May 11, 2016

Faculty and Staff

Rong Li, PhD

Rong Li, PhD

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Director, Center for Cell Dynamics

Rong Li is a systems cell biologist and geneticist who studies how eukaryotic cells polarize, divide, move, and vary their genomes to adapt to the changing environment

Deborah Andrew, PhD

Deborah Andrew, PhD

Professor

Debbie Andrew is a geneticist and developmental biologist. She explores the regulation of form and function in epithelial tubes of fruit flies (Drosophila).

Yun Chen, PhD

Yun Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor

Yun Chen is interested in developing multi-scale, multi-modal imaging tools to study how mechanics integrates with other biophysical and biochemical factors to sustain normal physiology or to cause pathology.

Peter Devreotes, PhD

Peter Devreotes, PhD

Director

Peter Devreotes is Director of the Department of Cell Biology. His lab works to understand how cells sense their surroundings and move directionally in processes like embryogenesis, wound healing, and immune response.

Andrew Ewald, PhD

Andrew Ewald, PhD

Associate Professor

Andrew Ewald is an interdisciplinary cell and cancer biologist whose laboratory investigates how cells collectively drive changes in the structure and function of epithelial tissues

Andrew Holland, PhD

Andrew Holland, PhD

Assistant Professor

The Holland lab is investigating in the molecular mechanisms that control accurate chromosome distribution and the role that mitotic errors play in human health and disease.

Pablo A. Iglesias, PhD

Pablo A. Iglesias, PhD

Edward J. Schaefer Professor of Electrical Engineering

Dr. Iglesias is a computational engineer specializing on simulation of chemotaxis and cytokinesis processes and mechanisms that regulate them.

Takanari Inoue, PhD

Takanari Inoue, PhD

Associate Professor

Our group is focused on understanding how intracellular signaling gives rise to dynamic cellular functions. We develop a series of molecular sensors and actuators that enable visualization and manipulation of target signal transduction at high spatio

Alex Kolodkin, PhD

Alex Kolodkin, PhD

Professor

Alex Kolodkin is a neurobiologist, exploring the mechanism that guide neuron migration and connectivity during development.

Kostas Konstantopoulos, PhD

Kostas Konstantopoulos, PhD

Chair and Professor, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Dr Konstntopolous is a mechanobiologist, exploring how cancer metastasis and inflammation are regulated by physical clues.

Scot Kuo, PhD

Scot Kuo, PhD

Associate Professor, Director

Scot Kuo work concentrates in using cutting-edge optical microscopy tools to investigate cell and pathogen motility in the context of immune defense, wound healing, metastatic cancer and Listeria monocytogenes reactive movement.

Douglas Robinson, PhD

Douglas Robinson, PhD

Professor

Doug Robinson is a cell biophysicist and geneticist who investigates how cells form the shapes required for their specialized functions necessary for human health.

Geraldine Seydoux, PhD

Geraldine Seydoux, PhD

Professor

Geraldine Seydoux is a developmental biologist who studies how early embryos develop into complex asymmetric structures comprising many cell types.

Mollie Meffert, PhD

Mollie Meffert, PhD

Associate Professor

Mollie Meffert is a neuroscientist who is interested in how gene programs modify the brain during experience and disease. The Meffert laboratory uses cutting edge molecular tools and high throughput technologies combined with in vivo approaches in t

Sergi Regot, PhD

Sergi Regot, PhD

Assistant Professor

Sergi Regot is a molecular biologist and protein engineer. He studies single-cell signaling dynamics in a variety of systems. Using live cell imaging, fluorescent biosensors, CRISPR and 3D cell culturing techniques the Regot Lab focuses in understand

Sean Sun, PhD

Sean Sun, PhD

Professor

Sean Sun is a professor and Vice-Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Sun's research includes; cell motility, molecular motors, proteins and membranes, statistical mechanics, along with theoretical biomechanics and biophysics.

Shigeki Watanabe, PhD

Shigeki Watanabe, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology

Shigeki Watanabe is a cell biologist and neuroscientist who studies rapid membrane trafficking at synapses that mediate information processing and storage using cutting-edge electron microscopy techniques.

Denis Wirtz, PhD

Denis Wirtz, PhD

Dr Wirtz is a biophysicist studying the role of cell shape, architecture and interaction in the gene expression regulation.

Jie Xiao, PhD

Jie Xiao, PhD

Associate Professor

Jie Xiao is a molecular biologist and biophysicist who focuses on dissecting mechanisms in gene regulation and cytokinesis in the model organism E. coli.

Bin Wu, PhD

Bin Wu, PhD

Assistant Professor

Bin Wu is a biophysicist known for developing microscopy tools allowing him to track single molecules of RNAs across the living cells, yeast or neurons.

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