Faculty

Irina Bezsonova, Assistant Professor of Molecular, Microbial and Structural Biology, 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, Assistant 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.

John H. Carson, Professor of Molecular, Microbial and Structural Biology, B.A., Reed College, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. RNA transport in cells of the nervous system.

Ann E. Cowan, Professor of Molecular, Microbial and Structural Biology; Deputy Director, Center for Biomedical Imaging Technology; B.Sc., Queen’s University, M.S., Yale University, Ph.D., University of Colorado. Plasma membrane proteins in sperm.

Asis K. Das, Professor of Molecular, Microbial and Structural Biology, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. University of Calcutta. Genetics, genomics and mechanisms of bacterial adaptive response; genetic control of bacteriophage lysogeny and lysis; and non-coding RNAs in prokaryotic development.

Kimberly Dodge-Kafka, Associate 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.

Betty Eipper, Professor of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, B.S., M.S., Brown University, Ph.D., Harvard University. Biosynthesis and secretion of peptides by neurons and endocrine cells.

Michael Gryk, Associate Professor of Molecular, Microbial and Structural Biology. B.S., M.S., University of Connecticut, Ph.D., Stanford University. Three dimensional structure and function of proteins involved in DNA repair.

Bing Hao, Associate Professor of Molecular, Microbial and Structural Biology, 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, Microbial and Structural Biology, Director of Gregory P. Mullen NMR Structural Biology Facility; Ph.D., Harvard. Biophysical chemistry of proteins.

Stephen M. King, Professor of Molecular, Microbial and Structural Biology, B.Sc., University of Kent, Ph.D., University of London. Structure and function of microtubule-based molecular motor proteins.

Lawrence A. Klobutcher, Professor of Molecular, Microbial and Structural Biology, B.S., Loyola University (Chicago), Ph.D., Yale University. DNA rearrangement in eukaryotic cells, phagocytosis.

Dmitry Korzhnev, Assistant Professor, Molecular, Microbial and Structural Biology, 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, Microbial and Structural Biology. 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.

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, Microbial and Structural Biology, B.A., Swarthmore College, Ph.D., Brandeis University. Biochemistry of bacterial spore germination.

Aziz Taghbalout, Assistant Professor of Molecular, Microbial and Structural Biology, PhD, Hassan II University. Understanding the molecular organization of the RNA degradosome, a multiprotein complex that plays essential role in the normal RNA degradation and processing in Escherichia coli.

Suzy V. Torti, Professor of Molecular, Micorbial and Structural Biology’ Ph.D., Tufts University. Regulation of iron metabolism and the relationship between iron and cancer.

Sandra K. Weller, Professor of Molecular, Microbial and Structural Biology, B.S., Stanford University, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin. Molecular genetics and biochemistry of herpes simplex virus DNA replication.

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