Rolf Bodmer, Ph.D.

Rolf Bodmer's Research Focus

Cardiovascular Diseases, Heart Disease, Inherited Disorders, Muscular Dystrophy, Metabolic Syndrome, Metabolic Diseases, Obesity, Neurodegenerative and Neuromuscular Diseases, Parkinson's Disease, Cancer

The Bodmer Laboratory is interested in the molecular mechanisms of organ formation, how patterns are generated and how cells and tissue types assume their correct fates and functions. The Bodmer lab is pursuing this interest by studying the genetic functions and interactions that specify heart development and maintain heart performance in the Drosophila model, in the hope of elucidating basic principles in organogenesis and functionality.


Mesoderm

Cardiac Mesoderm

Cardiac Cell Types

Morphogenesis

Heart Function

Aging Heart


We study the HIF and Notch pathways in various organismal responses to hypoxia. Both of these pathways as well as mechanisms and responses to hypoxia are of high relevance to cancer research. 

We are also studying master regulatory networks in how they control metabolism and obesity. These fundamental studies on obesity pathways will also be highly relevant to cancer metabolism.

Rolf Bodmer's Bio

Rolf Bodmer earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Neurobiology from the University of Basel, Switzerland, in 1983. Dr. Bodmer trained as a postdoctoral fellow in Neurobiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and also studied Molecular Genetics at the University of California, San Francisco. He was appointed Assistant Professor of Biology in 1990 at the University of Michigan. There, he was promoted to Associate Professor of Biology in 1996, and then appointed to Associate Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology in 2001. Dr. Bodmer joined SBP in 2003, where he is Professor and Program Director of the Development, Aging, and Regeneration Program.
 

Other Appointments

Adjunct professor, University of California, San Diego
 

Funding Awards and Collaborative Grants

1 P01 AG033561 "Genetic Analysis of Drosophila Functional Aging"
 

Honors and Recognition

Ellison Foundation Senior Scholar Award

DAR Accessory

Publications

Qian L, Wythe JD, Liu J, Cartry J, Vogler G, Mohapatra B, Otway RT, Huang Y, King IN, Maillet M, Zheng Y, Crawley T, Taghli-Lamallem O, Semsarian C, Dunwoodie S, Winlaw D, Harvey RP, Fatkin D, Towbin JA, Molkentin JD, Srivastava D, Ocorr K, Bruneau BG, Bodmer R
J Cell Biol 2011 Jun 27;193(7):1181-96
Birse RT, Choi J, Reardon K, Rodriguez J, Graham S, Diop S, Ocorr K, Bodmer R, Oldham S
Cell Metab 2010 Nov 3;12(5):533-44
Neely GG, Kuba K, Cammarato A, Isobe K, Amann S, Zhang L, Murata M, Elmén L, Gupta V, Arora S, Sarangi R, Dan D, Fujisawa S, Usami T, Xia CP, Keene AC, Alayari NN, Yamakawa H, Elling U, Berger C, Novatchkova M, Koglgruber R, Fukuda K, Nishina H, Isobe M, Pospisilik JA, Imai Y, Pfeufer A, Hicks AA, Pramstaller PP, Subramaniam S, Kimura A, Ocorr K, Bodmer R, Penninger JM
Cell 2010 Apr 2;141(1):142-53
Gonçalves S, Patat J, Guida MC, Lachaussée N, Arrondel C, Helmstädter M, Boyer O, Gribouval O, Gubler MC, Mollet G, Rio M, Charbit M, Bole-Feysot C, Nitschke P, Huber TB, Wheeler PG, Haynes D, Juusola J, Billette de Villemeur T, Nava C, Afenjar A, Keren B, Bodmer R, Antignac C, Simons M
PLoS Genet 2018 May;14(5):e1007386
Walls SM, Cammarato A, Chatfield DA, Ocorr K, Harris GL, Bodmer R
Cell Rep 2018 Mar 6;22(10):2702-2715
Zeng Q, Wan Y, Zhu P, Zhao M, Jiang F, Chen J, Tang M, Zhu X, Li Y, Zha H, Wang Y, Hu M, Mo X, Zhang Y, Chen Y, Chen Y, Ye X, Bodmer R, Ocorr K, Jiang Z, Zhuang J, Yuan W, Wu X
Curr Mol Med 2018 Mar 9;17(7):509-517