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Affiliated Faculty

Andrew Berger, Ph.D

Andrew Berger, Ph.D

Associate Professor

Berger Lab

Optics - Biomedical optics, specifically spectroscopic diagnostic techniques

Kara Bren, Ph.D.

Kara Bren, Ph.D.


Bren Lab

Chemistry - Bioinorganic and Biophysical Chemistry of Metalloproteins

Regine Choe, Ph.D.

Regine Choe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Choe Lab

Biomedical Engineering - Diffuse optics for in vivo cancer detection, diagnosis and therapy monitoring

Mark Dumont, Ph.D.

Mark Dumont, Ph.D.


Dumont Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - Signal transduction; membrane protein structure, yeast molecular biology

Dmitri Ermolenko, Ph.D.

Dmitri Ermolenko, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Ermolenko Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - Structural dynamics of the ribosome and ribosomal ligands during proteins synthesis, regulation of protein synthesis by mRNA structure in normal and diseased cells, and mechanisms of antibiotic action.

Thomas Foster, Ph.D.

Thomas Foster, Ph.D.


Foster Lab

Imaging Sciences - Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer and Microbial Infections

Sina Ghaemmaghami, Ph.D.

Sina Ghaemmaghami, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Ghaemmaghami Lab

Biology - Molecular mechanisms of prion propagation and pathogenesis

Alan Grossfield, Ph.D.

Alan Grossfield, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Grossfield Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - Investigating membranes and membrane proteins via computer simulation

Paul Kammermeier, Ph.D.

Paul Kammermeier, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Kammermeier Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - G protein coupled receptor signaling and modulation of ion channels in neurons

Clara Kielkopf, Ph.D.

Clara Kielkopf, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Kielkopf Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - Splicing defects in hematologic malignancies; roles of human pre-mRNA splicing factors in HIV-1 infectivity; development of engineered splicing factors for correction of splicing defects; splice sites and their associated proteins as therapeutic targets.

Todd Krauss, Ph.D.

Todd Krauss, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Krauss Lab

Chemistry - Understanding the fundamental properties of materials with a size in between individual molecules and macroscopic objects

Xin Li, Ph.D.

Xin Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Li Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - Small RNAs in germ cells; epigenetic inheritance; bioinformatics

David MacLean, Ph.D.

David MacLean, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

MacLean Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Mechanisms of neurotransmitter receptor function

Lynne Maquat, Ph.D.

Lynne Maquat, Ph.D.


Maquat Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - RNA metabolism in human cells (nonsense-mediated mRNA decay/mRNA surveillance); influence of pre-mRNA splicing on mRNA translation; Staufen-mediated mRNA decay and Staufen-regulated RNA metabolism; post-transcriptional gene control via lncRNAs and SINEs; miRNA metabolism; Fragile X Mental Retardation Syndrome/Autism; therapeutics of nonsense diseases.

David Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.

David Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Mathews Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - Computational biology of RNA, including structure prediction, molecular dynamics, and genomics.

David McCamant, Ph.D.

David McCamant, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

McCamant Lab

Chemistry - Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Photophysics

James McGrath, Ph.D.

James McGrath, Ph.D.


McGrath Lab

Biomedical Engineering - Cell Motility, and Quantitative light microscopy

Benjamin Miller, Ph.D.

Benjamin Miller, Ph.D.


Benjamin Miller Lab

Dermatology - Carbohydrate and protein recognition, molecular design, and biomolecular sensing

Joshua Munger, Ph.D.

Joshua Munger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Munger Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - Mechanisms of metabolic network manipulation induced by viral infection and oncogenic mutation.

Mitchell O'Connell, Ph.D.

Mitchell O'Connell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

O'Connell Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - Biochemical mechanisms of RNA-mediated gene regulation; RNA-targeting CRISPR tool development

Patrick Oakes, Ph.D.

Patrick Oakes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Physics & Astronomy - Using high resolution quantitative microscopy and bioengineering approaches to probe mechanical interactions in cellular processes

Eric Phizicky, Ph.D.

Eric Phizicky, Ph.D.


Phizicky Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - tRNA biogenesis, function and quality control; intellectual disability due to deficiencies in tRNA modifications.

Lewis Rothberg, Ph.D.

Lewis Rothberg, Ph.D.


Rothberg Lab

Chemistry - Organic Electronics, Plasmon-enhanced Spectroscopy and Biomolecular Sensing

Gaurav Sharma, Ph.D.

Gaurav Sharma, Ph.D.


Sharma Lab

Electrical & Computer Engineering - Computational biology of RNA; RNA comparative sequence analysis; RNA structure prediction; analysis of HIV RNA genomes.

Juilee Thakar, Ph.D.

Juilee Thakar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Thakar Lab

Microbiology & Immunology - Identification of immune signatures and characterization of dynamics of immune responses by using systems biology approaches.

Douglas Turner, Ph.D.

Douglas Turner, Ph.D.


Turner Lab

Chemistry - Biophysical chemistry of RNA folding/stacking using NMR; RNA-targeted therapeutics

Richard Waugh, Ph.D.

Richard Waugh, Ph.D.


Waugh Lab

Biomedical Engineering - Cell Adhesion, Mechanical and thermodynamic properties of biological membranes; cellular mechanics and function of cytoskeletal proteins

Joseph Wedekind, Ph.D.

Joseph Wedekind, Ph.D.


Wedekind Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics - Structure and function analysis of gene regulation by non-protein-coding (nc)RNAs as a basis for therapeutic development.

Axel Wismüller, M.D., Ph.D

Axel Wismüller, M.D., Ph.D


Wismüller Lab

Imaging Sciences - Intelligent image acquisition and analysis systems in biomedicine

Tingting Yang, Ph.D.

Tingting Yang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Yang Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Structure and function of calcium-activated chloride channels

David Yule, Ph.D.

David Yule, Ph.D.


Yule Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology - Mechanisms Underlying Ca<sup>2+</sup> Signaling Events in Exocrine Cells