Faculty

Our more than 60 world-renowned faculty include 3 Nobel laureates; 33 members of the National Academy of Sciences; 16 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators; and 4 recipients of the National Medal of Science.

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Tania Baker’s current research explores mechanisms and regulation of enzyme-catalyzed protein unfolding, ATP-dependent protein degradation, and remodeling of the proteome during cellular stress responses.

Jianzhu Chen studies the immune system, harnessing the body’s defense force to explore cancer treatment and vaccine development.

Tyler Jacks is interested in the genetic events contributing to the development of cancer, and his group has created a series of mouse strains engineered to carry mutations in genes known to be involved in human cancers.

Aviv Regev pioneers the use of single-cell genomics and other techniques to dissect the molecular networks that regulate genes, define cells and tissues, and influence health and disease.

Stefani Spranger studies how the body’s immune system interacts with growing tumors to harness the immune response to fight cancer.

Before closing her lab, Lisa A. Steiner analyzed the zebrafish genome to understand white blood cells and their role in the immune system.