Medical Research Fellows Program Mentors

Applicants to the Year-Long Medical Research Fellows Program are encouraged to contact one or more of the following HHMI investigators or early career scientists, who are interested in hosting a Medical Fellow in their lab.

Investigator Institution Research
Susan Ackerman, PhD
susan.ackerman@jax.org
Jackson Laboratory,
Bar Harbor, ME
Identification of the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Neurodegeneration
Fred Alt, PhD
alt@enders.tch.harvard.edu
Boston Children's Hospital,
Boston, MA
Gene Rearrangement, DNA Repair, Genomic Stability, and Cancer
Kristi Anseth, PhD
kristi.anseth@colorado.edu
University of Colorado Boulder,
Boulder, CO
Tissue Engineering
David Baker, PhD
dabaker@uw.edu
University of Washington,
Seattle, WA
Design of New Functional Proteins
Utpal Banerjee, PhD
win@lifesci.ucla.edu
University of California, Los Angeles,
Los Angeles, CA
Developmental Biology, Genetics
James Bardwell, PhD
jbardwel@umich.edu
University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI
Optimization of Protein Folding In Vivo
Peter Baumann, PhD
peb@stowers.org
Stowers Institute,
Kansas City, MO
Chromosome Dynamics and Stability
Hugo Bellen, DVM, PhD
kschulze@bcm.edu
Baylor College of Medicine,
Houston, TX
Molecular Mechanisms of Vesicle Trafficking in Neurons and Neural Development
Vann Bennett, MD, PhD
benne012@mc.duke.edu
Duke University,
Durham, NC
Ankyrins and Functional Organization of Membrane-Spanning Proteins in Vertebrate Tissues
Davi Bock, PhD
frankom@janelia.hhmi.org
Janelia Farm Research Campus,
Ashburn, VA
Network Anatomy and Function of Neuronal Circuits
Ronald Breaker, PhD
ronald.breaker@yale.edu
Yale University,
New Haven, CT
Exotic Functions of Nucleic Acids
Martin Burke, MD, PhD
burke@scs.uiuc.edu
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
Urbana, IL
Molecular Prosthetics: Small Molecules That Replicate the Functions of Proteins
Brad Cairns, PhD
brad.cairns@hci.utah.edu
University of Utah,
Salt Lake City, UT
Chromatin-Remodeling Machines and Mechanisms
Kevin Campbell, PhD
kevin-campbell@uiowa.edu
University of Iowa,
Iowa City, IA
Molecular Basis of Muscular Dystrophy
Constance Cepko, PhD
cepko@genetics.med.harvard.edu
Harvard Medical School,
Boston, MA
Development and Degeneration of the Vertebrate Retina
David Chan, MD, PhD
dchan@caltech.edu
California Institute of Technology,
Pasadena, CA
Mitochondrial Dynamics in Development and Disease
Xuemei Chen, PhD
xuemei.chen@ucr.edu
University of California, Riverside,
Riverside, CA
Metabolism, Modes of Action, and Developmental Functions of Small RNAs
Vivian Cheung, MD
vgcheung@umich.edu
University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI
Human Genetics of Complex Phenotypes and Gene Regulation
Arul Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD
arul@umich.edu
University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI
A Search for Gene Fusions in Common Solid Tumors
David Clapham, MD, PhD
dclapham@enders.tch.harvard.edu
Boston Children's Hospital,
Boston, MA
Ion Channels and Calcium Signaling
James Collins, PhD
jcollins@bu.edu
Boston University,
Boston, MA
A Network Biology Approach to Antibiotic Action and Bacterial Defense Mechanisms
Jason Cyster, PhD
jason.cyster@ucsf.edu
University of California, San Francisco,
San Francisco, CA
Morphogenesis of the Adaptive Immune Response
Russell DeBose-Boyd, PhD
russell.debose-boyd@utsouthwestern.edu
UT Southwestern Medical Center,
Dallas, TX
Cholesterol Homeostasis and ER-Associated Degradation of HMG-CoA Reductase
Joseph DeRisi, PhD
joe@derisilab.ucsf.edu
University of California, San Francisco,
San Francisco, CA
Genomics and Infectious Disease
Raymond Deshaies, PhD
deshaies@its.caltech.edu
California Institute of Technology,
Pasadena, CA
The Ubiquitin System and Cellular Regulation
Harry Dietz, MD
hdietz@jhmi.edu
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, MD
Molecular Determinants of Aortic Aneurysm and Other Manifestations of Connective Tissue Disorders
Xinnian Dong, PhD
xdong@duke.edu
Duke University,
Durham, NC
Mechanisms and Dynamic Regulation of Plant Immune Responses
Jennifer Doudna, PhD
doudna@berkeley.edu
University of California, Berkeley,
Berkeley, CA
Structural Basis for RNA-Controlled Gene Expression
Catherine Drennan, PhD
cdrennan@mit.edu
MIT,
Cambridge, MA
Snapshots of Metalloenzymes in Action
Gideon Dreyfuss, PhD
gdreyfuss@hhmi.upenn.edu
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA
Ribonucleoprotein Complexes: Biogenesis, Function, and Roles in Human Disease
Brian Druker, MD
tognon@ohsu.edu
Oregon Health & Science University,
Portland, OR
Mechanism-Based Therapy for Leukemia
Joseph Ecker, PhD
ecker@salk.edu
Salk Institute for Biological Studies,
La Jolla, CA
Epigenetic Processes in Plants and People
Elizabeth Engle, MD
engle.admin@childrens.harvard.edu
Boston Children's Hospital,
Boston, MA
Human Disorders of Cranial Motor Neuron Development and Wiring
Joaquin Espinosa, PhD
joaquin.espinosa@colorado.edu
University of Colorado at Boulder,
Boulder, CO
Understanding How the p53 Gene Network Controls the Notorious Behavior of Cancer Cells
Susan Ferro-Novick, PhD
alougheed@mail.ucsd.edu
University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine,
San Diego, CA
Vesicle Traffic and Organelle Inheritance
Stanley Fields, PhD
fields@u.washington.edu
University of Washington,
Seattle, WA
Technologies for Protein Analysis
Erol Fikrig, MD
lynn.gambardella@yale.edu
Yale School of Medicine,
New Haven, CT
Vector-Pathogen-Host Interactions
Joachim Frank, PhD
jf2192@columbia.edu
Columbia University,
New York, NY
Structure of the Ribosome and Mechanism of Protein Synthesis
Elaine Fuchs, PhD
fuchs@rockefeller.edu
Rockefeller University,
New York, NY
Stem Cells and Their Lineages in Skin
David Ginsburg, MD
labun@umich.edu
University of Michigan,
Ann Arbor, MI
Molecular Genetics of Blood Clotting
Joseph Gleeson, MD
jogleeson@ucsd.edu
University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine,
San Diego, CA
Developmental Brain Disorders
Stephen Goff, PhD
spg1@columbia.edu
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons,
New York, NY
Genetics of Retroviral Replication and Retroviral Oncogenes
Todd Golub, MD
golub@broadinstitute.org
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,
Boston, MA
Cancer Genomics
Michael Green, MD, PhD
michael.green@umassmed.edu
University of Massachusetts Medical School,
Worcester, MA
Eukaryotic Gene Regulation and Cancer Molecular Biology
Eric Greene, PhD
ecg2108@columbia.edu
Columbia University,
New York, NY
High-Throughput Visual Biochemistry of Protein-DNA Interactions
Min Han, PhD
Mhan@Colorado.EDU
University of Colorado at Boulder,
Boulder, CO
Functional Analysis of Metabolic Events, Cell Signaling, and Gene Expression During Animal Development and Stress Response
Adam Hantman, PhD
hantmana@janelia.hhmi.org
Janelia Farm Research Campus,
Ashburn, VA
Central Control of Proprioceptive Signaling and Motor Output
Sheng Yang He, PhD
hes@msu.edu
Michigan State University,
East Lansing, MI
Nathaniel Heintz, PhD
walshj@rockefeller.edu
Rockefeller University,
New York, NY
Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Mammalian Brain Function and Dysfunction
Helen Hobbs, MD
helen.hobbs@utsouthwestern.edu
UT Southwestern Medical Center,
Dallas, TX
Human Genetics of Lipoprotein Metabolism
Barry Honig, PhD
bh6@columbia.edu
Columbia University,
New York, NY
Computational Studies of the Structure and Function of Biological Macromolecules
Arthur Horwich, MD
arthur.horwich@yale.edu
Yale University,
New Haven, CT
Protein Folding in the Cell
Neil Hunter, PhD
nhunter@ucdavis.edu
University of California, Davis,
Davis, CA
Regulating Joint Molecule Intermediates During Homologous Recombination
Darrell Irvine, PhD
djirvine@mit.edu
MIT,
Cambridge, MA
Engineering Immunity
Ken Irvine, PhD
irvine@waksman.rutgers.edu
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey,
Piscataway, NJ
Ralph Isberg, PhD
ralph.isberg@tufts.edu
Tufts University School of Medicine,
Boston, MA
Molecular Genetics of Intracellular Microorganisms
William Jacobs, Jr., PhD
jacobsw@hhmi.org
Albert Einstein College of Medicine,
Bronx, NY
XDR-TB: Survival of the Fittest
Lily Jan, PhD
Lily.Jan@ucsf.edu
University of California, San Francisco,
San Francisco, CA
Potassium Channels and Calcium-Activated Chloride Channels
Yuh-Nung Jan, PhD
Monika.Avdeef@ucsf.edu
University of California, San Francisco,
San Francisco, CA
Neuronal Morphogenesis and Circuit Assembly
Vivek Jayaraman, PhD
frankom@janelia.hhmi.org
Janelia Farm Research Campus,
Ashburn, VA
Circuit Principles Underlying Sensorimotor Integration in Drosophila
Youxing Jiang, PhD
Youxing.Jiang@UTSouthwestern.edu
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center,
Dallas, TX
Ion Channels and Transporters
Yishi Jin, PhD
yijin@ucsd.edu
University of California, San Diego,
San Diego, CA
Neural Development, Function, and Regeneration in C. elegans
Simon John, PhD
simon.john@jax.org
Jackson Lab,
Bar Harbor, ME
The Genetics of Intraocular Pressure and Glaucoma
Susan Kaech, PhD
susan.kaech@yale.edu
Yale University,
New Haven, CT
Regulation of Memory T cell Development
Ananth Karumanchi, MD
sananth@bidmc.harvard.edu
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center,
Boston, MA
Pathogenesis of Preeclampsia and Related Disorders
Jeffrey Kieft, PhD
jeffrey.kieft@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine,
Denver, CO
RNA Structure, Dynamics, and Function in Healthy and Virally Infected Cells
Rob Knight, PhD
rob@colorado.edu
University of Colorado Boulder,
Boulder, CO
Microbial Etiology and the Human Microbiome
Alex Kolodkin, PhD
kolodkin@jhmi.edu
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, MD
Establishment of Neuronal Connectivity
Robert Lamb, PhD, ScD
ralamb@northwestern.edu
Northwestern University,
Evanston, IL
Structure and Replication of Influenza Virus and Paramyxoviruses
Michael Laub, PhD
laub@mit.edu
MIT,
Cambridge, MA
Information Processing and Signal Transduction in Bacteria
Robert Lefkowitz, MD
lefko001@receptor-biol.duke.edu
Duke University,
Durham, NC
Molecular Biology of Hormone and Drug Receptors in Health and Disease
Leslie Leinwand, PhD
leslie.leinwand@colorado.edu
University of Colorado Boulder,
Boulder, CO
Wendell Lim, PhD
lim@cmp.ucsf.edu
University of California, San Francisco,
San Francisco, CA
Design Principles of Cell Signaling Systems
Dan Littman, MD, PhD
dan.littman@med.nyu.edu
New York University School of Medicine,
New York, NY
Regulation of T Cell Differentiation and Mechanisms of HIV Interactions with Host Cells
Jeff Magee, PhD
frankom@janelia.hhmi.org
Janelia Farm Research Campus,
Ashburn, VA
Information Processing and Storage Within Neurons
Barbara Meyer, PhD
bjmeyer@berkeley.edu
University of California, Berkeley,
Berkeley, CA
Sex and Repression
Danesh Moazed, PhD
cary_hencken@hms.harvard.edu
Harvard Medical School,
Boston, MA
Epigenetic Control of Gene Expression and Genome Stability
Randall Moon, PhD
rtmoon@uw.edu
University of Washington School of Medicine,
Seattle, WA
Wnt Signal Transduction Networks: From Molecules to Medicine
John Moran, PhD
moranj@umich.edu
University of Michigan Medical School,
Ann Arbor, MI
Studies of a Human Transposable Element
Dianne Newman, PhD
dkn@caltech.edu
California Institute of Technology,
Pasadena, CA
Geobiology and Microbial Metabolism: Looking Backward and Forward
Michel Nussenzweig, MD, PhD
nussen@mail.rockefeller.edu
Rockefeller University, New York, NY Immunity and Tolerance
David Page, MD
jhughes@wi.mit.edu
Whitehead Institute,
Cambridge, MA
The Origins of Sexual Dimorphism in the Mammalian Genome and Germline
Richard Palmiter, PhD
palmiter@uw.edu
University of Washington School of Medicine,
Seattle, WA
Genetics of Mouse Behavior
Duojia Pan, PhD
djpan@jhmi.edu
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, MD
Control of Organ Size and Tumorigenesis by the Hippo Signaling Pathway
Tanya Paull, PhD
tpaull@utexas.edu
University of Texas at Austin,
Austin, TX
Biochemical Analysis of DNA Damage and Oxidative Stress Responses
David Pellman, MD
Harriet_scott@dfci.harvard.edu
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,
Boston, MA
Aneuploidy, Polyploidy, and Cancer
Norbert Perrimon, PhD
perrimon@receptor.med.harvard.edu
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA Physiological and Regenerative Homeostasis in Drosophila
Christopher Plowe, MD
neddingt@medicine.umaryland.edu
University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Medicine,
Baltimore, MD
Genetic Diversity and Malaria Drug Vaccine Efficacy
Jonathan Pritchard, PhD
pritch@stanford.edu
Stanford University,
Stanford, CA
Causes and Consequences of Human Variation
Louis Ptacek, MD
ljp@ucsf.edu
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine,
San Francisco, CA
Translational Human Neurogenetics
Stephen Quake, DPhil
jchinen@stanford.edu
Stanford University,
Stanford, CA
Bioengineering and Biophysics
Aviv Regev, PhD
orit@broadinstitute.org
MIT,
Cambridge, MA
Reconstruction of Dynamically Rewiring Circuits: From Population to Single Cells
Danny Reinberg, PhD
michele.giunta@nyumc.org
New York University School of Medicine,
New York, NY
The Regulation of Gene Expression in the Context of Chromatin
Michael Reiser, PhD
reiserm@janelia.hhmi.org
Janelia Farm Research Campus,
Ashburn, VA
Drosophila Flight Control
Rebecca Richards-Kortum, PhD
rkortum@rice.edu
Rice University,
Houston, TX
Michael Rosbash, PhD
rosbash@brandeis.edu
Brandeis University,
Waltham, MA
Molecular Genetics of Circadian Rhythms
David Sabatini, MD, PhD
emvaleri@wi.mit.edu
Whitehead Institute,
Cambridge, MA
Regulation of Growth and Metabolism in Normal and Diseased Physiology
Robert Sah, MD, ScD
rsah@ucsd.edu
University of California, San Diego,
San Diego, CA
Stuart Schreiber, PhD
fneville@broadinstitute.org
Harvard University,
Cambridge, MA
Chemical Biology
Amita Sehgal, PhD
zhengx@upenn.edu
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, PA
Circadian Rhythms and Sleep 
Christine Seidman, MD
bartlett@genetics.med.harvard.edu
Brigham and Women's Hospital,
Boston, MA
Genetic Etiologies and Molecular Mechanisms of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Strategies to Predict and Prevent Disease
Terrence Sejnowski, PhD
terry@salk.edu
Salk Institute for Biological Studies,
La Jolla, CA
Computational Neurobiology
Andrey Shaw, MD
ashaw@wustl.edu
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine,
St. Louis, MO
Genetics of Glomerular Disease and Immune Cell Activation
Val Sheffield, MD, PhD
denise-crouch@uiowa.edu
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine,
Iowa City, IA
The Molecular Genetics of a Human Obesity Syndrome
Gerald Shulman, MD, PhD
gerald.shulman@yale.edu
Yale School of Medicine,
New Haven, CT
Cellular Mechanisms of Insulin Resistance
Anita Sil, MD, PhD
sil@cgl.ucsf.edu
University of California, San Francisco,
San Francisco, CA
Regulation of Cell Shape and Virulence in Microbes by Temperature
Robert Siliciano, MD, PhD
rsiliciano@jhmi.edu
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, MD
Mechanisms of HIV Persistence
Nelson Spruston, PhD
frankom@janelia.hhmi.org
Janelia Farm Research Campus,
Ashburn, VA
How Do Neurons Compute Output from Their Inputs?
Hermann Steller, PhD
steller@rockefeller.edu
Rockefeller University,
New York, NY
Regulation of Cell Death and Protein Breakdown
Brent Stockwell, PhD
stockwell@biology.columbia.edu
Columbia University,
New York, NY
Probing Cell Death with Small Molecules
Edwin Stone, MD, PhD
luan-streb@uiowa.edu
University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine,
Iowa City, IA
Inherited Eye Disease
Gary Struhl, PhD
gs20@columbia.edu
Columbia University,
New York, NY
Generating and Interpreting Spatial Information in Drosophila
Thomas Südhof, MD
tcs1@stanford.edu
Stanford University School of Medicine,
Stanford, CA
Synapse Formation and Function
Joseph Takahashi, PhD
Joseph.Takahashi@utsouthwestern.edu
UT Southwestern Medical Center,
Dallas, TX
Molecular and Genetic Analysis of Mammalian Circadian Clocks
Susan Taylor, PhD
grl014@ucsd.edu
University of California, San Diego,
San Diego, CA
Protein Kinase Structure and Function
Peter Tontonoz, MD, PhD
ptontonoz@mednet.ucla.edu
University of California, Los Angeles,
Los Angeles, CA
Lipid Signaling Pathways in Physiology and Disease
Bert Vogelstein, MD
bertvog@gmail.com
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, MD
The Molecular Basis of Colorectal Cancer and Its Implications for Patients
Matthew Waldor, MD, PhD
mwaldor@research.bwh.harvard.edu
Brigham and Women's Hospital,
Boston, MA
Cell Biology and Virulence of Enteric Pathogens
Bruce D. Walker, MD
bwalker@partners.org
Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard,
Boston, MA
Immune Control in Chronic Human Viral Infections
Christopher Walsh, MD, PhD
shirley.bernard@childrens.harvard.edu
Boston Children's Hospital,
Boston, MA
Development of the Human Cerebral Cortex
David Walt, PhD
david.walt@tufts.edu
Tufts University,
Medford, MA
Peter Walter, PhD
peter@walterlab.ucsf.edu
University of California, San Francisco,
San Francisco, CA
Organelle Biogenesis and Protein Sorting
Michelle Wang, PhD
mwang@physics.cornell.edu
Cornell University,
Ithaca, NY
The Dynamics of Accessing DNA
Matthew Warman, MD
matthew.warman@childrens.harvard.edu
Boston Children's Hospital,
Boston, MA
Biological Pathways Important for Skeletal Growth and Homeostasis
Art Weiss, MD, PhD
aweiss@medicine.ucsf.edu
University of California, San Francisco,
San Francisco, CA
Signal Transduction Events Involved in Lymphocyte Activation and Differentiation
Jonathan Weissman, PhD
weissman@cmp.ucsf.edu
University of California, San Francisco,
San Francisco, CA
Prion-Based Inheritance, Protein Folding, and Analysis of Cellular Systems
Jennifer West, PhD
jennifer.l.west@duke.edu
Duke University,
Durham, NC
Wayne Yokoyama, MD
lschwartz@dom.wustl.edu
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis,
St. Louis, MO
Natural Killer Cell Tolerance for Self
Richard N. Zare, PhD
zare@stanford.edu
Stanford University,
Stanford, CA
Yi Zhang, PhD
yzhang@genetics.med.harvard.edu
Boston Children's Hospital,
Boston, MA
Mechanism and Function of Epigenetic Modifications
Larry Zipursky, PhD
lzipursky@mednet.ucla.edu
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA,
Los Angeles, CA
Wiring the Fly Brain
Marta Zlatic, PhD
frankom@janelia.hhmi.org
Janelia Farm Research Campus,
Ashburn, VA
Neural and Genetic Basis of Behavior in Drosophila Larvae
Huda Zoghbi, MD
hzoghbi@bcm.edu
Baylor College of Medicine,
Houston, TX
Genetic Studies of Neurodevelopment and Neurodegeneration