Eran Agmon, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling, Ph. D., Indiana University. Developing computational methods for combining multi-omics datasets and diverse models to create multi-scale simulations to build mechanistic simulations of whole microbiomes, which span molecular to multi-cellular scales.
Irina Bezsonova, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Ph.D., University of Toronto. Structural and biochemical characterization of proteins and protein complexes of p53 pathway, especially, proteins responsible for maintenance of an appropriate level of p53 in the cell.
Melissa Caimano, Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham. The regulatory pathways and molecular mechanisms underlying mammalian host adaptation and maintenance of Borrelia burgdorferi within its natural enzootic cycle.
Gordon G. Carmichael, Professor of Genetics and Developmental Biology, B.S., Duke University, Ph.D., Harvard University. Regulation of viral gene expression and function.
Steven Z. Chou, Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Ph.D., Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Discovering new knowledge in actin-based cell motility, cell division, and transmembrane signaling.
Kimberly Dodge-Kafka, Professor of Cell Biology/Center for Cardiology and Cardiovascular Research; Ph.D., University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, 1999. Molecular mechanism of signaling pathways in the heart.
Michael Gryk, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics. B.S., M.S., University of Connecticut, Ph.D., Stanford University. Three dimensional structure and function of proteins involved in DNA repair.
Kshitiz Gupta, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering. Ph.D. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Unraveling the language cells employ to converse with each other, how the grammar and the content of the langage adapt to the environment, and how cells behave in response.
Bing Hao, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Ph.D., Ohio State University. Understanding how the cell cycle is regulated by ubiquitin-mediated proteolysis using x-ray crystallography as a primary tool.
Christopher Heinen, Associate Professor of Medicine, B.Sc., Northwestern University, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati. Biochemical and cellular defects of the DNA mismatch repair pathway during tumorigenesis.
Jeffrey Hoch, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Director of Gregory P. Mullen NMR Structural Biology Facility; Ph.D., Harvard. Biophysical chemistry of proteins.
Stephen M. King, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, B.Sc., University of Kent, Ph.D., University of London. Structure and function of microtubule-based molecular motor proteins.
Dmitry Korzhnev, Associate Professor, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Ph.D., Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Liquid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) studies of structure and dynamics of proteins and their assemblies; multi-protein complexes involved in DNA replication and repair; protein folding.
Mark Maciejewski, Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics. Ph.D., Ohio State University. Utilizing NMR to characterize the three dimensional structure, function and dynamics of proteins from a wide range of important biological systems.
Wendy Mok, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Ph.D., McMaster University. Bacterial persisters: rare cell types in a population that can tolerate lethal doses of antibiotics that kill their genetically identical kin.
Julia Oh, Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., Stanford University. Potential of the human microbiome—the diverse bacteria, fungi, and viruses that inhabit our bodies—to deliver treatments for infectious and other diseases.
Sathish Padi, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., North Dakota State University. Understanding comprehensive signaling pathways and mechanisms contributing to drug resistance in cancer cells.
Rebecca Page, Professor of Cell Biology, Ph.D., Princeton University. Cell signaling, focusing on the chemical language that directs how extracellular and intracellular signals are communicated to and within the cell in both space and time.
Wolfgang Peti, Profesor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Ph.D., University of Frankfurt. Molecular and cellular understanding of eukaryotic and prokaryotic signaling pathways.
Jianbin Ruan, Assistant Professor of Immunology, Ph.D., University of Science and Technology of China. Elucidating the molecular mechanisms of innate immune signaling, especially signal transduction pathways of pyroptosis and inflammation; host-pathogen interactions by elucidating the mechanisms how pore-forming proteins/toxins recognize the specific receptors.
Adam Schuyler, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University. Computational modeling of molecular dynamics and allosteric activation; nonuniform sampling techniques for multidimensional NMR experiments.
Peter Setlow, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, B.A., Swarthmore College, Ph.D., Brandeis University. Biochemistry of bacterial spore germination.
Suzy V. Torti, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, Ph.D., Tufts University. Regulation of iron metabolism and the relationship between iron and cancer.
Oscar Vargas-Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics. Ph.D., The Ohio State University. How pathogenic bacteria alter the expression of their genetic code during infection and disease.