Cellular Imaging and Biophysics Faculty

Baddeley, David

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

Research Interests:Microscopy, super-resolution

Bewersdorf, Joerg

Associate Professor of Cell Biology and of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests:Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy

Bogan, Jonathan S

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and of Cell Biology

Research Interests:Protein trafficking; Ubiquitin-like modification; Cell structure; Insulin signaling; Type 2 diabetes; Metabolic diseases

Clinical Interests:General endocrinology; diabetes

Colón-Ramos, Daniel Alfonso

Associate Professor of Cell Biology

Research Interests:Neural connectivity; Brain; Nematode C. elegans

De Camilli, Pietro

John Klingenstein Professor of Neuroscience
Director, Yale Program in Cellular Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration and Repair

Research Interests:Synapses; Membrane Traffic; Endocytosis; Clathrin; Dynamin; Phosphoinositides; Lipid Metabolism; Lowe Syndrome; Bar Proteins; Neurodegeneration; Membrane Contact Sites

Clinical Interests:N/A

Dufresne, Eric Robert

John J Lee Assoc Prof Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests:Mechanics of cells and tissues. Self-assembly of proteins, membranes and cells. Soft matter physics.

Mooseker, Mark S

Ross Granville Harrison Prof of Molecular, Cellular & Dev Biology
and Pathlogy

Research Interests:The cytoskeleton. Epithelial cell biology. molecular motors

Nathanson, Michael Harris

Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases) and Professor of Cell Biology
Section Chief, Digestive Diseases
Director, Yale Liver Center
Director, Center for Cell and Molecular Imaging

Research Interests:Mechanisms and effects of calcium signals in polarized epithelia; Effect of spatial organization of calcium signals on organ function regulation; Factors that organize Ca2+ waves in hepatocytes; Organization and effects of Ca2+ waves in cholangiocytes; Mechanisms and effects of Ca2+ signals in the nucleus

Clinical Interests:Inpatient care related to hepatology; end stage liver disease, and gastroenterology; Advanced endoscopic imaging techniques; endomicroscopy.

Pollard, Thomas Dean

Sterling Prof MCDB
Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests:Cytokinesis; cellular motility; role of actin filaments and myosin motors

Reinisch, Karin Marion

Associate Professor of Cell Biology

Rothman, James E

Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Cell Biology and Professor of Chemistry
Chairman, Department of Cell Biology
Director, Nanobiology Institute

Research Interests:Elucidating the underlying mechanisms of vesicular transport within cells; Secretion of hormones and neurotransmitters

Toomre, Derek K.

Associate Professor of Cell Biology
Director of the YALE 'CINEMA' Laboratory (Cellular Imaging using New Microscopy Approaches)

Research Interests:Cell Biology; Exocytosis; Endocytosis; Membrane Traffic; Tethering; Microscopy; Live Cell Imaging; TIRFM; Single molecule

Yao, Jie

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

Research Interests:Transcription regulation; Chromatin; Nuclear periphery; Nuclear compartmentalization; Protein dynamics; Cellular biophysics and imaging

Zhang, Yongli

Associate Professor of Cell Biology

Research Interests:Single-molecule biophysics and biochemistry; Optical tweezers; ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling; SNAREs; Membrane fusion; Membrane fission; Dynamin