DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

Natalie Ahn, Ph.D. Signal transduction and protein phosphorylation; functional proteomics and mass spectrometry.

Robert Batey, Ph.D. X-ray crystallography of ribonucleoprotein enzymes and complexes.

Thomas Cech, Ph.D. RNA catalysis and splicing; RNA structure including X-ray crystallography; chromosome telomeres and telomerase.

Joseph Falke, Ph.D. Molecular studies of receptors, kinases and signaling proteins, structural and mechanistic studies of receptors and membrane-associated signaling proteins.

Ray Fall, Ph.D. Environmental biochemistry, mechanisms plants and microorganisms use to produce volatile organic compounds

James Goodrich, Ph.D. Eukaryotic transcriptional regulation, regulatory RNAs, gene expression in T cells, enzymology

Rob Knight, Ph.D. Bioinformatics, RNA evolution, evolution of pathogenicity islands, nucleotide substitution patterns, biological networks

Tad Koch, Ph.D. Design, synthesis, and evaluation of drugs targeted to breast and prostate cancer, especially metastatic resistant cancer.

Robert Kuchta, Ph.D. Enzyme mechanisms and inhibition in DNA replication.

Xuedong Liu, Ph.D. TGF beta signal transduction mechanisms in normal and cancer cells; ubiquitin mediated proteolysis and cell cycle control.

Amy Palmer, Ph.D. Chemical biology, biosensor design, imaging of signal transduction pathways.

Arthur Pardi, Ph.D. RNA structure and function; catalytic RNA; protein-RNA recognition; NMR and single molecule structure methodology.

Marcelo Sousa, Ph.D. Structural biology of macromolecular complexes.

Dylan Taatjes, Ph.D. Study of large complexes that regulate gene expression; electron microscropy.

Deborah Wuttke, Ph.D. Structural biology and biochemistry of telomeres, picornavirus, and the estrogen receptor.

Hubert Yin, Ph.D. Drug Discovery, identifying potential therapeutics that inhibit opioids-induced glial cell activation, protein engineering for targeting membrane receptors.

DEPARTMENT OF MOLECULAR, CELLULAR, AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY

Corrella Detweiler, Ph.D. How pathogenic bacteria evade and manipulate mammalian immune systems. Molecular mechanisms of Typhoid fever.

Joaquin Espinosa, Ph.D. Mechanisms of transcriptional regulation by the tumor suppressor p53.

Min Han, Ph.D. Molecular genetics of differentiation and migration during nematode development.

Michael Klymkowsky, Ph.D. Cell adhesion, cytoskeletal organization and gene expression.

Leslie Leinwand, Ph.D. Genetic manipulation of cardiac and skeletal muscle development and function in mice; gene therapy; cardiac genetic disease.

Jennifer Martin, Ph.D. Tumor virology; human B-cell immortalization by Epstein-Barr virus.

Greg Odorizzi, Ph.D. Genetics and cell biology; membrane trafficking and phosphoinositide signaling in eukaryotic cells.

Bradley Olwin, Ph.D. Signalling in skeletal muscle development and regeneration; isolation and characterization of muscle stem cells.

Norman Pace, Ph.D. Ribozyme biochemistry; molecular ecology of microbial ecosystems.

Jingshi Shen, Ph.D. Signal transduction across membranes; Auto-feedback cellular homeostasis systems.

Ravinder Singh, Ph.D. RNA-protein interactions, bioinformatics and molecular-genetic analysis of splicing regulation and sex determination.

Michael Stowell, Ph.D. Structure and mechanism at the chemical synapse; ion channels; endocytosis, synaptic architecture and plasticity.

Tin Tin Su, Ph.D. DNA damage responses in Drosophila.

Gia Voeltz, Ph.D. Organelle biogenesis: the regulation of organelle structure and shape by membrane proteins.

Mark Winey, Ph.D. Centrosome duplication in yeast and vertebrate cells, and basal body duplication in Tetrahymena.

Ding Xue, Ph.D. Mechanisms of programmed cell dealth in the nematode C. elegans and in mammals.

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

Kristi Anseth, Ph.D. Biomaterials, photopolymerization, tissue engineering, and drug delivery.

Melissa Mahoney, Ph.D. Novel drug delivery and tissue engineering strategies to promote regeneration in the central nervous system.

DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS

Meredith Betterton, Ph.D. Mathematical modeling of complex biological systems.

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