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Training Faculty

Training FacultyAcademic ProgramResearch Area
Integrative Physiology and NeuroscienceNeuronal Control of food intake and motivated behaviors
Vet. Microbiology and PathologyInnate immunity and inflammation
ChemistryBio- and chemical physics of enzymes, receptors, and molecular machines
Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal HealthBacterial pathogens mechanisms of intracellular survival
Human DevelopmentPrevention and intervention of substance use and misuse
Animal SciencesDevelopment of skeletal muscle and adipose tissue with a focus on epigenetic regulatory mechanisms
Integrative Physiology and NeuroscienceNeural underpinnings of precipitation of drug craving, impulsive decision making, and immunosuppression in substance abusers by drug-associated environmental stimuli
School of Electrical Engineering and Computer ScienceAlgorithm design, machine learning, and system-level optimization for embedded and pervasive systems, mobile computing, and wireless health
School of Molecular BiosciencesCell signaling events involved in the body's innate immune response to pathogenic infection
Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal HealthMechanisms by which intracellular bacterial pathogens evade host defenses and survive and thrive in hostile animal host environments
Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal HealthHost-pathogen interactions related to bacterial infections of the human gut
School of Molecular BiosciencesCharacterization of host-Campylobacter jejuni interactions to understand the unique virulence factors of C. jejuni
Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and BioengineeringRegulation of actin dynamics by actin-binding proteins in the cytoskeleton of muscle and non-muscle cells; protein structure, protein-protein interactions, and protein engineering
Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and BioengineeringIntegrated mechanical properties of skeletal muscle and spinal reflexes; rehabilitation medicine targeting disorders of the nervous system, posture, and movement
Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal HealthUse of mathematics and computational models to study the spread of infectious diseases and develop new ways to control them
Integrative Physiology and NeuroscienceNeurobiological underpinnings of stress and the mechanisms by which these factors influence the brain and behavior
Vet. Microbiology and PathologyMolecular processes that herpesviruses use to gain entry into host cells
Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal HealthDependence of interactions between bacterial obligate intracellular parasites and their host cells on parasite metabolic capacity and nutrient requirements
Animal SciencesMolecular events coordinating the physiology of embryo implantation; identification of mechanisms involved in infertility during early gestation
PsychologyPharmacology of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) suppression of chronic pain and opiate withdrawal
School of Molecular BiosciencesRole of genome plasticity in carcinogenesis with an emphasis on the mutagenic nature of lesions in single-stranded DNA
Vet. Microbiology and PathologyTick-transmitted diseases with a focus on targeting arthropod immune processes
School of Biological SciencesEnvironmentally induced epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of disease and evolution; molecular and cellular control of testis and ovary development and biology
Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal HealthMolecular processes and genetic determinants for the adaptation of Yersinia pestis to the digestive tract of fleas which contributes to the long-term persistence of bubonic plague
Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and BioengineeringBiomechanics and neural control of the musculoskeletal system, and gender differences therein, with a focus on the human head and neck system; ergonomics of mobile devices; mechanisms of whiplash and injury
Integrative Physiology and NeuroscienceMolecular and cellular mechanisms by which synaptic activity and neurotrophic factors influence neuronal development with an emphasis on CREB-dependent gene expression
School of Molecular BiosciencesFormation and repair of DNA damage in chromatin on a genome-wide scale and how damage formation and repair influences subsequent mutagenesis
ChemistryCombination of organic synthesis and bioorganic chemistry to examine, understand, and solve problems of biological and medicinal significance