Cell Biology Department Faculty

       

Rothman, James E

Chair

Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Cell Biology and Professor of Chemistry and Residential College Associate Fellow in Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Chairman, Department of Cell Biology
Director, Nanobiology Institute

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

       

Hashimoto, Carl

Director of Graduate Studies

Professor of Cell Biology
Director of Graduate Studies, Cell Biology
Assistant Dean Graduate School

Research Interests: Proteolysis; Serpins; Intercellular signaling; Morphogenesis; Disease modeling; Drosophila molecular genetics

       

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

Burd, Chris

Professor of Cell Biology
Deputy Chairman

Research Interests: organelle biogenesis, endocytosis, secretion, phosphoinositide signaling

Calderwood, David A.

Associate Professor of Pharmacology and of Cell Biology

Research Interests: Integrin; Cell adhesion; Cell migration; Cytoskeleton; Structural biology

Caplan, Michael J

C. N. H. Long Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and Professor of Cell Biology
Chair, Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Research Interests: Ion pumps in polarized epithelia; Sorting and function

Carroll, Topher

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

Research Interests: Epigenetics; Chromosomes; Chromatin; Gene expression; Nuclear Organization; Nuclear Membrane;

Colón-Ramos, Daniel Alfonso

Associate Professor of Cell Biology

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

Cooley, Lynn

C. N. H. Long Professor of Genetics and Professor of Cell Biology and of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests: Molecular Genetics of Drosophila Oogenesis; Actin Cytoskeleton Regulation; Drosophila; Oogenesis; Ring Canal; Ovarian Muscle Function

Cresswell, Peter

Eugene Higgins Professor of Immunobiology and Professor of Cell Biology and of Dermatology

Research Interests: Molecular mechanisms of antigen processing; Assembly and intracellular transport of CD1 molecules, Class I and Class II MHC molecules; Effector functions; mechanisms of action of interferon-induced proteins; Viral immunity

De Camilli, Pietro

Eugene Higgins Professor of Cell Biology and Professor of Neurobiology
Director, Yale Program in Cellular Neuroscience and Neurodegeneration and Repair

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

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.

Ferguson, Shawn Michael

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

Research Interests: Lysosomes; Membrane traffic; Energy homeostasis; Nutrient homeostasis; Transcription factor; Signaling; Neurodegeneration; Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis; Genetics

Galan, Jorge E

Lucille P. Markey Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and Professor of Cell Biology
Chair, Department of Microbial Pathogenesis

Research Interests: Microbial Pathogenesis; Host/pathogen interaction

Gorelick, Fred

Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases) and of Cell Biology
Deputy Director, Yale M.D., Ph.D. Program

Research Interests: Exocrine pancreas; Pancreatitis; Intracellular proteolysis; Vacuolar ATPase; AMPK; Protein kinase C

Guo, Shangqin

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

Research Interests: Cell fate control, reprogramming, hematopoietic stem and progenitors, leukemogenesis, cell cycle, live-cell imaging

Jamieson, James Douglas

Professor of Cell Biology
Special Advisor, MD/PhD Program

Research Interests: Endocrine pancreas; Secretory pathways; Lung development

King, Megan C.

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

Research Interests: Microtubules; Nucleus; Nuclear envelope; DNA repair; Cellular mechanics; Telomere biology

Krause, Diane S

Professor of Laboratory Medicine, of Cell Biology and of Pathology
Assoc. Director, Yale Stem Cell Center
Assoc. Director, Transfusion Medicine Service
Medical Director, Clinical Cell Processing Laboratory
Medical Director, Advanced Cell Therapy Laboratory

Research Interests: Bone Marrow Transplantation; Stem Cells; Cell and Molecular Hematology; Leukemia

Lentz, Thomas Lawrence

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Cell Biology

Lin, Chenxiang

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

Research Interests: Engineering DNA-nanostructure-based molecular tools for biological study

Lin, Haifan

Professor of Cell Biology, of Genetics and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences
Director, Yale Stem Cell Center

Research Interests: Stem cell RNA-mediated epigenetic programming, post-transcriptional regulation

Lusk, Patrick

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

Research Interests: Nuclear pore complex; Nuclear periphery; Membrane proteins; Chromatin structure

Marchesi, Vincent T

Anthony N. Brady Professor of Pathology and Professor of Cell Biology
Director, Boyer Center for Molecular Medicine

Research Interests: Pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease; Neurodegeneration; Amyloid abeta metabolism, Auto-antibodies; Protein-folding

Mariappan, Malaiyalam

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology

Research Interests: Unfolded Protein Response (UPR), Endoplasmic Reticulum, Protein Translocation and Insertion, ER stress response, Misfolded Proteins, Protein Quality Control

Melia, Thomas

Associate Professor of Cell Biology

Research Interests: Macroautophagy; Autophagy

Mooseker, Mark S

(Leave of absence Fall 2014) Ross Granville Harrison Prof of Molecular, Cellular & Dev Biology
and Pathlogy

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

Nathanson, Michael Harris

Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases) and 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

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

Schwartz, Martin A

Robert W. Berliner Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor of Biomedical Engineering and of Cell Biology

Research Interests: Integrin signaling; Mechanotransduction; Atherosclerosis; Vascular remodeling; Heart disease; Extracellular matrix; Cell adhesion; Cytoskeleton; Cell-cell junctions; Fluid shear stress

Simons, Michael

Robert W. Berliner Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) and Professor of Cell Biology
Director, Yale Cardiovascular Research Center

Research Interests: Angiogenesis; Arteriogenesis; Lymphangiogenesis; Endothelial Signaling; tyrosine kinase signaling; vascular development; FGF; VEGF; endocytosis

Takizawa, Peter Aaron

Assistant Professor of Cell Biology
Director, Medical Studies

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

Vignery, Agnès M C

Senior Research Scientist in Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and in Cell Biology

Research Interests: Differentiation mechanism of osteoblasts; Fusion mechanism of macrophages

Wolin, Sandra L

Professor of Cell Biology and of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Research Interests: Noncoding RNAs; RNA surveillance, RNA damage; Autoimmune disease; Environmental stress

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