Research - Faculty

Heads of Active Research Labs
Last updated on 02-May-2018

Stephen Duncan

Stephen A. Duncan, DPhil

Professor and Chair

Liver Development and Disease

Andy Wessels

Andy Wessels, Ph.D.

Professor and Vice Chair

Cardiac development and the Pathogenesis of Congenital Heart Defects

Samar M. Hammad

Samar M. Hammad, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Sphingolipid signaling mechanisms in inflammation and accelerated cardiovascular disease

Christine B. Kern

Christine B. Kern, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Formation and homeostasis of the extracellular matrix architecture

Michael J. Kern

Michael J. Kern, Ph.D.


Cofactors that interact with Prrx proteins; biomechanical engineering of temporal mandibular joint

Antonis Kourtidis

Antonis Kourtidis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Interaction of the Adherens Junctions with RNA complexes in cell behavior and disease

Roger R. Markwald

Roger R. Markwald, Ph.D.


Heart Development and Regenerative Medicine

Martin Morad

Martin Morad, Ph.D.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina Foundation Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Health at USC

Robin C. Muise-Helmericks

Robin C. Muise-Helmericks, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Molecular mechanisms of angiogenesis and wound repair

Russell A. Norris

Russell A. Norris, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Formation of cardiac valves and pathological processes in valve disease

Yukiko Sugi

Yukiko Sugi, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor

Tissue interaction and determination in early heart development; cardiac valve formation; growth factors

Ge Tao

Ge Tao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying myocardial homeostasis, injury, and repair

Richard P. Visconti

Richard P. Visconti, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Naohiro Yamaguchi

Naohiro Yamaguchi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Regulation mechanism of Ca2+ signaling in cardiac muscle cells



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