Genetics
Associate Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Public Health, Associate Professor, Statistics-GIDP
Associate Professor, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Associate Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Assistant Research Scientist, Cancer Center Division, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Investigator, Center for Toxicology, Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP
Bernard Futscher's lab is studying the molecular origins of human cancer. Understanding epigenetic dysfunction in human cancer has been Dr. Futscher's primary research focus since establishing his own independent laboratory. This epigenetic research has moved into the area of noncoding RNAs and their potential role in cancer cell immortality.
Associate Department Head, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Associate Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Associate Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Associate Professor, Public Health, Associate Professor, Statistics-GIDP, Director, Graduate Studies
We learn history from the genomes of humans, tumors, and other species. Our studies reveal how evolution works at the molecular level, offering fundamental insight into how humans and pathogens adapt to challenges.
Associate Director, Omics, Research Scientist, Arizona Research Labs, Research Scientist, BIO5 Institute, Research Scientist, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Research Scientist, Neurology

Michael Hammer has headed a productive research lab in human evolutionary genetics. His lab were early adopters of next generation sequencing (NGS) technology successfully employed NGS methods to identify molecular lesions causing neurodevelopmental disorders in undiagnosed children. His lab is also currently pursuing studies to identify modifier genes that alter the expression of major genes and how they contribute to phenotypic heterogeneity in Mendelian disorders.

Associate Director, BIO5 Institute, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Medicinal Chemistry-Pharmaceutical Sciences, Professor, Medicinal Chemistry-Pharmacology and Toxicology, Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP
Laurence Hurley's long-time research interest is in molecular targeting of DNA, first by covalent binders (CC-1065 and psorospermin), then as compounds that target protein–DNA complexes (pluramycins and Et 743), and most recently as four-stranded DNA structures (G-quadruplexes and i-motifs). He was the first to show that targeting G-quadruplexes could inhibit telomerase (Sun et al. [1997] J. Med. Chem., 40, 2113) and that targeting G-quadruplexes in promoter complexes results in inhibition of transcription (Siddiqui-Jain et al. [2002] Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 99, 11593).
Adjunct Associate Professor, Nursing, Assistant Professor, Medicine - (Research Scholar Track), Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Associate Professor, Public Health, Interim Associate Dean, Academic Programs and Faculty Affairs
Walter Klimecki's research program involves the balance between the particular DNA sequence “versions” of genes that we inherit from our ancestors, and the particular environmental exposures that we experience throughout our lives. The Klimecki lab studies diseases resulting from human exposure to arsenic, contributing to a better understanding of the inherited genetic differences between people that result in altered chemical processing of arsenic after it enters the body.
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Public Health
I use human genetic data to find associations of genetic markers with traits and diseases, to shed light on disease pathophysiology, causal pathways, and health disparities, and to inform personalized medicine.
Coordinator, Bac/Est Resource Center
We are a plant genomics lab who specialize in whole genome sequencing and assembly; with analyses of structural variation, gene modeling and transcriptomes. Our work on major projects of rice, corn, barley, etc, allows us to share our technical expertise with other researchers.
Associate Professor, Immunobiology, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Genetics - GIDP
Michael Kuhns' research program is focused on (i) increasing our basic understanding of how T cell fate decisions are made (e.g. development, activation, differentiation, effector functions), and (ii) increasing their working knowledge of how to manipulate these decisions to direct T cells towards a desired outcome, such as increasing responses to vaccines or tumors, preventing transplant rejection, or attenuating autoimmunity.
Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Entomology, Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP
Xianchun Li's research aims to use genetics to shed light on the defense signaling of plants and the counterdefense of herbivorous insects, which may result in the design of new insecticides for crops like corn, in defense against the corn earworm. Additionally, Dr. Li's research is to define, globally, the regulatory triangle between nuclear receptors (NRs), their ligands, and cytochrome P450s (P450s) in Drosophila melanogaster, and to investigate the molecular mechanisms of Bt and conventional insecticide resistance.
Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, Psychology, Professor, Statistics-GIDP
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Associate Professor, Entomology
Understanding how genes and genomes are shaped over many generations by the environment in which organisms live in. We also aim to examine how these changes accumulate and might facilitate the genetic divergence between populations and eventually possibly the origin of species.
Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Neurology, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Assistant Professor, Speech and Hearing Science
Associate Director, School of Plant Sciences, Associate Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Associate Professor, Plant Sciences
Associate Vice President, Precision Health Sciences, Associate Vice President, Research, Director, MD/PhD Program, Professor, Internal Medicine, Professor, Medicine
Assistant Professor, Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Research Fellow, BIO5 Institute
My laboratory aims to identify the genetic and environmental reasons that certain individuals are predisposed to develop complex diseases like heart disease. We use new technologies, experimental, and computational approaches to identify molecular patterns indicative of disease predisposition.
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Associate Professor, Entomology, Associate Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Associate Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Associate Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry - Med, Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry-Sci, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Cancer Biology - GIDP, Associate Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Associate Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Research Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Associate Professor, Optical Sciences, Associate Professor, Physics, Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP
Adjunct Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Adjunct Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Professor, Applied Mathematics - GIDP, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, Plant Sciences, Professor, Public Health, Professor, Statistics-GIDP
Bud Antle Endowed Chair For Excellence, Agriculture-Life Sciences, Director, Plant Genomics Institute, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Professor, Plant Science, Regents Professor
Harnessing 15MY of natural variation in the genus Oryza (rice) to help solve the 10-billion people question: i.e. how do we feed our world without destroying our world.
Associate Professor, Plant Sciences, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute