Orkun Akin*
Role of neural activity in sculpting the connectome
Utpal Banerjee
Blood stem cell maintenance; Metabolic and signaling control of Mammalian embryonic development
Linda Baum
Cell-cell interactions in immune system and cancer
Aparna Bhaduri*
human brain development, as well as how these trajectories are hijacked in brain cancer such as glioblastoma
Paul Boutros*
create biomarkers to maximize cure and minimize morbidities
Siobhan Braybrook*
Investigating host polysaccharide and microbiome interactions in plants and algae
Jau-Nian Chen*
Normal and abnormal development cardiovascular development
Hilary Coller*
MBIDP Interim Chair
Molecular basis of cellular quiescence
Gay Crooks*
Human hematopoietic stem cells, lymphopoiesis and transplantation
David Dawson
Molecular alterations responsible for pancreatic adenocarcinoma
Arjun Deb
Activating heart stem cells to generate new heart muscle 
Sophie X. Deng*
Improve current treatments for patients with limbal stem cell deficiency
Sherin Devaskar
Substrate transporters and protection against hypoxic-ischemic brain injury
Lars Dreier
Synapse formation and regulation of neurotransmitter receptors
Jason Ernst*
Machine learning methods to analyze high-throughput data
Thomas Graeber
Systems biology of cancer and immune signaling and metabolism
Ming Guo*
Molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease
Elissa Hallem*
Sensory neurobiology of parasitic and free-living nematodes
Neil Harris
Plasticity and function after traumatic brain injury
Kent Hill*
Motility and Signaling Functions of the Trypanosome Cilium
Jimmy Hu*
Signaling pathway and biomechanical regulation of morphogenesis and epithelial stem cells
Tracy Johnson*
Pre-messenger RNA splicing and processing; chromatin modification
Carla Koehler*
Mitochondrial biogenesis- protein translocation into mitochondria
Deborah Krakow
Genes and mechanisms that lead to inherited osteochondrodysplasia
David Krantz*
Molecular mechanisms that regulate neurological function and neuropsychiatric illnesses
Bill Lowry
Cell fate decisions in development and cancer
Julia Mack
Vascular biology, endothelial cell mechanotransduction and signaling
Hanna Mikkola*
Molecular regulation of hematopoietic stem cell development
Luke Nikolov*
Genetic and developmental basis of plant secretory structures, single-cell transcriptomics and gene regulatory networks driving floral development
Bennett Novitch*
Mechanisms of differentiation of neural stem cells into defined lineages
Tim O’Sullivan*
Tissue-resident innate immune responses during infection, cancer, and obesity
Frank Pajonk
Cancer stem cells, proteasomes and radiation biology
Gregory Payne
Mechanisms of intracellular protein traffic and endocytosis 
Matteo Pellegrini*
Development and application of tools to interpret genomic and epigenomic data
Patricia Phelps
Neuronal migration and axonal elongation in rodent spinal cord
Kathrin Plath*
Epigenetic regulation of stem cell self-renewal, differentiation, and cancer
April Pyle*
Biology of pluripotent stem cells, skeletal muscle and disease
Karen Reue
Genes underlying disorders in lipid and glucose metabolism
Amy Rowat
Physical properties, structure and function of cells and the nucleus
Alvaro Sagasti*
Growth of sensory axon arbors in the peripheral nervous system
David Shackelford
intersection of signal transduction and metabolism in cancer in order to identify the molecular and metabolic basis of tumor development and progression
Michael Teitell
Mitochondrial metabolism; Stem and B cell development and malignancy; bioengineering
Jorge Torres*
Mitotic spindle formation during cell division and its misregulation in human diseases like cancer
Eric Vilain
Genetics of development of the reproductive axis (hypothalamus-pituitary-gonads)
Rhonda Voskuhl*
using neurogenetics in a cell-specific, region-specific, and sex-specific approach to identifying new targets for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and brain aging
Lili Yang
Next-generation immune checkpoint blockade therapy & off-the-shelf CAR-iNKT cell therapy for cancer
Ye Zhang*
Astrocyte development and neurological disorders
Jie Zheng*
Therapeutic development in ophthalmology and Wnt signaling pathways
Zhenqi Zhou
Molecular mechanisms that regulate mitochondrial function and metabolic diseases