HMGC Members

Allen W. Cowley, Jr., PhD

Cowley, Jr., Allen W., PhD

Chairman and James J. Smith & Catherine Welsch Smith Professor of Physiology, Harry & Gertrude Hack Term Professorship in Physiology; Interim Director, Human and Molecular Genetics Center

Renal Physiology, Cardiovascular Physiology, Genetics and Genomics

Matthew Anderson, MD, PhD

Anderson, Matthew, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Diagnostic Laboratories; Associate Investigator, Blood Research Institute, BloodCenter of Wisconsin; Assistant Professor, Pathology, Medical College of Wisconsin

Molecular Pathology, Histocompatibility, Genetics

Donald Basel, MBBS

Basel, Donald, MBBS

Associate Professor, Pediatrics/Genetics; Interim Chief, Medical Genetics Division

Program Director: Medical Genetics Residency Program

Ulrich Broeckel, MD

Broeckel, Ulrich, MD

Professor, Pediatrics

Human Genetics of Complex Disease

Yi-Guang Chen, PhD

Chen, Yi-Guang, PhD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics; Max McGee National Research Center for Juvenile Diabetes


Melinda Dwinell, PhD

Dwinell, Melinda, PhD

Associate Professor, Physiology

Physiological Genomics

Michael Flister, PhD

Flister, Michael, PhD

Assistant Professor, Physiology

Genetics and Genomics; Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Aron Geurts, PhD

Geurts, Aron, PhD

Associate Professor, Physiology

Martin J. Hessner, PhD

Hessner, Martin J., PhD

Professor, Pediatrics; Director, Max McGee National Research Center for Juvenile Diabetes

Raymond G. Hoffmann, PhD

Hoffmann, Raymond G., PhD

Professor, Pediatrics, Quantitative Health Sciences


Ulrike P. Kappes, MD, PhD, MPH

Kappes, Ulrike P., MD, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Clinical Molecular Genetics

Michael Lawlor, MD, PhD

Lawlor, Michael W., MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pathology; Neuroscience Research Center

Neuropathology and Skeletal Muscle Biology

Mingyu Liang, MB, PhD

Liang, Mingyu, MB, PhD

Professor, Physiology | Eminent Scholar; Director, Center of Systems Molecular Medicine

Renal Physiology, Genetics and Genomics, Molecular and Cellular Physiology

Michael Mitchell, MD

Mitchell, Michael E., MD

Professor, Surgery-Cardiothoracic Surgery

Congenital Heart Disease

Janet S. Rader, MD

Rader, Janet S., MD

Chairman and Jack A. & Elaine D. Klieger Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Mary E. Shimoyama, PhD

Shimoyama, Mary E., PhD

Assistant Professor, Surgery-Cardiothoracic Surgery

Medical Informatics, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Genetics

Pippa M. Simpson, PhD

Simpson, Pippa M., PhD

Professor, Pediatrics; Director, Quantitative Health Sciences


Aoy Tomita-Mitchell, PhD

Tomita-Mitchell, Aoy, PhD

Assistant Professor, Surgery; Cardiothoracic Pediatrics

Mutation Detection Technologies

James Verbsky, MD, PhD

Verbsky, James, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Rheumatology; Medical Director, Clinical Immunology Research Laboratory; Medical Director, Clinical and Traditional Research

Pediatrics (Rheumatology)

Tao Wang, PhD

Wang, Tao, PhD

Associate Professor, Biostatistics


Hartmut Weiler, PhD

Weiler, Hartmut, PhD

Assistant Professor, Physiology

Mouse Genetics

Sherry (Yi) Zhang, PhD

Zhang, Sherry (Yi), PhD

Assistant Professor, Medicine/Endocrinology

Metabolic Syndrome (MetS), Obesity, Epigenetics of Adult and Adolescent MetS, Gene-environment Interactions in MetS Etiology

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