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David Van Vactor

David Van Vactor
Professor of Cell Biology
Director of the Developmental and Regenerative Biology (DRB) Graduate Program

My research interests are focused on the molecular mechanisms that guide neuronal growth cones through the developing embryo to reach and select their appropriate synaptic targets.

John Flanagan

John Flanagan
Professor of Cell Biology

We study how cell-cell signaling molecules set up spatial pattern, particularly in the development and regeneration of connections in the nervous system.

Junying Yuan

Junying Yuan
Elizabeth D. Hay Professor of Cell Biology

The research in Yuan lab is aimed at elucidation of the molecular mechanisms regulating cell death under physiological and pathological conditions.

Stephen Liberles

Professor of Cell Biology
Member: Harvard Program in Neuroscience

My lab studies internal and external sensory systems, such as olfaction, taste, and internal senses mediated by the vagus nerve. We seek to unravel the molecular logic of sensory systems- from stimulus detection in the periphery to the orchestration of behavioral and physiological responses.

Yang Shi

Yang Shi
Merton Bernfield Professor of Neonatology (BCH)
Professor of Cell Biology

A major focus of my lab is to understand epigenetic regulation and its role in human diseases. Specifically, we are investigating how histone methylation is dynamically regulated as well as mechanisms involved in the recognition of combinatorial modifications occurring on histone tails that are important for chromatin regulation.

Robert V. Farese, Jr.

Bob Farese
Professor of Genetics and Complex Diseases (HSPH)
Professor of Cell Biology

The Farese & Walther Lab determines the mechanisms how cells regulate the abundance of lipids, how they store lipids to buffer fluctuation in their availability and how these processes function in membrane biology and cell physiology.

Nika Danial

Nika Danial
Associate Professor of Cancer Biology (DFCI)
Affiliate member of Cell Biology

The primary focus of our laboratory is to delineate cellular energy and nutrient sensing pathways, including metabolic checkpoints that integrate cellular survival and bioenergetics.

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