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/Location Research
Susan Ackerman, PhD
susan.ackerman@jax.org
Jackson Laboratory,
Bar Harbor, ME
Identification of the Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Neurodegeneration
Paul Ahlquist, PhD
JdenBoon@morgridge.org
University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Madison, WI
Virus Replication and Virus-Host Interactions
Fred Alt, PhD
Kristine.King@childrens.harvard.edu
Boston Children's Hospital,
Boston, MA
Gene Rearrangement, DNA Repair, Genomic Stability, and Cancer
David  Anderson, PhD
mancusog@caltech.edu
California Institute of Technology,
Pasadena, CA
Neural Circuits for Innate, "Emotional" Behaviors in Flies and Mice
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
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
bockd@janelia.hhmi.org
Janelia Research Campus,
Ashburn, VA
Network Anatomy and Function of Neuronal Circuits
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
Jean-Laurent Casanova, MD, PhD
yene399@rockefeller.edu
Rockefeller University,
New York, NY
Life-Threatening Infectious Diseases of Childhood: Single-Gene Inborn Errors of Immunity?
Chris Chang, PhD
chrischang@berkeley.edu
University of California, Berkeley,
Berkeley, CA
Metals and Redox Biology
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
Joanne Chory, PhD
chory@salk.edu
Salk Institute for Biological Studies,
La Jolla, CA
Light and Hormonal Control of Plant Growth and Development
David Clapham, MD, PhD
dclapham@enders.tch.harvard.edu
Boston Children's Hospital,
Boston, MA
Ion Channels and Calcium Signaling
Jason Cyster, PhD
jason.cyster@ucsf.edu
University of California, San Francisco,
San Francisco, CA
Morphogenesis of the Adaptive Immune Response
George Daley, MD, PhD
george.daley@childrens.harvard.edu
Boston Children's Hospital,
Boston, MA
Stem Cells in Development and Disease
Joseph DeRisi, PhD
jennifer@derisilab.ucsf.edu
University of California, San Francisco,
San Francisco, CA
Genomics and Infectious Disease
Raymond Deshaies, PhD
deshaies@caltech.edu
California Institute of Technology,
Pasadena, CA
The Ubiquitin System and Cellular Regulation
Hal 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
Brian Druker, MD
tognon@ohsu.edu
Oregon Health & Science University,
Portland, OR
Mechanism-Based Therapy for Leukemia
Joshua  Dudman, PhD
daviesh@janelia.hhmi.org
Janelia Research Campus,
Ashburn, VA
Cellular and Circuit Computations Underlying Reinforced Behavior
Elizabeth Engle, MD
engle.admin@childrens.harvard.edu
Boston Children's Hospital,
Boston, MA
Human Disorders of Cranial Motor Neuron Development and Wiring
Irving Epstein, PhD
epstein@brandeis.edu
Brandeis University,
Waltham, MA
Research Abstract Unavailable
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
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
Susan Golden, PhD
sgolden@ucsd.edu
University of California, San Diego,
La Jolla, CA
Research Abstract Unavailable
Michael Green, MD, PhD
michael.green@umassmed.edu
University of Massachusetts Medical School,
Worcester, MA
Eukaryotic Gene Regulation and Cancer Molecular Biology
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
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
Control of Tissue Patterning and Growth During Development
Yuh-Nung Jan, PhD
Monika.Avdeef@ucsf.edu
University of California, San Francisco,
San Francisco, CA
Neuronal Morphogenesis and Circuit Assembly
Vivek Jayaraman, PhD
vivek@janelia.hhmi.org
Janelia 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
Simon John, PhD
simon.john@jax.org
Jackson Laboratory,
Bar Harbor, ME
The Molecular Basis of Glaucoma
Alex Kolodkin, PhD
areal1@jhmi.edu
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine,
Baltimore, MD
Establishment of Neuronal Connectivity
Robert Lefkowitz, MD
lefko001@receptor-biol.duke.edu
Duke University,
Durham, NC
Molecular Biology of Hormone and Drug Receptors in Health and Disease
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
Randall Moon, PhD
rtmoon@uw.edu
University of Washington School of Medicine,
Seattle, WA
Wnt Signal Transduction Networks: From Molecules to Medicine
Kenneth Murphy, MD, PhD
kmurphy@wustl.edu
Washington University in St. Louis,
St. Louis, MO
Lineage Commitment in Immunity
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
Baldomero Olivera, PhD
olivera@biology.utah.edu
University of Utah,
Salt Lake City, UT
Research Abstract Unavailable
Aydogan Ozcan, PhD
ozcan@ucla.edu
University of California, Los Angeles,
Los Angeles, CA
Research Abstract Unavailable
David Page, MD
jhughes@wi.mit.edu
Whitehead Institute,
Cambridge, MA
The Origins of Sexual Dimorphism in the Mammalian Genome and Germline
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
Louis Ptacek, MD
ljp@ucsf.edu
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine,
San Francisco, CA
Translational Human Neurogenetics
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 Research Campus,
Ashburn, VA
Drosophila Flight Control
Rebecca Richards-Kortum, PhD
rkortum@rice.edu
Rice University,
Houston, TX
Research Abstract Unavailable
Michael Rosbash, PhD
kkerr@brandeis.edu
Brandeis University,
Waltham, MA
Molecular Genetics of Circadian Rhythms
Robert Sah, MD, ScD
rsah@ucsd.edu
University of California, San Diego,
San Diego, CA
Cartilage Tissue Engineering
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
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 Research Campus,
Ashburn, VA
How Do Neurons Compute Output from Their Inputs?
Joan Steitz, PhD
joan.steitz@yale.edu
Yale University,
New Haven, CT
RNA Machines of the Mammalian Cell Nucleus
Thomas Südhof, MD
tcs1@stanford.edu
Stanford University School of Medicine,
Stanford, CA
Synapse Formation and Function
Mike Summers, PhD
cfinch@umbc.edu
University of Maryland, Baltimore County,
Baltimore, MD
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Retrovirus Assembly, Structure, and Genome Packaging
Karel Svoboda, PhD
daviesh@janelia.hhmi.org
Janelia Research Campus,
Ashburn, VA
Circuit and Synaptic Mechanisms Underlying Experience-Dependent Cortical Plasticity
Joseph Takahashi, PhD
Joseph.Takahashi@utsouthwestern.edu
UT Southwestern Medical Center,
Dallas, TX
Molecular and Genetic Analysis of Mammalian Circadian Clocks
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
Matthew Warman, MD
matthew.warman@childrens.harvard.edu
Boston Children's Hospital,
Boston, MA
Biological Pathways Important for Skeletal Growth and Homeostasis
Wayne Yokoyama, MD
lschwartz@dom.wustl.edu
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis,
St. Louis, MO
Natural Killer Cell Tolerance for Self
Muhammad Zaman, PhD
zaman@bu.edu
Boston University,
Boston, MA
Research Abstract Unavailable
Yi Zhang, PhD
yzhang@genetics.med.harvard.edu
Boston Children's Hospital,
Boston, MA
Mechanism and Function of Epigenetic Modifications
Huda Zoghbi, MD
emperez@bcm.edu
Baylor College of Medicine,
Houston, TX
Genetic Studies of Neurodevelopment and Neurodegeneration
Leonard  Zon, MD
hdicicco@enders.tch.harvard.edu
Boston Children's Hospital,
Boston, MA
Developmental Regulation of Hematopoiesis