Dr. Allbritton’s focus is microsystems engineering. Her research interests include signaling in single cells and microfabricated systems for cellular analysis.
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Dr. Asokan’s research goal is to combine the tools and principles of molecular biology and genetics with chemistry to generate a synthetic viral toolkit
Professor, Gastroenterology & Hepatology Division, Medicine Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Sartor’s research focuses on Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is also the faculty director of the Gnotobiotic Mouse Center
Dr. Bateman’s research focus is radiation therapy-induced osteoporosis in a mouse model for women with gynecological tumors.
Dr. Blikslager’s focus is gastrointestinal physiology. His research interests include mechanisms responsible for maintenance and restoration of the intestinal barrier with the final objective of pharmacologically restoring the mucosal barrier in patients suffering from disease associated with increase intestinal permeability.
Dr. Bultman’s research interests include: mouse models of human disease, chromatin-modifying factors, and epigenetics.
Dr. Cairns is part of the Burn Center’s Research Lab. Research foci include: the best ways to treat burn survivors and assist recovery, development of best practices to prevent catastrophic burn events and triage for these events, the study of immune dysfunction that occurs after major trauma
Dr. Chavala’s research works on creating novel treatments that improve the quality of life for patients suffering from retinal disease, using molecular mechanisms that control self-renewal, proliferation, competence, and differentiation of stem/progenitor cells.
Dr. Chen’s research works on both development and application of unconventional and transformative technology of systems biology to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying pathogenesis of various inflammation-associated human diseases.
Dr. Cheng’s research studies regenerative medicine using patient-derived stem cells, biomaterials, micro-RNAs and bioengineering approaches.
Dr. Cohen’s focus is modeling of plastic deformation processes, development of new tooling materials and tribology. His most recent research has examined properties and processes at the nano-scale.
Dr. Coleman’s research projects work on the molecular pathogenesis of cancer and the biology of liver stem-like progenitor cells.
Dr. DeFrancesco’s research has a clinical focus. Her most recent research has studied feline heartworm disease and delay of progression to heart failure in dogs with degenerative valvular disease
Assistant Professor, Surgery Department, School of Medicine, UNC
Dr. Dekaney’s research uses surgical and damage models to investigate mechanisms of control over intestinal stem cell expansion and quiescence in intestinal epithelium.
Dr. Deshmukh’s research focus is how cells regulate their survival and death, with particular interest in identifying differences in the apoptotic pathway in postmitotic versus mitotic cells.
Dr. Dong’s research focus is micro/nano manufacturing, multi-scale mechatronics and manufacturing systems, and multi-scale biomedical manufacturing.
Dr. Dudley’s research seeks to understand how tumors make new blood vessels in order to better design and implement the anti-angiogenic therapies that can destroy them
Dr. Gerard’s research focus is incisional infections and colic
Dr. Gerber runs a basic science lab focused on stem cell research with an emphasis on cellular differentiation and organogenesis.
Dr. Ghashghaei’s research makes use of state-of-the-art mouse genetic approaches, viral mediated gene transfer, and neurobiological assays to assess the role of distinct factors in the development and function of adult neural stem cells.