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Kim (Taekyung) Lab

Taekyung Kim Lab is interested in understanding how sensory experience can be accurately translated into neuronal and behavioral plasticity through genetic and epigenetic networks. 

  • Taekyung Kim, Ph.D.

Kitamura Lab

Kitamura Lab's research aims to provide a biophysically-based mechanistic understanding of the neural process for learning and memory in the mouse brain.

  • Takashi Kitamura, Ph.D.
Learning and memory neural circuits hippocampus entorhinal cortex prefrontal cortex

Kittler Lab

The ultimate goal of the Kittler Lab's research is to develop novel therapeutic approaches that target transcription factors, which play important roles in common solid tumors (brain, breast, lung and prostate cancer) and could therefore have translational potential.

  • Ralf Kittler, Ph.D.
Cancer Biology

Kober Lab

We are investigating how protein degradation is controlled in cells and how protein degradation contributes to lipid homeostasis.

  • Daniel Kober, Ph.D.
Protein degradation. Lipid Metabolism. Membrane protein biochemistry and structural biology.
Biological Chemistry Molecular Biophysics

Koh Lab

We are broadly interested in understanding how resident intestinal microorganisms (particularly bacteria and fungi and collectively referred to as the gut microbiome) influence the health of human cancer and stem cell transplant patients.

  • Dr. Andrew Y. Koh, MD

Kohler Lab

The Kohler research group is committed to developing and implementing new tools optimized for the study of glycosylated molecules.

  • Jennifer Kohler, Ph.D.
Organic Chemistry Biological Chemistry

Kong Lab

Kong lab aims to harness the cutting-edge technologies in human genetics and genomics, immunology, and molecular biology to better understand the pathogenesis of gastrointestinal inflammation.

  • Xiao-Fei Kong M.D, Ph.D.
Gastroenterology internal medicine genetics clinical immunology

Konopka Lab

We are taking a comparative genomics approach to identify genes that have been modified in the human brain.

  • Genevieve Konopka Ph.D.

Kovacs Lab

Our research focuses on two main areas: hyperpolarized 13C, 15N, 89Y and 107, 109Ag compounds, and conventional lanthanide-based T1 shortening and paraCEST imaging agents.

  • Zoltan Kovacs, Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineering

Krämer Lab

The goal of the Krämer laboratory is to understand the molecular mechanisms that regulate responses to diverse cellular stresses.

  • Helmut Krämer, Ph.D.
Retinal cell biology
Genetics, Development and Disease Neuroscience

Kraus Lab

The Kraus Lab is interested in the basic mechanisms of nuclear signaling and gene regulation by small molecules and how these signaling pathways relate to human physiology and disease states.

  • W. Lee Kraus, Ph.D.
Gene regulation
Genetics, Development and Disease

Lai (Helen) Lab

We are interested in understanding how animals process both external and internal sensory information to interact appropriately with their environment.

  • Helen Lai, Ph.D.

Larynx Lab

The UT Larynx Lab is a collaboration between The University of Texas at Dallas and UT Southwestern. Our research focuses on the role of the larynx in vocal production and sensorimotor voice and breathing disorders.

  • Adrianna Shembel, Ph.D.

Le Lab

Welcome to the Le Laboratory in the Department of Dermatology and Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center. One aim of our lab is to help train the next generation of scientists and physicians.

  • Lu Q. Le, M.D., Ph.D.
Neurofibromatosis Dermatology cancer biology stem cells Hair Development Epithelial stem cells Skin stem cells Hair stem cells
Cancer Biology Genetics, Development and Disease

Lee (Jeon) Lab

Our research is aimed at innovating and translating computational technology to advance biomedical research and medical diagnoses/treatments.

  • Jeon Lee, Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineering

Lehrman Lab

The Lehrman lab uses biochemical approaches to study the functions of sugars and sugar-polymers coupled to proteins and lipids, and as free molecules. Our work involves broken-cell systems, living cultured cells, and animals. This area of research, known as Glycobiology, is an emerging field that encompasses most aspects of biology and medicine.

  • Mark Lehrman, Ph.D.
Biological Chemistry Cell and Molecular Biology

Levi Lab

Our mission is to improve the lives of people living with skin and musculoskeletal diseases through rigorous science and compassion.

  • Benjamin Levi, M.D.

Li (Bo) Lab

We are interested in understanding the process of co-evolution of tumor and immune cells during cancer development, which can be tracked from clonal expansion events, together with components of the tumor microenvironment and infiltrating immune repertoire.

  • Bo Li, PhD

Li (Guo-Min) Lab

We are broadly interested in cellular mechanisms maintaining genome stability and their impact on human diseases, including cancer and neurodegenerative disorders.

  • Guo-Min Li, Ph.D.
DNA mismatch repair trinucleotide repeats

Li (Nan) Lab

The N-LAB's mission is to develop novel neuroimaging and neuroengineering methods to integrate molecular and system neuroscience and solve brain science problems.

  • Nan Li, Ph.D.

Li (Wen-hong) Lab

The overarching goal of Wen-hong Li Lab is to investigate mechanisms responsible for maintaining islet cell function and to devise new strategies for enhancing beta cell fitness and robustness to prevent or treat diabetes.

  • Wen-hong Li
Diabetes Islet biology chemical biology drug delivery molecular imaging
Biological Chemistry Biomedical Engineering

Li (Xiaochun) Lab

Our lab focuses on membrane proteins in cholesterol biogenesis, transport, and signaling using multiple approaches from protein engineering, to x-ray crystallography and cryo-EM.

  • Xiaochun Li, Ph.D.
Cell and Molecular Biology Molecular Biophysics

Li (Xin) Lab

Our lab lies in studying host-microbiota interactions in health and disease. Using innovative techniques in microbiology and immunology, and multiple model organisms (bacteria, fungi, drosophila, mice, and humans), his research aims to investigate the fundamental mechanisms by which gut commensal bacteria and fungi regulate local and systemic inflammatory immune responses.

  • Xin Li
mucosal immunity Innate Immunity Inflammation Gut microbiome
Immunology Molecular Microbiology

Ligorio Lab

Our mission is to understand the most fundamental questions in cancer biology, such as tumor initiation, progession, and response to therapy, through state-of-the-art experimentation, fruitful collaborations and, above all, out-of-the box thinking to develop novel, safe(r) and more effective therapies to win the fight against cancer!

  • Matteo Ligorio, MD, PhD

Lin (Milo) Lab

The Lin lab develops theoretical models and uses computational tools to find the performance limits of complex biological systems. 

  • Milo M. Lin, Ph.D.
Biomedical Engineering Molecular Biophysics