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Andrew Berger, Ph.D
Andrew J. Berger, Ph.D
Associate Professor

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Berger Lab

Optics
Biomedical optics, specifically spectroscopic diagnostic techniques
Kara Bren, Ph.D.
Kara L. Bren, Ph.D.
Professor

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Bren Lab

Chemistry
Bioinorganic and Biophysical Chemistry of Metalloproteins
Regine Choe, Ph.D.
Regine Choe, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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Choe Lab

Biomedical Engineering
Diffuse optics for in vivo cancer detection, diagnosis and therapy monitoring
Mark Dumont, Ph.D.
Mark E. Dumont, Ph.D.
Professor

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Dumont Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics
Signal transduction; membrane protein structure, yeast molecular biology
Dmitri Ermolenko, Ph.D.
Dmitri N. Ermolenko, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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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 H. Foster, Ph.D.
Professor

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Foster Lab

Imaging Sciences
Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer and Microbial Infections
Sina Ghaemmaghami, Ph.D.
Sina Ghaemmaghami, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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Ghaemmaghami Lab

Biology
Molecular mechanisms of prion propagation and pathogenesis
Alan Grossfield, Ph.D.
Alan M. Grossfield, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

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Grossfield Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics
Investigating membranes and membrane proteins via computer simulation
Jeffrey Hayes, Ph.D.
Jeffrey J. Hayes, Ph.D.
Professor
Chair

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William A. Bernhard Memorial Lab

Hayes Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics
DNA structure; chromatin; protein-DNA interactions
Paul Kammermeier, Ph.D.
Paul J. Kammermeier, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

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Kammermeier Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
G protein coupled receptor signaling and modulation of ion channels in neurons
Clara Kielkopf, Ph.D.
Clara L. Kielkopf, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

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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 D. Krauss, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

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Krauss Lab

Chemistry
Understanding the fundamental properties of materials with a size in between individual molecules and macroscopic objects
Xin Li, Ph.D.
Xin Zhiguo Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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Li Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics
Small non-coding RNA regulation in germ cells; paternal aging; transgenerational inheritance.
Lynne Maquat, Ph.D.
Lynne Maquat, Ph.D.
Professor

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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 H. Mathews, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor

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Mathews Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics
Computational biology of RNA, including structure prediction, molecular dynamics, and genomics.
David McCamant, Ph.D.
David W. McCamant, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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McCamant Lab

Chemistry
Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Photophysics
James McGrath, Ph.D.
James L. McGrath, Ph.D.
Professor

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McGrath Lab

Biomedical Engineering
Cell Motility, and Quantitative light microscopy
Benjamin Miller, Ph.D.
Benjamin L. Miller, Ph.D.
Professor

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Benjamin Miller Lab

Dermatology
Carbohydrate and protein recognition, molecular design, and biomolecular sensing
Joshua Munger, Ph.D.
Joshua C. Munger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

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Munger Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics
Mechanisms of metabolic network manipulation induced by viral infection and oncogenic mutation.
Patrick Oakes, Ph.D.
Patrick Oakes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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Physics & AstronomyUsing high resolution quantitative microscopy and bioengineering approaches to probe mechanical interactions in cellular processes
Eric Phizicky, Ph.D.
Eric Phizicky, Ph.D.
Professor

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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.
Professor

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Rothberg Lab

Chemistry
Organic Electronics, Plasmon-enhanced Spectroscopy and Biomolecular Sensing
Gaurav Sharma, Ph.D.
Gaurav Sharma, Ph.D.
Professor

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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

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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 H. Turner, Ph.D.
Professor

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Turner Lab

Chemistry
Biophysical chemistry of RNA folding/stacking using NMR; RNA-targeted therapeutics
Richard Waugh, Ph.D.
Richard E. Waugh, Ph.D.
Chair
Professor

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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 E. Wedekind, Ph.D.
Professor

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Wedekind Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics
Structure and function analysis of gene regulation by riboswitches and microRNAs as a basis for therapeutic development.
Axel Wismüller, M.D., Ph.D
Axel W. E. Wismüller, M.D., Ph.D
Professor

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Wismüller Lab

Imaging Sciences
Intelligent image acquisition and analysis systems in biomedicine
Tingting Yang, Ph.D.
Tingting Yang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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Yang Lab

Pharmacology & Physiology
Structure and function of calcium-activated chloride channels
David Yule, Ph.D.
David Ian Yule, Ph.D.
Professor

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Yule Lab

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