Program Faculty

Metabolic_Club600pi.jpgFaculty in the UCLA Intercampus Medical Genetics Training Program are responsible for mentorship and education of trainees. Most accept trainees into their laboratories. Associate Program Faculty may act as mentors with approval of the Executive Committee.

Jose E. Abdenur, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, UC Irvine
Research Interest: inborn errors of metabolism, small molecules

Rita Cantor, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, UCLA
Research Interest: statistical genetics

Stephen Cederbaum, MD
Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics, UCLA
Research Interest: urea cycle disorders

Daniel H. Cohn, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics & Human Genetics, UCLA
Research Interest: skeletal dysplasias

Patricia I. Dickson, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA
Research Interest: mucopolysaccharidosis

Richard A. Gatti, PhD
Professor of Human Genetics and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UCLA
Research Interest: DNA repair disorders

Daniel Geschwind, PhD
Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA
Research Interest: neurogenetics, autism

Mark Goodarzi, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCLA
Research Interest: disorders of insulin resistance

Ora Gordon, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai
Research Interest: cancer

Michael B. Gorin, MD
Professor of Ophthalmology and Human Genetics, UCLA
Research Interest: hereditary retinal disorders

John Graham, Jr., MD, ScD
Professor of Pediatrics, Cedars-Sinai
Research Interest: dysmorphology

Wayne Grody, MD, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Pediatrics & Human Genetics, UCLA
Research Interest: molecular diagnostic testing

Xiuqing Guo, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA
Research Interest: mathematical genetics

Oliver Hankinson, PhD
Professor of Pathology, UCLA
Research Interest: molecular toxicology and cancer

Deborah Krakow, MD
Associate Professor of Human Genetics & Obstetrics & Gynecology, UCLA
Research Interest: skeletal dysplasias

Kenneth Lange, PhD
Professor of Biomathematics & Genetics, UCLA
Research Interest: mathematical modeling

Henry J. Lin, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA
Research Interest: intestinal cancer

Gerry Lipshutz, MD, DDS
Associate Professor of Surg-Liver & Pancreas Transplantation, UCLA
Research Interest: gene therapy and cell transplantaion, arginase deficiency

Aldons (Jake) Lusis, PhD
Professor of Human Genetics, Medicine, Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics, UCLA
Research Interest: genetic determinants of cardiovascular disease

Stanley F. Nelson, MD
Professor of Human Genetics, UCLA
Research Interest: whole genome sequencing and cancer genome sequencing

Elizabeth Neufeld, PhD
Emerita Professor of Biological Chemistry, UCLA
Research Interest: mucopolysaccharidosis

Miklos Peterfy, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai
Research Interest: obesity, diabetes, hyperlipidemia

Leslie J. Raffel, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Cedars-Sinai
Research Interest: genetics of common disease

Nagesh Rao, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UCLA
Research Interest: cytogenetics

Karen Reue, PhD
Professor of Human Genetics, UCLA
Research Interest: lipid and glucose metabolism

Jerome I. Rotter, MD
Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics & Human Genetics, Harbor-UCLA
Research Interest: genetics of common disease

Rhona Schreck, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, Cedars-Sinai
Research Interest: cytogenetics

Janet Sinsheimer, PhD
Professor of Human Genetics, Biomathematics and Biostatistics, UCLA
Research Interest: genetics of evolution

Susan Smalley, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA
Research Interest: ADHD, autism

Kent Taylor, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA
Research Interest: genotyping and bioinformatics

S. Lawrence Zipursky, PhD
Professor of Biological Chemistry, UCLA
Research Interest: drosophila