NHLBI Training Program Major Curricular Areas

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The three major curricular areas encompassed by the program are:

  1. Cell & Molecular Biology;
  2. Systems Biology, Bioengineering; & Bio-Informatics; and
  3. Clinical & Public Health Research.

The curriculum provides formal training and degree opportunities for PhD degrees in Biochemistry, Molecular biology & biochemistry; Genetics, Cell Biology & Development; Microbiology, or Clinical Research; or for Certificate Program in Clinical Research.

Cell and Molecular Biology

Cell and Molecular Biology

Cancer Biology and Control of Cell Growth
Peter Bitterman, MD
Colin Campbell, PhD
Stephen Hecht, PhD
Craig Henke, MD
Robert Kratzke, MD
Carol Lange, PhD*
Sharon Murphy, PhD*
Brian Van Ness, PhD

Regulation of Lung Ion Transport 
David Ingbar, MD
Scott O’Grady, PhD

Regulation of Transcription and Cell Function by Hormonal and Environmental Signals
David Bernlohr, PhD
Stephen Hecht, PhD
David Ingbar, MD
Carol Lange, PhD
Sharon Murphy, PhD
Brian Van Ness, PhD
Christine Wendt, MD

Applied Technologies: Gene Transfer, Genomics, Proteomics & Experimental Therapeutics
Marshall Hertz, MD
Scott McIvor, PhD
Joseph Metzger, PhD
Gary Nelsestuen, MD
Carston Wagner, PhD
Christine Wendt, MD

Immunobiology and Lung Inflammation
Patrick Arndt, MD
Bryce Binstadt, MD, PhD* **
Marshall Hertz, MD
Marc Jenkins, PhD
Kristin Hogquist, PhD*
Louis Mansky, PhD
Angela Panoskaltsis-Mortari, PhD
Daniel Mueller, MD
P. Sriramarao Rao, PhD
Yoji Shimizu, PhD
Brian Van Ness, PhD
Bryan Williams, MD, PhD* **

*Faculty new to this application since the last competitive renewal

** Associate / junior mentors

Clinical and Public Health Research

Clinical and Public Health Research

COPD, Asthma and Airways Disease

Dennis Niewoehner, MD**
John Connett, PhD
Ken Kunisaki, MD* **

Tobacco: Biologic Effects and Control
Dorothy Hatsukami, MD
Stephen Hecht, PhD
Anne Joseph, MD
Sharon Murphy, MD

Outcomes in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Lung Transplantation
Cynthia Gross, PhD*, Director, Clinical Research Curriculum
Marshall Hertz, MD
Pamela Lutsey, PhD, MPH* **
Craig Weinert, MD, MPH*

Public Policy and Environmental Health
Bruce Alexander, PhD
Karen Kuntz, DSc*
Jeffry Mandel, MD, PhD*
Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH*
Beth Virnig, PhD*
Maryam Valapour, MD, MPP* **

*Faculty new to this application since the last competitive renewal

** Associate / junior mentors

 

Systems Biology, Bioengineering and Bioinformatics

Systems Biology, Bioengineering and Bioinformatics

Systems Biology
John Osborn, PhD
Joseph Metzger, PhD
Jasmine Foo, PhD* **

Respiratory Biomechanics and Bioengineering and Devices
John Marini, MD, Professor of Medicine
Victor Barocas, PhD*
Saurav Paul, PhD, MS, JD*

Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
John Connett, PhD
Jasmine Foo, PhD
Vipin Kumar, PhD
Cavan Reilly, PhD

Neuroscience and Sleep
Timothy Ebner, MD, PhD
Conrad Iber, MD
Teresa Nick, PhD
Jerold Vitek, MD, PhD

Full Faculty Mentor List

*Faculty new to this application since the last competitive renewal

** Associate / junior mentors