Faculty

Faculty Department Lab Affiliation Interests
Robert A.. Bambara, Ph.D.  
Professor Emeritus of Microbiology & Immunology Bambara Lab Human genome stability, DNA damage response, HIV replication and evolution
J. Scott. Butler, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology Butler Lab Post-transcriptional Regulation of mRNA Expression in the Nucleus of Eukaryotic Cells.
Gloria Culver, Ph.D.  
Chair and Professor of Biology Culver Lab Assembly of the E. coli 30S ribosomal subunit.
Paul Dunman, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology Dunman Lab Using S. aureus and A. baumannii as model organisms to study bacterial pathogenesis
Thomas Eickbush, Ph.D.  
Professor of Biology Eickbush Lab Retrotransposable elements, protein: RNA and protein: DNA interactions, sequence specific endonucleases.
Dmitri N.. Ermolenko, Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics Ermolenko Lab Structural dynamics of the ribosome and ribosomal ligands during proteins synthesis
Dragony Fu, Ph.D.  
Assistant Professor of Biology Fu Lab Cellular stress response pathways that determine cell fate after exposure to cytotoxic and mutagenic damaging agents
Elizabeth Grayhack, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics Grayhack Lab The role of the genetic code in translation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Clara L.. Kielkopf, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics Kielkopf Lab Structural and biophysical basis of normal and disease-associated pre-mRNA recognition
Lynne Maquat, Ph.D.  
Director

Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics Maquat Lab RNA metabolism in mammalian cells; Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (mRNA surveillance); Influence of pre-mRNA splicing on mRNA translation
Luis Martinez-Sobrido, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Microbiology & Immunology Martinez-Sobrido Lab Molecular biology and in the evasion of the innate immune response by negative strand RNA viruses
David H.. Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.  
Associate Director

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics Mathews Lab Predicting RNA Secondary Structure
Jim Miller, Ph.D.  
Professor of Microbiology & Immunology Jim Miller Lab Molecular and cellular events that regulate T cell signaling and activation
Eric Phizicky, Ph.D.  
Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics Phizicky Lab tRNA Biogenesis, Function & Quality Control
Gaurav Sharma, Ph.D.  
Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering RNA Computational Biology
Harold C.. Smith, Ph.D.  
Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics Smith Lab The role of mRNA editing in health and disease
Charles A.. Thornton, M.D.  
Professor of Neurology Thornton Lab Neurogenetic disorders
Douglas H.. Turner, Ph.D.  
Professor of Chemistry Turner Lab Biophysical Chemistry of RNA Folding and Therapeutics
Joseph E.. Wedekind, Ph.D.  
Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics Wedekind Lab Mechanisms of action of non-protein-coding (nc)RNAs
Yi-Tao Yu, Ph.D.  
Professor of Biochemistry & Biophysics Yu Lab RNA modification, pre-mRNA splicing, snPNP biogenesis