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Research Faculty—Cell and Developmental Biology

Program Director/Department Chair: Joseph Sanger, PhD

  • Jeffrey Amack, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Genetics and cell biology of organ morphogenesis during embryonic development.

  • Scott Blystone, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Actin Cytoskeletal Dynamics in the leukocyte inflammatory phenotype.

  • Mira Krendel, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Physiological functions of myosin motors and their roles in diabetic kidney disease and cancer

  • David Mitchell, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Regulation of ciliary dynein activity and assembly, and the role of the central pair complex in ciliary motility regulation.

  • Donna Osterhout, PhD
    Research Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Biology of oligodendroglia and myelin formation during development, remyelination and repair in spinal cord injury and MS

  • Thomas Poole, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Vascular development and the alignment of growing nerves and blood vessels in quail and zebrafish embryos.

  • David Pruyne, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Research Interests:

    Biochemistry and cell biology of formins as actin cytoskeleton organizers, using Caenorhabditis elegans as a model system.

  • Jean Sanger, PhD
    Professor
    Research Interests:

    Analysis of the assembly of the actin/myosin cytoskeleton in muscle and non-muscle cells.

  • Joseph Sanger, PhD
    Professor and Chair
    Research Interests:

    Cellular analysis of the formation of myofibrils, stress fibers, and cleavage furrows in living cells.

  • Vladimir Sirotkin, PhD
    Research Assistant Professor
    Research Interests:

    Mechanisms of the actin cytoskeleton assembly and role of myosin-1 during endocytosis in fission yeast.

  • Christopher Turner, PhD
    Distinguished Professor
    Research Interests:

    Regulation of cell migration by focal adhesion adapter proteins and their role in cancer cell metastasis.

More About Upstate Research and Faculty

Overview of Research
David Amberg, PhD
Vice President for Research
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Sponsored Programs
Jennifer A. Rudes, Director, Sponsored Programs Pre-Award
Office of Sponsored Programs
Research Administration
Holly Chanatry, MS
Director
Strategic Research Initiatives

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Clinical Research Unit
Ruth S. Weinstock, MD, PhD
Division Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Clinical Research Unit
Research Integrity
Robert H. Quinn, DVM, PhD
Interim Associate Vice President for Research Integrity
Research Integrity Office
Quality Assessment and Improvement Program (QAIP)
Robin Cerro
QAIP Coordinator
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Research Compliance
Marti Benedict
Chief Compliance Officer for Research
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Center for Research & Evaluation (CRE)
Steven Ziemba
Administrative Director
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Post-Awards Services
Gina McMahon
Director, Post-Award Services
Technology Transfer
Scott Macfarlane
Director, Office of Technology Transfer
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