and development using yeast and Drosophila as model systems [Visit Biomedical Informatics]
Joo-Seop Park, PhD, Assistant ProfessorGene regulatory networks underlying organogenesis and disease, Kidney development. [Visit Urology]
Sarah Pixley, PhD, Associate ProfessorNeurogenesis and neurotrophic interactions in olfactory neuron cultures and in vivo; neuronal stem cells [Visit the Pixley Lab]
Steven Potter, PhD, Professor Studies of homeobox genes that control mammalian development using gene targeting and transgenic mice [Visit the Potter Lab]
Saima Riazuddin, PhD, Assistant Professor Genetic and molecular basis of recessively inherited hearing impairment utilizing human subjects and mutant mouse models. [Visit the Riazuddin Lab]
Rolf Stottmann, PhD, Assistant ProfessorNeuronal specification and migration [Visit Human Genetics]
Charles Vorhees, PhD, Professor (1) Determine the mechanism of action of substituted amphetamines on brain development and (2) use of gene targeting to determine how deletion of specific brain proteins affect learning and memory [Visit the Vorhees Lab]
Susan Waltz, PhD, Assistant ProfessorMolecular analysis of growth factors and receptor tyrosine kinases in tumorigenesis, organ function, and cellular trauma [Visit the Waltz Lab]
Joshua Waxman, PhD, Assistant ProfessorMolecular mechanisms of organogenesis. Regulation of signaling pathways that determine cardiac cell formation [Visit the Waxman Lab]
For more information about the Molecular and Developmental Biology Program at Cincinnati Children's and the University of Cincinnati, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 513-636-4545. You can also apply online at our application page.
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