• Dylan T Burnette, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Our lab uses super-resolution microscopy to study the formation and function of myosin II-based contractile assemblies within cells.
    Lab Website

    3130 Medical Research Building 3
    465 21st Avenue South
    Nashville 37232-8240
    (615) 343-1024
    (615) 434-1024 (lab)

  • Chin Chiang, Ph.D.

    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Sonic hedgehog signaling in development and cancer.
    Lab Website

    4110 Medical Research Building 3
    4114 Medical Research Building 3

    37232-8240
    (615) 343-4922

  • Rebecca Cook, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Cell and Developmental Biology

    Much of our research focuses on signaling pathways induced by the ErbB family of receptor tyrosine kinases, which include EGFR, ErbB2, ErbB3, and ErbB4.

    More Information

    771 Preston Research Building
    2220 Pierce Avenue
    Nashville, TN 37203
    (615) 936-3812

  • Vivian Gama

    Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Lab Website

    U3207 MRB III
    (615) 875-9490

  • Kathleen L. Gould, Ph.D.

    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Louise B. McGavock Chair
    AAAS Fellow - 2011

    Cell Cycle Control, pre-mRNA splicing.
    Lab Website

    B-2309 Medical Center North
    B-2309 Medical Center North

    37232-8240
    (615) 343-9502

  • Guoqiang Gu, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Pancreatic cell lineage and genes required for endocrine islet formation.
    Lab Website

    9415D Medical Research Building 4
    9415D Medical Research Building 4

    37232-8240
    (615) 936-3634

  • Stephen R. Hann, Ph.D.

    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Director of Graduate Studies (DGS)

    Oncogenes, translational regulation, gene expression.
    Lab Website

    B-2317A/B-2324 Medical Center North
    B-2317 Medical Center North
    (615) 343-4344

  • Rebecca Ihrie, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery, Cell and Developmental Biology

    The Ihrie lab uses single-cell cytometric approaches to identify populations of tumor-propagating and stem-like cells in normal brain and all grades of brain tumors. We work with neurosurgeons, pathologists, and computational biologists to study mechanisms driving tumor growth and therapeutic response in human gliomas and mouse brain tumor models. 

    Lab Website

     

    761 Preston Research Building
    2200 Pierce Avenue
    Nashville 37232
    (615) 936-2951

  • Jonathan Irish, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Cell and Developmental Biology

    A central goal of our research at Vanderbilt is to understand how changes at the single cell level alter signaling in healthy cells and lead to therapy resistant populations in human diseases.  In the Irish Lab, we use new tools and computational approaches to do basic and translational research in human cancer and immunology.

    Lab Website

    740B Preston Research Building
    2200 Pierce Avenue
    Nashville, TN 37232
    (615) 936-3460

  • Irina N. Kaverina, Ph.D.

    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    How Microtubule-Actin Cytoskeleton Interplay Drives Cell Motility.
    Lab Website

    3160 Medical Research Building 3
    3160 Medical Research Building 3

    37232-8240
    (615) 936-5567

  • Ken Lau, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Microenvironmental signaling in epithelial cell specification.
    Lab Website

    10475 Medical Research Building 4
    2215 Garland Avenue
    37232-0441
    (615) 936-6859

  • Ethan Lee, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Associate Professor in Pharmacology

    My laboratory is interested in understanding the basic mechanisms by which a Wnt signal is propagated to coordinate the formation tissues, organs, and limbs and to understand how its misregulation can lead to disease states such as cancer in humans.
    Lab Website

    U-4213A Medical Research Building 3 (Learned Lab)
    (615) 322-1307

  • Ian G. Macara, Ph.D.

    Chair of the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology
    Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology
    Louise B McGavock Chair
    Co-Leader, Signal Transduction and Chemical Biology/VICC

    Cell polarity in mammary gland morphogenesis and breast cancer; mammary stem cells, asymmetric cell divisions; spindle orientation in epithelial morphogenesis and cancer; septins and DNA damage repair; genomic stability.
    Lab Website

    U 3209 Medical Research Building 3 (Learned Lab)
    U 3200 Medical Research Building 3 (Learned Lab)
    (615) 875-5565
    (615) 343-4143 (lab)

  • Jason MacGurn, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    My lab is interested in understanding how cell signaling pathways, protein ubiquitination, and membrane trafficking events regulate plasma membrane protein composition in normal and disease states.
    Lab Website

    4130B Medical Research Building 3
    (615) 343-4259

  • David M. Miller, III, Ph.D.

    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Professor of Biological Science
    AAAS Fellow - 2013

    Molecular genetics of neural specificity in Caenorhabditis elegans.
    Lab Website

     

    3120 Medical Research Building 3
    3120A Medical Research Building 3
    (615) 343-3447

  • Andrea Page-McCaw, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Associate Professor of Cancer Biology

    Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), tissue remodeling, wound healing, developmental biology, Drosophila, genetics, receptor, and signaling, immunity.
    Lab Website

    U4206 Medical Research Building 3
    4206 Medical Research Building 3
    465 21st Avenue South
    Nashville 37232-8240
    (615) 875-5841

  • William P. Tansey, Ph.D.

    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
    AAAS Fellow - 2012
    Co-Leader, Genome Maintenance Research Program/VICC

    Regulation of transcription in normal and cancer cells.

    4140 Medical Research Building 3
    (615) 322-1993

  • Matthew J. Tyska, Ph.D.

    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Scientific Director, Cell Imaging Shared Resource

    Cytoskeletal control of cell shape

    3154 MRB III
    465 21st Avenue South
    Nashville, TN, TN 37232-8240
    (615) 936-5461

  • Allisa Weaver, Ph.D.

    Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Medicine, Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Professor of Cell & Developmental Biology
    AAAS Fellow - 2016

    The Weaver laboratory studies all aspects of this process, focusing particularly on how deregulated signaling in cancer cells drives the invasive and metastatic phenotype.

    Lab Website

    748 Preston Research Building
    2220 Pierce Avenue
    Nashville 37232-6840
    (615) 936-3529

  • Susan R. Wente, Ph.D.

    Vanderbilt Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    AAAS Fellow - 2010

    Regulation of nucleocytoplasmic transport and nuclear pore complex function and assembly.
    Lab Website

    3140 Medical Research Building 3
    205 Kirkland Hall

    Nashville
    (615) 322-4757

  • Christopher V. Wright, D. Phil.

    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Louise B. McGavock Chair
    Director, Program in Developmental Biology
    AAAS Fellow - 2012

    Molecular embryology /vertebrate embryogenesis /transcription factors/intercellular signaling.  
    Lab Website

    9415 Medical Research Building 4
    (615) 343-8256
    (615) 343-8258 (lab)

  • Marija Zanic, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Assistant Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

    We are investigating the dynamics of microtubule cytoskeleton by combining biochemical in vitro reconstitution, single molecule studies, quantitative image analysis and theoretical modeling.  
    Lab Website

    4120B Medical Research Building 3
    465 21st Avenue South
    Nashville 37232-8240
    (615) 343-8501
    (615) 343-8537 (lab)