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Faculty Directory - Clinical Sciences
Molecular Genetics and Microbiology
Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
By Research Interest
Membranes and organelles
Microbiology and virology
Nucleic acid metabolism
Dean, School of Medicine & Professor
Mammalian iron homeostasis and human iron diseases
Identification of gene regulatory elements across the genome to help us understand how chromatin structure dictates cell function and fate.
Cancer Biology, including regulation of apoptosis in therapeutic resistance, tumor-immune microenvironment, growth factor receptors, and genomics
919 668 0410
Paulo A. Ferreira
Intracellular signaling and protein-organelle trafficking in health and disease
Mechanisms of protein synthesis regulation and ways to exploit abnormal signal transduction to translation machinery for cancer treatment.
Director, Duke Human Vaccine Institute; Leader, Laboratory of B cell Biology
Overcoming host factors that prevent induction of B cells producing broadly protective antibodies for HIV-1, influenza vaccine development.
Developement of new therapy for genetic diseases
William E Kraus
Professor of Medicine; Assistant Professor Cell Biology
Molecular mechanisms whereby skeletal muscle adaptation mediate the health benefits of exercise training.
Research Summary (one sentence) This laboratory focuses on targeting the neurokinin-1 receptor in glioblastomas and understanding the molecular basis of postoperative delirium.
Professor of Dermatology, Cancer Biology and Pharmacology
Novel roles of caspases in regulating stemness, epigenetic cellular plasticity, and tumor response to radiation therapy and chemotherapy.
Assistant Professor; Attending Physician
Sensory transduction, transmission, and the role of calcium signaling mechanisms; physiology and maladaptation in chronic pathological pain.
919 684 0058
Autophagy lysosomal pathway in ocular physiology and pathophysiology.
(919) 681 4085
Assistant Professor of Ophthamology
Molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways underlying retinal diseases including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
(919) 684 0820
The etiology of human breast and ovarian cancer.
Gynecologic cancer etiology and biology, cancer stem cells, the establishment and maintenance of DNA methylation in humans and how epigenetic deregulation is associated with disease.
Edward (Ned) Patz
James and Alice Chen Professor of Radiology, Professor in Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Professor in Pathology
Translational issues related to early cancer detection and mechanisms of metastasis.
Edward S. Orgain Professor of Cardiology
Molecular mechanisms of cardiac hypertrophy and heart failure
Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, Director-Duke Scholars in Infectious Diseases
Host-pathogen interactions in the enteric and genitourinary tracts.
Professor of Medicine
Cancer immunology and immune regulation
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Signal transduction in the immune system and control of immune cell development and function.
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