Training Faculty

Faculty NameResearch Interest and ProfilesFaculty Email

Tamim Shaikh, PhD, Graduate Program Director

Copy number variation in developmental delay, intellectual disabilities, and related conditions. Genome structure, rearrangements and evolution. 

Tamim Shaikh's Faculty Profile


Cheryl Ackert-Bicknell, PhD

Genetics of bone formation, bone quality, and osteoporosis. 

Ackert-Bicknell Lab Website


Kristin Artinger, PhD

Developmental genetics of the neural crest. 

Artinger Lab Website



Emily Bates, PhD

Molecular mechanisms of pediatric disorders. 

Bates Lab Website


Ganna Bilousova, PhDCollagen-Related Diseases: Mechanisms and Gene Therapy Development Faculty ProfileGANNA.BILOUSOVA@CUANSCHUTZ.EDU
Martin Breuss, PhD

Genomic and cellular mosaicism: 1] its role in and impact on disease; 2] its use as a lineage mark

Breuss Research Profile


Katrina Claw, PhD

Pharmacogenomics, genomic studies of nicotine metabolism, ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genomic research, genomic variation in health and disease.

Claw Research Profile


David Clouthier, PhD

Genetics of craniofacial and cardiovascular development.

Clouthier Lab Website


Caroline Dias, MD, PhDNeurogenetic mechanisms of human brain function           Dias Lab websitecaroline.dias@childrenscolorado.org

Joaquin Espinosa, PhD

Genomics and tumor suppressor and oncogenes in cancer biology, trisomy 21 and Down syndrome.

Espinosa Lab Website


Tasha E. Fingerlin, PhD

Association studies of complex disorders; type 2 diabetes mellitus

Fingerlin Faculty Profile


Christopher Gignoux, PhD

Interests in applications of population genetic theory, statistical modeling, and algorithmic development to improve large-scale, trans-ethnic, and biobank studies.

Gignoux Lab Website


Casey Greene, PhD

Machine learning approaches that integrate large collections of public data to model and understand complex biological systems. Investigate different biological conditions, including those with limited data, such as rare diseases.

Greene Lab Website

Melissa Haendel, PhD

Translational informatics focused on data integration across sources and species for rare disease diagnostics and discovery                                                               

Haendel Lab Website.           Melissa Haendel Faculty Profile


Audrey Hendricks, PhD

Statistical method development and application: (1) to increase the utility of large, publicly available genetic databases and (2) for longitudinal, ‘omics studies.

Hendricks Lab Website


Larry Hunter, PhD

Bioinformatics and computational biology.

Hunter Faculty Profile


Sujatha Jagannathan PhD

Nonsense-mediated RNA decay in health and disease.

Jagannathan Lab Website



Colleen G. Julian, PhD

Human genetic adaptation and physiologic responses to the hypoxia of high altitude; hypoxia-related vascular disorders of pregnancy.

Julian Faculty Profile


Katerina Kechris, PhD

Development and application of statistical methods for analyzing -omics data sets.

Kechris Faculty Profile


Ethan Lange, PhD

Study design for gene-mapping studies, including the use of multistage study designs and the use of public genetic resources to improve power for gene discovery. 

Lange Faculty Profile


Leslie Lange, PhD

Research focuses on the genetic epidemiology of complex traits, primarily regarding cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and pulmonary-related phenotypes.

Lange Faculty Profile


Amanda Law, PhD

The developmental mechanisms underlying genetic and environmental risk for schizophrenia with the aim of identifying novel biological pathways for treatment development.

Law Faculty Profile

The Neurodevelopmental and Neuropsychiatric Genetics Research Lab


James T. Nichols, PhD

The Nichols Lab uses the zebrafish system to understand craniofacial development and variability. We are especially interested in how genotypic mutants overcome a deleterious mutation to produce the wild-type phenotype. 

James T. Nichols, PhD


Paul J. Norman, PhD

We study the genetic and functional immune diversity of indigenous groups worldwide, including African hunter-gatherers, Australians and Pacific Islanders. We also study ancient humans, and perform comparative evolutionary analyses of multiple other species.

Norman Lab Website


Jill Norris, PhD

The genetic epidemiology of autoimmune diseases and the nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics of type 1 diabetes.

Norris Faculty Profile


David Pollock, PhD

Research projects in our laboratory range from pure theoretical (mathematical or computational) biology to purely empirical research (PCR and sequencing to obtain critical sequence biodiversity information, or site-directed mutagenesis, gene synthesis and directed evolution to test computationally-derived theories of protein sequence and structure/function relationships).

Pollock Faculty Profile


Huntington Potter, PhD

Neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer's Disease, and trisomy 21/Down Syndrome.

Potter Faculty Profile


Sridharan Raghavan, MD, PhD

Study the causes and consequences of cardiometabolic diseases and anthropometric traits, particularly focused on type 2 diabetes mellitus, diabetes complications, height, and adiposity. 

Raghavan Faculty Proflle


Marian Rewers, MD, PhD

Etiology, epidemiology and clinical outcomes of type 1 diabetes & cardiovascular complications of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Rewers Faculty Profile


Dennis Roop, PhD

Genetics of skin disease and skin development: stem cell biology.

Roop Faculty Profile


Stephanie Santorico, PhD

Methods and Designs in Statistical Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology including High-Dimensional Data, Multivariate Statistical Inference, Genetic Risk Prediction, and Disease Sub-typing, Variance Components Methods, Multivariate Linkage, Family-Based Association Tests, and Meta-Analysis.

Santorico Website


Regie Santos-Cortez MD, PhD

Otolaryngology, Identify novel genes for otitis media susceptibility.

Santos-Cortez Lab Website


David Schwartz, MD, PhD

Genetics and epigenetics of environmental lung disease.

Schwartz Faculty Profile


Max Seibold, PhD

Genetics/Genomic Analysis of the Airway Epithelium in Asthma.

Seibold Lab Website


Kelly D. Sullivan, PhD

Interferon signaling in Down syndrome.

Sullivan Faculty Profile


Matthew Taylor, MD, PhD

Genetics studies of inherited cardiomyopathies, polycystic kidney disease, intellectual disabilities, hereditary vascular diseases, Barth syndrome, Danon disease, and lysosomal storage diseases.

Taylor Faculty Profile


Johan Van Hove, MD, PhD

Biochemical genetics, mitochondrial diseases, and neurogenetics.

Van Hove Faculty Profile


Gregory Way, PhD

Integrative genomics, imaging, cell biology, machine learning, and data science.

Way Lab Website

Laura Wiley, PhD

The Wiley lab develops methods for using electronic health records (EHRs) for genomic research and the learning health system.

Wiley Lab Website


Trevor Williams, PhD

Transcriptional control of development and cancer.

Williams Faculty Profile


Ivana Yang, PhD

Genetic and biological determinants of environmental and occupational lung disease.

Yang Faculty Profile


Michael Yeager, PhD

The primary goal of the Yeager Lab is to understand how the lung vasculature (blood and lymphatic) operates during episodes of acute and chronic inflammation.

Yeager Lab Website


Non-Training Faculty

FacultyResearch InterestContact
Erin E. Austin, PhD

Building statistical tools to analyze associations between genetic data and phenotypic data. Discover/cultivate interests in electronic health record data, network analysis in the PheWAS setting, gene- variant-level testing of single or multiple traits.

Peter Baker II, MD Clinical Genetics and Metabolism, Maternal obesity effects offspring energy sensing and metabolism Peter.BakerII@cuanschutz.edu

Curt R. Freed, MD

Professor Emeritus

Genetic causes of Parkinson's disease. Modeling human genetic diseases with patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells.

Freed Research Profile
Judith Gault, PhD

Genetics of cerebral vascular malformations.

Gault Lab Website

Nancy Hadley-Miller, PhD

Genetics idiopathic scoliosis complex orthopedic disorders.

Hadley-Miller Lab Website

Greggory LaBerge, PhD

Forensic Genetics.

LaBerge Faculty Profile

Shawn E. McCandless, MD

Pathophysiology and Treatment of Medium-Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency.

McCandless Faculty Profile

Luisa Mestroni, MD

Genetics of adult heart disease; cardiomyopathies.

Mestroni Lab Website

York E. Miller, MD

Mouse models of lung cancer risk; Use of genetically modified mice to assess potential lung cancer chemoprevention strategies.

Miller Faculty Profile

Tzu Phang, PhD

Bioinformatics education.

Phang Faculty Profile

Richard Radcliffe, PhD

CNS gene expression in genetic differences in acute alcohol sensitivity and tolerance.

Radcliffe Faculty Profile
Elaine Spector, PhD

Clinical molecular genetics, the transition of research findings to clinical testing.

Spector Faculty Profile


Richard Spritz, MD, Professor Emeritus

Mapping, discovery, and function of disease genes affecting skin, autoimmunity, and craniofacial development.

Janet Thomas, MD

Clinical genetics, biochemical genetics, and genetic counseling.