Stanley L. Hazen, MD, PhD

Chairman

Location:NC1-127
hazens@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-9763
Fax: (216) 444-9404
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Judith Schiciano, MBA, ARM

Department Administrator

Location:NC1-129
schicij@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-8710
Fax: (216) 444-9404
 





Jonathan Mark Brown
Jonathan Mark Brown
Associate Staff
brownm5@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-8340

Research Interests:
lipid metabolism; lipoprotein metabolism; atherosclerosis; obesity; diabetes; reverse cholesterol transport; triacylglycerol; nutrition

Martha K. Cathcart
Martha K. Cathcart
Emeritus Staff

Research Interests:
inflammation; atherosclerosis; glioblastoma; innate immunity; human monocyte/macrophages; lipoxygenase; chemotaxis; superoxide anion; signal transduction; gene expression

Jan  Claesen
Jan Claesen
Assistant Staff
claesej@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 636-3246

Research Interests:
intestinal and skin microbiome; bacterial genetics; synthetic biology; biosynthetic gene clusters; biochemistry; molecular mechanisms

Paul E. DiCorleto
Paul E. DiCorleto
Consultant Staff
dicorlp@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-5849

Research Interests:
coming soon.

Joseph A. DiDonato
Joseph A. DiDonato
Staff Scientist
didonaj@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-2174

Research Interests:
coming soon.

Donna M. Driscoll
Donna M. Driscoll
Staff
driscod@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-9758

Research Interests:
RNA biology; mRNA translational control; nutritional regulation of gene expression; selenium

Thomas  Egelhoff
Thomas Egelhoff
Consultant Staff
egelhot@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-9912

Research Interests:
myosin; cytoskeleton; wound healing; metastasis; cell migration

Paul L Fox
Paul L Fox
Staff
foxp@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-8053

Research Interests:
angiogenesis; atherosclerosis; cell migration; endothelial cells; iron metabolism; macrophages; translational control  

Stanley L. Hazen
Stanley L. Hazen
Chairman
hazens@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-9763

Research Interests:
inflammation; atherosclerosis; asthma; myeloperoxidase; cardiovascular diseases; HDL; peroxidases; airway remodeling; intestinal microbiota; gut flora; cardiometabolic disease

Christopher  Hine
Christopher Hine
Assistant Staff
hinec@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-7735

Research Interests:
Dietary Restriction; Aging; Lifespan Extension; Stress Resistance; Exercise; Hydrogen Sulfide(H2S)Production and Metabolism; Sulfur Amino Acid Metabolism; Endocrine Signaling and Longevity

Elaine  Husni
Elaine Husni
Staff (Primary Appointment in Rheumatic & Immunologic Disease)
husnie@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-1853

Research Interests:
coming soon.

Donald W. Jacobsen
Donald W. Jacobsen
Emeritus Staff
jacobsd@ccf.org
Phone: (503) 436-9622

Research Interests:
One-carbon metabolism; methionine cycle; transsulfuration; micronutrients; vitamin B12 (cobalamins); folates; homocysteine; homocystinuria; hyperhomocysteinemia; diagnosis of cobalamin deficiency; atherogenesis; endothelial cell dysfunction; alcoholic liver disease; biomarkers of one-carbon metabolism.

Justin  Lathia
Justin Lathia
Associate Staff
lathiaj@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-7475

Research Interests:
cancer stem cells; brain tumors; cell to cell communication; in vivo imaging

Byron  Lee
Byron Lee
Joint Staff
leeb4@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-7515

Research Interests:
bladder cancer; upper tract urothelial cancer; epigenetics; chromatin; histones; methylation; drug response; drug resistance; urology

Veronique  Lefebvre
Veronique Lefebvre
Staff
lefebvv@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-0762

Research Interests:
Molecular control of cell fate from stemness to differentiated skeletal and neuronal cell types; SOX transcription factors; skeletal malformation and degeneration diseases; intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorders; mouse genetic models; human pluripotent stem cell differentiation models in vitro

Michelle S. Longworth
Michelle S. Longworth
Associate Staff
longwom@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-8082

Research Interests:
Condensins; CAP-D3; genome organization; transcription; genome stability; enteric infection; inflammatory bowel disease; innate immune response

Donal S. Luse
Donal S. Luse
Staff
lused@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-7688

Research Interests:
RNA synthesis; RNA polymerase; promoter; general transcription factors; gene expression; gene regulation; chromatin structure and gene regulation

Keith  McCrae
Keith McCrae
Joint Staff
mccraek@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-8185

Research Interests:
endothelial cell; thrombosis; angiogenesis; microparticle; vascular; platelet; kininogen;

Thomas M. McIntyre
Thomas M. McIntyre
Staff
mcintyt@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-1048

Research Interests:
Lipid Mediators; Inflammatory Signaling; Platelet Biology; Biochemistry; Acute Kidney Injury

Richard E. Morton
Richard E. Morton
Staff
mortonr@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-5850

Research Interests:
cholesteryl ester transfer protein; lipid transfer inhibitor protein; apolipoprotein F; reverse cholesterol transport; LDL; HDL; lipid transport; triglyceride; lipid droplets; fat storage

Richard A. Padgett
Richard A. Padgett
Staff
padgetr@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-2692

Research Interests:
transcription; RNA processing; RNA splicing; splicing factors; relation to cancer and developmental diseases; gene structure and function; genomics; evolution of genomes; RNA biochemistry

Ofer  Reizes
Ofer Reizes
Staff, Director Research Core Services
reizeso@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-0880

Research Interests:
obesity; breast cancer; leptin; cancer stem cell; nanog; syndecan; hypothalamus; proteoglycan

Jonathan D. Smith
Jonathan D. Smith
Staff
smithj4@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-2248

Research Interests:
Atherosclerosis; HDL metabolism; Atrial fibrillation; Genetics; Genomics; eQTL; Gene expression; Reverse cholesterol transport; Dysfunctional HDL; RNAseq; Allelic expression imbalance; ABCA1; Mouse models; Zinc finger nuclease

Wai Hong Wilson Tang
Wai Hong Wilson Tang
Joint Staff
tangw@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-2121

Research Interests:
Heart failure; cardiomyopathy; nitrative stress; metabolomics; cardio-renal syndrome.

Zeneng  Wang
Zeneng Wang
Staff Scientist
wangz2@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 445-2484

Research Interests:
coming soon.

Oliver  Wessely
Oliver Wessely
Associate Staff
wesselo@ccf.org
Phone: (216) 444-3050

Research Interests:
Kidney Development; Polycystic Kidney Disease; miRNA; Posttranslational Regulation; Pronephros; Xenopus