Christine Beck, JAX_icon Assistant Professor of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Ph.D., University of Michigan.  Identifying regions susceptible to non-recurrent human form of SV and investigating the enzymes that limit or promote Alu-mediated rearrangements via computational, molecular biological and genomic techniques.

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.

Ann E. Cowan, Professor of Molecular Biology and Biophysics; 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.

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.

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.

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

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