Profiles of Faculty Group Leaders

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Shawn Ahmed, PhD

Shawn Ahmed, PhD

Research: germ cell immortality, telomeres and telomerase
Office: 216 Fordham Hall
Phone: 919-843-4780
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Aravind Asokan, PhD

Aravind Asokan, PhD

Research: synthetic virology, gene therapy, virus-host interactions
Office: 5123 A Thurston Bowles
Phone: 919-843-7621
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Art Aylsworth, MD

Art Aylsworth, MD

Research: clinical genetics, phenotype delineation
Office: 116 Medical School Wing E
Phone: 919-966-4202
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Brian J. Bennett

Brian J. Bennett, PhD

Research: systems genetics, cardiovascular disease, nutrigenomics
Office: 500 Laureate Way, Suite 2303, Kannapolis, NC / 5061 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Phone: 704-250-5044 (K)/919-537-3478 (UNC)Email

Jonathan S. Berg

Jonathan S. Berg, MD, PhD

Research: medical genetics, clinical cancer genetics, personalized medicine
Office: 5092 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Phone: 919-966-7043
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Scott Bultman, PhD

Scott Bultman, PhD

Research: mouse models of human disease,
chromatin-modifying factors, epigenetics
Office: 5060 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Phone: 919-966-3359
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Kathleen Caron, PhD

Kathleen Caron, PhD

Research: adrenomedullin, RAMPs, gene targeting, mouse models, preeclampsia, hypertension, reproduction, pregnancy
Office: 6340 B Medical Biomolecular Res. Bldg.
Phone: 919-966-5215
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Frank Conlon, PhD

Frank L. Conlon, PhD

Research: heart development, mesodermal patterning, T box genes
Office: 222 Fordham Hall
Phone: 919-843-5500
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Ian J. Davis, MD, PhD

Ian J. Davis, MD, PhD

Research: mechanisms of transcription factor deregulation in cancer development
Office: 21-244 Lineberger Cancer Center
Phone: 919-996-5360
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Bob Duronio 2

Bob Duronio, PhD

Research: genetics of cell cycle control; regulation of Gene Expression; drosophila development
Office: 3350 Genome Science Bldg.
Phone: 919-962-4568
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James P. Evans, MD, PhD

Jim Evans, MD, PhD

Research: medical genetics, clinical cancer genetics, pharmacogenomics
Office: 5095 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Phone: 919-966-2007
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Rosann Farber, PhD

Rosann Farber, PhD

Associate Department Chair
Research: human molecular genetics, somatic cell genetics, genetic instability
Office: 5017 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Phone: 919-966-6920
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Terry Furey, PhD

Terry Furey, PhD

Research: chromatin and gene regulation, integrative cancer genomics, computational biology, high-throughput sequencing
Office: 5022 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Phone: 919-966-7033
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Mark Heise, PhD

Mark Heise, PhD

Research: viral pathogenesis, virus-host interactions, genetics of virulence, vaccine development
Office: 9039 Burnett Womack Building
Phone: 919-843-1492
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Eric T. Juengst, PhD

Eric T. Juengst, PhD

Research: ethical, legal and social issues in human genetics and genomics
Office: 454 MacNider Hall
Phone: 919-962-4340
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Folami Ideraabdullah

Folami Ideraabdullah, PhD

Research: gene-environment interactions, epigenetic reprogramming, genomic imprinting, germ cell and early embryonic development, methyl donor nutrients
Office: 500 Laureate Way, Room 2103
Kannapolis, NC / 5061 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Phone: 704-250-5039
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Samir Kelada

Samir Kelada, PhD, MPH

Research: gene-environment interactions in asthma, systems genetics, regulation of gene expression
Office: 5072 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Phone: 919-962-2148
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William Kim 2

William Y. Kim, MD

Research: genitourinary Cancers: Renal Cell Carcinoma, Bladder Cancer, Prostate Cancer
Office: 22-003 Lineberger Cancer Center
Phone: 919-966-4765
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Bev Koller, PhD

Beverly H. Koller, PhD

Research: mouse models of human disease genes
Office: 5073 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Phone: 919-966-0508
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Ethan Lange, PhD

Ethan Lange, PhD

Research: complex disease models, statistical genetics
Office: 5111 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Phone: 919-966-3356
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Leslie Lange, PhD

Leslie Lange, PhD

Research: genetics of complex diseases, genetics of chronic inflammation, cardiovascular disease, asthma
Office: 5112 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Phone: 919-966-9562
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Yun Li

Yun Li, PhD

Research: statistical Genetics
Office: 5090 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Phone: 919-843-2832
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Terry Magnuson, PhD

Terry Magnuson, PhD

Department Chair
Research: mammalian genetics/genomics, developmental genetics
Office: 5016 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Phone: 919.843.6475
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A. Gregory Matera, PhD

A. Gregory Matera, PhD

Research: genetics and cell biology of RNP assembly transport, developmental regulation of protein arginine methylation, drosophila and mouse models of spinal muscular atrophy
Office: 3352 Genome Sciences Bldg
Phone: 919-962-4567
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Virginia Miller

Virginia Miller, PhD

Research: Yersinia and Klebsiella; Y. pestis and Y.enterocolitca; bacterial pathogenesis
Office: 505A Mary Ellen Jones Bldg.
Phone: 919-966-9956
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Karen Mohlke, PhD

Karen L. Mohlke, PhD

Research: complex traits, genetics of type 2 diabetes
Office: 5096 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Phone: 919-966-2913
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Joseph Muenzer, MD, PhD

Joe Muenzer, MD, PhD

Research: inborn errors of metabolism
Office: 117 Medical School Wing E
Phone: 919-966-1447
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Fernando Pardo Manuel de Villena, PhD

Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena, PhD

Associate Chair for Research
Research: female meiosis, chromosome segregation, non-Mendelian genetics
Office: 5046 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Phone: 919-843-5403
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Charles M. Perou, PhD

Charles M. Perou, PhD

Research: breast cancer, genomics, gene expression, tumor classification, sequencing analysis, and clinical trials
Office: 12-044 Lineberger Cancer Center
Phone: 919-843-5740
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Daniel Pomp, PhD

Daniel Pomp, PhD

Research: genetic architecture of complex traits, with an emphasis on obesity and body weight regulation
Office: 5044 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Phone: 919-966-0013
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Cynthia Powell, MD

Cynthia Powell, MD

Research: dysmorphology and birth defects
Office: 118 Med School Wing E
Phone: 919-966-4202
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Jeremy Purvis, PhD

Jeremy Purvis, PhD

Research: systems biology, signal transduction, cell fate decisions
Office: 5061 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
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Kim Rathmell

W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD

Research: renal cel carcinoma, von Hippel Landau tumor gene, biologically active treatment protocols
Office: 21-237 Lineberger Cancer Center
Phone: 919-966-8644
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Kristy Richards

Kristy Richards, MD, PhD

Research: lymphoma, the study of polymorphisms
Office: 1090 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Phone: 919-966-0374
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Praveen Sethupathy

Praveen Sethupathy, PhD

Research: genomics of gene regulation, microRNAs, epigenomics, computational biology, metabolic disease
Office: 5091 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Phone: 919-966-6387
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Norman E. Sharpless, MD

Norman E. Sharpless, MD

Research: cancer genetics, tumor suppressor genes, mouse tumor models, cell cycle and senescence
Office: 21-225 Lineberger Cancer Center
Phone: 919-966-1185
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Patrick F. Sullivan, MD, FRANZCP

Patrick Sullivan, MD, FRANZCP

Research: complex traits in humans, psychiatric genetics, pharmacogenetics, twin studies, schizophrenia, major depression, nicotine dependence
Office: 5097 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Phone: 919.966.3358
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Wei Sun, PhD

Wei Sun, PhD

Research: eQTL studies, tiling array data analysis, statistical genetics, dimension reduction, multiple testing
Office: 5043 Genetic Medicine Bldg. /
4115E McGavran-Greenberg Bldg.
Phone: 919-966-7266 (GMB) /
919-966-7266(MG)
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William Valdar 4

William Valdar, PhD

Research: mapping of complex disease loci in animal models, statistical genetics
Office: 5113 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Phone: 919-843-2833
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Jason Whitmire

Jason Whitmire, PhD

Research: viral immunology, memory T cell differentiation, vaccines, inflammation, microbial immunology
Office: 5062 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Phone: 919-843-7081
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Kirk Wilhelmsen, MD, PhDKirk Wilhelmsen, MD PhD

Research: genetic mapping of susceptibility loci for complex traits and the positional cloning of genes responsible for neurodegenerative disorders
Office: 5093 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
Phone: 919-966-1373
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