Faculty

Trainees in the Mammalian Genetics at JAX Track of the Genetics Program will select a thesis mentor from faculty at The Jackson Laboratory and conduct all or at least the vast majority of their thesis work on site in Bar Harbor.  Depending on the thesis project, faculty from the larger, parent Genetics Program may serve as co-mentors.  These faculty will also participate in thesis committees and other aspects of student training.  Jackson Laboratory-based faculty in addition to those listed below will be appointed to the program prior to matriculation of the first class.

Faculty Based at The Jackson Laboratory

Judith Blake, PhD -  Functional and comparative genome informatics Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Ewelina Bolcun-Filas, PhD - Double strand break repair in meiosis Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Robert Braun, PhD - Genetics of mammalian gamete formation Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Carol Bult, PhD - Bioinformatics and genomics, especially applied to mice Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Robert Burgess, PhD - Molecular genetics of synapse formation and function Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Gregory Carter, PhD - Computational approaches to mapping genetic architecture Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Gregory Cox, PhD - Molecular mechanisms of motor neuron disease Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Gary Churchill, PhD - Genetics of health and disease; new statistical methods for the investigation of complex disease-related traits Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Chengkai Dai, MD, PhD - Stress responses in human cancer Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Mary Ann Handel, PhD - Genetics of chromosome behavior in meiosis Send an e-mail  PI Profile

David Harrison, PhD - Molecular pathways critical to aging; hematopoietic stem cells and aging  Send an e-mail  PI Profile 

Gareth Howell, PhD - Genetic approaches to neurodegenerative diseases  Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Simon John, PhD - Molecular approaches to neural cell death in glaucoma Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Vivek Kumar, PhD (JAX) - Neural circuits and behavioral abnormalities  Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Ron Korstanje, PhD - Genetic approaches to kidney disease   Send an e-mail PI Profile

Steven Munger, PhD - Transcriptional control of organ development and homeostasis Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Patsy Nishina, PhD - Genetics of obesity and metabolic syndrome  Send an e-mail  PI Profile 

Derry Roopenian, PhD - Genetic approaches to autoimmune disease Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Basile Tarchini, PhD (JAX) - Cell polarity in sensory systems  Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Jennifer Trowbridge, PhD - Epigenetic regulation of hematopoietic stem cells  Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Faculty Based at the Sackler Campus

Rachel Buchsbaum, MD - Rac signaling in cancer metastasis Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Peter Bullock, PhD - Structure-based studies of DNA replication initiation; viral inhibitor design using chemical genetics Send an e-mail  PI Profile

John Coffin, PhD - Molecular mechanisms of retrovirus replication, pathogenesis and evolution  Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Catherine Freudenreich, PhD - DNA mutation and chromosome fragility Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Victor Hatini, PhD - Genetic approaches to patterning and organ development Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Philip Hinds, PhD - Retinoblastoma pathway in differentiation, senescence, and cancer Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Gordon Huggins, MD - Molecular genetic mechanisms of cardiovascular development and disease Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Ralph Isberg, PhD - Molecular mechanisms of Yersinia and Legionella pathogenesis Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Alan Kopin, MD - G-protein coupled receptor function and disease Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Athan Kuliopulos, MD, PhD - Protease activated receptors in vascular biology and cancer Send an e-mail  PI Profile  

Carol Kumamoto, PhD - Molecular mechanisms of Candida pathogenesis Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Rajendra Kumar-Singh, PhD - Gene therapy for inherited retinal disorders Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Charlotte Kuperwasser, PhD - Molecular mechanisms of breast cancer development Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Mitch McVey, PhD - DNA repair mechanisms in Drosophila Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Sergei Mirkin, PhD - Repeat sequence stability and disease Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Claire Moore, PhD - Mechanism and regulation of mRNA polyadenylation Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Alexander Poltorak, PhD - Genetics of innate immunity Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Donna Slonim, PhD - Computational analysis of genetic data Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Philip Tsichlis, MD - Molecular mechanisms of leukemogenesis and gene discovery Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Amy Yee, PhD - Breast cancer, stem cells and transcriptional regulation Send an e-mail  PI Profile

Pamela Yelick, PhD - Genetic analysis of craniofacial and tooth development Send an e-mail  PI Profile

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The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research