A recent external review by experts in graduate education describes our faculty as “nationally and internationally regarded for their contributions and expertise“, “excellent mentors and teachers“, and “highly collaborative“.  Below is a directory of all Curriculum faculty (under construction).

For UNC faculty interested in an appointment to the Curriculum, please see the Joining the GMB Faculty page.

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Shawn Ahmed
Professor
Department of Genetics
Department of Biology
216 Fordham Hall
(919) 843-4780
email

Telomere replication and germline immortality in C. elegans.


http://labs.bio.unc.edu/ahmed/
Tony Amelio
Assistant Professor
Department of
School of Dentistry
Koury Oral Health Sciences Building, Rm 3510
(919) 537-3309
email

cAMP Signaling, Gene Regulation, alternative splicing, Cancer Cell Biology, Optical Imaging


https://unclineberger.org/people/antonio-amelio
Aravind Asokan
Associate Professor
Department of Genetics
Gene Therapy Center
5123A Thurston Bowles
(919) 843-7621
email

Synthetic virology and vector development for human gene therapy.


http://www.med.unc.edu/geneticsdept/asokanlab/Asokan_La_1./Home.html
Al Baldwin
Wm R Kenan, Jr Distinguished Professor
Department of Biology
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
21-210 Lineberger
919-966-3884
email

Regulation of gene expression; control of oncogenesis and apoptosis.


http://cancer.med.unc.edu/baldwinlab/default.htm
Victoria Bautch
Professor
Department of Biology
Integrative Program for Biological and Genome Sciences
416 Fordham Hall
(919) 966-6797
email

Molecular genetics of blood vessel formation in mouse and zebrafish models.


http://labs.bio.unc.edu/Bautch/
Jonathan Berg
Associate Professor
Department of Genetics
5092 Genetics Medicine
(919) 966-7043
email

Clinical adult and cancer genetics.


http://genetics.unc.edu/faculty/jonathan-s-berg-md-phd
Kerry Bloom
Thad L. Beyle Distinguished Professor
Department of Biology
623 Fordham Hall
(919) 962-1182
email

Mechanisms of chromosome segregation in yeast; chromosome and spindle dynamics.


http://labs.bio.unc.edu/Bloom/
Jay Brenman
Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
8109A Neuroscience Research Center
(919) 843-3637
email

AMP-activated Protein Kinase signaling, neurodegeneration and metabolic disease


http://www.med.unc.edu/cellbiophysio/faculty/brenman
Patrick Brennwald
Professor and Interim Chair
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
522 Taylor Hall
(919) 843-4995
email

Examination of problems in membrane trafficking and cell polarity using genetics



Scott Bultman
Associate Professor
Department of Genetics
5060 Genetic Medicine Building
(919) 966-3359
email

Mouse models of human disease, chromatin-modifying factors, epigenetics



J Mauro Calabrese
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
4093 Genetic Medicine Building
919-843-3257
email

Mechanisms of epigenetic regulation by long noncoding RNAs


http://www.med.unc.edu/pharm/people/primaryfaculty/j-mauro-calabrese
Kathleen Caron
Associate Professor Assistant Dean for Research - SOM
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
Genetics
6340B Medical Biomolecular Research Building
(919) 966-5215
email

Genetically engineered animal models in study of human disease



Frank Conlon
Professor
Department of Biology
Integrative Program for Biological and Genome Sciences
222 Fordham Hall
(919) 843-5500
email

Heart development, mesodermal patterning, T box genes.


http://www.unc.edu/~fconlon/
Jean Cook
Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Pharmacology
3062 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
(919) 843-3867
email

Regulation of DNA replication in mammalian cells.


http://sites.google.com/site/cooklabgroup/home
Greg Copenhaver
Professor
Department of Biology
Carolina Center for Genome Sciences
4161 Genome Science Building
(919) 962-4457
email

Regulation of meiotic recombination in higher eukaryotes.


http://labs.bio.unc.edu/Copenhaver/
Adrienne Cox
Associate Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
31-352 Lineberger
(919) 966-7712
email

Ras family oncogenes and signaling, cellular radiation response; lipid modification and drug development



Stephen Crews
Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Biology
321 Fordham Hall
(919) 962-4380
email

Developmental neurobiology


http://www.unc.edu/~crews/
Blossom Damania
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
31-353 Lineberger
(919) 843-6011
email

Viral oncogenes, signal transduction, transcription and immune evasion of KSHV/RRV


http://www.unc.edu/~damania/
Jeff Dangl
HHMI Investigator and John N. Couch Professor of Biology
Department of Biology
4260 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-4469
email

Plant disease resistance using Arabidopsis, innate immunity and cell-death control. Plant genomics. Bacterial pathogenesis and genomics, type III secretion systems


http://bio.unc.edu/people/faculty/dangl/
http://www.hhmi.org/scientists/jeffery-l-dangl
Ian Davis
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Genetics
21-244 Lineberger
(919) 996-5360
email

Mechanisms of transcription factor deregulation in cancer development



Channing Der
Kenan Distinguished Professor
Department of Pharmacology
32-012 Lineberger
(919) 966-5634
email

Oncogenes; ras superfamily protein; signal transduction


http://cancer.med.unc.edu/derlab/
Dirk Dittmer
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
715 Mary Ellen Jones Building
(919) 966-7962
email

Anti-lymphoma therapies


http://www.med.unc.edu/microimm/dittmerlab
Jill Dowen
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Integrative Program in Biological and Genome Sciences
3360 Genome Sciences Building
919 962-8132
email

Three-dimensional genome architecture and gene regulation in development and disease


https://jilldowenlab.web.unc.edu/
Bob Duronio
Professor
Department of Biology
Integrative Program for Biological and Genome Sciences
3350 Genome Sciences
(919) 962-4568
email

Gene expression and cell cycle control during development.


http://labs.bio.unc.edu/Duronio/Duronio_Lab_Web_Page/HOME.html
Mike Emanuele
Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology
31-322 Lineberger
(919) 966-8530
email

Cell cycle regulation by the ubiquitin system.


http://www.med.unc.edu/pharm/people/primaryfaculty/michael-j.-emanuele
Beverly Errede
Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
3043 Genetic Medicine Building
(919) 966-3628
email

Yeast molecular genetics; MAP-Kinease activation pathways; regulation of cell differentiation



Eric Everett
Associate Dean of Research, Professor
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
Dentistry
5501H Koury Oral Health Sciences Building
(919) 537-3182
email

Genetics of acquired and congenital disorders of craniofacial development



Hector L. Franco
Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Marsico Hall Lab # 5118D
919-966-5269
email

Molecular, cellular and bioinformatic dissection of the formation and function of transcriptional enhancers in cancer


thefrancolab.org
Jimena Giudice
Assistant Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
6340B Medical Biomolecular Research Building
(919) 962-6260
email

Alternative splicing, epigenetic and intracellular trafficking in heart and skeletal muscle development and diseases


http://giudicelab.web.unc.edu/
Amy Gladfelter
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
516 Fordham Hall
919-962-7289
email

Cell cycle control, cytokinesis, and cell shape determination from fungi to mammals


http://gladfelterlab.web.unc.edu
Bob Goldstein
Professor
Department of Biology
616 Fordham Hall
(919) 843-8575
email

Using C. elegans to discover fundamental mechanisms in cell and developmental biology


http://labs.bio.unc.edu/Goldstein/
Sarah Grant
Research Associate Professor
Department of Biology
4258 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-4470
email

Plant-pathogen interactions with a focus on bacterial virulence


http://labs.bio.unc.edu/Dangl/
Jack Griffith
Kenan Distinguished Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
11-119 Lineberger
(919) 966-2151
email

HIV, transcription; electron microscopy


http://www.unc.edu/~jdglab/
Zongchao Han
Assistant Professor
Department of Opthamology
2208 Marsico Hall
(919) 962-4735
email

Genomic DNA transfer, drug-gene delivery and nanomedicine


https://www.med.unc.edu/ophth/meet-our-faculty/people/zongchao-han-ph-d-m-d
Nate Hathaway
Assistant Professor
Department of Chemical Biology and Medicinal Chemistry
Eshelman School of Pharmacy
2090 Genetic Medicine Bldg
919-445-9327
email

Mechanisms of mammalian genome regulation, chemical biology and drug discovery


http://pharmacy.unc.edu/Directory/natehat
Mark Heise
Professor
Department of Genetics
Microbiology and Immunology
9039 Burnett Womack Building
(919) 843-1492
email

Genetics of Arbovirus virulence and immune evasion



Matthew Hirsch
Assistant Professor
Department of Opthamology
Gene Therapy Center
7009 Thurston Bowles
919-962-7633
email

Understanding the Host’s Response for Enhanced AAV Gene Therapy


https://www.med.unc.edu/genetherapy/research-laboratories/hirsch-lab
Folami Ideraabdullah
Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics
Nutrition Research Institute
5076 Genetic Medicine Building
(704) 250-5039
email

Genetics, toxicants and nutrition: Role of gene-environment interactions in epigenetic gene regulation during development



Corbin Jones
Professor
Department of Biology
3159 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-4443
email

Population genetics and evolution in Drosophila


http://labs.bio.unc.edu/CDJones/
Jonathan Juliano
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Epidemiology
2nd Floor Bioinformatics Building
(919) 843-4384
email

Malaria drug resistance, diversity and population evolution



Tal Kafri
Associate Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
5019 Thurston Bowles
(919) 843.7635
email

HIV-I vectors for gene therapy and functional genomic applications, and as a means to study basic HIV-1 biology



Samir Kelada
Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics
5072 Genetic Medicine Building
(919) 962-2148
email

Genetics and genomics of environmentally-induced asthma



Joseph Kieber
Professor
Department of Biology
4163 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-4455
email

Molecular genetic analysis of hormone signaling in Arabidopsis.


http://labs.bio.unc.edu/Kieber/
William Kim
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
22-020 Lineberger
(919) 966-9729
email

Exploration of the role of hypoxia-inducible factor in tumorigenesis


http://kimlab.web.unc.edu/
Sarah Linnstaedt
Assistant Professor
Department of
Anesthesiology
350 Taylor Hall
919-576-6179
email

Genetic and transcriptional mechanisms causing increased incidence of chronic pain and PTSD in women vs men following trauma exposure


https://www.med.unc.edu/anesthesiology/research/faculty-staff/faculty-1/sd-linnstaedt
P. Kay Lund
Sarah Graham Kenan Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Nutrition, Pediatrics
6340C Medical Biomolecular Research Bldg
(919) 843-5428
email

Insulin, IGFs, obesity and gastrointestinal disease; normal and cancer associated intestinal stem cells; fibrosis in inflammatory bowel diseases; aging and stem cells


https://www.med.unc.edu/cellbiophysio/faculty/lund
Paul Maddox
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
4358 Genome Sciences Building
919-843-8637
email

Mitotic mechanisms and chromosome dynamics


http://labs.bio.unc.edu/Maddox/Site/Welcome.html
Amy Maddox
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
408 Fordham Hall
919-843-3228
email

the mechanisms of cell shape change


http://asmlab.web.unc.edu
Nobuyo Maeda
Robert H. Wagner Distinguished Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
710 Brinkhous-Bullitt
(919) 966-6914
email

Genetics modeling of atheroscierosis in mice



Terry Magnuson
Sarah Graham Kenan Professor
Department of Genetics
Biomedical Engineering
5016 Genetic Medicine Building
(919) 843-6475
email

Mammalian genetics; epigenetics; genomics



William Marzluff
William Rand Kenan Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Biology
208 Fordham Hall
(919) 962-8920
email

Regulation of RNA metabolism in animal cells


http://www.unc.edu/depts/marzluff/Marzluff/Home.html
Greg Matera
Professor
Department of Biology
Genetics
3352 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-4567
email

Mouse and fruitfly models of Spinal Muscular Atrophy


http://labs.bio.unc.edu/Matera/MateraLab/Homepage.html
Steve Matson
Professor
Department of Biology
315 Fordham Hall
(919) 962-0005
email

Biochemistry and genetics of DNA helicases from E. coli and yeast


http://labs.bio.unc.edu/Matson/
Daniel McKay
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Genetics
3358 Genome Sciences Building
919-843-2064
email

developmental genomics; regulation of gene expression


http://mckaylab.web.unc.edu/
http://bio.unc.edu/people/faculty/mckay-daniel-j/
C. Ryan Miller
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
6109B Neurosciences Research Building
(919) 966-4333
email

Preclinical experimental therapeutics and biomarker research in gliomas


http://crmlab.med.unc.edu/
Karen Mohlke
Professor
Department of Genetics
5096 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
(919) 966-2913
email

Human genetics and genomics; diabetes; complex diseases.


http://mohlke.web.unc.edu/4
Zach Nimchuk
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
4155 Genome Sciences Building
919-962-4460
email

Plant developmental genetics and stem cell regulation


http://bio.unc.edu/people/faculty/nimchuk-zack/
Deborah O’Brien
Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
Pediatrics
214A Taylor Hall
(919) 962-8105
email

Molecular regulation of mammalian spermatogenesis and fertilization



Fernando Pardo-Manuel de Villena
Professor
Department of Genetics
5046 Genetic Medicine Bldg.
(919) 843-5403
email

Systems genetics, genetics of complex traits, meiotic drive.


http://genetics.unc.edu/faculty/pardo-manuel
Leslie Parise
Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
3016 Genetic Medicine Building
(919) 966-2238
email

Adhesion receptors and signaling in platelets, sickle cells and cancer



Chad Pecot
Assistant Professor
Department of
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Linerberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

email

the biology of metastatic disease, which is responsible for the death of nearly all cancer patients


http://www.nccancerhospital.org/members/chad-pecot
Mark Peifer
Hooker Distinguished Professor
Department of Biology
521 Fordham Hall
(919) 962-2271
email

Cell adhesion; signal transduction and cancer.


http://peiferlab.web.unc.edu/
Chuck Perou
Distinguished Professor
Department of Genetics
12-046 Lineberger
(919) 843-5740
email

Genomic and molecular classification of human tumors to guide therapy


http://peroulab.med.unc.edu/
Doug Phanstiel
Assistant Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
Thurston Arthritis Research Center
4019A Thurston Bowles Building
608-609-8377
email

We employ cutting edge genomics, genome editing, and bioinformatics to characterize and functionally interrogate dynamic DNA looping during monocyte differentiation in both healthy individuals and in the context of human disease.


http://www.unc.edu/~dphansti/
Daniel Pomp
Professor
Department of Genetics
5044 Genetic Medicine Building
(919) 966-0013
email

Genetic architecture of complex trait predisposition



Jeremy Purvis
Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics
5061 Genetic Medicine Building
919-962-4923
email

Signal transduction in cancer and stem cells


http://genetics.unc.edu/purvislab
Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta
Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
11-113 Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
(919) 962-8296
email

Immunomodulatory mechanisms in pancreatic cancer and metastasis.


http://www.pylayeva-gupta-lab.com/
Dale Ramsden
Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
32-044 Lineberger
(919) 966-9839
email

V(D)J recombination; DNA double strand break repair


https://sites.google.com/site/ramsdenlab/
Jason Reed
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
104 Coker Hall
(919) 962-5699
email

Plant development; auxin signaling; light responses


http://www.unc.edu/~jbreed/
Steve Rogers
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
422 Fordham Hall
(919) 843-7342
email

Functional genomics of cytoskeletal organization


http://www.unc.edu/~steverog/
Jude Samulski
Professor
Department of Pharmacology
7119 Thurston Bowles
(919) 962-3285
email

Development of virus-based delivery systems for use in human gene therapy


http://genetherapy.unc.edu/samulski.htm
Aziz Sancar
Distinguished Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
3073 Genetic Medicine Building
(919) 962-0115
email

Structure and function of DNA repair enzymes; biological clock


http://www.med.unc.edu/biochem/asancar-lab
Lillie Searles
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
508 Fordham Hall
(919) 966-4989
email

RNA processing control in Drosophila; developmental genetics



Jeff Sekelsky
Professor
Department of Biology
Integrative Program for Biological and Genome Sciences
303 Fordham Hall
(919) 843-9400
email

Mechanisms of mitotic and meiotic recombination, double-strand break repair.


http://sekelsky.bio.unc.edu
Praveen Sethupathy
Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics
5091 Genetic Medicine Building
919-966-6387
email

Genomic approaches to investigating gene regulatory mechanisms underlying human metabolic disorders



Elizabeth Shank
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
4157 Genome Sciences
919-962-4459
email

Chemically-mediated interactions between microbes


http://bio.unc.edu/people/faculty/shank-elizabeth/
Ned Sharpless
Professor
Department of Genetics
21-225 Lineberger
(919) 966-1185
email

Tumor suppressor genes, genetics of cancer and aging



Shehzad Sheikh
Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics
Medicine
7340B MBRB
919-966-0745
email

Seek to understand how information (specifically on genes that regulate response to the bacteria that normally reside in our intestines) is encoded and dynamically utilized in immune cells from healthy and disease prone intestines (The Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis).


http://sheikhlab.web.unc.edu/
Celia Shiau
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
4352 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-7010
email

Function and development of macrophages and brain microglia; regulation of inflammation and innate immune activation; genetic, genomic, cellular, and imaging approaches.


https://shiaulab.org
Kevin Slep
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
402 Fordham Hall
(919) 962-4858
email

Regulators of cytoskeletal dynamics



Brian Strahl
Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
3060 Genetic Medicine Building
(919) 843-3896
email

Histone modifications and gene regulation


http://www.med.unc.edu/~bstrahl/
Lishan Su
Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
22-048 Linberger
(919) 966-6654
email

T cells during normal and pathogenic hematolymphopoiesis



Pat Sullivan
Distinguished Professor
Department of Genetics
Psychiatry
5097 Genetic Medicine Building
(919) 966-3358
email

Complex traits in humans; psychiatric genetics, pharmacogenetics, schizophrenia, major depression, nicotine dependence


http://sullivanlab.unc.edu/
Ron Swanstrom
Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Microbiology and Immunology
22-006 Lineberger
(919) 966-5710
email

Retroviruses; molecular biology of AIDS virus


http://swanstrom.web.unc.edu/
Lisa Tarantino
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
1012 Genetic Medicine Building
(919) 843-7292
email

Genetic mapping of complex behavioral traits



Jenny Ting
Kenan Distinguished Professor
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
207 Lineberger
(919) 966-5538
email

Transcriptional regulation; inflammation and apoptosis; functional genomics; immunologic and neurologic diseases; chemotherapy; signal transduction and cell death



Cyrus Vaziri
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
614A Brinkhous-Bullitt
(919) 843-9639
email

Integration of DNA replication and repair


http://www.med.unc.edu/pathology/faculty/biosketch-of-dr.-vaziri
Todd Vision
Associate Professor
Department of Biology
4252 Genome Sciences Building
(919) 962-4479
email

Genome evolution and the architecture of complex traits


http://visionlab.web.unc.edu/
Greg Wang
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
31-327 Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
919-966-5952
email

epigenetics, gene regulation, and disease, notably hematopoietic malignancies


http://www.unclineberger.org/members/greg-wang
http://www.med.unc.edu/biochem/wang
Ellen Weiss
Professor
Department of Cell Biology and Physiology
516B Taylor Hall
(919) 966-7683
email

Regulation of G-protein-coupled receptor signal transduction pathways


http://www.med.unc.edu/cellbiophysio/faculty/weiss
Buddy Weissman
Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
32 048 Lineberger
(919) 966-7533
email

Tumor suppressor genes; cancer genetics



Kirk Wilhelmsen
Professor
Department of Genetics
5093 Genetic Medicine Building
(919) 966-1373
email

Genetic mapping, neurodegenerative diseases



Scott Williams
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
605 Brinkhous-Bullitt Building
919-966-2737
email

asymmetric cell division in development and disease, epithelial differentiation


https://www.med.unc.edu/pathology/faculty/dplm-faculty-profiles-2014-dr-williams
Yue Xiong
William R. Kenan Jr. Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
22-012 Lineberger
(919) 962-2142
email

Cancer biology; mammalian cell cycle; tumor suppressor genes


https://www.lablife.org/lab?g=1144
Jen Jen Yeh
Associate Professor
Department of Surgical Oncology
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
1150 Physicians Office Building
(919) 966-5221
email

Study of therapeutic targets for the treatment of pancreatic and colorectal cancer



Qing Zhang
Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
21-247 Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
919-843-7887
email

hypoxia signaling, prolyl hydroxylase and cancer, specifically breast and renal cell carcinoma


https://unclineberger.org/members/qing-zhang
https://www.med.unc.edu/olioli/faculty/dplm-faculty-profiles2014dr.-zhang
Yanping Zhang
Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology
31-321 Linberger
919-966-7713
email

Genetics and mechanisms of cancer cell growth and division


http://cancer.med.unc.edu/zhanglab/