• David M. Bader, Ph.D.

    Professor of Medicine
    Gladys Parkinson Stahlman Chair in Cardiovascular Research
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Cellular and molecular regulation of heart development

    346 Preston Research Building
    (615) 936-1976

  • Scott H. Baldwin, M.D.

    Professor of Pediatrics
    Katrina Overall McDonald Chair in Pediatrics
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Endothelial and endocardial differentiation, heart and lung development, valve formation

    9435-A Medical Research Building IV - Langford
    (615) 322-2703

  • R. Daniel Beauchamp, M.D.

    Chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences
    Professor of Surgery
    John Clinton Foshee Distinguished Chair in Surgery
    Professor of Cancer Biology
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Adjunct Professor of Surgery at Meharry Medical College

    Transforming growth factor, gastrointestinal carcinogenesis, ras oncogene, cancer, cell cycle, malignancy, post-transcriptional modification, proteomics, signal, transduction, transformation, translation

    D-4316 Medical Center North
    (615) 322-2363

  • Gautam (Jay) Bhave, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
    Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Assembly and function of basement membranes and extracellular matrix, particularly in renal diseases.

    S-3223 Medical Center North
    (615) 322-2089

  • Timothy Scott Blackwell, M.D.

    Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Pulmonary & CCM
    Ralph and Lulu Owen Chair in Medicine
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Professor of Cancer Biology
    AAAS Fellow - 2018

    Transcriptional regulation and mechanisms of lung inflammation, injury, and fibrosis.

    T-1217 Medical Center North
    (615) 343-4761

  • Stephen J. Brandt, M.D.

    Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Professor of Cancer Biology

    Molecular regulation of normal and leukemic hematopoiesis

    540B Preston Research Building
    (615) 936-1809

  • Kendal S. Broadie, Ph.D.

    Stevenson Professor of Neurobiology
    Professor of Pharmacology
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Genetic dissection of nervous system development, function and plasticity

    6270A Medical Research Building III
    465 21st Avenue South
    Nashville 37232
    (615) 936-3937

  • Craig R. Brooks, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Medicine

    Cell injury/death

    P425B MRBIV
    1161 21st Avenue South
    Nashville, TN 37232
    (615) 343-2441

  • Jin Chen, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology & Immunology
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Professor of Cancer Biology

    Eph receptor tyrosine kinases in vascular assembly, tumor angiogenesis and metastasis.

    T-3207E Medical Center North
    (615) 343-3819

  • Robert J. Coffey, M.D.

    Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition
    Ingram Professor of Cancer Research
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    EGFR and it ligands in regulation of epithelial cell growth and differentiation; gastrointestinal neoplasia; GI stem cells

    10415-F Medical Research Building IV
    (615) 343-6228

  • Mark P. de Caestecker, M.B., B.S., Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
    Associate Professor of Surgery
    Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Stem cell differentiation in kidney development, malignancy and tissue injury repair, and BMP signaling in pulmonary, systemic and tumor-associated vascular remodeling.

    C-3126 Medical Center North
    (615) 343-2844

  • Kevin C. Ess, M.D., Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Neurology
    Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

    Developmental biology of the cerebral cortex and genetic aberrations that lead to epilepsy and autism.

    6158 Medical Research Building III
    (615) 936-4113

  • Jeffrey L. Franklin

    Research Assistant Professor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, & Nutrition

    Function of the intestine and how progenitor cell relationships change during GI disease processies like cancer and inflammatory damage.

    1030 MRB IV
    2215 Garland Avenue
    Nashville, TN 37232
    (615) 322-5200

  • Sabine Fuhrmann

    Associate Professor, Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

    Cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating vertebrate eye patterning/differentiation and regeneration.

    M.S. Biology, Carl von Ossietzky University, Oldenburg, Germany
    Ph.D. Neurobiology, Albert Ludwigs University, Freiburg, Germany
    Postdoc Developmental Biology, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

    B-3222 Medical Center North II

    Nashville, TN 37232
    (615) 936-0621

  • Maureen Anne Gannon, Ph.D.

    Professor of Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, & Metabolism
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

    Molecular and cell biology of pancreas development and function.

    7425C Medical Research Building IV - Langford
    (615) 936-2676

  • Leslie Stuart Gewin, M.D.

    Assistant Professor of Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
    Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Understanding the cell-specific effects of TGF-beta and other growth factors on the response to renal injury

    S-3223 Medical Center North
    (615) 322-4794

  • James R. Goldenring, M.D., Ph.D.

    Professor of Surgery
    Paul W. Sanger Chair in Experimental Surgery
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Vesicle trafficking and subcelular signal transduction in epithelial cells; gastric cancer.

    10-435G Medical Research Building IV
    (615) 936-3726

  • Todd R. Graham, Ph.D.

    Professor of Biological Sciences
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    We are interested in understanding how the cell assembles and maintains the ordered arrangement of membrane-bound compartments that compose the Golgi complex. We are also working to understand how the Golgi complex produces several different kinds of transport vesicles that deliver proteins to the cell surface, the endosomal/lysosomal system, the endoplasmic reticulum or newly forming Golgi cisternae.

    2433 Stevenson Center
    (615) 343-1835

  • Antonis K. Hatzopoulos, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
    Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Develop cell-based regenerative therapies - Use stem cells as therapeutic units

    P425C Medical Research Building IV
    (615) 936-5529

  • Charles C. Hong, M.D., Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
    Associate Professor of Pharmacology
    Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Chemical Biology of embryonic development and stem cell differentiation

    1155A Light Hall
    (615) 936-7032

  • Patrick J. Hu

    Associate Professor, Hematology/Oncology Division

    777 Preston Research Building
    2220 Pierce Avenue
    Nashville, TN 37232-6307
    (615) 322-4967

  • Billy G. Hudson

    Professor of Medicine, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Elliott V. Newman Professor of Medicine, Professor of Biochemistry, Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Nephrology Division

    B-3102 Medical Center North
    (615) 322-7298

  • Anne K. Kenworthy, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
    Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Studying membrane microdomains and intracellulartrafficking of Ras using quantitative fluorescence microscopy in living cells

    718 Light Hall
    (615) 322-6615

  • Ela W. Knapik, M.D.

    Associate Professor, Cell and Developmental Biology

    Protein Secretion,  and Extracellular Matrix, Regulation of Cell Shape Changes in Morphogenesis, Modeling Human Developmental and and Neuropsychiatric Disorders, DNA Biobank (BioVU), Regulation of Cell Shape Changes in in Morphogenesis

    1165B Light Hall
    (615) 322-7569

  • Edward M. Levine

    Professor, Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

    Retinal development, disease and regeneration.

    9405 MRB IV
    (615) 936-2020

  • Mark A. Magnuson, M.D.

    Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
    Louise B. McGavock Chair
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Professor of Medicine

    Directed differentiation and genetic manipulation of embryonic stem cells

    9475 Medical Research Building IV

  • Susan Majka, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Allergy/Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
    Associate Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
    Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Reparative function of resident mesenchymal stem cells

    P405 MRB IV Lab: T1218 MCN
    (615) 322-3412

  • Robert J. Matusik, Ph.D.

    Professor of Urologic Surgery
    Professor of Cancer Biology
    William L. Bray Chair in Urology
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Androgen Regulation of Gene Expression, Transgenic Mouse Models for Prostate Cancer, and Gene Therapy

    A-1302 Medical Center North
    (615) 322-2142

  • Anna L. Means, Ph.D.

    Research Assistant Professor of Surgery
    Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Cell-cell signaling in pancreatic development and pancreatic cancer

    D2300 Medical Center North
    (615) 343-0922

  • Young-Jae Nam, M.D.

    Assistant Professor of Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
    Assistant Professor of Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Induction of diverse cardiac cell types by direct reprogramming.

    383 Preston Research Building
    (615) 936-1720

  • Lillian B. Nanney, Ph.D.

    Professor of Plastic Surgery
    Professor of Medical Education and Administration
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Mechanism of action of growth factors; growth factors in wound healing.

    S-2221 Medical Center North
    (615) 322-7265

  • Jared Nordman, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences

    We are using a combination of proteomic, genomic, cell biological, genetic and biochemical approaches to uncover and characterize fundamental aspects of genome duplication and stability. 

    1210 MRB III
    465 21st Avenue South
    Nashville, TN 37232-1634
    (615) 875-8365

  • Maulik Patel, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, Department of Biological Sciences

    Evolution, Mitochondrial biology, Genetic conflict, Selfish elements, Genetic cheaters,C. elegans,Developmental biology,Drosophila,Fertility,Genetics,Genomics,Human Genetics,Reproduction.

    4260 MRB III
    (615) 343-9413

  • James G. Patton, Ph.D.

    Professor of Biological Sciences, Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences, Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology , Department of Biological Sciences

    2527 Stevenson Center
    (615) 322-4738

  • John S. Penn, Ph.D.

    Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
    Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
    Snyder Chair in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
    Professor of Medical Education and Administration
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Molecular basis of retinal vascular disease

    8009 Medical Center East, North Tower
    (615) 936-1485

  • John Jeffrey Reese, M.D.

    Professor of Pediatrics
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Mildred Thornton Stahlman Chair in Perinatology
    Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

    Our lab is interested in the mechanisms of embryo-uterine interactions at the time of implantation and fetal-maternal interactions at the time of birth. During early pregnancy, a tightly regulated series of molecular signals coordinates uterine receptivity and activation of the developing embryo.

    1135 Light Hall
    (615) 322-8643

  • William E. Russell, M.D.

    Professor of Pediatrics
    Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Growth factor, hormone, and nutrient regulation of liver regeneration.

    7710 Medical Research Building IV

  • Linda J. Sealy, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
    Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Associate Professor of Cancer Biology

    Role of the Transcription Factor, C/EBPbeta, in mammary gland development and breast cancer

    752 MRB II
    (615) 322-3224

  • E. Michelle Southard-Smith, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Genetic Medicine
    Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    AAAS Fellow - 2018

    Developmental Genetics of the Enteric Nervous System

    1165C Light Hall
    (615) 936-2172

  • Roland W. Stein, Ph.D.

    Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
    Mark Collie Chair in Diabetes Resesarch
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Control of insulin gene transcription and islet development

    723 Light Hall
    (615) 322-7026

  • Lisa R Young, M.D.

    Associate Professor of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
    Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Patient Care Emphasis: Pediatric Pulmonary Adult Pulmonary Interstitial Lung Diseases Rare Lung Diseases Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

    5Th Floor Doctors' Office Tower
    2200 Children's Way
    Nashville 37232-2586
    (615) 343-7617

  • Pampee P. Young

    Associate Professor, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

    Repair and regeneration of tissues and organs using the cardiovascular system as a model

    C-2217A MCN
    1161 21st Avenue South
    Nashville, TN 37232-2561
    (615) 936-1098

  • Roy Zent, Ph.D.

    Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension
    Thomas F. Frist, Sr. Chair in Medicine
    Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
    Professor of Cancer Biology

    Role of integrins and extracellular matrix in epithelial biology

    C-3210 Medical Center North
    (615) 322-4632

  • Sandra S. Zinkel, M.D., Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology
    Associate Professor of Cancer Biology
    Assistant Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

    Molecular mechanisms to regulate apoptotic pathways in normal and malignant cells.

    548 Preston Research Building
    (615) 936-1801