Faculty

Jay C. Dunlap, PhD
Nathan Smith Professor of Genetics and Chairman of Molecular and Systems Biology
Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Director, Genetics Graduate Program
Molecular genetics of the circadian biological clock in N. crassa and in mammals; fungal photobiology
Program Affiliations: MCB and QBS
Dr. Dunlap’s Lab

Yashi Ahmed, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology
A Drosophila model for signaling by the APC tumor suppressor and beta-catenin oncogene.
Program Affiliations: MCB
Dr. Ahmed’s Lab

Giovanni Bosco, PhD
Oscar M. Cohn Professor in the Department of Molecular and Systems Biology
Genetics and molecular biology of chromosome dynamics, chromatin and epigenetics.
Program Affiliations: MCB and PEMM
Dr. Bosco’s Lab

Michael D. Cole, PhD
Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology
Molecular basis of cancer; transcription factors; mechanisms of chromosome-mediated transcriptional control; target genes for oncogenic pathways.
Program Affiliations: MCB and PEMM
Dr. Cole’s Lab

Alan Eastman, PhD
Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology
Cancer Chemotherapy. Mechanisms of drug action: unbiased screen for novel targets and identification of selective anticancer drugs. Novel Drug combinations: Modulation of cell cycle arrest induced by DNA damaging agents; modulation of Bcl-2 proteins to enhance apoptosis.
Program Affiliations: PEMM
Dr. Eastman’s Profile

Scott A. Gerber, PhD
Associate Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology
Quantitative Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics.
Program Affiliations: MCB and QBS
Dr. Gerber’s Lab

Allan T. Gulledge, PhD
Associate Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology
Cellular neurophysiology of the cerebral cortex, with emphasis on understanding signal integration and transmission within individual neurons.
Program Affiliations: PEMM
Dr. Gulledge’s Lab

Matthew C. Havrda, PhD
Assistant Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology
Molecular events contributing to the initiation and progression of Parkinson’s disease, investigating the neuroinflammatory activities of disease associated environmental toxins using molecular, cellular and organismal approaches.
Program Affiliations: PEMM

Manabu Kurokawa, PhD
Assistant Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology
Regulation of cell death and chemoresistance in cancer: The goal of our laboratory is to understand how and why cancer cells survive and how
they evade programmed cell death, or apoptosis, to acquire chemoresistance.
Program Affiliations: PEMM

James C. Leiter, MD
Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology
Professor of Medicine
Physiology of SIDS
Program Affiliations: PEMM
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Aihua Li, MD
Associate Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology
Physiology of control of breathing, blood pressure and sympathetic nerve activity by hypothalamus and brainstem, with specific emphasis on the roles of central chemoreceptors in cardiorespiratory functions and in health and diseases e.g. neurogenic hypertension, sleep disorders and sudden infant death syndrome.
Program Affiliations: PEMM

Bryan W. Luikart, PhD
Assistant Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology
Molecular mechanisms that direct the formation of synapses onto new neurons as they integrate into the synaptic circuitry of the
central nervous system.
Program Affiliations: PEMM and MCB
Dr. Luikart’s Lab

Todd W. Miller, PhD
Assistant Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology
Translational application of knowledge of cell signaling pathways to therapeutics for breast cancer.
Program Affiliations: PEMM
Dr. Miller’s Lab

William G. North, PhD
Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology
Neuropeptides in breast cancer, in small-cell carcinoma, and in Alzheimer’s disease.
Program Affiliations: PEMM
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Yolanda Sanchez, PhD
Associate Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology
Checkpoint signaling events triggered during the response to DNA damage or replication interference, how they regulate cell cycle progression, DNA repair and cell death. The role of checkpoints in the etiology of cancer and as drug targets for therapeutic enhancers of genotoxic cancer drugs
Program Affiliations: PEMM
Dr. Sanchez’ Lab

Michael L. Whitfield, PhD
Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology
Director, QBS Graduate Program
DNA microarrays; Genome-wide analysis of gene expression in growth and proliferation; Expression profiling of scleroderma.
Program Affiliations: MCB and QBS
Dr. Whitfield’s Lab

Hermes H. Yeh, PhD
Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology
Director, PEMM Graduate Program
Cellular and molecular mechanisms of neuroreceptor interactions and plasticity in the adult and developing CNS.
Program Affiliations: PEMM
Dr. Yeh’s Lab


Secondary Faculty Appointments in the Molecular and Systems Biology Department

Chris Amos, PhD
Interim Director of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Chair and Professor of Biomedical Data Science
Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology
Associate Director for Population Sciences, Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Program Affiliations: MSB and QBS

Charles Cole, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology
Program Affiliations: MSB

Chao Cheng, PhD
Assistant Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology and of Biomedical Data Science
Computational biology and bioinformatics, transcriptional regulation underlying cancer and other human diseases
Program Affiliations: MCB and QBS

Brock Christensen, PhD
Associate Professor of Epidemiology and
Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Associate Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology
Program Affiliations: PEMM and QBS

James DiRenzo, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Affiliations: MSB and PEMM

Alan Green, MD
Chair and Professor of Psychiatry
Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry
Director, SYNERGY: Dartmouth Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Science, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Program Affiliations: Psychiatry, PEMM and MSB

Mark Israel, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology
Professor of Medicine
Program Affiliations: MSB

Alexei F. Kisselev, PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine
Program Affiliations: MSB and PEMM

Jennifer Loros, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Professor of Molecular and Systems Biology
Program affiliations: MSB